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PSP GO - What a lovely little device it is!
Sony PSP Go
Member Name: Heretohelpyou
Sony PSP Go
Advantages: Great Battery Life, Looks great, good way to pass time on long flights, nice selection of games
Disadvantages: Older games are overpriced, a bit expensive to buy and lack of new games being made
Hello! This is my review on an excellent little device called the Sony PSP GO -
I decided to buy myself a PSP Go just over a year ago, as I thought what a great way to pass time while flying or travelling - and when I went to the shop to have a look at them after seeing the advert on TV, I came out of the shop £179.99 worse off but with a brand new PSP Go and 10 Brand new games! What a bargain!
The PSP Go is a renewed model of the Sony PSP, that I used to enjoy playing when I was about 13 or 14 years old. As a 17 year old at the time, the biggest appeal of the PSP Go was the fact that I could store all of my music onto it, and download films and download games to watch and play. The PSP Go comes with a built in 16 GB memory card that has plenty of storage space for about 12 downloadable full games, storage space for a lot of photographs and about 200 songs, which is plenty of space for the average consumer.
Unlike the older PSP models, the PSP Go games are not on disk, they are download only games, this means that there's no need to go looking for your games and there's none of that bother with all the hassle of taking them in and out, it's just one click of a button and they all load up, meaning that you can switch through and play any game you want while your out and about, on the move. This means that you don't have to take any games with you while your catching a plane, it's all stored on the 16GB memory card.
The PSP Go console itself looks very nice, it's available in White or Black colours and is a very small size, which is ideal and matches the name Go - making it easy to take out with you on the go :) The picture is very good, and the screen is a nice size. The sound is also very good for a small little device which is great for listening to music on, even without headphones.
Also the battery is very good, mine one does about 5 hours of game-play before running out. Which is a very good amount of time I'd say, especially on a flight to America, this is a good way to pass the time on a long flight abroad.
Overall, I'd say that the value for money is very good, it does seem expensive at £179.99 but I'd say it's worth the price, when it comes with 10 games. But I'm not sure if that offer is still available any more, it was a promotion at the time of my purchase.
The downsides are however, is that it seems that Sony do not bring out many news games on the device, in fact there has hardly been any new games for the PSP console in the past 18 months. But there is a massive library of games to download to keep you busy. The Playstation Store (Where you download the games from, accessed over wi-fi internet) has a lot of good value games to choose from, there is a section where the games are £7.99 each, which seems reasonable to me. However, there are some games that have extremely expensive prices, for example, F1 2009 which is an old game, it's £27.99 on the store to download, where as you can buy it in a shop on disk for the older PSP model for about £6.99. It seems that once the games are put up for sale on the store, the prices are not dropped ever and you end up paying way over the odds for a game if you really want it. I've not spent over £8 on a game as I don't think that there worth any more than that. Also, the storage space is 16GB which is very good for the average consumer, but if you enjoy your music, films and games a lot you'd have to pay about £20 for an additional 16GB memory SD card (there's a SD card slot on the console) making a total of 32 GB which is a lot of storage space.
You can also buy Playstation Network vouches online, for £20 and you get £25 Playstation Store Credit which makes the games a little bit cheaper overall.
Also the PSP Go has a built in internet browser like the other PSP models, meaning that you can browse the internet through wireless internet (wi-fi) the only downside is that it does not support Java meaning that you cannot watch videos on YouTube on a PSP Device, which is disappointing.
I'd really recommend buying one of these for the price it is, it's a great way to pass time on long flights. I only really play it when I'm travelling, but I'm glad that I bought it as it been well worth the money for me over the past 18 months.
Thank you :)
Summary: Very good device, I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars in total