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Which PSP? Choose the PSP That's Best for You
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.
Get to Know the Specs for All PSP Models
Each PSP model has had different specifications; sometimes the differences are large and sometimes not so much.
Everything You Need to Know About the PS Vita
The PS Vita is the most sophisticated gaming handheld yet, and there's a lot to know. Here's a guide.
The 10 Best Emulators for PSP
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.
What Media File Formats Are Compatible with the...
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.
Learn All About the Specs of the PSP-1000
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.
Learn All About the Specs of the PSP-3000
Here's a list of the specifications for the 3rd generation PSP, the PSP-3000.
How to Pair Your Playstation Vita and PS3 for...
Like the PSP before it, the PlayStation Vita can access content on a PS3 and even play PS3 games remotely.
How to Create a PlayStation Network Account
Instructions for creating a Playstation Network account, for yourself or for your children.
How to Play PSP Games on Your TV
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.
PSP and PS Vita Side by Side
What does the PS Vita look like compared to the PSP? Find out in this side-by-side look at the two PlayStation handhelds.
4 Free Apps You Can Download to Your PS Vita
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.
What File Formats Are Supported by PSP?
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.
Here's What You Need to Know About the PSP E1000
Thoughts and complete specifications on the PSP-E1000, a WiFi-less version of the PlayStation Portable. What does this bargain model mean for gamers?
Top PSP Games for Kids
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.
Learn About the Specs of the PSPgo
Here's a list of the specifications for the 4th generation PSP, the PSPgo.
5 Ways the PS Vita is What Gamers Wanted in the...
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.
Which PSP? Strengths and Weaknesses of the...
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.
AR Games for the PS Vita
The PS Vita comes packaged with six AR cards that you can use to play some free downloadable games.
Top 10 Coolest Homebrews for the PSP
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.
Which Games Can the PS Vita Play?
Find out what kinds of games you can download for the PS Vita and where to get them.
10 Great RPGs You Can Play on Your PSP
These are your PSP Guide's favorite role-playing titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Top 5 Things to Do With Your PSP Besides Play...
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!
What's in the Box - Unboxing the PS Vita
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.
How To Find out Which Firmware Version a PSP Has
Finding out which version of the PSP firmware your PlayStation Portable is running is simple. Just follow this step-by-step.
PlayStation Vita Specifications
Here's a list of the specifications for the PSP2, officially called the PS Vita or PlayStation Vita (formerly known as NGP).
Play Music on a PS Vita
The PS Vita can play back several audio formats and can even access your music library on your PC or PS3.
Learn How to Transfer Your Music to a PSP...
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.
How To Customize Your PS Vita Home Screen
It's simple to rearrange the home screen on your PS Vita and add a background if you want to. Here's how.
How to Clean Your PS Vita's Touchscreen
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.
9 Great Flying Sims for PSP
This is the complete list of flying games for the PSP, with links to reviews and more information.
How to Easily Set Up Remote Play on your PSP...
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.
How to Browse the Web on a PS Vita
The PS Vita has a built-in web browser app, which is pretty simple to use once you know its quirks.
3 Reasons Kids Should Hack Their PSPs
Some positive aspects of letting kids hack the PSP.
PS Vita / PS3 Interactivity
It looks like interaction between the PS Vita and the PS3 will be much better than PSP / PS3 interactivity ever was.
PS Vita vs 3DS: Which Will be Best for Kids?
The PS Vita is compared to the Nintendo 3DS on the basis of kid-friendliness.
The Best Age to Buy Your Child a PSP/PS Vita?
A discussion about the best age for kids to start playing Sony's portable systems.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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The PSP-E1000: A Good Buy for Kids?
Is the PSP-E1000 model a better pick for kids? Find out here.
How To Transfer Photos to a PSP Memory Stick
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.
What Does the PS Vita Mean for Gamers?
We've seen the specs and the images of the PS Vita (formerly NGP) but what does it mean for gamers?
8 Action-Adventure Games for PSP You Need to...
These are your PSP Guide's favorite action-adventure titles, with links to reviews and further information.
5 Reasons Sony's UMD Format Never Flourished
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.
A Parent's Guide to the PS Vita
A guide to the Sony PS Vita, intended primarily for parents of young gamers.
Games for Kids: PS Vita vs. LeapPad
A comparison of what the PS Vita and LeapFrog's LeapPad have to offer kids.
Content Manager for PS Vita
Content Manager is the utility software for the PS Vita, replacing the PSP's Media Go and drag-and-drop content management.
What is a PSP?
What is a PSP? Sony's PlayStation Portable is a powerful handheld gaming console, but what can it do? Read for overview and specs.
The About PSP Guide to PSP Hardware
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.
Homebrew
Homebrew is homemade software for any platform, in this case the PSP.
How to Use the Parental Controls on the PS Vita
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.
Scary PSP Games for Halloween
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.
Top Puzzle Games for PSP
These are your PSP Guide's favorite puzzle titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Ad hoc
A definition of Ad hoc, and what it means as it applies to PSP.
Using the PlayStation Store on a PS Vita
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.
PS Vita Launch Apps
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.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review
Visit Their Website Thanks to Sony Ericsson's Canadian PR rep, I was able to try out an Xperia Play for
What is Homebrew?
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.
How To Transfer PSP Videos to a Memory Stick...
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.
How Do I Update My PSP Firmware?
There are a few different ways to update your PSP's firmware. Here's how.
What's in the PSP Box?
What accessories come with the PlayStation Portable? How is the Giga Pack different from the Value Pack or the Core System PSP?
UMD
UMD means Universal Media Disc, and is the format used for PlayStation Portable (PSP) games.
Choosing the Best PSP for a Young Gamer
Learn about the different models of the PSP hardware and find out how to choose the best PSP for kids.
3 Things Parents Will Love About the PS Vita
Some facts about the PS Vita that make it an appealing choice for parents and children.
Sony's Official PS Vita Accessories
Sony has made an array of PS Vita accessories available, including cases, earphones, screen protectors and more.
The Best PSP Add-Ons You Probably Can't Use
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.
How To Set Up Sony Media Go for PSP Downloads
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.
Trophies on the PS Vita
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 / PS3 Interactivity
The PSP is able to interact with the PlayStation 3, but how? What does PSP - PS3 interactivity look like?
How To Transfer Files to a PSP Memory Stick...
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.
How To Use the PlayStation Store for PC to...
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.
How to Take Photos and Videos with a PS Vita
Both the front and rear cameras on the PS Vita can be used to take photos and videos. Here's how.
Where Can I Find a PSP Games Download?
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.
Sony Ericsson Extras Multimedia Dock for Xperia...
Sony Ericsson Extras is releasing a mutlimedia dock for the Xperia Play (PSPPhone). Here are the details.
PSP Utility Software
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.
5 Great Multiplayer PSP Games for Kids
A list of five great multiplayer and online games for kids on PSP.
A Guide to Tomb Raider Games on PSP
Most of the Tomb Raiser series can be played on the PSP--here are all the games and what to expect.
Live Area: The PS Vita's User Interface
The PS Vita doesn't use the XMB or cross-media bar like the PSP or PS3.
Top 10 More Game System Emulators for PSP
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.
Memory Stick
A memory stick is a storage device used with the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and other electronic devices.
PSP-3000
The term PSP-3000 refers to third version of the PSP, also called the PSP Brite.
Official PS Vita Starter Kit Review
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.
How to Use Your PSP as an E-Reader
Read e-books on your PSP by following these simple steps.
List of PSP Games With Gamesharing
A quick reference list of PSP titles with Gamesharing.
PSP-4000
The term PSP-4000 refers to the rumored new model of PSP that would replace the PSP-3000 model.
How to Choose PSP Games for Kids 10 and Under
Learn about PSP games for kids, and how to choose PSP games for kids 10 and under.
Travel With a PSP or PS Vita
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.
Before You Buy a PSP - PSP Buyer's Guide
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.
Unboxing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play...
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play box. Pretty . . .
Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) Images
Images of the Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) from all angles.
What Is PlayStation Mobile?
Sony is launching a service called PlayStation Mobile for PlayStation-certified devices. Find out what it is.
Intu-Aim and Other PS Vita Controls
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Using the Party App for 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.
Top 3 Competitors for the PS Vita
A list of the PS Vita's top 3 competitors, with comparisons to each.
PSPgo Images
Images of the PSPgo, Sony's new PlayStation Portable hardware.
How Important Is Social Networking on the PS Vita
Sony is betting that social networking will be big on the PS Vita.
The Tech of PS Vita: PSP Features Left Behind
Information about PSP tech that will not be featured on the PS Vita.
How to Customize Your PSP
Customize your PSP is ways from simple to complex. Add custom wallpapers, themes, skins, cases, faceplates and mods.
How To Watch PSP UMD Movies on Your TV
Using the video out function and video cables on a PSP 2000 or 3000 model, you can watch your UMD movies
PSP
The PSP, or PlayStation Portable, is Sony's handheld gaming console.
Pass-and-Play
A glossary definition of pass-and-play multiplayer on PSP.
A Guide to Jak and Daxter on PSP
All the games in the Jak and Daxter series, showing where the PSP titles fit in.
The Dangers of Letting Kids Hack their PSPs
A look at the risks (and rewards) of letting kids hack their PSPs.
Sports
A definition of the Sports genre in video games.
3 Kinds of Legal (and Illegal) Software for PSP
A description for parents of the free software available for hacked PSPs, and whether each kind is legal or not.
Can I Output My PSP Games and Movies to My Sony...
Can I output my PSP games and movies to a Sony HDTV or other television?
PSP Tech That Kids Will Love
An article about the PSP-290 GPS receiver for parents of kids with PSPs.
Are There Adult UMD Videos on PSP?
Are there Adult videos on PSP UMD?
How to Use the PS Vita's On-Screen Keyboard
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.
How to Install and Use Skype for PSP
Instructions for installing and running Skype on your PSP.
How To Transfer Video to a PSP Memory Stick...
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.
A Guide to Ratchet & Clank on PSP
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.
5 Reasons to Buy a PSP (Not a DS or iPhone/iPod...
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.
PSP 2 Rumor Roundup
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.
PSP Games That are Good for Kids' Brains - And...
These are some of the most fun, yet educational, games for kids on PSP.
Sony Media Go
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.
Can I Play PSOne Classics on a PS Vita?
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?
Game ROM
A definition of the term game ROM, with examples of game emulation on PSP.
How To Browse the Web on a PSP (With Firmware...
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!
Using the PSP XMB (aka Home Menu)
Using the PSP's home menu (aka XMB or cross-media bar) can be a bit confusing at first, but all you need is to know how it works, before you're using the home menu like a pro.
5 Fast Facts about UMD Movies
The most up-to-date information about movies on Universal Media Disc (UMD) for PSP.
Xperia Play Specifications
Hardware specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, aka the PSP Phone.
How to Manage Your Friends on PS Vita
The PS Vita has an app for keeping track of your PSN friends. Here's how it works.
How Kid-Friendly Will the NGP Be?
An article discussing Sony's NGP, also known as PSP2, and whether or not you should purchase one for your child.
The Tech of PS Vita: NVG Cards
Explaining what the NVG Card will be used for on the PS Vita.
The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming
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.
What The ESRB's "RP" Rating Means to Parents
A bit of information regarding the ESRB's RP rating for video games.
Downloadable Game Prices: Do Digitally...
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?
PSP Accessories I Actually Use
These are the PSP accessories--for PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 models--that your Guide to PSP actually uses.
The PocketStation
The PocketStation was Sony's first PlayStation handheld game console, five years before the PSP.
The Sale of M-Rated Games to Minors
A FAQ about the sale of M-rated games to minors.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone
Long after the device was leaked online, and even after its own official first ad played on TV, Sony
Rocketfish Accessories for the PS Vita
Rocketfish is a third-party accessories manufacturer, but they're making officially-licensed products for the PS Vita.
Nyko Accessories for the PS Vita
Nyko is a third-party maker of accessories for consoles and handhelds. Here's a list of what they make for the PS Vita.
3 PSP Games Never to Buy for a Child
A list of the 3 worst games for kids on PSP.
Sony PS Vita (aka NGP aka PSP2) - Side View
Sony PS Vita (aka NGP aka PSP2) - image of the side view. Page 14.
Where Can I See a Release Schedule for PSP Games?
A FAQ linking to the best sources for PSP game release dates.
Where Can I Get Free PSP Demos?
Here is a list of places to find free PSP demos.
PS Vita Announcement Games List
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.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (UMD)
Final Fantasy The Spirits Within should never have been hampered by the FF name; it stands up to any recent SF movie and really has nothing to do with the FF games.
PSPgo open
An image of the PSPgo, Sony's new PlayStation Portable hardware. Page 3.
Racing Game
Racing is a genre of video game.
Get Girls Gaming With PSP
Ideas for getting girls interested in video games on the PSP.
What Comes in the PSP Core Pack?
The PSP has come in a variety of different Packs over the years. Here's what you get in a PSP Core Pack.
Nyko PS Vita Power Grip Review
Nyko's Power Grip accessory for PS Vita extends battery life and gives you a comfortable grip.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth PSP Character Art -...
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - character art from the PSP game, showing FourArms. Page 6.
'Lord of Arcana' Review (PSP)
Lord of Arcana is an RPG from Square Enix that's somewhat Final Fantasy like, but also attempts to be a little different from that series.
Sony's PlayStation Portable and Milton...
Sony's PlayStation Portable and Milton Bradley's Microvision: The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming Part 2 - Milton Bradley's Microvision was the first handheld game system with interchangeable game media, but that's not all it has in common with the PSP.
Game Advisory Panels from Around the World
Explaining the differences between the American, European, and Japanese game advisory boards.
What do the ESRB's Content Descriptors Mean?
An article with links to information on the ESRB's rating system and content descriptors.
Activision Hits Remixed PSP Boxshot
Activision Hits Remixed - the boxshot from the PSP game.

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