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The PSP is the best console I have ever owned. To this day I am still amazed that I have a console experience in my pocket. I know that other handheld consoles have since achieved this with shinier graphics and new gimmicks, but the PSP did it first and has a stellar list of amazing titles for it.
For anyone who''s ever used a playstation controller, there should be no surprises for you. The console also features an analog nub, and although two of them would have made the controls a bit easier, I feel that arguing this point now that the console has been discontinued is a waste of time.
The controls all feel great and the console is very well built offering a good amount of weight and sturdiness. The speakers offer a decent sound; far better than it''s competitor at the time: The Nintendo DS.
Graphically this console can give you everything you saw on the PSP and then some. While earlier titles won''t look the best, games like Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories really delivered a true to the console experience. Later games such as Motorstorm Arctic Edge and Little Big Planet would really push the console to it''s limits and prove its graphically capability.
The battery on the PSP Slim lasts about 6 hours whilst playing a UMD. If you have downloaded titles from the PSN store the battery will last longer. It is worth noting that certain games such as God Of War made extra use of the PSPs processors to deliver a smoother good looking gaming experience. This comes at the cost of reduced battery life though. Later games would have a data install option which lets you copy UMD data to your PSP memory stick to save battery and decrease load times.
The PSP handles multiplayer via a wifi chip. Wireless multiplayer is always good fun, especially when it comes to Grand Theft Auto or monster hunter games. It''s very fast and easy to set up.
The PSP may be an old console now, but it has such a great and vast library of games that it should not be passed up. Access to the Playstation Network (PSN) offers even more ways to play from classic Playstation 1 titles, to minis (Think small mobile games)
I have owned about 6 PSPs, and this isn''t because they break. I just really love the system and want every version. Out of all the models the PSP 2000 Slim & Lite stands as my favourite, and I don''t see myself ditching the PSP anytime soon.
The sony PSP is a very versatile device, I first purchased one of these several years a go several months after they were first released. A lot of my friends had got them so I was at that age where i want one too then if they do. Obviously at that age if it plays game it does everything you want, I was happy, but there's so much more than meets the eye with the playstation portable.
First of all it has to be said the PlayStation portable is a versatile device. First of all I'll talk about the gameplay, initially you notice the controls are very similar to the original Playstation hand remotes so I found that this made for an easy transition between my actual Playstation console and the handheld whereas when I've been on things such as a DS I have found it annoying to actually get used to the different button placements. The games themselves for a handheld game can be quite in depth and almost identical to those that are on the console copies which i think makes this for a good choice because it could be used instead of buying a proper console as this is then both portable but still usable at home. The drawback i found with the Playstation portable was i definitely wasn't a fan of the "analog" button they had put on the left hand side below the arrow keys. I found it was uncomfortable to move and generally quite ineffective in games where movement needed to be quick, however i discovered that some games you were unable to use the arrow keys to navigate and you had to use the "analog" style one which annoyed me as i didn't particularly like it. The Playstation portable also allows for wireless game play which is good fun if you have a friend with the same console and game then you are able to play multiplayer with them allowing the fun to be doubled. In summary of this section I believe that the Playstation portable is a great handheld console and not really rivaled by many others and would definitely be my main choice if mine ever broke.
Other features integrated into the Playstation portable are the functions to play videos, this makes it a great choice as not many other handheld devices other than those for the specific function are able to play videos, i found this great as when i go on holiday i was able to put a few films on to my memory card and keep myself entertained while traveling. Although the video is on a small screen I think it's a useful feature to be integrated into it as parents who may be purchasing this for young kids may tick off two boxes for them where they may want a portable DVD player and a console as this will perform both features for you.
The Playstation portable also has a music player on it, being a Sony product you know it has some knowledge when it comes to making music devices as Sony has it's "Walkman" range, I found this feature also quite useful, although i personally have an iPod that i use for my music those who don't have an MP3 or also looking at those purchasing for kids they may find it's useful as they can put on some music for them to keep the occupied.
There is also a web browser on the playstation portable that can be used if connected to a wireless network, useful for just going on random websites whenever you are in range of them, Nothing special but still useful in my opinion if you just want to look something up quickly and don't have a smartphone or computer nearby to use to access it.
In conclusion of my review i believe that a Sony Playstation portable is the choice of handheld console to buy if you want a good quality gaming experience along with a handful of other useful features.
I brought this a few months after it was first released, and have never had a problem with it, the graphics are very good and so is the sound quality, although I would suggest using headphones instead of the inbuilt speakers, because the volume isn't very loud.
The range of games available for the PSP is very good, and being so small and portable makes it a great for when you go away on holiday and want to be able to play a game when you're travelling. It also can access the internet, which makes it very useful if you want to check your emails or news when you're away from a computer or laptop.
However, because it doesn't have an internal memory card, you have to buy one if you want to be able to save your game progress, but this does allow you to store music and videos onto the PSP, which plays them very well in good quality.
I bought the PSP as a gift for a friend but we had a fall out, so I kept it for myself, I very rarely use it, but it's good to have around the house for something to do when I get board. (very easily)
The appearance of the PSP is very stylish, and a modern feel, a great gadget to use travelling, in the house, at the beach, or on a rainy day.
The screen on the PSP is quite large and bright, excellent for playing games and watching movies on them if you have them stored on the memory card.
To be perfectly honest, I have never listened to the sound without earphones in, (with earphones, flawless) so I can't comment on how the sound is via the speakers. It is a Sony product so I'm guessing it's good.
The PSP gets some general wear and tear along the way as you can expect of any handheld device. I have always used a case with my PSP so for the durability, it is excellent, as I have no scratches, dents, or marks on the device.
Connectivity - The PSP was Wifi on it, and has a micro USB port to connect to your computer, a head phone jack and has a slot for a memory card.
Price - I think that the PSP console is value for money if you play it a lot, which I don't so for me it was a wasted purchase, well it pretty much was anyway, buy I am hoping to start playing again soon.
I would definitely recommend this device to friends, family, and even get it for the kids, because if they would play it a lot and get the use out of it then it gives them something to do and they will be happy.
Thanks for reading! I hope this has been of interest to you and has helped assist you in your decision.
I owned a PSP but with several problems. The first problem was that it drained the charge like a fat man in a all you can it buffet. Because i the had to constantly re charge it the battery got worn out so i was forced to replace it. The next problem was that a thrip managed to enter one of the many cracks and creaveses in my console and so i had to pay to get it removed from the centre of the screen. The final problem was that the analog stick seemed to have a mind of its own meaning picking something out of a menu or browsing he internet was a near impossible task. If you are going to by a PSP make sure you note that it will only last for three to five without occuring any problems. Another point is that the back seem sto get very scratched so i recomend buying a skin.
Nowadays, many reports on teh internet are stating that users are tending towards their smartphones as the primary handheld gaming device. In my opinion, the smartphone will never be anywhere near as good a gaming system as a standalone machine like the PSP. Why, I hear you ask? In one word...battery.
The PSP Slim and lite comes with a 3.6V 1,200mAh battery pack, which is slimmer than the original PSP's 1,800mAh battery pack and thus has less capacity. However, the PSP 2000 (aka slim and lite) is able to take the original PSP's (aka PSP Phat or PSP-1000) battery, providing you with additional life out of your machine. The 1,200mAh battery pack provides me with about 4-5h gameplay at a fairly low brightness setting and about 100minutes with WiFi enabled.
...Sorry, I digressed slightly there, but coming back to my original point of battery life on a smartphone...by the time you have had some decent gameplay out of it, there will be no battery left to make calls! My brother's Galaxy S has a screen that is almost the same size as the PSP's 4.3 inch and lasts about one day on a full charge with moderate use - gaming would mean it would barely last one day.
While harping on about screens, the PSP Slim and Lite has a nice 4.3 inch screen with a resolution of 480x270. Some of the more tech savvy may think that this is a little dated by todays standards (e.g. iPhone 4 has approx 900x600 res) but it does allow comfortable viewing and gameplay. Indeed, the coulours are varied but not as sharp as HD screens. 4.3 inches is about right for gameplay and after a while of playing, you will become immersed and the size of the screen matters less.
And a mention about the games; there are some terrible ones and some absolute classics. However, the main strength in this lies in its multiplayer capabilities. No more split screening but independent screens to reduce distraction. Games like Monster Hunter even allow different players to roam the world in different sectors of the map, allowing you to hunt and search more effectively. Games like Everybody's Golf even let you hook up to your Wifi router and play against other players from around the world (including some addicted gamers in Japan or America who would have to be up at 2am to be playing with you!). On the flipside, there are games like the second incarnation of Worms (I forgot the name) where after each player's turn, the network had to re-initialise for 30 seconds, making for very frustrating gameplay.
When playing with a group of friends in the same room (ad-hoc), wifi is solid and rarely drops. On your router at home (infrastructure), you need to be very close to the router as the PSP's wifi device is not very powerful.
when playing games, the unit is light, but if you are a console gamer, it will seem uncomfortable to hold and use initially due to the design, with no hand grips. The slim and Lite is thinner and lighter than the first version and is easier to use for long playing periods. However, both units suffer from the same problems of an analog nub that is too low down and uncomfortable on your thumb. The nub does not pivot about a point like on console controllers, but slides within its area.
It is often easier to use the d-pad when playing driving games as it is easier. As an owner of a PSP-1000 and 2000, I can also comment on the poor durability of the shoulder buttons and analog nub with heavy use (Thus I would advise extreme caution when playing beat-em-ups or button mashing games as you will likely kill your system very quickly). I had to replace my buttons and analog nub on my first system after 2 years. Also, one of its biggest drawbacks is the lack of a second analog which makes shooting games and camera control a nightmare.
PSP is not only a gaming system, but will also allow you to view movies on UMD and listen to music. There is also some capacity to watch videos stored on a memory card but I am not aware of which formats work or if the resolutions have to be changed. As a musoc player, mp3 players and smartphones are much smaller and easier to transport than a PSP Ther is also a very basic internet browser that does not display all pages very well due to the small amount of RAM the PSP has available. I only use mine as a gaming system.
Once you have the unit, I would buy a memory card to store game saves on and you are off.
You can pick a seconf hand unit for around £50, ot if you want, you can wait for NGP (next generation PSP) to come out later this year (though it will be likely very expensive, but comes with a complete overhaul)
The PSP is at a fairly good price point these days, especially when you consider the reward points and software bundles offered by stores. The bundles are good and varied, offering something for everyone, and some games that come with the PSP bundle have a high trade-in value.
There's a great choice of colours, although some are harder to find. I went for black and it's a sleek, sexy bit of kit; the screen and finish do smudge a bit but this only shows up when the screen is black.
The power switch is positioned weirdly (near where your right hand rests) but I have yet to experience accidental turning-off mid-game.
The Wifi is surprisingly quick and good, about as fast as the PS3's. There's a good range of demos available for free online, as well as full games and expansions to buy. This allows you to download more obscure titles that you wouldn't find easily in UK stores. Demos can be downloaded in a few minutes and full games take less than half an hour.
Sadly, no external memory is supplied with hardware. Bit of a kicker in this day and age when us gamers are used to having a hard drive in a console. But memory cards are cheap and you can fit a lot onto them.
The range of games is awesome and highly underrated. There's hardcore RPGs, retro titles, puzzlers, platformers, portable versions of PS3 favourites. The hardware may be on its way out but don't let that deter you from its great software catalogue. Especially when you consider the bargain prices you can get on second hand and sale titles, and the £10 'Essentials' range. Not to mention the PSone classics available for download. Sony has a huge legacy that they're finally making available and these old school games are great on the small screen. It would be worth getting a PSP just for these!
Standard non-gaming multimedia functions are included but I'm a bit "whatever" about these to be honest. I don't really need another browser or mp3 player.
Local 2-player is easy to use, quick to load and lag-free. Sadly there is a lack of online play in many games.
The menus are customisable and easy to use. I like the way it changes background colour every month. Free background skins and themes are available. The handheld is quick to boot up and has nice sleep mode.
The screen is big and lovely. Some games benefit from using the 4:3 setting but this doesn't look at all bad either.
The PSP 3000 is easily preferable to the PSP Go in terms of software support, ergonomics and in my opinion, aesthetics. The d-pad is quite good and the face buttons don't feel too flimsy. It's not the best control scheme, as there is only one stick, but it works well enough. Especially for 2d games. I find that 3rd person shooters take some getting used to but are awesome once you get going. The thumbstick is better than the PS2 ones from the same era. Battery life and charge times are better than I expected.
Maybe you'll want to wait for the "NGP", but that is a ways off and will be pricey so now is actually a great time to get a PSP 3000 and take advantage of a cheap, diverse software library and get some quality gaming on the go.
The Sony psp 3000 is a very good handheld gaming systems, the titles that are released for it are in line with PS3 releases and the platform is based on the PS3 screens and options. It also has built in WiFi, although so far I've only found one game which can openly access online gaming.
The only downsides to the PSP 3000 is that the screen resolution isn't brilliant, although good for handheld I think, the controller button, like on Ps3 remote, is a bit fiddly, think It would be awkward on a game that doesn't offer the older analogue buttons, also there is no internal memory, which is a massive let down on such a sophisticated bit of kit, you have to purchase an sd card, I bought mine pre owned for a fiver.
Other than that it is a brilliant console, good battery life, you can watch films on umd and play games, you have full access to the Playstation store and can view your Playstation network profile as well, well worth it.
Just a word of warning though, Playstation are releasing a new PSP console very shortly, I'm assuming to rival the DS3D so hold fire if your planning to buy one, you know Sony's rival of the Nintendo is going to be something to talk about.
When Nintendo's DS came out in 2005, it was the best handheld console and nothing could compete with it. But when the PSP came out just months later, the DS finally had some competition. They have both been out for around five years now, and are still in fierce competition. But now, with the revolutionary 3DS coming out, surely the PSP would lose this war? No, in my opinion its an even better than the DS and with the PSP2 set to be released later this year, the future of the PSP can only get better.
The design of a handheld console is very important, and the PSP looks great. It has a rectangular shape and is rounded on the side. You can get it in various colours including black, white and red. Whichever one you get, it has a shiny, smooth material. On the front, there is a 3.8 inch screen. On the side of it, there is a D-pad as well as your typical PlayStation controller buttons - cross, square, circle and triangle. On the shoulder, there are two transparent buttons. On the back, there is the PSP logo with a silver ring around it. This is where you put in your UMD, which is basically a small disc.
Now, onto using the PSP. Turn it on and wait for the menu to pop up. There are eight different sections. The first is settings, where you can obviously change your...settings.
Next is extras, where you can view 'Digital Comics'. These are comics that you can read on your PSP. You can buy these or get them for free from the PlayStation Store. These comics range from Spider-Man to Star Trek and some of these are even based on games, such as Ratchet and Clank. Digital Comics isn't the best feature on the PSP, but it can be entertaining to read one every now and then.
Thirdly, there's the Photo section. You can view photos that you have taken or screenshots from games. However, if you want to take photos, a camera is required which you can buy separately. Of course, the photos don't have a very high quality, but are fair all the same.
The Music section is where you can listen to music. You can import tracks from your PS3 or PC. I import tracks from PS3, and I find this a fairly easy process. If you have trouble, take a look at the PSP manual. You can plug headphones in to listen to a track.
The fifth section is video. I've never used this feature but I know that you can import films or clips from PS3 or PC to your PSP. From this section, you can also watch UMD films.
Next is the game section, which is, of course, the main part of the PS3. Here, play games from a UMD, or a downloaded game. Also, look at your saved data utility, which shows you how much space your games take up.
The final two sections are all about the internet. The first of the two, named 'Network' allows you to view an online instruction manual and the internet - for free. Browsing the internet can sometimes be frustrating, but if you don't have a computer its an OK alternative. The second of these sections is named 'PlayStation Network'. First, you must sign up for the PSN by giving some details. Either make a new account or carry on one from your PS3. You can then go to your games, or explore the PlayStation Store. Here, you can purchase games and get demos for free, or buy films. Unfortunately, the prices on the Store may be slightly higher than in shops. Joining up to the PSN is worth it though - it's free, so you might as well!
As games are the main feature of the PSP, here are some quick reviews of the best games you an get on the console.
LittleBigPlanet PSP - the PSP version somehow maintains the charm of the excellent PS3 title. This is fantastic - it contains a fun story mode and while the creating may not be as good as on PS3, it's still great. You can share also share your creations online. This is a brilliant game and essential to all PS3 owners.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - despite lacking the power of home consoles, this is the biggest MGS game yet. It has a slightly confusing story, but the game contains some well-designed levels and fun side missions. The good thing about the game is that there is plenty to do. Upgrading your teams can be addictive and you can purchase loads of authentic weapons. The visuals are stunning too.
CRUSH - an intriguing, unique puzzle game. Complete various puzzles, using both 2D and 3D modes. They start off easy, but slowly get harder and really challenge you. There are also many challenges to do, adding length to the game. A very good puzzler.
There are many more seemingly good games that I don't own, though - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, LocoRoco and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror are all meant to be fantastic.
There really aren't many flaws with the PSP. The design is excellent and better looking than the DS in my opinion. There is loads to do - you can view comics, listen to music and watch movies, in addition to playing games. Joining up for the PlayStation Network is free, and signing up means you can look at the Store and play online. You can also look at the internet. The only real problem I have with it is that you have to pay separately for a memory stick. It costs about £15 for a 2GB one, yet you can only fit a few games onto it! It is excellent, though, and the best handheld you can get.
Thanks for reading!
My daughter and my other half had both got PSP's but I had never had a go on one. I had tried to watch my daughter play on hers but the screen being so small I found it hard to see when she was holding it in front of her.
Well, this Christmas she decided she didn't want hers anymore and she gave it to me for my Christmas present along with a contraption full of games. My favourite games on the lPS2 and PS1 were the Tomb Raider games so I was really pleased that one of these games was Tomb Raider anniversary as I don't have it on the PS2.
She gave me the game console plus a small camera that you can fit on the top to take photos. I tried this out and found it took ok photos but not really very clear, not like you would get on a proper camera or even a phone. There was a lead which you plug into the mains to charge up the battery. This had completely run out so I charged it up for an hour or two. I could get on it as soon as the plug was in like on a laptop so didn't have to wait.
I found it quite easy to get about on it, the layout of the menus are pretty straightforward. It was easy enough to set the date and time (she hadn't bothered doing this herself). I also found it easy to put in a game and get it running. One thing I couldn't fathom out though was when I had finished playing the game I couldn't find how to exit the game. Not sure if this is what you are supposed to do (this is what happens when you are thrown in at the deep end lol) but I just turned it off and opened up the back where the game was. I found that if I left the game in then when I went back to the UMD bit on the menu it would go back into the game where I had left off which is good if I was going to keep playing the game.
I found the picture on the screen was excellent quality, it just like looking at the tv but nearer. the screen is a lot wider than the tv though more like the shape of a cinema screen. The sound that comes out of the speakers isn't too loud though so I will get some head phones when I can to use with it. I know the sound is perfect through the head phones as I have listened to it before when she had her music on it.
The buttons on the PSP are quite similar to using the PS2 buttons which I am used to except they are on a smaller scale. I found them easy to use, even the tiny joystick type button was easy enough to manage.
The PSP she gave me already had a memory stick in it so there is plenty of room to save games. She told me that I can also transfer photos and music to it although I haven't tried this bit yet (she has to sort out her room and find me the lead to connect it to the pc). I know she used to do it really easy though and the photos looked lovely on the screen as its a good picture on it.
Another thing I checked out was getting on the internet with it. I knew you coud do it as she had been going on it but we had changed our router since then. It took a while to fathom out how to do it but got there in the end and managed to get on to Facebook and on to Ebuddy so I will be able to chat to my family on it if I needed to. I thought the browser was a bit basic but it wasn't too bad, I found it easier to get about than on my phone (its not a smart phone). I was a bit disappointed I couldn't get on to Yahoo email as that would have been a big bonus ( might be a way that I dont know of) but at least I can get on the internet.
All in all I am very pleased so far with my little psp, it looks nice, is comfortable to hold and use and once I have some head phones and the wire to connect it to the pc I will be laughing.
Edited to add, I have now managed to connect the psp to the computer and it all works easy enough. I am still pleased with it and play a lot on it when I am on my own of an evening. It must be one of my best presents that I have been given.
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This PSP lite was purchased as a replacement to the normal PSP as it had been dropped and the disc reader was no longer working.
The first impressions of this were that it looked slightly smaller than the previous model, but not as much as we were expecting due to the renaming of the item and advertising etc. The main difference was that it did feel quite a bit lighter though.
The features were still the same old features that had appearead on the previous model and I found not one new thing had been added to it. It still had the same colouring and background changes features as previously available also.
The actual game play hadnt changed either so I found no benefit in upgrading from the previous one to this one.
Overall dissapointed with the quality of this item, expected there to be some changes from previous model, but obviously didnt happen.
Having recently purchased a Sony PSP to relieve boredom whilst on travelling to uni. I bought the PSP from The Hut at £129.85 in Piano Black, I was very excited to open and begin playing on the PSP. There does seem to be a distinct lack of 'girly' games for me to buy so I went for Grand Theft Auto.
Upon playing I was greeted with a bright screen for clearer game play, this compared to a DSI which I have also purchased (and hate.....review to follow) The bright screen is there both when plugged in whilst charging and whilst running solo on the battery.
You can also purchase movies to watch on the PSP, which I have not purchased so unable to review how the psp works whilst playing movies. It also offers the capability to upload music and play through headphones or plug in portable speakers which do give off a clear sound with no crackle. Finally there is the capability to upload your own pictures and have them as your background which was cool.
The only annoyance is that it needs a regular charge on it as playing games can take up a lot of power, sometimes I was having to charge it up every 2 hours whilst playing on Grand Theft Auto.
In summary it is almost like a miniature PS3 which both men, women, girls and boys will enjoy........however parents, wives and girlfriends may be advised it is very addictive to play on!!!!
I purchased the psp when I had some spare money, at £130 I think its served me well over the past 3 years, but if asked to buy it now I'd say no. 3 reasons that I'd say no are 1) the psp2 may be coming out 2) the psp phone might be coming out 3) other phones (I'll get to this later).
The psp is basically set up like a playstation controller with a screen and I actually found it too small for my hands. The interface on the system is the same as that on the playstation, for those who don't know you have sets of icons such as music, video or game etc.
When first using the psp load and set up was quick and games were fairly cheap. I think the first game I really got into was the burnout games, with them not requiring the right analogue stick or extra buttons the game was an easy transfer. Playing games in general is actually much easier than expected with the exception of first person shooters.
I have had a selection of games on the PSP ranging from sports, shooters, quiz, kids, platform, racing and RPG. Most of these games play really well although it seems that newer games are playing slower rather than faster due to the higher demands of the games on the same old PSP unit. The addition of downloadable content and games is a real bonus and being able to play PS1 classics such as Final Fantasy 7 on my PSP was good fun.
The internet system on the PSP is quite frankly rubbish, the whole experience just seems like it hasn't had that much effort put into it. Connecting to networks is easy enough but the web browser requires a lot of work.
The PSP can also be used to play its version of DVDs known as a UMD, personally I think the prices they expect you to pay for these are way over the top and so I don't really have many at all.
Battery life on the whole is ok but don't expect it to last you a long flight as that is just not going to happen.
Ultimately the PSP plays games well but that is it, given the choice of lugging this around with me (in its protective case its not small) or just have my phone which has enough games to keep me company then I normally decide to just take the phone which fits quite happily in my pocket and doesn't require any extra discs to change game.
I really like the PSP and think it is a great hand held gaming system.
I paid about £130 for it which is a reasonable price because the games on it are really good and you can do lots on it. It is not just for playing games so is very good value for money.
It is black and shiny and has a really nice big screen but it is very slim so it doesn't feel heavy to hold and the shape of it feels very comfortable to hold in your hands. The games go into the back of it and it opens easily and all the buttons are easy to use and very self explanatory so you don't need to read the instructions in order to use it.
You can get loads of games for the PSP now and the graphics on them are brilliant. They are really clear and the detail is amazing and for a handheld game they are very easy and clear to play.
What I really like about the PSP is that it is not just about games you can also use it for lots of other things including music, photos and accessing the internet. I use it to go on the internet quite a lot because it is better than my phone because of the size of the screen and is really convenient to use.
It is easy to take it anywhere with you because it is so small and it lasts a long time without being charged up which is really handy when you are out and about.
I would recommend this to everyone.
I've had the psp 2000 for about 3 years. It's OK overall, but compare it to the iPod touch and the iPod is a clear winner.
It does have wifi, but the browser is well below expectations. Also it doesn't have a microphone (only 3000 does) so Skype is pretty much usless. It's better at videos than the iPod but Im pretty sure that the PSP has a lower resoultion.
The new firmware has SenceMe which is pretty cool, but I hardly ever use it. The games are cool though but tend to break a lot. Also i really hate that after you play it for a while and your hand starts to sweat it gets all slippery.You can connect an external camera to it, but I've never tried it since i don't have one. I like that you can play on your PS3 with it remotly though and that it has PRO DUO so you can extend your storage space.
Like I said before, its OK overall but I would recommend someone to get the iPod touch instead.