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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. Comments about the game selection and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and price get negative opinions.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from 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 Views about the game selection and size are on the whole positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the price.

usability, design, portability, size, game selection

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP Handheld ConsoleSony PSP Handheld Console

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2209 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from 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 People are impressed by the size and game selection. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and price.

portability, design, usability, game selection, size

price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation Portable (PSP) Value PackPlayStation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Sony PlayStation Portable -


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

Product Specifications

The PSP (PlayStation Portable) has a slim 6.7" x 2.9" frame that packs a powerful multimedia punch, enabling you to enjoy your favorite games, music, videos and photos instantly, anywhere. Factor in the PSP system's brilliant high-resolution screen and cutting-edge wireless connectivity and Internet Browser - and you may just have a revolution in your hands. Using the Memory Stick Duo, you can store your digital photos, create custom wallpapers and share your favorite photos with the image transfer feature. And, thanks to the vibrant high-resolution screen, your memories will always be sharp and clear. Download your favorite MP3, MP4, WAV or ATRAC3plus music files to your PSP system via the Memory Stick Duo - or take in a full-length concert or behind-the-scenes footage on a pre-recorded UMD. Transfer UMD and MP4 videos and more to your Memory Stick Duo or watch full-length movies on a pre-recorded UMD. It's all the excitement of the big screen, now sized to take anywhere. The PSP system's dazzling widescreen LCD brings gaming to life. Whether reaching your personal best or locked in wireless combat, you'll have the freedom to play wherever - and whenever - you like. Surf the World Wide Web using the Internet browser whenever you are in an Internet-accessible location.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad: No
Charging indicator: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED Indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 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:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 110-240
Battery performance:1200 / 1500 / 1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):6


Developer:SCE San Diego Studio
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Language version:English
Languages supported:ENG
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
Platform:PlayStation Vita
Publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date:05. 03. 2013
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):05/03/2013

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) / Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 2000 series/Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 1000 series
Type:Handheld game system / Handheld game console


Model:1001/1001K/Core Unit/Entertainment Pack/Giga Pack/Giga Pack PSP-1000 G1/Value Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad


Color:Black/Piano black


Audio formats supported:AC3, PCM / MP3 / MP3, PCM / PCM
Built-in camera:No / Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4


Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

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
Games included:1 / FIFA 13 / Invizimals Trilogy
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Built-in processor:PSP CPU
Internal memory:32 / 64
Platform:PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Processor:PSP CPU
Processor model:PSP CPU

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 110-240
Battery Capacity:1200 / 1500 / 1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):6


Installed Size:32MB/64MB


Built-in optical drive:Y
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:6
Minimum system requirements:6000 KB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.732 / 0.85 / 0.906 / 2.89
Height:0.85 / 2.81 / 2.89 / 2.91
Weight:6.56 / 6.67 / 7.87 / 9.88
Width:6.65 / 6.69 / 6.77