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Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3209 reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the game selection and size. The usability and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

portability, design, usability, size, game selection

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the game selection and size are overall positive. The portability and design also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, portability, size, game selection

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2209 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and game selection. The usability and design also get good feedback, but the reliability and price get less positive opinions.

portability, design, usability, game selection, size

price, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (pcmag.com)

Sony PSP (model 2000)

 

Sony's new and enhanced PSP (model 2000) is the company's greatest handheld game machine yet.

Sleeker and lighter than the original. A/V output. Raised D-pad offers increased tactile feedback. Additional RAM makes load times faster. Displays photos. Plays video and music files. Built-in Wi-Fi and Web-browsing capabilities. Stunning widescreen...

Unfortunate power button location is unchanged from the original. A/V output lacks gaming support for interlaced-only TV sets. USB charging alternative is inconvenient. UMD load times are still an issue. Screen smudges easily.

another disappointment was the lack of gaming support for interlaced-only tv sets. although video files, movies, and pictures can be displayed in 480i, a message pops up stating that gaming requires the use of progressive scan, rendering sets without...

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Matthew D. Sarrel (pcmag.com)

Sony PSP

 

Those in the target demographic have eagerly awaited its arrival. And even people other than 15- to- 25-year-old males may have more than a passing interest in one of the year's most anticipated pieces of gadgetry: the Sony PSP. Originally conceived as...

Portable multimedia and gaming device that is well designed and easy to use. The 4.3-inch widescreen TFT LCD is simply beautiful. Built-in Wi-Fi for playing games against friends (or enemies).

Sony continues to rely on proprietary technology such as the Universal Media Disk (UMD) and the Memory Stick Duo format. System volume doesn't get loud enough. Lacks features found on dedicated music/video players.

The PSP is an elegant portable device that excels at playing games and is a good music player, video player, and photo viewer. Regrettably, Sony continues to rely on propriety removable media formats to deliver the content.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (pcworld.com)

We Test Drive Sony's PSP

 

The portable gaming device is finally available, and looks to be worth the wait.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Carlos Bergfeld (businessweek.com)

Sold on Metal Gear Solid

 

An interactive comic based on the game series is well suited to the Sony PSP and will appeal to fans of games and comic books alike.

Solid Snake. Arguably the greatest spy and soldier in video gaming, Snake is the protagonist in a series of games centered on a mobile nuclear device, Metal Gear. He's back, this time in a title for Sony’s (SNE)PlayStation Portable.Metal Gear...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Zardon (hardwareheaven.com)

Sony Playstation Portable

 

With the European release of Sony's PSP slowly creeping up, an in-depth analysis of this handheld gaming unit was definitely needed. Gamers are in all probability, filled with questions regarding its worth, how it fares against Nintendo's DS and how...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Chris Chiarella (hometheatermag.com)

Sony PlayStation Portable

 

Over the past quarter-century, consumers have been bombarded by portable electronics. From the Walkman, to the PDA, to video players and handheld games of every description, the allure of technology-to-go has proven irresistible. But what constitutes a...

True, the UMD does have moving parts, unlike the cartridges employed by another popular gaming system I could name. Yet, no amount of shaking or pounding would make this thing so much as stutter. More of an issue was the multitude of buttons all over...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Bryan Dailey (avrev.com)

Sony PSP

 

Introduction Let me come right out and say that in the 20-plus years that I have played video games, from the Atari 2600 to the Microsoft X-Box and Sony PS2, I have never been more enthusiastic about a video game system than the handheld Sony PSP. This...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Sony PSP Portable Video Game Console Review and Prices

 

Nintendo has dominated the handheld gaming market for more than a decade. Now, Sony has given them their first real competition in years with their PlayStation Portable. The PSP is not just a gaming device; it also plays music and movies, making it a...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Nick Haywood (hexus.net)

Sony Playstation Portable

 

Sony Playstation Portable - The PSP If you want to keep Nick Haywood quiet for a few hours, we find duct tape a good choice… to stop him bothering us for days, we threw Sony's latest gadget his way… Sometimes, being a pale and wan gaming review person...

So is the PSP worth it? Well, if you have an I-Pod then the music function won't interest you in the slightest as, though if you wear the supplied headphones people might think you have one (they're white like Apple's). Overall the unit is solidly...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Björn Endre (bjorn3d.com)

Sony PlayStation Portable - Bjorn3D.com

 

Here's a general run-down of the specs for the WinFast TV USB II Deluxe that come straight from Leadtek's website.

Mar, 2005

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