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This review was submitted by James Burt. If you’ve played with the PSPgo, or just want to ask James more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
The PSPgo is Sony's venture into the world of "Digital Distribution". The portable relies only on downloaded software that you purchase either using the PSP itself or the Media go software bundled with the device.
No UMD: The PSPgo has no UMD drive. Everything you buy for the new portable is strictly a digital affair through the Playstation Store and saved on the internal 16gb storage drive. The only exception is that M2 memory sticks that can be used to store music/video/games.
Design: The new design is tiny, shiny and extremely cool. The screen is slightly smaller than the original PSP, but that only makes the games look better.
Buttons: All the new buttons are extremely nice to press and have a cool feel to them, especially the new L & R buttons that feel like they are floating on air.
Price: Yep, the price is a huge downfall for the portable. With the recommended price just under a new PS3 Slim, it's a hard sell if you don't already have all the other consoles out there. Not everyone will be able to justify the entry price.
The PSPgo is a very nice portable; its super small size and better quality screen makes it the best PSP available. If you already have a PSP, and own an enormous library of UMDs, then stick with it. The PSPgo is suited best for someone that wants a PSP and doesn’t care about having physical media. But is that really worth almost as much as a PS3?
Reviewed by: James Burt
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