Yeah I think I’ll run out and get one of those… NOT!
Anyone ever try to hold that thing to compare it against the PSP 1000-3000?
It’s an ergonomic nightmare. This is a gaming device that you could spend hours holding it madly pressing buttons. It is completely uncomfortable in an adult sized hand (which is maybe the point I guess). I understand that Sony wanted a smaller form factor for the PSP since it’s competing with the DSi but Nintendo did the opposite and made the DS XL which is much larger and was wildly successful.
It adds no screen resolution upgrade, no additional support for games say from the PS2 catalog (I can play converted PSOne games on my PSP but not PS2 games) and no major functionality difference from the PSP 1000-3000.
Add to the ergonomic concerns and lack of technology update, a new inability to have a personal copy of your game as the PSP Go does not have a UMD drive. If it’s one thing I can’t stand it’s Sony’s penchant for wanting to force system updates down your throat on their consoles. I hold my breath and pray that the latest update doesn’t brick my PS3 or PSP. Now with the PSP Go, add to this fear that you can only have 16 GB worth of games (a full size game is about 2gb uncompressed) and they are only stored (encrypted) on the internal storage. If you brick it, you lose everything you bought with no backup. No thanks $ony.
I reduced the stress in my life regarding my PSP 1000. I put custom firmware on it, used that to copy all my UMD’s to a digital ISO format, bought a microsdhc to memory stick converter (for 1$) and put a 16gb microsdhc card in it to store all the ones I want to carry around with me (Sony Memory stick Pro Duo cards are ridiculously expensive). If something messes up, I can restore the digital copy or just pop in the UMD.
Sony couldn’t give me the PSP Go for free to give up that versatility. They really bombed with this product. They should rename it to the ‘PSP Go Away’