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geeksugar Puts the PSP and PSP Go Head-to-Head With LittleBigPlanet

PSP vs. PSP Go: Which Is Better?

I got the chance to check out LittleBigPlanet on the PSP yesterday, and put it to a head-to-head test on Sony's latest console, the PSP Go. So after fiddling around with both for a few minutes, I asked myself: "Which is better?" It's really hard to say. I mean, you'd think that moving from one PSP to the other would be as simple as moving from the DS to the DS Lite, but then, you would be wrong.

The PSP Go is notably more compact than the PSP, making the controls closer together, which is perfect for smaller, ahem, more feminine or childlike hands. Good marketing ploy perhaps? Either way, the PSP Go has an amazing screen, is 40 percent lighter than the old version, has the same general control layout, 16 GB of on-board memory, and an online shop to download games straight to your console.

But getting down to the nuts and bolts, which of the two PSPs is more comfy to play with? Find out my take when you

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Although I love the new screen and portability of the PSP Go (you don't have to carry around any cartridges), I have to admit that playing with the old PSP felt a lot better in my hands. And besides that, the price point is kinda high for a portable console (a whopping $250), and the wireless is not what you'd expect from a device that costs that much (wireless B, really? It's the same as what comes stocked on the PSP-3000). Change isn't always easy, but I thought that Sony would have made it a no-brainer, since they were the only gaming company that released a new console at E3 this year. The PSP Go hits shelves this Fall for $250, so the decision is up to you.

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1comment 1comment 6 years
Ok, I was kinda on the edge about this. First if you dont have a credit card your screwed. And really?.. The games are small...Not hard to pack around. And you have to keep buying memory to get more games. 1 game is going to be at least a gig.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
that looks pretty..
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
that looks pretty..
SB-Marilyn SB-Marilyn 7 years
I like the idea of not having to lug around a bunch of UMD's but what about the ones I already have? The other thing that is nice about the UMD's is I can buy the one game and my husband and son can also play it. Our PSP's are not that old so I will probably not be moving to this any time soon :-(
Caramel-Kisses Caramel-Kisses 7 years
I'd have to feel it first.Just like I still feel the best handheld was the original GameBoy Advance,because of how the shaped felt in my hands...Still love my DS, though, so...
Caramel-Kisses Caramel-Kisses 7 years
I'd have to feel it first. Just like I still feel the best handheld was the original GameBoy Advance, because of how the shaped felt in my hands... Still love my DS, though, so...
noodledoodle noodledoodle 7 years
Ah, being a PSP lover I was really curious how you'd find the PSP Go, GS. I'm sceptical about a few things (the layout of the controls, the downloading of games and the memory - what happens if you fill up the 16g??), so I might wait until it's released down here in the southern hemisphere and see if I can have a play with one before I decide. Or maybe I'll just buy a DS.... haha!
noodledoodle noodledoodle 7 years
Ah, being a PSP lover I was really curious how you'd find the PSP Go, GS. I'm sceptical about a few things (the layout of the controls, the downloading of games and the memory - what happens if you fill up the 16g??), so I might wait until it's released down here in the southern hemisphere and see if I can have a play with one before I decide. Or maybe I'll just buy a DS.... haha!
ashmarie73 ashmarie73 7 years
i just dont understand why they will not put a second toggle!! i have gotten so used to the PS3 controller... and yet have to reset my brain when i play PSP... such a pain
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