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PSP GO :: Hardware Review

PSP GO :: Hardware Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 07, 2011
( Rating: 2 Star Rating)

A good idea done poorly, the PSP GO looks cool and works pretty well but is hard to recommend

The PSP GO is not Sony's entry for the next generation of handheld gaming. Think of the PSP GO as more like the DSi than the upcoming 3DS.


Sony Style

The PSP GO features a sliding screen that moves up to reveal the buttons. This makes the unit fatter than the regular PSP, but smaller in width. Overall, it fits better in your pocket than the regular PSP.


The battery life for the GO is pretty good, part of this is because the PSP GO doesn't use any power to spin and read the UMD discs that PSP games usually come on. Instead, you have to buy and download games from the PlayStation Network. The PSP GO has a lot of memory, so space is not an issue.


The Price of Fashion

The issue is that the PSP GO is expensive. If you already have a PSP, you would not want to "upgrade" to the GO simply because you will need to buy all of your games again and download them. Even if you don't have a PSP collection already, there are less games available for download and you won't be able to use some of the PSP accessories, like the camera. So no Invizimals.

The usual problems with the PSP also stands. The screen is still exposed, which means you might scratch it if you keep it in your pocket with your keys or spare change. Also, the power button is still external, which means it might turn on accidently in your pocket.


Overall, the PSP GO looks cool, but is not much of an upgrade from the regular PSP. You cannot even play all the PSP games on the GO. If you are looking for something high tech, look towards an iTouch/iPhone, where you can get free app at the iTunes store, or wait for the Nintendo 3DS to come out this Spring.


Rating:2

Price: $199.99


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Jazzy23

Jazzy23 wrote:

that is so cool
commented: Mon Jan 31, 2011

Draculla Naomi
Waha!!! Frustrated I want IT
commented: Sun Jan 23, 2011

junaye

junaye wrote:

cool i love it Love
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