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Whether you're looking to buy a PSP for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, you'll want to make sure to buy the right model. Though the differences between models aren't huge, they can be significant depending on the intended use of the PSP.
Each PSP model has had different specifications; sometimes the differences are large and sometimes not so much.
The PS Vita is the most sophisticated gaming handheld yet, and there's a lot to know. Here's a guide.
PSP homebrewers have made emulators for just about every game system out there. Play NES roms on your PSP? Absolutely! GBA? That too. Here are 10 of the coolest emulators to try on your PlayStation Portable.
The PSP-1000 was the most powerful handheld gaming console when it was released, but what are its exact specifications? The original PlayStation Portable's hardware specs are still pretty impressive, as this list shows.
Here's a list of the specifications for the 3rd generation PSP, the PSP-3000.
The PSP is a versatile device, but it can't play every file format out there. Find out which music, video and image formats the PSP can play.
Since the introduction of the PSP-2000 model, PSP gamers have had the option of playing their games on a bigger screen using the PSP's video out jack.
The PS Vita is a multimedia device, but that doesn't mean it can play everything. Here are the media formats and memory cards that are compatible with the PlayStation Vita.
The PSP is able to interact with the PlayStation 3, but how? What does PSP - PS3 interactivity look like?
Like the PSP before it, the PlayStation Vita can access content on a PS3 and even play PS3 games remotely.
While the PS Vita will come with certain basic apps pre-loaded there will also be other apps available for download from the day of the handheld's launch.
Instructions for creating a Playstation Network account, for yourself or for your children.
Sony's PSP isn't really marketed towards kids and pre-teen gamers, but there are some great PSP games for kids if you look hard enough.
What does the PS Vita look like compared to the PSP? Find out in this side-by-side look at the two PlayStation handhelds.
Here's a list of the specifications for the 4th generation PSP, the PSPgo.
Thoughts and complete specifications on the PSP-E1000, a WiFi-less version of the PlayStation Portable. What does this bargain model mean for gamers?
Transferring music and other audio files to your PSP is not difficult, once you know the process. Then you can use your PlayStation Portable to listen to your music wherever you go.
These are your PSP Guide's favorite role-playing titles, with links to reviews and further information.
In many ways, the PS Vita is the device gamers wanted way back when the PSP first came out. Here are five things the PS Vita adds to make it far better than the PSP.
Finding out which version of the PSP firmware your PlayStation Portable is running is simple. Just follow this step-by-step.
There are all kinds of really cool homebrews available for the PSP (assuming you have homebrew-capable firmware). I think these are the most exciting.
These are your PSP Guide's favorite action-adventure titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Sure the PSP is a great gaming machine, but you can do lots of other things with Sony's portable PlayStation. Play movies, listen to music, view photos, surf the web, and more. See what else your PSP can do!
Some positive aspects of letting kids hack the PSP.
The PS Vita comes packaged with six AR cards that you can use to play some free downloadable games.
If you're a gamer, you might be more interested in playing games than eating candy on Halloween (or maybe you do both). Here are some great scary games for Halloween gaming horror.
The PS Vita can play back several audio formats and can even access your music library on your PC or PS3.
Find out what kinds of games you can download for the PS Vita and where to get them.
This is the complete list of flying games for the PSP, with links to reviews and more information.
Wondering what comes in the PS Vita box? Can't decide if you really want one? Come along as I unpack my new PlayStation Vita. Page 2.
While a quick wipe with a soft cloth will get most of the smudges off your PS Vita's (or other device's) screen, there is a better way to keep your screen in pristine condition.
Transferring photos and other image files to your PSP is simple, once you know how. Then you can use your PlayStation Portable to show off your snapshots anytime, anywhere.
Each PSP model has different strengths and weaknesses, different pros and cons. This article sets them all out so you can choose the best PSP model for you.
Here's a list of the specifications for the PSP2, officially called the PS Vita or PlayStation Vita (formerly known as NGP).
It looks like interaction between the PS Vita and the PS3 will be much better than PSP / PS3 interactivity ever was.
It's simple to rearrange the home screen on your PS Vita and add a background if you want to. Here's how.
The PS Vita has a built-in web browser app, which is pretty simple to use once you know its quirks.
Did you know you can access your PS3 using your PSP? Whether you want to use your PSP as a remote control while playing music on your PS3, or you want to play the games located on your PS3 with your PSP, you'll want to set up Remote Play.
These are your PSP Guide's favorite puzzle titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Find all the information you need on all of the PSP models, from specifications lists, to image galleries, to what the PSP's hardware means for gamers.
Content Manager is the utility software for the PS Vita, replacing the PSP's Media Go and drag-and-drop content management.
Is the PSP-E1000 model a better pick for kids? Find out here.
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Using a touch-screen keyboard, like that on the PS Vita, isn't really any more difficult than a physical keyboard. It does have a few quirks and tricks to know about, though, that will make your experience much better.
A definition of the Sports genre in video games.
We've seen the specs and the images of the PS Vita (formerly NGP) but what does it mean for gamers?
The Duel PSP Satchel by Everki is a carryall designed especially for the PSP. We review it here.
Homebrew is homemade software for any platform, in this case the PSP.
Sony PSP Media Go for PSP is a free PC program that manages PSP content, syncs it to new content and easily downloads it from the PlayStation Store for PC.
It's much harder to make your own video files than it is to transfer them to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then watch your own PSP videos, or ones you've downloaded off the internet, wherever you go. This how-to is for older firmware versions.
When the PSP first came out, it was full of promise, and lots of third-party accessories manufacturers made neat stuff for it. Sadly, most of that neat stuff didn't work on later PSP models.
SonyMedia Go for PSP is a free program for PC that lets you manage your PSP downloads, syncs your PSP with the content you want, and makes downloading from the PlayStation Store simple. Here's how to set up Sony Media Go for PSP.
A guide to the Sony PS Vita, intended primarily for parents of young gamers.
The PS Vita is compared to the Nintendo 3DS on the basis of kid-friendliness.
What is a PSP? Sony's PlayStation Portable is a powerful handheld gaming console, but what can it do? Read for overview and specs.
PSP homebrewers have made emulators for just about every game system out there. Now you can even play Intellivision games on your PSP. Here are 10 more coolest emulators to try on your PlayStation Portable.
A definition of Ad hoc, and what it means as it applies to PSP.
It's not difficult to transfer files such as photos and music to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then you can listen to your tunes or show off your photos wherever you go, whenever you want. This tutorial is for older firmware versions.
Accessing the PlayStation Store from a PS Vita is much like accessing it from a PSP or PS3, but if you're new to the PSN, you might need a few pointers.
There are a few different ways to update your PSP's firmware. Here's how.
A quick reference list of PSP titles with Gamesharing.
A comparison of what the PS Vita and LeapFrog's LeapPad have to offer kids.
Sony is launching a service called PlayStation Mobile for PlayStation-certified devices. Find out what it is.
A discussion about the best age for kids to start playing Sony's portable systems.
Homebrew is a term that refers to home-made programming and software. Despite Sony's security measures on PlayStation Portable firmware, there is a thriving PSP homebrew community.
Read e-books on your PSP by following these simple steps.
The PSP, DS and iPhone/iPod Touch are all good options for the gamer on the go, but here are 5 reasons why the PSP is the best choice among handheld game systems.
Learn about the different models of the PSP hardware and find out how to choose the best PSP for kids.
Criticism of the PlayStation Portable's proprietary UMD format for games and media was strong right from the beginning. Here are some the reason the format never really won gamers over.
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The PS Vita will come pre-loaded with a slew of apps for music, social networking and more. Here's what you'll find when you first turn you new PS Vita on.
A description for parents of the free software available for hacked PSPs, and whether each kind is legal or not.
A memory stick is a storage device used with the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and other electronic devices.
You can transfer files between your computer and your PSP with just a USB cable, if you know how the files are organized. Or you can use software that will synch your PSP for you. Here are some options.
The PS Vita doesn't use the XMB or cross-media bar like the PSP or PS3.
The term PSP-4000 refers to the rumored new model of PSP that would replace the PSP-3000 model.
While most of the Ratchet & Clank games have been released for PS2 and PS3, there were some PSP games. This guide covers the whole series and where the PSP games fit in.
There are a number of options in the PS Vita's firmware that allow parents to have control over what their kids are seeing and playing. Here's what they are and how to set them up.
The term PSP-3000 refers to third version of the PSP, also called the PSP Brite.
UMD means Universal Media Disc, and is the format used for PlayStation Portable (PSP) games.
Both the front and rear cameras on the PS Vita can be used to take photos and videos. Here's how.
These are some of the most fun, yet educational, games for kids on PSP.
What accessories come with the PlayStation Portable? How is the Giga Pack different from the Value Pack or the Core System PSP?
Fighting is a genre of video game.
Sony has made an array of PS Vita accessories available, including cases, earphones, screen protectors and more.
It's much harder to make your own video files than it is to transfer them to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then watch your own videos, or ones you've downloaded off the internet wherever you go. This how-to is for current firmware.
Strategy is a genre of video game.
Many games on PS Vita let you earn trophies as you play, but there are some quirks with saving that information and sharing with others.
PSP firmware since version 2.00 has included a web browser. It's simple to use, but takes getting used to. Surf the net on your PlaysStation Portable!
Instructions for installing and running Skype on your PSP.
Sony is betting that social networking will be big on the PS Vita.
The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming: Introduction - The PlayStation Portable is only one of the latest in a long line of handheld video game consoles. See how the PSP derives its features from videogame history.
A look at the risks (and rewards) of letting kids hack their PSPs.
Most of the Tomb Raiser series can be played on the PSP--here are all the games and what to expect.
Adventure is a genre of video game.
A glossary definition of the Survival Horror genre of video game.
Sony Ericsson Extras is releasing a mutlimedia dock for the Xperia Play (PSPPhone). Here are the details.
Once you've decided to buy a PSP, there are somethings you should probably know before shelling out a handful of cash, such as which model to buy and if you should get a bundle or a core pack.
A FAQ about the sale of M-rated games to minors.
Some facts about the PS Vita that make it an appealing choice for parents and children.
One of the apps included with the PS Vita is a social media thing called Party. Here's what it does and how to use it.
The PS Vita has an app for keeping track of your PSN friends. Here's how it works.
Are there Adult videos on PSP UMD?
Profile of the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, including developer, publisher, release date, rating, and more.
All the games in the Jak and Daxter series, showing where the PSP titles fit in.
Sony PSP Media Manager for PSP is a free program for PC that lets you manage your PSP content, syncs your PSP with the content you want, and makes downloading from the PlayStation Store simple. Here's how to set up Sony Media Manager for PSP.
The PSP has come in a variety of different Packs over the years. Here's what you get in a PSP Core Pack.
Information for parents about PSP game demos.
It's all very fine to go out and buy games on disc, but what if you can't get to the store? As long as you have an internet connection, you can find a PSP games download. Here are some places to look.
Customize your PSP is ways from simple to complex. Add custom wallpapers, themes, skins, cases, faceplates and mods.
Explaining what the NVG Card will be used for on the PS Vita.
Sony's Media Go software is a Windows-based program that allows PSP users (and others) to download from the PlayStation Store and synch content between their devices.
The PSP, or PlayStation Portable, is Sony's handheld gaming console.
Long after the device was leaked online, and even after its own official first ad played on TV, Sony
The term PSP-1000 refers to the original PSP model series.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play box. Pretty . . .
Sony is moving towards digital distribution, and aims for downloadable games to cost the same as games on physical media. Is this fair, or are consumers getting ripped off?
These are the PSP accessories--for PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 models--that your Guide to PSP actually uses.
Hardware specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, aka the PSP Phone.
A run-down of the best PSP bundles for kids.
An article discussing Sony's NGP, also known as PSP2, and whether or not you should purchase one for your child.
How to find out if your PSP motherboard is a TA-082 model (which will not work with a modchip).
A glossary definition of pass-and-play multiplayer on PSP.
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Racing is a genre of video game.
Silent Hill: Origins - art from the PSP game. Page 4.
Sony's PlayStation Portable and Nintendo's Game Boy: The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming Part 4 - Nintendo's Game Boy was the first hit handheld system and paved the way for others to come, including the PSP.
Ben 10 Galactic Racing brings the alien-fighting kid to the PS Vita.
Silent Hill: Origins - a screenshot from the PSP game. Page 5.
The PSP and PS Vita are designed to be portable, but before you take your expensive handheld on the road with you, you'll need a few accessories to make sure it's protected and useable.
When Sony announced the PS Vita (codenamed NGP), they also listed some games and franchises that might be available around the new device's launch, and others have been announced since.
Information for parents about the two kinds of video chat--Augmented Reality and Skype--on PS Vita.
An article about the PSP-290 GPS receiver for parents of kids with PSPs.
A list of five great multiplayer and online games for kids on PSP.
Definition of Sony as it relates to the PSP.
The PlayStation Portable has an active homebrew community, despite Sony's attempts to block out hacking with firmware updates. In this article, we look at both sides of the PSP homebrew issue: does it do the platform good, or is it an evil in the gaming industry? Page 2.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - character art from the PSP game, showing Heatblast. Page 9.
Hunt an assortment of threatening and non-threatening dinosaurs in this PS Minis hunting sim from publisher Beatshapers.
Images of the Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) from all angles.
For years there have been rumors about what the second generation of PSP--the PSP 2--would be like. When the PSPgo was announced, some people assumed it was the PSP 2, but Sony says it is not. So here we have collected the rumors about the PSP 2.
The most up-to-date information about movies on Universal Media Disc (UMD) for PSP.
A list of the PS Vita's top 3 competitors, with comparisons to each.
Learn about PSP games for kids, and how to choose PSP games for kids 10 and under.
The official Sony PS Vita Starter Kit looks like pretty good value, but how do the individual items measure up? We review the package here, and show you exactly what you get.
A FAQ linking to the best sources for PSP game release dates.
An explanation of the term CFW, or custom firmware, on PSP.
Sony's upcoming Tablet P Android-based tablet computer is PlayStation Certified. Here are its specifications and what they'll mean hands-on.
Using the video out function and video cables on a PSP 2000 or 3000 model, you can watch your UMD movies
Can I output my PSP games and movies to a Sony HDTV or other television?