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Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1349 reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity. Comments are divided on the reliability.

portability, usability, price, design, size

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the size.

portability, price, usability, reliability, design

size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, portability, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Original PSP 3000 LCD Screen with Backlight + Tool KitOriginal PSP 3000 LCD Screen with Backlight + Tool Kit

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Peckham (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 3000

 

Is this upgrade to the PSP worth it?

External mic, feels less plasticky, colour space options

Mic isn't fantastic

If you're a heavy PSP user with wads of cash to blow, need the external mic or want to play games on a standard TV, the PSP 3000 is the sleeker, visually crisper twin to last year's model. If you're an original PSP owner and skipped the PSP 2000,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

Sony NGP

 

Code-named the Next Generation Portable (NGP), the new handheld is set for release in the northern summer of 2011 and will include features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, a rear touch pad, 5-inch OLED touchscreen and more.

Via GameSpot AU

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : John P. Falcone (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

With its impressive game library, lower price and expanded feature set, it's certainly a much better deal than the original PSP — and it's even better than the PSP 2000. While its media and online functions won't necessarily replace a dedicated AV...

Light, slim enclosure ; Better colour reproduction ; Built-in Skype ; Deep line-up of great game titles with better graphics than Nintendo DS games

UMD load times slow ; Screen isn't completely glare-free and is still a magnet for fingerprints ; No built-in storage

Someday, no doubt, Sony will debut a full-on PSP2, with a host of next-gen features and a more radical redesign. But for now, we've got an evolutionary upgrade of a portable gaming and media console that already had a lot going for it. Existing PSP...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jason Chen (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony PSP 3000 Review

 

Sony's recent PSP-3000 upgrade had one major feature change among its other small updates: the brighter, increased contrast and wider colour gam...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

to all those idiots that say that ds is better they ae just losers that don have a psp and having fun with their zeldas and marios and poemons and FIY you ca get a camera for psp

everything

not much

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

very good graphics everything

everything except

it cant be modded

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

evetthing is awesome it would do with a camera

almost eveything

doesn't have a camera

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

ds is way better than the psp 3000 sony should be illegal they make **** things buy a ds instead psps have the worst graphics ever? ds's have way better game libary and graphics so buy a ds instead

nothing

everything

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

best portable gaming system... you'll always be entertained

internet, good games, music, videos, mic, better screen

can't think of any

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony PSP-3000

 

way better than a nintendo ds, ther crap compared 2 a psp 3000 keep up the good work sony!

everything

nothing

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Connections

Controllers included:0
Input/Output:1xVideo Out/IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), headphone, microphone, controller, Analog video out
Network Card: No

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad: No
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Lilac / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / Turquoise / Violet / White
Gaming control function keys:Back, D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Resolution:480 x 272
Screen:Built-in LCD
Screen size:4.33"
Second display: No
Total no. of Colors:16770000
Touchscreen: No
Video Resolution:N/A

Features

CD/DVD Playback: No
ESRB Rating:M (Mature)
Genre :Action
Internet Compatible: Yes
Language version:ENG
Media Type:UMD
Multiplayer mode: Yes
PEGI Rating:18
Platform:PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Portable: Yes
Release Date:20.10.2009
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):20.10.2009

Internal

CPU:2 MIPS R4000 32 bit processors running at max 333 MHz
RAM:64

Measures

Dimensions:17 x 7.1 x 1.9
Weight:189

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AC3, LPCM, MP3 / LPCM / MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / MP3, PCM
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, TIF / JPG
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Games included:1 / 3 / Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines / FIFA World Cup 2010 / FIFA09 / FIFA11 / Final Fantasy: Dissidia / Giulia Passione Equitazione / God of War: Ghost of Sparta / Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Monster Hunter / MotorStorm: Arctic Edge / Petz: My Puppy Family, Petz: My Baby Hamster / Resistance:Retribution
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Built-in processor:PSP CPU
Internal Memory:32 / 64
Internal memory type:DDR
Platform:PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Processor Model:PSP CPU

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):6

Power source

Battery Life:5
Power Type:Lithium ion rechargeable

Related

Miscellaneous:Wireless Communication, CPUs: One ARM9 and one ARM7. No Memory card or headphones included

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:No / Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Included memory card size:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78 / 1.86 / 7.14
Height :1.84 / 1.86 / 6.86 / 7.14
Weight:186 / 189 / 260 / 280
Width:16.9 / 17