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The Gadgeteer says:

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There’s just something about this device that makes me want to pick it up every time I walk by it. Yeah it’s pretty, but the games are fun. More fun than any handheld gaming device I’ve owned so far. But there are some big gotchas that go along with my praise. One gotcha is battery life. quote


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Critic reviews

8.4
6 reviews
  • Game library
    9.0
  • Graphics
    9.2
  • Battery life
    6.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.4
  • Durability
    6.6

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7.2
122 reviews
8.0
Engadget Dec 20, 2004

The Sony PSP is a great handheld gaming console, one that could prove to be as revolutionary as the original Nintendo Gameboy was, not only because it's basically a handheld PlayStation 2 with powerful graphics, but because of all the other value-added features it comes with.

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9.0
PC Mag Mar 17, 2005

The PSP is an elegant portable device that excels at playing games and is a good music player, video player, and photo viewer. Regrettably, Sony continues to rely on propriety removable media formats to deliver the content.

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8.0
Ars Technica Mar 28, 2005

As it stands, the PSP is a great system and a major leap forward for portable gaming. But it offers more complexity at a higher price. Is that what portable gamers want?

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8.0
CNET Mar 23, 2005

The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Jan 31, 2005

There’s just something about this device that makes me want to pick it up every time I walk by it. Yeah it’s pretty, but the games are fun. More fun than any handheld gaming device I’ve owned so far. But there are some big gotchas that go along with my praise. One gotcha is battery life.

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9.0
morbidthought morbidthought

I have found that I have used this on many long flights to watch movies and to play games. This has device has helped with the general boardom assoicated with waiting at the air port. It was rather simple to add moves to the mem stick. I had purchased a couple of UMD movies and found this to...

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10
mousebites mousebites

Such a great device. I have had one since it first came out and use it everyday. I own a psp 1000, and have a game collection of over 10 psp games. If you can afford it, it is worth the money. The thing I like best about it is not just the great games or online play, but it is the mp3 and the...

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9.0
nitehawk nitehawk

So people love playing games on their smartphones. Problem is, playing angry birds, street fighter IV and battleship for hours will kill your Iphone battery. When I play Peacewalker, God of War or Modnation Racers on my PSP while in transit on a long trip my Iphone's battery is preserved....

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7.0
dbv dbv

Nice console but long in the tooth. Don't use it anymore thanks to my iphone fulfilling the niche that my PSP formerly held as a portable gaming device.

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