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Gizmodo says:

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If you see just the DSi as the PSP's competition, the Go's updates seem pretty substantial. But compared to the advancements in PMPs and smartphones as of late, it's just very difficult to sit in awe of the Go's inelegant hardware and clunky software. quote


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Critic reviews

6.8
7 reviews
  • Game library
    5.7
  • Graphics
    8.3
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0

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7.6
20 reviews
8.0
Engadget Sep 28, 2009

It's a sturdy, classier game system that we're not as shy about taking out of our pocket on long, public commutes. We really do like the portable, but there's no way to separate our feelings on the hardware from all the decisions surrounding the launch.

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7.0
Gizmodo Sep 28, 2009

If you see just the DSi as the PSP's competition, the Go's updates seem pretty substantial. But compared to the advancements in PMPs and smartphones as of late, it's just very difficult to sit in awe of the Go's inelegant hardware and clunky software.

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6.0
CNET Sep 28, 2009

The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.

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5.0
Ars Technica Oct 2, 2009

I absolutely love my PSP, but this new iteration of the platform is what would happen if a facepalm was turned into a piece of hardware.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jun 30, 2009

This smaller version of the PSP is as good as the original, but it still might not have what it takes to beat the Nintendo DS.

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8.0
The Guardian Sep 19, 2009

A nice bit of kit yes, but for now the Go will be one for hardcore PSP owners only. Everyone else should wait until the choice of games gets wider and the price comes down.

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6.0
IGN Sep 28, 2009

When it comes right down to it, we aren't exactly sure whether to love or hate the PSPgo. Sony certainly has their heart in the right place ... but it seems as if the idea wasn't fully realized when it comes to mainstream viability.

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9.0
misterwizard misterwizard

Overall, my experience with the PSP Go was positive. I would have kept it if circumstances were different, but otherwise, a great gaming platform with a library of games all at my fingertips without having to carry around UMDs. Being able to play old PS1 games was a blast, and the minis were okay...

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10
jethoman jethoman

I decided to trade in my psp 3000 for the new psp-go. I had some reservations about the game library but I noticed that 95 percent of the games I had were available on the PSN. I also had some reservations about the screen size being a bit smaller, but so far it has not been an issue. I love...

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3.0
Constantinb Constantinb

So glad I could get rid of this! The games play horribly. You have to buy and download games for this thing. You cannot borrow a game from a friend. To use this you must give sony a lot of money and then it is not even fun to play because the graphics are bad and most the games available are...

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8.0
richardksbaer richardksbaer

I am basically the only person I know who really loves his PSPgo. I waited in line for the original's midnight launch, but I stopped playing it after awhile. The game library took a long time to get up to scratch, and I hate, hate, HATE UMDs. The plastic cases are flimsy and break easily. I...

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4.0
bennyb bennyb

That thing is crap, sorry Sony, but you can do much better. It is basically a test devices - to gather user (test) data and information - for what the PS Vita became. Don't buy it, it is not worth even 99 bucks...

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8.0
tatsumaki tatsumaki

While most bemoan the inability to utilize the vast PSP UMD library, I relish the notion of having PSP gaming sans having to carry cases of disks. While not every game I'd like has an analog on the PSN Store (I'm looking at you, Crisis Core), I've been able to acquire most of my must have games...

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8.0
miq miq

Once in a while a game come along that is good then I have to go digging for the PSP,Like when the GOW; Ghost of sparta came out I had to search a week for it cos games like dont come along that often so I finish the game and put the PSP down then.

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8.0
Loomi Loomi

I am close to the demographic target for this device--nerdy and dedicated to PSN. The PSOne titles are a boon for me on this device. This machine can fill in as a secondary console when outfitted with accessories such as the PS3 sixaxis controller due to its bluetooth function.

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