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Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1358 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. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some negative views about the connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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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 89/100 = Very good 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. People really like the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts 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)

Sep, 2018

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. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

price, portability, usability, reliability, size

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony PSP3000 review

 

The latest version of Sony's PSP multimedia portable is the most competitive yet, with a brighter screen and built-in microphone

Bright, colourful screen ; superb user interface ; excellent mobile gaming ; increasingly broad range of features

Still limited in content options and capacity next to some alternatives, although they're not games consoles

The PSP is steadily grinding out an increasingly effective niche for itself - the newest version is the best yet

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony PSP Slim & Lite 3000 review

 

Last year's PSP remake gets remade again. Only without anything we really wanted or asked for…

Still a great media and gaming machine, but not the comprehensive remake we were after

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Peckham (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 3000 review

 

The PSP 3000 is basically a point update to the PSP "Slim and Lite", Sony's lighter, faster, slimmer refresh that arrived in September 2007. Recall that the original PSP debuted in March 2005, so we certainly weren't due for an update this soon, but an...

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 (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony PSP2 NGP

 

The NGP or PSP2, is an upgraded version of the Sony's popular handheld PlayStation Portable PSP console. Planned for an Autumn launch, the NGP, or whatever we're expected to call it, will aim to feature heavily in the top 10 christmas gifts of 2011.

Quite simple: Price. This war will come down to which console is cheaper. The Nintendo 3DS is launched in February 2011, a good six months before the PSP2. Both Sony and Nintendo hope their handheld consoles will fend off rising competition from...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : James Holland (electricpig.co.uk)

Sony PSP-3000

 

The latest incarnation of Sony's handheld games machine, the PSP-3000, is possibly the most powerful, visually-lavish handheld console that money can buy. But is it perfect? Far from it…

Great, anti-glare screen

Screen can go fuzzy at times. Not enough new features

No one can accuse the PSP-3000 of lacking power. Lacking in new features, though, is a different matter.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony PSP-3000

 

The latest incarnation of the Sony PSP now has an improved screen with a higher resolution and built-in microphone for chatting via Go! Messenger and Skype. With the new screen glare is a thing of the past, while offering a brighter, more vivid display...

This is still the most powerful mobile gamer out there, with kick-ass titles like Patapon and FIFA 09 proving there’s life in the old handheld yet. Sony PSP-3000 is tagged with Sony, games, handheld, portable and Wi-Fi. Select a tag (Sony, for example)...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetlite.com)

Latest Sony PSP-3000 gets disassembled…

 

As you will know the new PSP-3000 barely shows any physical difference from its predecessor, the most obvious finding if you were given one to compare is that

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (techworld.com)

Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 3000 review

 

Sony's new buffed-up PlayStation Portable 3000 handheld game system will be heading for the shelves as you read this - but should existing PSP owners think about upgrading?

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 : 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 : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Sony PSP 3000 review: Sony PSP 3000

 

Sony PSP 3000

Light, slim enclosure; screen offers better color reproduction than that of earlier PSP models; improved AV output for video and game playback on TVs; built-in Skype with onboard microphone; retains all of the impressive media and online features of...

Despite improvements, problems and annoyances remain: screen exhibits noticeable jaggies and scanlines during high-motion video and gaming sequences; UMD load times still poky compared with DS games; screen isn't glare-free, and is still a magnet for...

While there's probably not enough to get owners of previous the PSP to upgrade, newcomers will find the PSP-3000 to be a solid portable gaming and multimedia device.

Oct, 2008

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