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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.
Like the PSP before it, the PlayStation Vita can access content on a PS3 and even play PS3 games remotely.
Instructions for creating a Playstation Network account, for yourself or for your children.
Here's a list of the specifications for the 3rd generation PSP, the PSP-3000.
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.
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 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.
Find out what kinds of games you can download for the PS Vita and where to get them.
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.
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.
Here's a list of the specifications for the 4th generation PSP, the PSPgo.
What does the PS Vita look like compared to the PSP? Find out in this side-by-side look at the two PlayStation handhelds.
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.
Thoughts and complete specifications on the PSP-E1000, a WiFi-less version of the PlayStation Portable. What does this bargain model mean for gamers?
The PSP is able to interact with the PlayStation 3, but how? What does PSP - PS3 interactivity look like?
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 role-playing titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Some positive aspects of letting kids hack the PSP.
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!
The PS Vita comes packaged with six AR cards that you can use to play some free downloadable games.
The PS Vita can play back several audio formats and can even access your music library on your PC or PS3.
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.
This is the complete list of flying games for the PSP, with links to reviews and more information.
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.
Finding out which version of the PSP firmware your PlayStation Portable is running is simple. Just follow this step-by-step.
These are your PSP Guide's favorite action-adventure titles, with links to reviews and further information.
It's simple to rearrange the home screen on your PS Vita and add a background if you want to. Here's how.
It looks like interaction between the PS Vita and the PS3 will be much better than PSP / PS3 interactivity ever was.
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.
Here's a list of the specifications for the PSP2, officially called the PS Vita or PlayStation Vita (formerly known as NGP).
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.
A list of PSP game demos recommended for kids, with info for finding other good demos on the web.
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.
Content Manager is the utility software for the PS Vita, replacing the PSP's Media Go and drag-and-drop content management.
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.
These are your PSP Guide's favorite puzzle titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Is the PSP-E1000 model a better pick for kids? Find out here.
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.
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.
We've seen the specs and the images of the PS Vita (formerly NGP) but what does it mean for gamers?
Homebrew is homemade software for any platform, in this case the PSP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a few different ways to update your PSP's firmware. Here's how.
Read e-books on your PSP by following these simple steps.
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.
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.
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.
A definition of Ad hoc, and what it means as it applies to PSP.
The Duel PSP Satchel by Everki is a carryall designed especially for the PSP. We review it here.
The PS Vita is compared to the Nintendo 3DS on the basis of kid-friendliness.
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.
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A discussion about the best age for kids to start playing Sony's portable systems.
What is a PSP? Sony's PlayStation Portable is a powerful handheld gaming console, but what can it do? Read for overview and specs.
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.
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 the Sports genre in video games.
There are 74 games on the official list of games in development for the PS vita (add that to the 26 launch titles, and there are already 100 games!).
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 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.
Sony has made an array of PS Vita accessories available, including cases, earphones, screen protectors and more.
Most of the Tomb Raiser series can be played on the PSP--here are all the games and what to expect.
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.
UMD means Universal Media Disc, and is the format used for PlayStation Portable (PSP) games.
The term PSP-3000 refers to third version of the PSP, also called the PSP Brite.
Both the front and rear cameras on the PS Vita can be used to take photos and videos. Here's how.
A description for parents of the free software available for hacked PSPs, and whether each kind is legal or not.
The PS Vita doesn't use the XMB or cross-media bar like the PSP or PS3.
A quick reference list of PSP titles with Gamesharing.
Sony is betting that social networking will be big on the PS Vita.
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.
Learn about the different models of the PSP hardware and find out how to choose the best PSP for kids.
A memory stick is a storage device used with the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and other electronic devices.
Sony is launching a service called PlayStation Mobile for PlayStation-certified devices. Find out what it is.
The PS Vita has an app for keeping track of your PSN friends. Here's how it works.
Customize your PSP is ways from simple to complex. Add custom wallpapers, themes, skins, cases, faceplates and mods.
The term PSP-4000 refers to the rumored new model of PSP that would replace the PSP-3000 model.
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 comparison of what the PS Vita and LeapFrog's LeapPad have to offer kids.
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Hardware specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, aka the PSP Phone.
Using the video out function and video cables on a PSP 2000 or 3000 model, you can watch your UMD movies
A list of the 3 worst games for kids on PSP.
These are some of the most fun, yet educational, games for kids on PSP.
Information about PSP tech that will not be featured on the PS Vita.
Instructions for installing and running Skype on your PSP.
A list of the PS Vita's top 3 competitors, with comparisons to each.
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.
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 term PSP-1000 refers to the original PSP model series.
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.
These are the PSP accessories--for PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 models--that your Guide to PSP actually uses.
What accessories come with the PlayStation Portable? How is the Giga Pack different from the Value Pack or the Core System PSP?
Three easy ways to keep your child's PSP system in perfect working order.
The open UMD door on the PSP, showing the edge of the PSP motherboard.
A look at the risks (and rewards) of letting kids hack their PSPs.
What is Trend Micro Kids Safety for PSP? Find out here.
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.
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.
The PSP, or PlayStation Portable, is Sony's handheld gaming console.
Nyko's Power Grip accessory for PS Vita extends battery life and gives you a comfortable grip.
Learn about PSP games for kids, and how to choose PSP games for kids 10 and under.
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.
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All the games in the Jak and Daxter series, showing where the PSP titles fit in.
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.
A glossary definition of the Survival Horror genre of video game.
Images of the Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) from all angles.
The most up-to-date information about movies on Universal Media Disc (UMD) for PSP.
Ideas for getting girls interested in video games on the PSP.
Sony Ericsson Extras is releasing a mutlimedia dock for the Xperia Play (PSPPhone). Here are the details.
A glossary definition of pass-and-play multiplayer on PSP.
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.
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 the two kinds of video chat--Augmented Reality and Skype--on PS Vita.
A FAQ about the ESRB's AO rating.
A list of five great multiplayer and online games for kids on PSP.
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.
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.
One of the early promises for the PS Vita was that it would play PSOne Classics games, like the PSP did. But has it lived up to that promise?
The term PSP cameras refers to the Go!Cam and Chotto Shot Sony digital cameras for PSP.
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.
Treasures of Montezuma Blitz is a download-only game from Alawar Entertainment that is free to play (though there are in-game purchases is you want them).
What we know so far about PSP Minis downloadable games.
Ben 10 Galactic Racing brings the alien-fighting kid to the PS Vita.
Racing is a genre of video game.
Glossary definition of the term .mp4.
Reading comics and zines on a PSP is as easy as viewing photos -- in fact, it's the same process. Once you know how, you'll be able to read all kinds of PSP-compatible comics and zines.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - character art from the PSP game, showing Heatblast. Page 9.
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!
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play box. Pretty . . .
Some information about different ways to keep kids safe online on the PSP.
Some times it seems like the big consoles have the advantage with blockbuster game series, but here are five franchises that not only have PS3 games, but exclusive PSP chapters, too.
Profile of the PSP game Pilot Academy, including developer, publisher, release date, rating, and more.
Here are 3 accessories you won't want to buy for your PSP.
Adventure is a genre of video game.
Sony's upcoming Tablet P Android-based tablet computer is PlayStation Certified. Here are its specifications and what they'll mean hands-on.
Long after the device was leaked online, and even after its own official first ad played on TV, Sony
The PSP has come in a variety of different Packs over the years. Here's what you get in a PSP Giga Pack.