- Niggles over control sensitivity and ergonomics aside, build quality – despite 12 months of very considerable use – remains impressive.
- Generally, lengthy loading times continue to be an issue. And it's not necessarily one that will ever be fully resolved.
- Battery life has been surprising in that it has genuinely not proved a nuisance, as initially expected.
- PSP owners should take comfort from the impressively wide-ranging gaming landscape already available for their handheld. And more so in the fact that things are undeniably improving.
- Sure, UMD films proved a resounding failure. That's neither a surprise, nor an indication that PSP is bound for the same fate.
- Sony does need to distance itself from the multimedia-focused marketing message it's adopted to date, and instead concentrate on promoting the PSP's gaming virtues.
A fair and balanced look at the PSP
In stark contrast to yesterday's corrupt and illogical defense of the PSP platform, PocketGamer UK has just published a very thoughtful commentary on the console. In the Queen's Country, the PSP has been available for just over a year. And a 1st year anniversary is always a good time to pause and reflect on the good and the bad. Here are some highlights from PGUK's PSP year-one report card:
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