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Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3209 reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the game selection and size. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability and price.

portability, design, usability, size, game selection

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People really like the game selection and size. The portability and design also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, portability, size, game selection

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP Handheld ConsoleSony PSP Handheld Console

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2209 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Views about the size and game selection are generally positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get negative reviews.

portability, design, usability, game selection, size

price, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation Portable (PSP) Value PackPlayStation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

Mar, 2019

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Sony PSP


Movie and photo transfer capability, MP3 playback, bearable speakers… this is the best portable gaming machine ever

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Tor Thorsen (

First Take: Sony PSP


We find out just what Sony's upcoming handheld is capable of.

May, 2004

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Does more than you think!


The PSP does more than just play games. Like the PS3, it is a portable video, music and gaming machine. Plus you can download games onto a memory stick rather than needing lots of discs. Via remote play (a connection to the PS3 via wireless) we use it...

Does more than just play games - has found life even after mobile phone games!

Game discs can be a pain to carry.

Oct, 2011

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Great handy device


This has got to be one of the best portable devices in the technology industry. It's outstanding graphics are just great but also you don't feel like you're getting ripped off because it offers a great variety for games and there's one for everyone's...

Brilliant. compact. great graphics. Beats DS

Apr, 2011

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I got this for my nephew for christmas a year back and he still takes it most places he goes. He has it on standby in case he needs to fill time while he waits for something.

The design is small portable but yet functional. It doesn't feel cramped or flimsy. Games aren't expensive. Compared to Xbox360 and PS3 the games are fairly priced. Plenty of hours of entertainment can be had on this system

The glare off the screen in certain lighting conditions makes it difficult to play. If you want a wide selection of games be prepared to spend a small bit of money.

Jan, 2011

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The psp is a great handheld console with you can easily play along with while out and about. Sony have created some remarkable games for the psp and it is simply remarkably fun to play it on the psp, along with this the psp has great graphics. Great, 4...

A great console with wonderful graphics. The psp is a great hit and I would recommend it to all. The games are fun and the psp is very portable, along with great graphics, sound and the now cheap price, the psp is a great console to buy. Hoghly...

It would be good if there was a camera on the psp.

Jan, 2011

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My husband has this PSP. He finds that the screen is a good size and it fits into your hands well. Easy to use as our three year old can play with it. The picture is quite clear. The games are the same as the PS2 but he thinks that there needs to be...

Great little handheld machine with lots of features to keep you entertained for hours. Games are cheap.

Sony no longer make the movies for the PSP. Downloading movies a bit difficult.

Jan, 2011

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This devices is aimed at the more serious gamers, those who care about graphics and true 3D environments. The games it plays look similar in quality to the PS2 and the best bit you can take it with you. The battery lasts a good 3 hours and the build is...

Best Serious Gamer System

Non-really, with over 62 million worldwide sales to date Sony have made sure it's stable and with the backing of a company with major reputation they have keeped up the standards. My main annoyance though is I just got the PSP-2000 and shortly after...

Oct, 2010

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The PSP System is an amazing gaming console which I guarantee that anyone who atleast tries it will be amazed at how much you can do with such as small console. The PSP has got to be the best portable gaming console which I have ever bought and play

The Sony PSP is a great consol. This is because of its fantastic style and design and also at the fact that you are able to fit so much into a portable console such as a memory card, camera, microphone, speakers, joystick, etc. An obvious reason is...

There is not much to dislike about the PSP Console except that there are not as many games on the market for it compared to the PS3, etc. The surface of the PSP is smooth and so scrates can be easily visible from the oustide of it.

Jul, 2010

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Generally speaken , this Sony Corp console is simply the best portable game system in the markets right now . And despite of its not very affordable price , Sony PSP does have a very large public that's ready to pay for it no matter how high was it...

Best handheld console at all ! Big screen , high LCD quality , graphicaly optimized , lots of cool features . . .

The price is a bit high , generally not affordable by most people .

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Colour of product:Black


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

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Second display: No
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Developer:SCE San Diego Studio
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Genre :Sports
Language version:ENG
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
Platform:PlayStation Vita
Publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date:05. 03. 2013
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):05/03/2013

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 1000 series/Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 2000 series
Type:Handheld game console


Model:Base Pack/Giga Pack PSP-1000 G1/Value Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad


Colour:Black/Ice silver/White


Audio formats supported:AC3, PCM / MP3 / MP3, PCM / PCM
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4


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

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Games included:1 / FIFA 13 / Invizimals Trilogy
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 110-240
Battery Capacity:1200 / 1500 / 1800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):6


Installed Size:32MB/64MB


Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo

System requirements

Minimum RAM:6
Minimum system requirements:6000 KB

Technical Details

Minimum system requirements:PSP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.86 / 2.16 / 2.3 / 7.34
Height :2.16 / 7.14 / 7.34 / 7.4
Weight:186 / 189 / 223 / 280
Width:16.9 / 17 / 17.2