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Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)
alaScore 93

1607 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1607 reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

portability, price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the game selection and reliability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, usability, reliability, game selection

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black) with FIFA 09 (PSP)Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black) with FIFA 09 (PSP)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People really like the size and reliability. The portability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, portability, reliability, size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP 3000 PSP 2000 Black Battery DoorOriginal PSP 3000 LCD Screen with Backlight + Tool Kit

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PlayStation Vita - Get reVitalised Review

 

To many, the PlayStation Vita may seem like a foolish endeavour on Sony's part. When the iPhone and high-end Android phones can give you access to tens of thousands of games, many of them free, as well as other phone and portable computing features,...

Sony has got the hardware right. It looks good, it feels good, and it offers more input options than any other gaming device out there; handheld or otherwise. It’s definitely got a lot going for it that you won’t find on any other mobile device out...

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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

 

The Sony PlayStation Vita is one of the best handheld game systems to date, even if almost everything it tries to do outside of gaming falls short.

Powerful graphics. Beautiful screen. Dual analog sticks

Short battery life, and battery isn't removable. Proprietary memory card. Clunky media manager

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Sony PlayStation Vita

 

If there were really any question before this, let's go ahead and settle it right now: The PlayStation Vita is a much better piece of hardware than the Nintendo 3DS. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll enjoy it more, but in terms of hardware specs,...

Beautiful OLED display ; Responsive touchscreen ; Dual analog sticks ; Powerful hardware means huge potential

Weak battery life ; Browser lacks Flash or HTML5 support ; Hidden costs boost the price

In terms of gaming, the Vita is a beast. Nothing handheld even comes close.

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Sony PlayStation Vita Review: A Big, Beautiful Gaming Machine

 

When the Sony PlayStation Vita arrives in North America on February 22nd, it'll face stiff competition. Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become powerful, cheap and ubiquitous. And with great, inexpensive games readily available on a...

Light and durable design with excellent controls ; Big, beautiful OLED screen ; Rear touchpad works well, permits unique gameplay

Overpriced proprietary memory cards ; Onboard 0.3 megapixel cameras are terrible ; Middling battery life

When it comes to pure performance, the PlayStation Vita is the best dedicated handheld gaming console you can buy.

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PlayStation Vita

 

Look familiar? It should: that's the PlayStation Vita, Sony's up-and-coming challenger to the mobile gaming throne. It's made the rounds a few times before, from E3, to Tokyo Game Show, to San Francisco's Vita Hill Social Club, and it even took an...

Superb 5-inch OLED touchscreen ; Intuitive, snappy UI ; Comfortable button layout and dual-stick controls

Unimpressive camera ; Short battery life ; Dust- and fingerprint-magnet

The PS Vita is easily the most advanced portable gaming device to date, but will live and die by software support. It's off to a good start, if you can swallow the sticker price.

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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

 

Editors' note: This review does not reflect my experience with wireless 3G performance. Sony will be sending me the required SIM card at a later date. When this service is available, I will update the review accordingly.

The PlayStation Vita delivers amazing visuals on its 5-inch OLED touch screen that look almost as good as PS3 graphics. The system's launch lineup is very impressive and allows for downloading of some games (including all first-party titles) over the...

The Vita uses proprietary media and connections across the board, and even requires the purchase of a separate memory card to play most games and use most apps, which results in a hidden cost. Battery life could be better, and there's no way it can be...

Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package right out of the gate. A healthy launch lineup is sure to...

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Sony PlayStation Vita review

 

Sony's PlayStation Vita represents the company's second entry into the volatile handheld gaming market. The original PlayStation Portable found reasonable success as a largely traditional system, with console-style games being bought in boxes from...

Amazing screen ; Excellent controls ; Well-designed OS ; Good launch lineup

Inconsistent apps ; Multiple accounts are a no-go ; Expensive proprietary memory ; Limited 3G use not worth price of admission

Handheld consoles are as alive as ever — but the 3G functionality isn't worth the premium

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PlayStation Vita (Japanese edition)

 

It's hard to believe that Sony's venerable first portable has just reached its seventh birthday. The PSP launched in 2004: a year when the Motorola RAZR V3 claimed top phone prizes and tablets were called tablet PCs. Since then, its closest rival has...

Intuitive, smartphone-esque UI ; Truly console-quality gaming ; Dual-analog controls ; Top-class OLED screen

Subpar battery life ; Loading games and other programs is sluggish

The PS Vita dwarfs all other portable contenders with sheer processing power. It's proudly a gamers' game console, but it comes at a premium.

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Sony PSP 3000

 

Disastrous proprietary Universal Media Disc (UMD) format and haphazard software selection aside, we thought that the original PlayStation Portable was pretty terrific, what with its big, sharp LCD screen and noteworthy multimedia prowess. The handheld...

Gorgeous new screen; built-in microphone; ongoing firmware updates

Light on major enhancements; still no keyboard; not worth upgrading if you already own one

One of the best handheld gaming systems on the market...

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Sony PSP 3000 ( Vibrant Blue, Japan)

 

Editor's note (June 2, 2009): Sony has announced a new, smaller PSP model called the PSP Go . However, the PSP-3000 reviewed here will continue to be sold alongside the more expensive PSP Go once it becomes available in October 2009.

Light, slim enclosure; screen offers better color reproduction than that of earlier PSP models; improved AV output for video and game playback on TVs; built-in Skype with onboard microphone; retains all of the impressive media and online features of...

Despite improvements, problems and annoyances remain: screen exhibits noticeable jaggies and scanlines during high-motion video and gaming sequences; UMD load times still poky compared with DS games; screen isn't glare-free, and is still a magnet for...

While there's probably not enough to get owners of previous the PSP to upgrade, newcomers will find the PSP-3000 to be a solid portable gaming and multimedia device.

Product Specifications

Travel to seven amazing locations around the world and customize your concerts. Design each performance including stage sets, song lists and performers. Create a custom show in each city you visit and rock the stage for your fans with the PlayStation Portable Hannah Montana limited edition bundle. This entertainment pack comes with a Lilac PSP, Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show UMD game, Hannah Montana UMD video, PSP vinyl stickers, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media card, AC power cord, AC adaptor and battery pack. The PSP in this bundle is the PSP-3000 which boasts an enhanced screen and built-in microphone. You can also connect to the Internet, watch live TV and communicate with Skype. Additional features include 64 MB of internal system memory, a dedicated PSP CPU running at up to 333MHz, 4.3" LCD screen with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 480 x 272 pixel resolution, and 16.7 million colors for graphics that come alive on the screen.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.8in/2.9in
Weight:6.7oz
Width:6.7in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 3000 series
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system/Handheld game system / Handheld game console

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:3000/3000 4GB Memory Entertainment Pack/3000 Hannah Montana Bundle/3000 Ratchet and Clank Limited Edition Bundle/3000 Rock Band Unplugged Limited Edition Bundle/Gran Turismo Bundle/Limited Edition Assassins Creed Entertainment Pack / Limited Edition Assassin's Creed Entertainment Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Color:Lilac/Mystic silver/Piano black/Silver

RAM

Installed Size:64MB