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Welcome to the PSPgo FAQ. I created this topic so that anyone at GBAtemp will learn more about PSPgo. So let's begin.
NOTE: This frequently asked questions (or FAQs) is about PSPgo itself. For the FAQs for PSP-1000/2000/3000 series, go there.
Q: What is PSPgo?
A: The PSP-N1000 series, commonly called PSP (PlayStation Portable) go, is the new and latest model to PSP series, made by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was unveiled on late-May 2009 as part of an June episode of Qore on the PlayStation Network, and finally announced on June 2009 during at that year E3. This system is released in North America, Europe and Asia (except Japan) on October 1 2009 (with the estimated price of 250 U.S. dollars (250 Euros in Europe)) and in Japan on November 1 2009 (with the price of 26, 800 yen including tax). PSPgo is truly pocket-sized, much like mobile phones, so it can be taken everywhere in many places.
Here is a YouTube video for Qore's PSPgo episode video:
Q: What are its features to PSPgo?
A: Features of PSPgo includes:
- Removal of the UMD (Universal Media Disc) drive and replaced by 16 GB of flash memory to make way for digital download content
- Lightweight and pocket-sized
- An easy sliding display panel
- Game sleep function
- Bluetooth function
- Screen slightly smaller (3.8 inches) than PSP-1000/2000/3000 series (4.3 inches)
- Removal of the Memory Stick Duo and replaced by Memory Stick Micro (M2)
- Non-removable battery
- New cradle
A: When the sliding panel of PSPgo is closed, will you see a clock or going to sleep, so there's an option for this in the 'Settings' menu. Users can also enjoy music and video when the panel is closed.
Q: What is game sleep function?
A: Game sleep function, also known as the save states or pause function, a new feature to PSPgo that will allow you to save the game after pressing the Home (the PlayStation logo) button. While in the XMB (XrossMediaBar) firmware, you can resume the game. Here's a YouTube video from PSP Go Hacks showing game sleep function:
Q: Why is there a Bluetooth function on PSPgo?
A: Because it will allow users to connect Bluetooth standard peripherals such as headphones and headsets, as well as the PlayStation 3 wireless controller to be used when watching video on television (TV) via PSP.
Q: What is SensMe?
A: SensMe is a mood-based music application for PSP. It includes its channel such as 'Relax', 'Dance' and 'Upbeat'. It is compatible with PSPgo and PSP-1000/2000/3000 series.
Q: Does the video-out cable and cradle for PSP-1000/2000/3000 series compatible with PSPgo?
A: Because of the new cradle for PSPgo, both are NOT compatible with it.
xist said:I know that you kind of mentioned it when you talked about the cradle and peripherals, but it really must be stressed that the Go does away with a standard USB port and has a proprietary USB input instead. You get a cable when you buy the Go but if you need to hook the Go up in a few places, or lose the one you had, it'll cost $$$ to replace.
Thanks to xist for pointing me out.
Q: How much is the price for original PSP games at PlayStation Store?
A:Making progress. My NID resolver is working flawlessly now. If I can get it to work with the eLoader source, we’ll have an eLoader for the Go.FireEmblemGuy said:-Download prices vary from UMD prices significantly, depending on Sony, the publisher, and how much a physical store is selling the UMD for- many stores discount games that don' sell well while others keep them at full price.
Thanks to FireEmblemGuy for pointing his point about the price.
Q: While downloading a game on PSP, how long will it lasts?
A: It depends on the size of PSP games. For example, downloading a Gran Turismo on your PSP takes three (3) and a half hours to download, but on your PC takes faster on the faster Internet service. (On a dial-up connection, downloading a PSP game is slower to finish, on both PSP (with Wi-Fi) and PC.)
Q: What format is the original PSP games on what I bought on the PlayStation Store?
A: Instead of ISO format, it's in EBOOT format.
Q: Is PSPgo hacked?
A: Yes. FreePlay used his save game exploit known as the 'Universal Hello World'. It works on all PSP models. The name of a PSP game, which is used on that exploit, is unknown. Why?
Note from FreePlay said:NO, I *DO NOT* plan on sharing any useful details about this. I want to see how long this will fester before Sony finally figures out how to fix it. That means I won’t be sharing the files or even naming the game I used to do it.
This exploit was found on October 3 2009 and it's not fake. So here's three YouTube videos, two by FreePlay and one by MaGiXieN of the PSPGEN team.
Also, on November 2 2009, FreePlay is currently working on another PSPgo hack called eLoader. This could lead to homebrew games and applications.
Q: So is there a custom firmware for PSPgo to play ISOs?
A: No. In the future, it will be a custom firmware for PSPgo.
Q: How long is the battery life on PSPgo?
A: It takes up to three to five hours. So that's shorter than PSP-1000/2000/3000 models.
Q: What are the colours of PSPgo?
A: Currently, there are two colours; Pearl White and Piano Black.
So that's the end for the PSPgo FAQ. Now you can discuss this topic. If there's any questions that are not answered in the first post, please post your question about PSPgo here in this topic or PM me. For the FAQs for the XMB firmware, see here.