Gonna Buy PSP Slim

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  1. T-hug
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    Hey guys.
    I bought a JPN PSP at launch and then sold it not long after MGS: PO was released. I have the cash now to either get a Wii or a PSP Slim and as my fiancee said she will get me a Wii for my b'day next month, I thought I'd go with the PSP Slim as I want the FF Tactics port/remake, and God of War/FF7 CC next year.
    My questions are:
    Is there a Slim bundle in UK that comes with a 2G Pro Duo? (1G no good for full game rips), if not, wheres the best/cheapest place to buy a 2G card? Preferably in a store.. so I can get it right away with the Slim.
    Can all Slims be flashed with custom fw?
    Are there any good limited edition bundles in UK right now?
    What games should I pick up with it? (100% buying FF Tactics, I like SRPG and RPG mainly, but will try anything decent, was thinking of that Jean D'ARC and maybe Dunegons & Dragons Tactics). Basically what games are worth playing since MGS: PO came out? I will most likely only buy one other game with FFT, and download the rest *shame*, so looking for something really great, AAA. Was thinking about the Castlevania remake as I have all of the series original retail, only game collection I still have and maintain..
    Any other help/advice will be greatly appreciated, been out of the PSP loop for quite a while now, should've stayed in it but it's hard to keep up to date with all the firmwares when I have no net at home!
     


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    Cheapest place to get a 2GB MS is of DX. But they are down right now [​IMG]
     
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    Just got off the phone to GAME here in Chester and they weren't very helpful at all lol trying to sell me everything bar what I wanted!
    Gonna pick up FF Tactics after work but still unsure about what Slim/bundle to go with...


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    Am considering http://tinyurl.com/37j4gw from ebay as it has 2GB AND comes flashed with M33 (if you want it to). Sounds good to me..
     
  4. 111111111

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    ebay memory sticks are virtually all fake and too slow for playing iso's from

    http://www.play.com/ have 2gig sandisk memory sticks for £15 delivered, or 4gig for £31 delivered (£2 cheaper for the non-gaming 4gb).

    hi-street stores are going to be £25-£60 for a 2gig mem stick.

    All slims can be flashed to custom firmware - you need a pandora battery/mem stick combo to flash it to m33.

    Most UK places are doing slim and game for £130 (HMV, gamestation etc - different choice of games depending on the store).
     
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    Wowa I didn't realise the 2G/4G cards had dropped so much in price, I paid nearly £100 for a Sony 2G with my first PSP. Think ima order the 4G one from PLAY and go for a bundle from GAME or HMV. That way I can get it after work today and sell the 1G card to pay for the 4G one.
    As for getting it flashed, maybe someone here on temp.net can do it for me...?
     
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    http://forums.noobz.eu/downgrader-support/...sing-pandora/0/
    http://www.darkmessiah.byethost13.com/freeservice.html

    send your memory stick and a fat NOT SLIM! battery to someone and they'll convert it for you

    alternatively buy a datel tool battery, and use one of the easy installer GUI's to make a magic memory stick.

    Then just put the mem card in, put the tool/pandora battery in and follow the onscreen prompts.



    EDIT: Slim & Lites don't come with ANY memory card. They also don't come with a USB cable, so you'll need to get one if you don't already have one.
     
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    Awesome, thanks very much for the help and advice, think I'm all set now, will get the Slim and FFT tonight!
     
  8. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    Do they not have the bundles in Europe?
    Mine came with a 1GB, which I'm leaving as a Pandora stick, while I use a 4GB for the usual stuff.

    Although it's true that it doesn't come with a USB cable, but it uses a standard mini USB cable.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can get bundles here with 1G, headphones and usb etc. Same as the phat bundles...

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    Just ordered the lot from play lol get it delivered to work!

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    Cancelled the Slim as it's not a bundle [​IMG]
     
  10. 111111111

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    nop, no bundles in the UK on the slim.

    There is just the base pack, plus some shops offer a "free" games.
     
  11. Sonicslasher

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    meh, the psp is so-so
     
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    @ Samutz

    Australia is usually clumped together with Europe and we have a deal where you get a 1GB Memory stick and a copy of Ratchet and Clank. It's at EB IIRC
     
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    Thanks for that informative, on-topic, helpful post.

    Kinda mad there are no bundles wtf is that all about!?
     
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    the psp pwns the ds atm

    It has alot more rpgs that are actually good, You can emulate alot of consoles flawlessly even playstation 1(playing FFVII on a psp is awesome) and you can watch anime on it and even connect it to your television
     
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    Think that's what you're looking for... [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome thanks a lot guys. Only got 2 hours to go then I'll pick it up!
    Any suggestions for games? Can only afford one more on top of FFT, was gonna get Castlevania Rondo remake with SotN included but it's not out here yet [​IMG]
     
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    Crush is a great game, as is Ys, Loco Roco, Final Fantasy 20th Anniversery, Megaman Powered Up, Exit, and others. Check the PSP Essentials list.
     
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    Loco Roco is fantastic, as is Me & My Katamari.

    Can't wait for the white slim to be released here, the black gets too greasy/coated in fingerprints..
     
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    Disgaea Afternoon of Darkness comes out soon

    THAT GAME IS A MUST BUY !
     
  20. thegame07

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    nevermind!!