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Sony PSP Go

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of Sony PSP Go. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the game selection. Some have doubts about the price.

portability, usability, design, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP Go is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Sony PSP Go from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the game selection and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, but reviews about the reliability and price are mixed.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP Go! Console (Black)Sony PSP Go! Console (Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Mokey (

Sony PSP Go Review


The newfound pocketability is a step foward, but Sony takes too many simultaneous steps back to justify the price tag.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (

PSP Go review


At last, Sony's other worst-kept secret, the UMD-less PSP Go, is working its way through retail channels this week. The device itself is a marked improvement,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Sony PSP go


Sony's PSP go is smaller and sleeker than the original, but it will likely only appeal to those new to the platform.

More compact than previous-generation PSPs. 16GB onboard storage. Bluetooth.

Expensive. Performance is identical to last PSP model. M2 memory cards. Slow 802.11b. Non-removable battery. Smaller display. No UMD optical drive: If you own PSP UMD titles, they must be repurchased as downloads.

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Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Peckham (

Sony PSP Go Game Review


Smaller, lighter, and quieter without UMD drive ; Bluetooth; better thumb-nub placement; 16GB memory

No upgrade path for UMD owners ; Pricey; no touchscreen

Costly and compatibility-conflicted, Sony's PSP Go marries design elegance and disc-free gaming with worrisome pricing and upgrade uncertainty.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (

Review: Sony PSPgo


The newest portable Playstation will surely stoke the fires of gadget desire. But you won't be playing any of your old PSP games with this...

Beautiful new form factor. Digital-only storefront streamlines the process of consuming games with wanton abandon. Finally, a Playstation Portable that’s actually portable! Revolutionary enough to cast off the dead hand of physical media

Have a library of PSP games? You’re not playing ‘em on the PSPgo. No support for old accessories either

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar David Carnoy (

Sony PSP Go review: Sony PSP Go


Sony PSP Go

Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume...

Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory...

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Wayde Robson (

PSP Go, Portable Media Bliss with DRM Coal for Your Stocking


I thought… what would be better than giving my boy the smaller, portable offspring of the PS3 itself – PlayStation Portable. A crash course in PSP was a lesson in portable media and state of DRM.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (

Sony PSP Go – Smaller Sleeker Better


Whenever a new version of a device is announced we automatically assume that it is going to be better than the previous one. If one finds the device to be indeed better than the previous one, the manufacturer is heaped praise upon. But if the products...

Smaller PSP, 16 GB of storage memory, expansion slot for adding more memory, connectivity for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can play games without carrying your collection of UMDs, option to pause and resume games, excellent connectivity with other PS3

Expensive, doesn’t have a touch screen interface like Nintendo DS or iPhone, you cannot play your collection of UMD discs and you cannot use older PSP accessories, online store could be better like presenting screen shots for games, a single...

Sony PSP Go is smaller owing to the slider interface that accommodates the buttons but we think that Sony delivered the device and is now biting nails nervously, thinking how it will go in the market because the UMD drive is killed. Smaller PSP Go also...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : MD Weems (

Check Out The PSP Go! Is It Worth Your Dough?


Are you craving the PSP Go this year? Ready to check out if this little handheld console really lives up to it's hype? Let's take a look at the Sony PSP Go and see where it rates.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Sony PSP Go


The PSP Go is the fourth generation of the popular handheld gaming console from Sony. It may have a distinguished pedigree, but does it live up to what we expect from the line? Today we'll take a closer look.

The new PSP Go has adopted a slider format, similar to many cell phones, that reveals the gaming controls when the unit is slid upward. When closed, you only see the Go's display, which, unfortunately has shrunk a bit to 3.8 inches diagonally. The...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Expanding the PSP universe, PSPgo is the smallest, lightest PSP yet.Which means it's now even easier for you to play great games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, view photos, surf the Internet and chat with friends on the move. Plus, with Bluetooth 2.0 technology now added to the mix, PSPgo also retains its critically acclaimed Wireless features including Ad Hoc Mode (direct PSP to PSP Wireless connection), Infrastructure Mode (PSP to Wireless local area network (WLAN) connection), Remote play (PSP to PS3 Wireless local area network connection) and Game Sharing, which allows you to share specific game features between two PSP systems. Never has there been so much power in your pocket. PSPgo has a brand new look that's perfect for slipping into your pocket when you're on the go. The system's stylish slide open design reveals the familiar PSP button layout and feature set - complete with analog stick and built-in microphone. PSPgo is now the ultimate portable PlayStation gaming system.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Color of product:Black / White

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.8
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Battery performance:930
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):3

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP go) N1000 series
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system / Handheld game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad


Color:Black/Pearl white/Piano black


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included: No


Internal memory:16384 / 64
Internal memory type:DDR
Platform:PlayStation Portable (PSP) / PlayStation Portable go (PSP go)

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:930
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):3


Installed Size:64MB


Built-in memory capacity:16
Built-in optical drive:N
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.65 / 2.72
Height:0.65 / 2.72