PSP Phat or PSP Slim?

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Apr 13, 2008

PSP Phat or PSP Slim? by Anakir at 3:52 AM (2,324 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. Anakir
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    Alright.. I've been wanting a PSP Slim for a while now, but recently, I found out that you could probably break it in one drop. Is this true..? I don't wanna spend so much money again. So basically, the question is, PSP Slim or PSP Phat?

    What're the advantages of PSP Slim over PSP Phat?

    All I know so far are:

    -thinner
    -lighter
    -usb charger
    -connecting to TV (?)

    That's about it.. anything else? I think I may change my mind and get a PSP phat instead because I will take it outside from time to time or take it on vacation with me.
     


  2. Jiggah

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    Get the Slim.
     
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    Any reason behind the Slim? Besides the ones I've listed..?
     
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    Depends on the price. If you can get a phat for $60 or less (like I did tonight [​IMG]), get it. Otherwise, slim all the way.
     
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    Slim has faster UMD read speed, it significantly reduces loading (although still slower than memory stick)
    The speakers are placed on the face, instead of its ass. It makes the sound less strange.
     
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    I can get PSP Slim for 120 brand new in a box. PSP Phat brand new for 100 in a box. It's really rare for me to find a PSP phat used for under $80. I found a Slim with 4GB memory stick for $50 once, but I was too late. Argh..

    And for the unanswered questionto anyone.. Is it likely to break really esaily? As in.. just drop it once and its done?
     
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    I really doubt it. It would have to be one serious drop for that to happen. It may feel toyish (b/c of the plastic) imo compared to a phat, but the weight makes it worth it.

    Oh and why not get a simple case for it? That may end your worries.

    Edit: I guess if it lands on the screen then it's not so durable. But maybe it's that I'm too cautious. I don't bring it near concrete etc.
     
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    lol 'cause the case defeats the purpose of a slim.. but I guess I should since I'm so paranoid about dropping my PSP.. since I recently broke my DS like that. [​IMG] But yeah, I guess I should go for Slim. Thanks for the input people. [​IMG] Appreciate it. Now to look for a job again.
     
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    the psp is NOT durable, quit spreading lies.

    you drop your PSP, something's likely to break on it. My brother dropped his (2.5 ft. drop at most) and the screen broke, he had to get a new screen.
     
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    Don't forget that slim has double the RAM (32 MB --> 64 MB)
     
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    the doubled ram is choice enough if you dont have a psp to begin with, the extra ram helps with running newer games that fully utilize the 333mhz.
     
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    Wow that looks awesome. But it doesn't seem to stop the PSP from screwing up froma drop since the layer of the case is so slim. The website looks good though, I'm going to browse around it for more PSP information. Thanks.
     
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    that case does look great, though I already applied a BSE to my slim but I guess can still get this!

    oh and where can you find a new slim for $120? ebay?
     
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    I have a $70 gift card my brother won in a dance competition. So basically, after tax it's 190 at where I buy it, with 70 off that's 120 for a BNIB (brand new in box). Pretty good if you ask me. [​IMG]
     
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    Slim:
    -Sony is not making FW's for PSP's features ONLY for slim, for ex, the new Skype Feature, Skype->Skpye free.
    -More memory, to be exact, 64 memory on slim, was 32 on fat
    -faster loading times because of new hard drive or somthing, mother board.
    -lighter
    -screen is more "crisp"
    -Daxter pack(which i recommend+what im getting) includes 1 UMD movie/show which is Family Guy: The freakin sweet edition, 1 GB Memory Duo Pro which you need to save games, 1 UMD Game Daxter, the system itself in silver.

    Fat:
    -Cheap.
     
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    if ur planning to do howebrew on the slim or fat, i would get fat, ok yeah good ok homebrew apps for slim, but phat can run a app called " IR Shell" which slim cant, maybe it can i dunno but if it does run on slim, its sucks.. [​IMG]

    on the other hand, if u wanna be a normal psp user, get a psp slim.. [​IMG]
     
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    If you get a slim, get a phat battery+cover.
    That along with playing games from the memstick will make the battery last insanely long.
     
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    ive got the slim, with the official Sony extended battery and a different cover. Hello to 9 hour gaming on one single charge!! Well worth it!
     
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    Wait until E3 to see if Sony announces a new PSP, first. Apparently there's been inklings of a PSP-3000 model coming, due to files relating to a 3000 model found in one of the older firmwares.
     

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