PSP Go – Our Hands on Preview
Our new shiny PSP Go arrived today. So we’ll post our initial thoughts on Sony’s forth PSP (3rd revision). Were aware many other big gaming sites have posted preview/reviews, but here is our two cent on the PSP Go from an avid PSP gamers point of view. Someone who has had a PSP since its first release in 2005.
We have the European model PS-N1004 PB, PB is the colour piano black. Opening the box up, (which is a tad smaller than a PSP-3000 box) box we notice how tiny the PSP Go really is. Its wrapped up well and in a plastic protector. Boxed with a USB Power adaptor and USB cable, instructions, PSN network papers and Media Go CD. The cable doubles as both a charger and data cable, which is great.
The unit is a little lighter than our PSP-2000. And much smaller as you can see from the shots. I would compare this to our silver PSP-3000, but we no longer have it, you see its bricked and sold!. Messing with the version.txt and flash0 too much somehow we semi bricked it, noob I know!. Anyway we hope our PSP Go don’t suffer the same fate.
The PSP Go boots up with the same initial set up text as before, Set your language, Time and date etc. Lucky for us there are no dead or fixed pixels on our smaller PSP Go Screen. That’s a bonus as our PSP-2000 has 1 dead pixel and 2 fixed light colored pixels…The screen, its sharper than our PSP-2000 screen because its smaller and is more vibrant. Doesn’t seem to suffer the ghosting effects as our PSP-3000 unit. Our unit has firmware 5.70 loaded. Not 6.00 as we imaged it would. The motherboard is a TA-091.
Sliding the PSP Go open, we find the slide mechanism feels good. Nice spring feel too it. However it does move back and forth a tad. I mean the slightest bit. I hope it doesn’t loosen up any more. Holding the unit it feels ok, you defiantly notice its much smaller than the PSP-1000 to PSP-3000 form factor. The buttons and digital pad have less rebound in them and the analog stick has less range than the older PSP models. This I don’t like and I guess will take some getting use too.
Our localised Spanish PSP Go release doesn’t have anything loaded on the internal 16GB!! (14GB is free to the user) No demos, no videos. Nothing!! That is disappointing to say the least. Were charging the unit up now as the battery is flat and will post more on the unit and our own PSP Go Review, along with thing users really want to see. Like some battery benchmarks for one
We will be posting our full PSP Go review to our new sister site for the PSP Go, called PSP Go Hacks. Since were not sure of the PSP Go in terms of custom firmware and hacks. It could be going down a completely different path from the PSP-1000′s, PSP-2000′s and PSP-3000′s (Mod chips??). That’s why we have PSPGoHacks.com but this site will site cover all PSP’s.
A few quick photos we took of our PSP Go we are reviewing:
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