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★★★★☆

“My Aunt got me the Sony PSP and when I first took it...”

Written on: 09/04/2005 by Boobie Farts (1 review written)

My Aunt got me the Sony PSP and when I first took it out of the box, I was amazed. It was very thin and portable. Before I even turned it on, I was very paranoid and held it with both my hands like three inches over my bed. It looked really delicate and easily scratched. After a while I realised that it was not as delicate as it seems. And when I first turned it on, the graphics were so amazing, that I just stared into it with my mouth opened. It is very good with headphones, and I suggest you… Read Full Review

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“The Sony PSP has very good graphics and memory. It...”

Written on: 06/04/2005 by Cordasum (3 reviews written)

The Sony PSP has very good graphics and memory. It will hold a whole lot of pictures and songs. The games are awsome and the screen display is very nice. It is like you have your on little portable TV. The PSP needs a more powerful battery. It gives you two hours of game play then shoots out the disc before you are even able to save your game. The square button does not work. I have tested many PSP's and all of the effects that I have said applies to all of them. Other than that the Sony PSP is… Read Full Review

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Masdebater's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 14/04/2005

I really like the way you did this review. I think it's one of the friendliest low scores I have ever read. How many PSP's have you tested?

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Cordasum's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 05/06/2005

Yeh well they'll just keep making more just so people buy them, and they do.

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Masdebater's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 16/05/2005

I do agree that the DS is more innovative but in all fairness nintendo got where it is today because of the great games they had for each of their systems. I just don't see any must have games for the system. granted the psp is lacking but with Sony's third party support that probably won't be a problem. I just hope their can be enough room for two handhelds and eventually three when nintendo releases its next gameboy.

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Cordasum's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 15/05/2005

yeh i agree with you for the most of it.

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Samusaran551's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 29/04/2005

The American PSP still has a lot of those same problems. It is better, and the system is awesome, but it does have a lot of problems. The DS, on the other hand, has very few problems. I have seen SOME problems with the GBA games having poor sound quality on the DS, but that is it. The DS is better. And way more innovative.

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Cordasum's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 25/04/2005

Just found out my friends got the "Japanease PSP" from japan. The one in america works fine... so,uh yeah my reveiw sucks now well it will apply to the "Japanease PSP". Dangit now i feel like a moron..... but I still think it's overly priced. Yeah your right the DS can't win, the AMERICAN PSP kicks its tail.

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Humperdingle's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 25/04/2005

Why did u give it a 4 out of 10? Was this based on the poor value for money? As far as i can see, it's great value... I got mine for £240 with a game from lik-sang including import duty. Not a small amount of money I know, but I also have a DS, and it's getting punted to buy new PSP games! There is just no comparison at all between the two consoles. Anyway I digress, value for money asides, the PSP is well worth 9 or 10 i'd say.

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Cordasum's Response to Cordasum's Review

Written on: 19/04/2005

Thank you. I'm not in a business or anything but my friends and I test games and consoles for the fun of it. I have tested 9 different ones so far.

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★★★★★

“The Sony PSP has exceeded my expectations in terms of...”

Written on: 06/04/2005 by blacKnight05 (4 reviews written)

The Sony PSP has exceeded my expectations in terms of the first handheld from Sony. I was skeptical about the integration of an analog stick into a handheld, but Sony did a very good job of it. The sheer size of the screen is overwhelming. The PSP is also very easy to hold, something the DS was lacking in my opinion. I almost didn't buy a PSP for one reason: price. I finally justified slamming down $250 for this system, but I just barely have that kind of cash to spare. From what I've played… Read Full Review

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“There is nothing good about the Sony PSP, the PS2 is...”

Written on: 05/04/2005 by Jeffschaf (1 review written)

There is nothing good about the Sony PSP, the PS2 is much better. In conclusion, the Sony PSP sucks… Read Full Review

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191984_Mattyshaw's Response to 187838_Jeffschaf's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

ok...try carrying your PS2, a TV and a power pack with you on a bus plane car....its meant to be portable

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Spyridus's Response to 187838_Jeffschaf's Review

Written on: 25/07/2005

This is regards to Jeffschaf's comments. You didn't even provide hard facts of WHY you didn't like the PSP. I can't believe ur comparing it to the PS2, IT'S A PORTABLE SYSTEM....duh!!! Of course u can't compare it to the PS2, that's like comparing a Gamecube to a Gameboy.

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Anon Irisx's Response to 187838_Jeffschaf's Review

Written on: 05/06/2005

How can you even call that a review!?
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<br>Anyone with any sense doesn't rate the PSP like that, no matter how biased they are.

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Jonno's Response to 187838_Jeffschaf's Review

Written on: 05/05/2005

Laugh out loud, this review made me laugh.
<br>1, the PSP is a handheld and is not a rival to the PS2. It is much smaller, how can you even compare it? If you asked me, do you think I would say the DS is junk because it is not as good as the Gamecube? Nah, I dont think I would.

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★★★★★

“I love the Sony PSP, and I also love the fact the...”

Written on: 27/03/2005 by candi123pool (1 review written)

I love the Sony PSP, and I also love the fact the screen protection does not have to be provided by Sony. I found a cheap way to protect the PSP screen, I went out and purchased some laminating coveringing, Wall Mart sells it for like a $1.87. I cut out the size I need and placed it over the screen, it sticks fine I can see through with no problem, and when I peel it off it doesn't leave a residue.

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“When I first heard that Sony was coming out with a...”

Written on: 25/03/2005 by SamusAran551 (38 reviews written)

When I first heard that Sony was coming out with a handheld (Sony PSP), I fell on the floor laughing. I figured they'd screw it up, like they do with most of their systems. I was wrong. It isn't the best system ever, but it is pretty cool. It has a analog stick, which is new for a handheld. And the graphics are even better than the DS by a little. There are a few things I don't like about the system, however. There aren't enough good games out there. I don't like playing sport games, so the… Read Full Review

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Jonno's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/03/2005

Hi, i agree with most of your points, but what do you mean by a lack of games? There are tons of games out at the moment, the largest launch lineup i have seen. Some games I recommend (not sports games) for the PSP include:
<br>-Lumines (puzzle)
<br>-Ridge Racers (racing)
<br>-NFSU:Rivals (racing)
<br>-Twisted Metal
<br>-Spiderman 2 (adventure)
<br>-Ape Escape
<br>-Metal Gear Acid
<br>-Darkstalkers Chronicle
<br>-Untold Legends
<br>All the above are availible from the USA PSP launch, which if you ask me is a very good lineup, considering I have missed out all the sports games, including World Tour Soccer and THUG2.
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<br>Upcoming games which look good include:
<br>-Coded Arms (FPS)
<br>-Mercury
<br>-GTA working title
<br>-Gran Turismo 4 Mobile

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Jonno's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/04/2005

Yes, I agree with your points. I myself am not a sports games fan and I agree that there are far too many sports games for the PSP.
<br>I have played the S-M game for it as well and I agree that it isn't very good either. I am just trying to argue against your point where you say there aren't many games for it, when there are.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 02/04/2005

I said there weren't enough games for it, and too many sports games. I played the Spider-Man game, the Ape Escape game, Lumines, and Untold Legends (which is ok) and they weren't my style. I am a HUGE Spider-Man fan, but the PSP S-M game is not very good. Anyway, I said that I didn't like the games, not that they were bad.

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★★★★☆

“I imported the Sony PSP from Japan (value pack), great...”

Written on: 21/03/2005 by dhanao (1 review written)

I imported the Sony PSP from Japan (value pack), great unit, fortunate to have no dead pixels as the online department store checks before shipping. This handheld console is fantastic, I've owned the lot, neo geo, Game Boy, gamegear, this is exceptional, not only can you view videos (MP4 playback) but you can also download pictures onto its Memory stick duo card-connect to your PC via mini usb cable and view whilst on the move. I believe this handheld has lots to offer in the near future -… Read Full Review

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“Well I can't wait to get my Sony PSP, which I have on...”

Written on: 20/03/2005 by candi123pool (1 review written)

Well I can't wait to get my Sony PSP, which I have on order, I can't really say wow till I get to see it, touch, play with all its bells and whistles. But I chose it over the DS. It has anolog stick and plays movies. I can't wait till I get it, I hope my money is well spent!… Read Full Review

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“Well to start with, Sony have put all their heart and...”

Written on: 06/03/2005 by Ashfighter (2 reviews written)

Well to start with, Sony have put all their heart and soul into this Sony PSP system, and as the graphics show, it paid off. All genres on this hand-held look fantastic, including a nice solitary golf game after a hard day at the office. If you ask, me I think the PSP was really designed for the older gamers, and if you are a rookie, I'd go with the DS. However, that being said, if you a hardcore gamer, itching for a good challenge, this is the console for you! The PSP also features wireless… Read Full Review

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186003_Candi123Pool's Response to Ashfighter's Review

Written on: 20/03/2005

This guy has no idea, the PSP has a wide screen, can play movies in the same format, also has a removable memory card, and it also managed to fit in a analog stick! Hmmm DS has a touch screen, OK great try using it when fighting off a bunch of P.O'd off cops in Grand Theft Auto 3, oh thats right that game won't be avaible for the DS, well at least you can instant message, of course so can my cell phone.

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“My opinion on the Sony PSP is that, overall everyone...”

Written on: 04/03/2005 by rhino an (1 review written)

My opinion on the Sony PSP is that, overall everyone should have one, despite the lack of battery life. Its not PS2 graphics though its like PS1 and a half… Read Full Review

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Humperdingle's Response to 184570_rhino an's Review

Written on: 25/04/2005

2 and a half hours? Mine lasts for 5 hours at least playing games, dude.

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214616_Jambo90's Response to 184570_rhino an's Review

Written on: 22/10/2005

Your off you're head it, doesn't last for 2 and a half hours more like 6.

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“The PSP is Fantastic!! The graphics are amazingly good...”

Written on: 05/02/2005 by ray k 47 (1 review written)

The PSP is Fantastic!! The graphics are amazingly good and can definitly match up to the graphics of a PS2. I purchased mine off ebay and its regional free so when games come out where I am I will be able to play them with now worries. You can put movies, music and pictures on your PSP with easy to follow instructions that can be found on the internet. The wireless multigaming function is great the only game I have at the moment is ridge racer but with that you can play with as many as 12… Read Full Review

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“The Sony PSP is a definite good time buy and I would...”

Written on: 03/02/2005 by acableuk1204 (1 review written)

The Sony PSP is a definite good time buy and I would recommend to buy it with Need For Speed Underground: Rivals and Gran Turismo 4 mobile… Read Full Review

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“The Sony PSP is the best console out at the moment and...”

Written on: 03/02/2005 by acableuk (1 review written)

The Sony PSP is the best console out at the moment and it can be yours for approx £150-180. The games are brilliant, the ones which I have got are Gran Turismo 4 mobile, Need for Speed Underground: Rivals and Grand Theft Auto… Read Full Review

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Marmaluke's Response to 183233_acableuk's Review

Written on: 14/04/2005

I'd like to say that your review is complete BS. You do not have GT4 mobile and you do not have GTA so why tell people that?

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“I bought the Sony PSP - Playstation Portable when I...”

Written on: 08/01/2005 by Jonno (31 reviews written)

I bought the Sony PSP - Playstation Portable when I was in Hong Kong and haven't been able to put it down since. In the value pack box, you get the PSP, headphones, remote control, memory stick, manual, case, wrist strap and charger. I can say that the battery lasts around 7hrs on a full charge, if you are playing games, but of course the battery discharges faster if you are playing videos. I have also downloaded a few mp3s onto the memory stick and have played them with no problem. I have yet… Read Full Review

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Jamster1432's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 14/02/2005

Thanks for the help
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<br>I've ordered one and can't wait to use it.
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<br>Only thing is if I'm getting a japanese one (as I am going to Japan soon so I will get one then) will it work in england?

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Jonno's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 25/04/2006

Hi there paven, the PSP you should receive is a Japanese version. All the games bought in UK are compatible as they are region free. As for the movies, I believe that both countries are of region 2, so the movies should work. And for the MP3s you download onto your memory stick, they will definitely work!

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235575_Paven's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 24/03/2006

hello, i am going to buy a psp from www.liksang.com, it is in hong kong, will the games, movies, mp3's and work in england. I am worried if it will or not?

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Jonno's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 21/02/2005

Cool, I'm glad your enjoying your PSP and Japan. Laugh out loud, I can remember going to Japan as a kid. It was really cool, but at least it's snowing here in London! Thanks for replying and enjoy!!

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Jamster1432's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 20/02/2005

Thanks dude I'm in Japan now loving the PSP. I actually purchased one in Hong Kong and the pack you get with it is brilliant. I'm in my hotel room on my laptop at the moment (I managed to pull myself away) the time and day here at the moment I am typing this is 05:43, Mon, 21 Feb 2005 (I'm a morning person) there is always someone about here and you can always find somthing to do aswell as gawp at all the new stuff thats out here and not in the UK :-0 some of that stuff is amazing, anyways thanks for replying.
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<br>Jamster1432
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Jonno's Response to Jonno's Review

Written on: 15/02/2005

Hi jamster1432, thanks for taking the time to read my review!!
<br>The Sony PSP that I bought when I was in Hong Kong had actually been imported in from Japan. I have had no problems with playing games so far. According to reports, the PSP is region free with games, meaning that you will be able to play games from anywhere in the world.
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<br>However, if you want to purchase movies to watch on your PSP, they are region locked. But, Japan and UK have the same region, which means you can play movies from Japan and UK on a Japanese PSP.
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<br>Hope this helps, enjoy your trip to Japan and your PSP :)
<br>Jonno

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