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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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1.0
aoctavio aoctavio

I stood in line the day it came out. I lived in a Sony house at the time. TVs, Playstation, headphones, pretty much every piece of electronics I owned was Sony, or I wish it was. After using the PSP for less that 4 months one of the controls work. I called Sony very confident the issue will be...

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