Thinkin' about buying a PSP for Homebrew...

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by ToonGoomba, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. ToonGoomba
    OP

    ToonGoomba Sarcastic Super Star

    Member
    2
    Oct 20, 2017
    United States
    North Carolina
    So I've been a Nintendo only player for as long as I can remember, and I have a CFW'd New 3DS that I use very often, but uh...I've seen some PSP Homebrew capabilities, and now I'm thinking about getting a PSP now. What model should I get? I heard there are different models, so which one is best for Homebrew? Or should I just get a Vita? (It feels so weird thinking about this, as i'm a Nintendo only guy)
     
  2. tedmg091309131

    tedmg091309131 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    If you get the psvita you can use psvita and psp homebrew on it. If you get the psp you can only use psp homebrew on it. I recommend the psvita if you can get one on 3.60 or below.
     
    Last edited by tedmg091309131, Dec 15, 2017
  3. ToonGoomba
    OP

    ToonGoomba Sarcastic Super Star

    Member
    2
    Oct 20, 2017
    United States
    North Carolina
    Can you play PSP games on Vita? I know not physically, but digitally?
     
  4. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

    Member
    11
    GBAtemp Patron
    x65943 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jun 23, 2014
    United States
    Midwest
    I recommend psp 1000 so that you can have a permanent hack. Further, it takes like 5 seconds to hack this thing.

    You can get any model though - they are all hackable and very easily. If you get above psp 1000 you will most likely have to run an exploit every time you load, but this takes 2 seconds so it shouldn't discourage you from getting a different model very much. (not to mention you can just put it into sleep when you aren't using it - thus avoiding this inconvenience entirely)

    Have fun with it and let me know if you have any other questions. You can usually get a psp from a pawn shop for $30-$40 or on ebay for about the same price.
     
  5. ShroomKing

    ShroomKing Mr. Nice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Member
    2
    Mar 3, 2017
    United States
    Another World
    i have a psp 2000 lying around, unfortunately the screen stopped working. i really liked using it for psx games and emulators.

    i also have a vita, honestly i'd say get a vita on or below firmware 3.60 and install HENkaku on it, cuz essentially you can have a cfw 6.61 psp on your vita with the vsh and everything, which you can use to play psp/psx games and homebrew. (there's also patches to allow using the right analog stick for some games)

    additionally you will be able to run vita native games, homebrew and plugins.

    the only downside is that you can't download stuff from the psn or play higher firmware games, but playing online and remoteplay works just fine.

    apparently there's a plugin going to be released around christmas which will bring back the activation/downloading from psn.

    but there are other ways to get games anyway >.>
     
    Last edited by ShroomKing, Dec 15, 2017
  6. ToonGoomba
    OP

    ToonGoomba Sarcastic Super Star

    Member
    2
    Oct 20, 2017
    United States
    North Carolina
    The 1000 is the bulky one, right?
     
    x65943 likes this.
  7. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

    Member
    11
    GBAtemp Patron
    x65943 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jun 23, 2014
    United States
    Midwest
    yeah, the "phat", it's only very slightly more bulky however. Still fits in your pocket just fine. It's the front to back distance that is longer, not side to side.
     
  8. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

    pip Contributor
    8
    Jun 9, 2014
    United States
    New Jersey
    I recommend the 3000 model, mostly for the much better screen, but also for the lighter weight. It can only install liteCFW, which is temporary until the console is powered off, but it's no less capable than permanent firmware, and reinstallation is as easy as running an app in the "game" menu and takes just 3 seconds. After playing on the 3000's screen, it's really hard for me to go back. It's quite the difference, and with how cheap all the models are, I'd definitely say pick up the 3000.
     
    zfreeman and DarthDub like this.
  9. tedmg091309131

    tedmg091309131 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    On the psvita you can also use touchscreen games. The PSP screen can't be used as a touchscreen.
     
    Last edited by tedmg091309131, Dec 15, 2017
  10. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

    pip Contributor
    8
    Jun 9, 2014
    United States
    New Jersey
    I'd recommend against a Vita, at least if you're looking to play PSP games specifically. I haven't actually taken measurements of it, but the Vita's emulation of PSP titles feels off to me. I think it has some sort of variable input lag, but again, I haven't actually taken the time to investigate.

    That being said, I do recommend the Vita as an overall unit. I've put a lot of hours into mine, despite having very few games for it, and the hacking side of it is fairly comprehensive.
     
    x65943 likes this.
  11. ToonGoomba
    OP

    ToonGoomba Sarcastic Super Star

    Member
    2
    Oct 20, 2017
    United States
    North Carolina
    I've looked into PSVita games, but they dont really pop out to me. PSP games are way more diverse, and i'm surprised some games are just like home console versions
     
  12. Ominous66521

    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    5
    Feb 7, 2016
    United States
    The only reason I could see to get a vita is if you want to play persona 4 golden,otherwise get a psp since its cheaper.
     
    Last edited by Ominous66521, Dec 15, 2017
    DarthDub likes this.
  13. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    You can get PSP's with CFW already installed and ready from Ebay for the same price as a non-CFW PSP, it's what I did, saves the hassle of putting the CFW on yourself.
     
  14. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

    Member
    11
    GBAtemp Patron
    x65943 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jun 23, 2014
    United States
    Midwest
    It literally takes 2 seconds so either way it's the same. Only exception is if they send it to you on a really old hacked fw and then you have to spend hours updating.
     
  15. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Member
    9
    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    Or just use sleep mode instead of turning it off completely.
     
  16. tedmg091309131

    tedmg091309131 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    I forgot to mention that due to the touchscreen on the back of the psvita you can have more buttons. Such as more than 1 left and right shoulder button in psvita mode.
     
    Last edited by tedmg091309131, Dec 16, 2017
  17. rscarrab

    rscarrab GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Jan 29, 2007
    Bureau 39, Pyongyang
    Edit: my mistake
     
    Last edited by rscarrab, Dec 18, 2017
  18. ToonGoomba
    OP

    ToonGoomba Sarcastic Super Star

    Member
    2
    Oct 20, 2017
    United States
    North Carolina
    There is a touchscreen on the back!?
     
  19. Tikker

    Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    3
    Apr 8, 2007
    Canada
    psp 1000-2000-3000-go all can have permanent CFW on 6.20 pro-c. there's literally no reason to go past that. it takes 5 minutes start to finish, and 3 of that is downloading the software

    been rocking that on my 3 psp's for years now, it's super stable and everything works
     
  20. fate6

    fate6 Haha, I killed a Pumpkin!

    Member
    2
    Aug 2, 2014
    United States
    [fate6@Canterlot ~]$
    How has no one pointed out that you can use the Vita's second stick on PSP games? makes MH and Phantasy Star waaaayyy better let alone the far better screen.
    oh and ByTheBy 6.61 Infinity is a thing so it doesn't matter what system OP gets(beside a street model but who wants that?).
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice