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Sony PSP Go

alaTest has collected and analysed 512 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the connectivity and size. The usability and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the value for money.

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value for money

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

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Sony PSP Go console review - Pocket-lint


Better or worse than before?

Great hardware, more compact than previously

For those who were just about to put a PSP on their Christmas list then overall they get a better looking device, with expanded memory, but for us we'll be sticking to the old hardware and our old games

For those who were just about to put a PSP on their Christmas list then overall they get a better looking device, with expanded memory, but for us we'll be sticking to the old hardware and our old games

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Sony PSP Go review


The Sony PSP handheld games console re-emerges better than ever before

Beautifully designed ; Decent build-quality ; Fits in your ocket ; Downloadable game store ; Bluetooth tethering

Fingerrints ; Exensive ; No real killer as ; Battery life is oor ; No UMD drive

With all of the above criticisms taken into consideration, this is still the best commercially available handheld gaming console on the market.

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Sony PSP Go console - First Look review - Pocket-lint


Can this improve on the current PSP?

Screen is amazingly crisp, should give you longer battery life as no moving parts, Bluetooth

This smaller version of the PSP is as good as the original, but it still might not have what it takes to beat the Nintendo DS

This smaller version of the PSP is as good as the original, but it still might not have what it takes to beat the Nintendo DS


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Sony PSPgo


Can Sony's latest PSP grab the handheld crown?

I'd also say that the new control layout is a definite improvement. The old position of the analogue stick never felt right, making my hand cramp up after long sessions, particularly in games like Resistance: Retribution where you're making plentiful...

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Stuff magazine


Ditching the disc slot and adopting a new slider form, the PSPgo marks a radical shift for Sony's portable gamer. But has it slimmed down too far?

Smaller and snappier with admirable multimedia ambitions, but the PSPgo's compromised layout makes gaming hit-and-miss

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Sony PSP Go preview hands-on test


Sony's new PSP Go has a smaller form factor than its predecessors and is about 43 per cent lighter than the 3000. The Go adds Bluetooth capability to the Sony handheld platform for the first time, and you can also tether it to a Bluetooth-enabled...

The PSP Go doesn't offer any game-changing upgrades, such as a touchscreen or second analogue stick. The 97mm screen is smaller than the 107mm screen of previous models. There's also no UMD drive, which means there's no way to play existing PSP...

Sony will be releasing software called Media Go to help users manage the PSP's content on their PC. This replaces the older, and not terribly useful, Sony Media Manager software. The company is also promising a feature called 'Sense Me' that will...

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Sony PSP Go review: first look


The Sony PSP Go sports the design the portable PlayStation should've had the first time around.

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Review: Sony PSPgo


The latest incarnation of the PSP has a more compact design and lacks the UMD drive of its predecessors. Is it the next must-have portable gaming system?

Sleeker and slim design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without UMDs; pause and resume game states

Pricey; lack of touchscreen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games; uses obscure and expensive Memory Stick M2 format for memory...

As we said in the intro, the PSPgo represents a bold move for Sony. In terms of design, this model, which is the sleekest and most pocket-friendly PSP yet, is very appealing, though not without a few downsides. However, its success will largely depend...

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Sony PSP Go Console


Reports have confirmed our previous posts that the PSPgo will indeed be released without it's UMD. It seems also that the new console will include 16GB of internal memory, built-in Bluetooth to enable gamers to pair a Bluetooth compatible headset and a...

On the basis that Sony announce details this Summer, the new PSP could be launched in Japan later this year with the US following before Christmas. This makes a pre Christmas launch in the UK difficult, unless Sony launch in the UK at the same time as...

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Sony PSP Go


The latest PSP, the Go, sheds some weight and a UMD drive in an effort to become the king of portable gaming devices.

The PSP Go retails for R3299, making it more expensive than the PSP 3000 and not much cheaper than the PS3 Slim. If you have a PSP already you probably won’t want to upgrade to the Go, since you won’t be able to use your current PSP's games on the Go....

Product Specifications

Expanding the PSP universe, PSPgo is the smallest, lightest PSP yet.Which means it's now even easier for you to play great games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, view photos, surf the Internet and chat with friends on the move. Plus, with Bluetooth 2.0 technology now added to the mix, PSPgo also retains its critically acclaimed Wireless features including Ad Hoc Mode (direct PSP to PSP Wireless connection), Infrastructure Mode (PSP to Wireless local area network (WLAN) connection), Remote play (PSP to PS3 Wireless local area network connection) and Game Sharing, which allows you to share specific game features between two PSP systems. Never has there been so much power in your pocket. PSPgo has a brand new look that's perfect for slipping into your pocket when you're on the go. The system's stylish slide open design reveals the familiar PSP button layout and feature set - complete with analog stick and built-in microphone. PSPgo is now the ultimate portable PlayStation gaming system.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7cm
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP go) N1000 series
Type:Handheld game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad


Colour:Pearl white/Piano black


Installed Size:64MB