[Definitive] Sony PSP Thread


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Scazza

PES PSP will be amazing, spesh if its wi - fi compatible :)

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TheLegendOfMart

Im more interested in RPGs, but for the MP3 playing and Memory Stick playback alone will make me buy one.

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black.ops

Seems to be turning out well...

If I am EVER able to get the money (parents would never buy me two handhelds... *sigh), I will surely get one. :)

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jiggling_john
Seems to be turning out well...

If I am EVER able to get the money (parents would never buy me two handhelds... *sigh), I will surely get one. :)

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Get a job!!!

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firen

srry if someone already posted it...but from what i understand it will be released in Japan in a couple of days and March 2k5 here in the states?

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sundayx
srry if someone already posted it...but from what i understand it will be released in Japan in a couple of days and March 2k5 here in the states?

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yes that is correct.

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DiEMOS

fellas i'm a little bit confused....

can you buy UMD and record stuff on it? or is it only through MS duo?

also don't you guys think they will fix all these problems by US release?

like RR loading times and other small things?

In addition does anybody know if it would be possible to upload other apps to PSP, like for example a calendar, to do, and other ****? i know they are releasing a keyboard eventually? so maybe...???

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Liquid
fellas i'm a little bit confused....

can you buy UMD and record stuff on it? or is it only through MS duo?

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Only sony will be able to make UMD discs so yea Memory stick only. All publishers have to get sony to stomp the discs.

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DiEMOS

did someone say they don't want to scratch their beautifull PSP screen? check this out ;)

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9e-70-fd6.html

Portable Liquid Crystal Filter

" ? Protect your Sony PSP? screen from scratches and damage

? Easy to attach and remove

? Officially licensed product "

Price: US$ 5.99

want to watch porn?

[url=http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9e-70-fd7.html]http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9e-70-fd7.htmlPortable Privacy Filterlter

" ? Privacy Filter. Attach it to your Sony PSP? screen and avoid possible reflection

? Ideal for playing games / watching movies in public transports

? Avoid to disclose your game/movie to be watched by people sitting nearby

? Easy to attach and remove "

Price: US$ 8.99

Oh yea, Shouldnt US lunch have more color variations?

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Vice

Doesnt it also have built in wifi 802.11b? I wonder if it can connect to my network to send files to its msduo .. or even stream media over it.. hmmmm

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bangbang023

it seems as though some people don't want to be around much longer....

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AlphaPrime
Portable Liquid Crystal Filter

?  Protect your Sony PSP? screen from scratches and damage

?  Easy to attach and remove

?  Officially licensed product

Price: US$ 5.99

Thanks for that. The ?argument? about the PSP screen being able to be scratched easily is now completely mute.

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sundayx
Only sony will be able to make UMD discs so yea Memory stick only.  All publishers have to get sony to stomp the discs.

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i think there is potential that writable umd will be a consumer product.

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sundayx

i want to ask, what happened to thsee sexy remote? i rather have these than the circle one.

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Foodie Monster

That remote has the same connector as the one MiniDisc players have for their remote... and it actually looks just as the ControlSticks that come with MD Players. So I'm guessing that the controller is just for Audio Playback Control, and probably has the same functionality with Video Playback.

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~clean

eeek, Some bad news for Importers. LikSang are reporting the prices there having to charge.

Because of the huge shortage, it is impossible to know for anyone (including Lik Sang and retailers in Japan) when and how many units Sony will make available in the following weeks. Not all import gamers worldwide will be able to get their unit from the first batch, and those few lucky ones who must and can receive theirs at launch need to get used to launch prices - which is by now US$ 450 to US$ 600.

http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3547

Seams the reason is because of the shortage the Hong Kong importers are having to scorce stock from shops and through Jap retailers and thats forcing the prices right up. Silly Prices, bit glad i canceld my order now.

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CJC

Man.. thanks a lot, now I have to clean up all this drool on my keyboard AND spend $200 on a PSP. :p

Thanks for the info!

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Amnesia

i was hearing alot of stuff about battery life, but I went to Japantoday.com where I saw a link to cnet's latest info on the PSP (more of an article) and it said

"Sony Computer Entertainment President Ken Kutaragi acknowledged in a Japanese press interview last month that those estimates (4-6 hours gameplay) were for playing a simple puzzle or card game with the screen dimmed, speakers turned off and wireless connectivity disabled. Turn on all the bells and whistles and load up a graphically complex racing game, and the battery will drain faster. Nintendo's market-leading Game Boy Advance SP, by contrast, runs for more than 10 hours between charges"

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Dazzla

That article is dramatically out of date, hands on impressions of battery life has already been posted on the net. 3 examples are:

MP3 playback - 9-10 hours

UMD video playback - 4-5 hours

Ridge Racers - ~5 hours

These are hands on impressions from retails units available in Hong Kong.

This information comes from "lunlunqq" at the Gaming-Age forums.

OK, some guy i know posted some PSP impressions on a Chinese board. i guess i can translate them briefly.

This guy is in japan now and he got his psp from the auction a few weeks ago. In his post, he basically described his first-day use of the psp.

//Start:

at 8:30, he left home for school with the psp (battery fully recharged during the night before) and listened to mp3 all the way untill he arrived at school at around 9:30. he then checked the battery in the menu: it said "91%. estimated remaining mp3 playback time: 9 hours."

he then watch movie from memory stick for around 40 mins in his class and then checked the battery again: "80%, estimated remaining movie playback time 4 hours". he said he paused the movie and checked the battery several times during that 40 mins (he did that too during the 1h of mp3 playback) and based on his observation, playing movies consuming the battery at least twice as fast as playing mp3.

he then showed off his new psp among his classmates. everyone awed and cam.

he listened to mp3 during his 1-hour home trip again. he watched movie for around 10 mins during that time. after he arrived home, he checked the battery again: 73%.

he said the mp3s sound much better on his psp than on his ipod.

//end

here is the thread where he posted his impression on psp mp3 and movie playback. it's all chinese but at least there are some nice pics. based on his comments, i can see that the age of porn-under-school-desks is coming!

Also, it seems that Ridge Racer lasts longer than expected. Ridge Race has lasted 5 hours in early testing.

Here's some more pictures, the Japanese launch is in full flow:

http://psp.ign.com/articles/572/572528p1.html

Piccies:

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Dazzla

Some information about the UK launch in March, Sony Europe had a press day on thursday where they demonstrated 9 games that will be available on or around the UK launch, check out the updated first post for links :D I've already chosen 4 launch games :woot: WipEout Pure, Ridge Racer, Hot Shots Golf and Mercury :woot:

One thing I liked about the original wipeouts (and a lot of other games) was the ability to pop the CD out and stick your own music CD in, Xbox took this a massive leap further with games having custom soundtracks. Well now PSP has tagged along with it, Formula One and WipEout will have the ability to have custom soundtracks from music stored on the Memory stick :woot:

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bangbang023

I'm really looking forward to Wipeout, I love games like that. You know what game I wish they would bring back too? Jet Moto.

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Dazzla

Potential UK retail price?

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/produc...tation_portable

?179.99

But at the same time they say ?149.99 for the DS:

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/produc...tle=nintendo_ds

?20 off each of those sounds about right, ?130 DS ?160 PSP sounds good to me. This bears no relation to the US price obviously because the UK pays well over the odds for stuff like this.

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Powerless
Potential UK retail price?

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/produc...tation_portable

?179.99

But at the same time they say ?149.99 for the DS:

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/produc...tle=nintendo_ds

?20 off each of those sounds about right, ?130 DS ?160 PSP sounds good to me. This bears no relation to the US price obviously because the UK pays well over the odds for stuff like this.

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Can I hold you to that?

At those prices it seems a bargain. I mean 16:9 screen, wireless LAN...

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