Thinking of buying a PSP

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Apr 26, 2008

Thinking of buying a PSP by Tim the Elite at 7:25 AM (1,516 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Tim the Elite
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    Newcomer Tim the Elite Member

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    So yeah bricked my DS... and PSP and DS are around the same price so I figure instead of replacing my DS I should just go for something different.

    So IF I was to buy a PSP, assume that I buy the following...

    - White Slim and Lite PSP
    - A 2GB or so memory stick
    - A few games

    (i dont plan on downgrading or playing downloaded games... for now)

    Will I be able to just drag and drop .avi movies (XviD 700MB you know the ones) direct onto the memory card and watch them?

    Will I be able to drag and drop all my music onto the memory card and use it like an iPod? (Please explain music menu, how easy it is to scroll songs etc.)

    Are PSP's really that good? Graphics? Gameplay? Hands comfortable?

    If I want to downgrade in the future, is it easy? Softmod? Because Ive never touched a soldering iron in my life.

    Can I run homebrew without downgrading? (GBA Emulator if there is one please confirm)

    What are the advantages of the lateset firmware over 1.5?

    If I buy base pack and game and i good to go? Do I need memory stick to save games?

    And last of all, what are some good games? Was thinking of getting Vice City Stories to start off with.

    Ty.
     
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  3. moozxy

    Member moozxy hamboning

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    TheNeck pretty much answered all your questions, as for good games I really enjoyed Jeanne d'Arc, Disgaea, and DJMax.
     
  4. Tim the Elite
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    Newcomer Tim the Elite Member

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    if i get a phat pre owned psp... is that easier to get CFW than if i buy a slim psp new?
     
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    It depends what firmware is on the psp, if it's 3.51 or higher (I think) you'll need the pandora battery and magic memory card anyway.
     
  6. Tim the Elite
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    Newcomer Tim the Elite Member

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    argh too complicated ty for ur help but im just gettin ds again

    so easy to play downloaded games on ds

    psp sounds like hell
     
  7. myuusmeow

    Member myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    IMO, if you're willing to buy a $40 flashcart+ a MicroSD, you should be MORE than willing to buy a Datel Tool Battery/Pandora's Battery for $30.00, spend about 3 minutes making the MMS following ediblebird's guide, and then about 5 more minutes flashing your PSP.

    I'd rather do that simple task once and be able to play PS2 quality games and emulate almost everything up to and including the N64. (n64 is a little slow) then be lazy and buy a flashcart and only be able to play mediocre DS games and slow/buggy emulators
     
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    your loss, if you prefer sholveware over quality homebrew, emus and games then thats cool.
     
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    Nah PSP backups are very easy and FREE!
    You dont even have to buy a thirdparty "slot-1" device.
     
  10. Tim the Elite
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    yah but the thing is i already have all ds stuff

    my console is just bricked remember?
     
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    - You can buy a 2nd hand psp,
    - get it flashed with pandora battery, which may cost you nothing, as you can sell on after for the same price, or if you have the right battery convert your own.
    - and a 4GB card (make sure it's a legit one) and ur sorted.
    Well worth it.
    BUT
    it's better to have both... DS and PSP. ;-)
     
  12. myuusmeow

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    I guess if you're happy with 95% of the library of the DS being absolute crap and 99.9% of DS games having horrid graphics...
     
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    I bought my psp about five weeks ago and havent used it for the last three.
     
  14. Tim the Elite
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    graphics dont make a game good. sure, they help, but gameplay matters most.

    one time i overheard these people talking

    Person 1: "Hey, im getting a wii!"
    Person 2: "Lolz nub, teh graphicz r shit. get a ps3."

    *shudders*
     
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    Get a Phat PSP lol, it's not hard to downgrade
     
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    Both systems have Shovelware. I've played Jeanne D'Arc, and I'm playing Disgaea now. Both were great games for the PSP. After that, I don't know what else I'll be playing on my PSP. It only has a few titles that really called out to me. It might get shelved.

    (Of course, Disgaea is coming to the DS and will most likely be more playable.)

    EDIT: If you get a PSP, buck the phat trend and get a slim. It's primary disadvantage was that it wouldn't run 1.50-based firmware. But that has been mitigated by the fact that most of the popular homebrew was rebuilt to run under 3.XX CFW. For the stuff that still requires 1.50, you can run that on a slim using TimeMachine.

    The slim has better buttons, is lighter, and has more flash space for official firmware features like Skype. Plus, you can get one brand new and not second hand.
     
  17. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    The last game I played on my PSP was Crisis Core and that was 4 weeks ago [​IMG]

    And Crisis Core was one of the few games that I liked on my PSP. And I have one from 2 years [​IMG]

    Instead I just finished yesterday TWEWY on my DS. Great game.

    If you want:

    Very good emulators but crappy games: PSP
    Mediocre emulators but good games: DS

    That's the criteria [​IMG]
     

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