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“Forgive me if I am not as "woosey" about mine as some...”

Written on: 14/10/2006 by jadedshade (9 reviews written)

Forgive me if I am not as "woosey" about mine as some people, but the simple fact is: It's just not the hand held PS2 we were all expecting.

However, the Sony PSP system does offer a high standard of portable gaming, and the games are generally quite pleasing to the eye.

The absence of a second analogue stick makes controlling characters in some games awkward and difficult. Of course, some of the responsibility does fall back on the game developer.

A great example of this awkwardness is in… Read Full Review

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Stevetc's Response to jadedshade's Review

Written on: 19/12/2007

I disagree you can't compare a home based console with a handheld machine. You're not going to get the same experience. Sony have done an excellent job of beating Nintendo at their own game who have dominated hand helds for many years.

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Jadedshade's Response to jadedshade's Review

Written on: 24/12/2007

I don't really understand why you disagree with my review based on the fact I said it isn't the handheld PS2 we were told it was going to be in the beginning.
<br/>I still gave it a good review and I think it's a good system. Perhaps Sony didn't quite manage a handheld PS2 but they still did a good job, that is overall opinion.

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“When I first heard about the Sony PSP, I just could...”

Written on: 05/09/2006 by brains (36 reviews written)

When I first heard about the Sony PSP, I just could not wait to get my hands on it. It costs £180, but it was worth it. When I first purchased the PSP console I just could not wait to open it. In the box you get your PSP, a 32Mb memory stick, AC adaptor, battery pack, headphones with remote control, wrist strap, pouch, cloth, UMD software and printed materials.

The PSP main-screen is easy to get around. Once you switch it on you have to change a few settings like the time and date, but once… Read Full Review

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“I got the Sony PSP for my OH for his birthday, and...”

Written on: 23/08/2006 by carternm31 (82 reviews written)

I got the Sony PSP for my OH for his birthday, and we're very impressed with it. He loves games like GTA and racing games, and even though I was concerned the screen size would be annoying, he says he doesn't notice it.

I personally like playing the old arcade games, and the poker one is really good. I am seriously amazed at the quality and speed of such a tiny console.

Overall, I am very impressed… Read Full Review

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“The screen on the Sony PSP games console is very large...”

Written on: 18/08/2006 by muchoman (7 reviews written)

The screen on the Sony PSP games console is very large for its size, and the graphics are to die for! The price has gone down this year to $200. The internet browsing is very cool, and it works well. Using the memory, you can upload movies, music and photo's easily. The games are great, and they work OK with the limited buttons. The movies are full length and have subtitles and different languages. It's very durable. I having dropped it on a hard wood floor and not even scratched… Read Full Review

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“I like mine very much and I use it all the time. I...”

Written on: 23/07/2006 by Wizardvault (2 reviews written)

I like mine very much and I use it all the time. I even convinced my friend and cousin into getting one and they love it too… Read Full Review

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“Can not believe some people dont like the PSP. I think...”

Written on: 17/07/2006 by TwinCam (33 reviews written)

Can not believe some people dont like the PSP. I think the only people who hate it or dont rate it, are Nintendo DS owners, and Nintendo fanboys.
There is nothing wrong with the PSP or its games at all. The games are ps2 quality in terms of gameplay and graphics. Graphics are excellent, and the quality blows you away, playing movies also looks excellent, as the screens quality is amazing.
Battery life is OK I never get less than 4 hours gameplay, from any game. You can buy extra batteries, also… Read Full Review

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“Everyone needs to get the Sony PSP, hurry get one I am...”

Written on: 12/06/2006 by console1 (1 review written)

Everyone needs to get the Sony PSP, hurry get one I am not joking, top thing. Top games, top graphics I have one and I would never get rid of it never I would not even swap it for a Xbox 360 or PS3 no chance. I love the PSP too much, watch all the films and play top games… Read Full Review

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E4Chin's Response to console1's Review

Written on: 04/08/2006

Check your forum post about discussing psp games. I have a few questions about the psp.

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“I got a Sony PSP as a Christmas present last year. I...”

Written on: 01/06/2006 by alialiali (9 reviews written)

I got a Sony PSP as a Christmas present last year. I was so excited, I loved my Playstation and Playstation 2 when I got them and I like to spend a few hours just chilling with a game. BUT almost straight away I found a fault. Maybe I'm just picky but I like to have a lot of light playing my game, and I was forever twisting around trying to find a decent amount to actually see the game. The screen is small and I always want to "push" the sides away so I can see a bit more. I know you can change… Read Full Review

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“Every UK household should have one of these units. It...”

Written on: 11/05/2006 by Lawrenma2 (31 reviews written)

Every UK household should have one of these units. It is a fantastic overall portable media centre… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Sony PSP console as part of the giga pack,...”

Written on: 05/05/2006 by pea88 (1 review written)

I bought my Sony PSP console as part of the giga pack, from LikSang.com
This saved me about fifty pounds on the cheapest English Sites, so was chuffed with my buy.
However, after about three months, for no apparent reason the on switch became "floppy" as if it wasn't attached to anything. I rang Sony and they told me to fix it they needed to send it to Japan as it was a Japanese model and quoted me 100 pounds. I kindly refused their offer. My friend fixed the problem, but then the electrics… Read Full Review

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“Sony PSP, cool gaming this is just a great bit of kit!...”

Written on: 05/05/2006 by lewis69lewis (14 reviews written)

Sony PSP, cool gaming this is just a great bit of kit! What more can I say just get one!… Read Full Review

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“The Sony PSP is not a good buy if you want value for...”

Written on: 05/05/2006 by jim (5 reviews written)

The Sony PSP is not a good buy if you want value for money and honestly how much are you gonna wanna play portable games anyway. If you travel a lot this ones for you. Also memory sticks are way overpriced… Read Full Review

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Shane11's Response to jim's Review

Written on: 08/05/2006

Now first of all. You said your analog stick broke in three days. You were probably just shuving it around to hard. It is very delicate. Secondly, memory cards are expensieve but look at ps2 memory cards also when they first came out it cost like 30 dollars. AND it didn't hold music, photos, and videos did it. Plus me and alot of other people play it at home. I play it every single day at my house. SO it is a good buy.

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Written on: 08/05/2006

*I meant it broke in 9 days

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“Right now this is all I can say about the PSP seeing...”

Written on: 29/04/2006 by kenny2469 (1 review written)

Right now this is all I can say about the PSP seeing as how I just purchased it. I don't have a wide range of games for it either. I mainly play Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. I definitely think that this is a good purchase… Read Full Review

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“When it came to handheld gaming, it used to be the...”

Written on: 19/04/2006 by jazzRS360 (15 reviews written)

When it came to handheld gaming, it used to be the Gameboy from Nintendo that ruled this neck of the woods, but how times have changed. Sony, one of the major world players in technology, present us with the PSP, or Playstation Portable, to give it its full name.
It is the most powerful mainstream handheld out there, and it plays games which look as though they've been ripped straight out of the main TV consoles.
The PSP also plays many different media formats, and it can be a solid… Read Full Review

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“The PSP is worth every little penny. If you ever...”

Written on: 17/04/2006 by gyroz (7 reviews written)

The PSP is worth every little penny. If you ever travel somewhere or sometimes feel like you don't have anything to do, buy it. And it's almost compulsary to buy a 1 GB memory card, som you can use the psp to watch movies. On 1 Gb you can fit 2 full legth movies and 1-2 episodes of a tv show, like The Simpsons OR 9 episodes. Don't use the speakers you get in the value pack, because most of the time the sound volume in them is to low. Don't forget to bring the charger… Read Full Review

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“Ah, the PSP! Something we kids of the 90's always...”

Written on: 12/04/2006 by PhilipMc (1 review written)

Ah, the PSP! Something we kids of the 90's always dreamed of and never thought possible when we were button-basing away on Crash Bandicoot on the Playstation. But yes, it's true, it's a Playstation, and it's in your pocket!

First impressions when I opened the box? Wow. I of course - as always - am very impatient and had to have it on day one, and thus opening mine was the first one I had seen the flesh. Damn was it shiny, and that screen!

So a further 8 months down the line after the 'wow… Read Full Review

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“I got my Sony PSP in October 2005, the only reason I...”

Written on: 07/04/2006 by Matt1986 (4 reviews written)

I got my Sony PSP in October 2005, the only reason I got it was because I had a broken leg and so I wasn't going out much. It cost me £220 new and was worth it for the amount of time i spent playing on it. The screen is big and clear, the game play is second to none and it's way better than a DS!

It's not really worth the bother if you have a PS2, and I can't use mine on the train or in the car because it causes me to get motion sickness, as it would for most people I think! But if your stuck… Read Full Review

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“I think the Sony PSP is one of the best machines...”

Written on: 03/04/2006 by bonzob12006 (1 review written)

I think the Sony PSP is one of the best machines going. Brilliant graphics also it is good that you can download mp3 music and videos via the USB cable. A bit on the heavy side but overall top dog I would recommend that you buy… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Sony PSP 2 months ago. It is stylish, has...”

Written on: 02/04/2006 by jarnartharn (37 reviews written)

I bought my Sony PSP 2 months ago. It is stylish, has sharp graphics and sound. Great games. I have just got hold of a 2Gb memory stick online too, which was much cheaper than the high street prices.

The only downside is that you are pretty much left to your own devices as the manual isn't much use! Great entertainment value though, and if you get the additional software, you can put movies and video clips etc. onto the memory card… Read Full Review

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“The PSP is everything the Game Boy ever should have been. ”

Written on: 06/03/2006 by mindspace (13 reviews written)

The PSP is everything the Game Boy ever should have been.
With decent speakers or headphones, it sounds as good as it looks too.
Wireless capability and the 1Gb memory stick means I can also watch films and TV programs.

I have the white one, which is much nicer looking than the black one… Read Full Review

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