Sony PSP Go

Four years after releasing the first version of its handheld console, Sony brings in to market the PSPgo. Smaller, lighter and with a sliding screen alongwith a internal storage capacity of 16 GB marking the disappearance of the UMD format discs on this machine. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.. (SCEI) kicked off gaming world by launching PSP Go (N1000) new. With a very small size and futuristic features. The size is smaller than the current PSP as much as 50% (128 x 16.5 x 69 mm) and 40% (5.6 ounces) lighter in weight. Officially launch PSP Go (N1000) is scheduled to take place in early October. For Sony PSP enthusiast, please prepare the budget of approximately $ 250. Sony offers the option of prepaid cards. Buy them from your retail outlet and just enter the code on the board in its PlayStation Store account to be credited with the appropriate amount.

Not much actually. Yet we noticed that the PSP go has its own firmware, version 5.70 which allows us to run Gran Truismo PSP, while on a PSP-3000 firmware 6.0 is required. Note also that it is always possible to connect a digital camera. While the former is more compatible with camera, but Sony just announced the arrival in early 2010 with an adapter to connect the various accessories available already (camera, GPS antenna, etc.). As for new features, strictly speaking, we can manage various Bluetooth devices (headset, joystick PlayStation 3, etc..) Or save our progress in a game at any time, and this, regardless of backup system provided in games. Thus, after a push of the PlayStation button located to the left of the screen (replacing the Home button), we can choose between "Exit game" or "Put the game paused." This last option, having been selected, saves a small file on the console, which will serve as backup point. Very practical, it allows us to stop a game in progress at any time. Then, by visiting the menu (game)> (resume play), then we can pick up where we were arrested. A very nice option even if it only works for one game at a time. So take care not to commit the irreparable!

Finally, conclude by stating that it is also possible to have some information on the screen, when it closed. By default, we are entitled to a big clock and after pressing the two triggers, the latter gives way to a timetable. After all, nothing very special. With the demise of UMD, we can no longer purchase our titles in video game stores. We are now obliged to pass through the PlayStation Store to get our titles to the console (Internet connection required).

A Look on PSP Go :

  1. PSP supports a range of online functions that go beyond multiplayer gaming, such as Internet browsing, email, RSS and Internet radio.
  2. An in-built Internet browser lets you use your PSP to browse the web and check email on the move. This means that wherever you have access to a Wireless network, you will have the Internet at your fingertips.
  3. Using the PSP system’s RSS features enables you to stream or download RSS audio, video and photo feeds. With your RSS feeds bookmarked, you can turn on your PSP when in range of a Wireless network and automatically download the latest updates from your favorite feeds.
  4. If you don’t have RSS on your PSP, updating to the latest system software will give you access to it.
  5. Internet radio is just that, radio broadcast via the internet. It works in a slightly different way to browsing and RSS. It is an Internet service that distributes audio content and requires you to install an Internet radio player from your Memory Stick Duo.

Features and Support :

Go!Cam – Using the Camera, which attaches via the High Speed USB connector, Go!Cam turns your PSP into a video and stills camera. With a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo inserted in your PSP, you can record over two hours of video footage, instantly being able to play back the action on the PSP system’s screen.

Go!Explore – Go!Explore incorporates a GPS receiver attachment for PSP and a software UMD featuring your chosen maps. A collaboration with market leaders TeleAtlas and NavNGo, Go!Explore offers the very latest in map data and navigation software, including 3D Maps of major cities.

Remote Play

  • Remote Play enables you to control and access content on PlayStation 3 with your PSP. This can be via a local, private network between PlayStation 3 and PSP in your home or wirelessly via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
  • Using the Remote Play feature, you can switch on your PlayStation 3 from anywhere and access photos, music and video files stored on the Hard Disk Drive.
  • For television lovers, Remote Play also works with Play TV, it is a peripheral and service that lets you watch, pause and record live TV from a huge range of free channels using your PlayStation 3. Seamless PSP connectivity allows you to set recordings, and watch live and recorded TV programmes remotely on your PSP.
  • Preparing the PlayStation 3 and PSP to work with each other is straightforward. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll be able to use your PSP to access content on a PlayStation 3 system using both devices’ in-built Wireless functionality.


Chatting Service
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  • Remote Play enables you to control and access content on PlayStation 3 with your PSP. This can be via a local, private network between PlayStation 3 and PSP in your home or wirelessly via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
  • Using the Remote Play feature, you can switch on your PlayStation 3 from anywhere and access photos, music and video files stored on the Hard Disk Drive.
  • For television lovers, Remote Play also works with Play TV, it is a peripheral and service that lets you watch, pause and record live TV from a huge range of free channels using your PlayStation 3. Seamless PSP connectivity allows you to set recordings, and watch live and recorded TV program’s remotely on your PSP.
  • Preparing the PlayStation 3 and PSP to work with each other is straightforward. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll be able to use your PSP to access content on a PlayStation 3 system using both devices’ in-built Wireless functionality.

Online Support :

  • PSP supports a range of online functions that go beyond multiplayer gaming, such as Internet browsing, email, RSS and Internet radio.
  • An in-built Internet browser lets you use your PSP to browse the web and check email on the move. This means that wherever you have access to a Wireless network, you will have the Internet at your fingertips.
  • Using the PSP system’s RSS features enables you to stream or download RSS audio, video and photo feeds. With your RSS feeds bookmarked, you can turn on your PSP when in range of a Wireless network and automatically download the latest updates from your favorite feeds.
  • If you don’t have RSS on your PSP, updating to the latest system software will give you access to it.
  • Internet radio is just that, radio broadcast via the internet. It works in a slightly different way to browsing and RSS. It is an Internet service that distributes audio content and requires you to install an Internet radio player from your Memory Stick Duo.


PSP Go Comparision with Older Models :

  PSP-1000 PSP-2000 PSP-3000 PSP Go
Released on 1st September 2005 1st September 2005 1st September 2005 1st September 2005
Main Processor MIPS RS4000 / 333 MHz MIPS RS4000 / 333 MHz MIPS RS4000 / 333 MHz MIPS RS4000 / 333 MHz
RAM 32 MB RAM / 4 MB eDRAM 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Storage        
Flash Memory No No No 16 GB
UMD drive Yes Yes Yes No
Memory Card Reader Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card Reader Memory Stick Micro
Screen        
Screen Size 4.3 inches 4.3 inches 4.3 inches 3.8 inches
Screen resolution 480 x 272 pixels 480 x 272 pixels 480 x 272 pixels 480 x 272 pixels
Displayable Color  16.77 million 16.77 million 16.77 million 16.77 million
Connectivity        
Integrated Speakers Yes, stereo Yes, stereo Yes, stereo Yes, stereo
Headphone Yes, 1x 3.5 mm Yes, 1x 3.5 mm Yes, 1x 3.5 mm Yes, 1x 3.5 mm
Microphone No No Yes Yes
USB Yes, 2.0 mini-B Yes, 2.0 mini-B Yes, 2.0 mini-B Yes, 2.0 owner
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b Yes, 802.11b Yes, 802.11b Yes, 802.11b
Bluetooth No No No Yes
IrDA Yes No No No
Video Output No Yes Yes Yes
Power        
Battery Type Battery Type Battery Type Battery Type Fixed
Power Battery 1800 mAh 1200 mAh 1200 mAh 930 mAh
Autonomy ~ 3 hours 20 ~ 3 hours 20 ~ 3 hours 20 ~ 3 hours 20
Additional information        
Dimensions (WxHxD) 170 x 23 x 74 mm 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm
Weight 280 g 189 g 189 g 155 g

Specifications:  Official Name – PSP Go

  • Screen: 3.8 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT. sliding
  • Display: 480 x 272 pixel, approx. 16,770,000 colors 43% Lighter then PSP-3000
  • Memory Stick Micro Support : 16GB Flash Memory
  • BlueTooth Support – Cell phone Headset and Support
  • External Dimensions: Env. 128 x 16.5 x 69 mm (width x length x thickness)
  • Weight: Env. 158g (with battery inside)
  • CPU: PSP CPU (System Frequency 1-333 MHz, RAM 64MB)
  • Sound: Integrated Speakers
  • Microphone  – Input Output Main
  • Connectivity available:  Wireless network: (IEEE 802.11b) (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
  • Mini USB High Speed (USB2.0) – Slot Memory Stick Micro (M2) Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • Multi-purpose connector (DC IN / OUT, USB, Video Output / Input, Sound Input / Output) – Mic / Headset
  • Rechargeable battery pack internal Lithium-Ion
  • Charger – Charger via USB
  • Access Control – Wireless Communication
  • Infrastructure Mode / Ad-hoc (connection up to 16 consoles)
  • All Digital Content (No UMD)
  • Slide Out Controls –
  • Remote Play support (just like PSP-3000)


Keys available:

  • Directional buttons, One analog stick
  • Action buttons, Trigger
  • Switch POWER / HOLD switch WLAN
  • DISPLAY button, button NOTE (Equa
  • lizer), and volume buttons (+/-)


Digital Content : Games

  • Gran Truism PSP
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • Jak & Daxter
  • Metal Gear Solid


Digital Content : Video

  • Movies
  • TV Shows

CODEC supported by the PSP go (in Memory Stick Micro M2 or internal memory) :


1. MPEG-4 :

  • MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC)
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (CABAC) (AAC)
  • Baseline Profile (AAC)


2. AVI :

  • Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
  • Motion JPEG (μ-Law)


3. Music :

  • ATRAC3 (content protected by Open MG can be read on the MS)
  • ATRAC3plus (content protected by Open MG can be read on the MS)
  • MP3 (MPEG-1 / 2 Audio Layer3)
  • MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
  • WMA (Windows Media Audio 9 Standard only) (WMA activation required)
  • WAVE (Linear PCM)

Photo :

  • JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant) 
  • TIFF 
  • GIF 
  • PNG 
  • BMP


Accessories :

  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM (Media GB)


As the present, PSPgo entitled to its range of dedicated accessories, the fault of course the proprietary USB port. Failing to find in stores a new GPS antenna or a new camera, be it even a simple pouch to store the beast, know that early next year, Sony will still post available to all those who still have some money to throw the windows different accessories.

Moreover, it is important to add that it is possible to connect any Bluetooth headset to the console. A rather nice option, especially since it is possible to control the music player to the console using the buttons on any Bluetooth headset that respect.
Conclude by stating that PlayStation 3 controller can be connected to your PSPgo. A very nice option, although it must necessarily have a PlayStation 3 to enjoy. Indeed, detection of the controller is restricted to the use of the home console from Sony. Finally, note that after some simple manipulations to run, everything works perfectly. A little more significant, especially when we want to make the best of a Gran Truism for instance.


Availability & Pricing :

Available on 1 October 2009 in all good dairies, although some retailers are still reluctant to put up for sale, PSPgo is sold 249 Euros, while at the same time, the PSP-3000, bigger, less light, but as good, is still sold on it at 169 Euros.
Firstly what is striking is the difference in size between the two latest versions of the portable Sony: PSP-3000 and PSPgo. For the weight is on the scale that we really notice the slight advantage of 50 g for PSPgo. A difference that is not the most obvious when we consoles on hand, but which may affect after long hours of play.

Lighter, so this new version now loads a screen much smaller than previous models: 3.8 inches (9.6 cm) on the PSPgo, against 4.3 inches (10.9 cm) on the other PSP . Nothing too embarrassing, however, when trying our favorite games, it is especially noteworthy that this resolution has not changed: 480 x 272 pixels and 16 770 000 colors.

But what we will remember mostly is the loss of access to the battery of this PSPgo (who talked about piracy?) And the UMD disc drive (an item specified elsewhere in the back of the box). The console now loads of flash memory (supplemented by a port Memory Stick Micro) allowing us to store all downloaded items and that is where the "problem" of this new console arises. How to get games because there is no question that flash? "Well download them" we will answer some. Yes, of course, no problem, provided of course they can connect to the Internet.

 

Top PSP Go Games :

  1. DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY – Cosmos, the goddess of harmony. Chaos, the god of discord. Reigning from distant realms, the two gods had gathered warriors from all lands to lead them in savage war. Cosmos and Chaos were of equal strength. It was believed the conflict would last forever. But–The balance was broken. Those who answered Chaos’s call created an inexhaustible force.
  2. Gran Turismo –  800 cars, 35 tracks. Only possible on the PSP® system.
  3. Prepare for the most authentic handheld racing experience as the best-selling Gran Turismo series debuts on the PSP® system. Prove your driving skills on 35 tracks, and trade or share more than 800 stunning cars from the world’s top manufacturers.
  4. PATAPON 2 – The adventures of the brave Patapon tribe continues in the highly anticipated sequel to IGN’s 2008 PSP Game of the Year! PATAPON™ 2 is sure to satisfy fans of the original with double the content of the first, plus exciting new features. Continuing their search for Earthend, the Patapons find themselves on a strange island where they will find mysterious new enemies and creatures waiting for them.
  5. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce – Now up to four friends can join together to form a “Strikeforce” with history’s mightiest warriors. Featuring new quests that can be played as a single player or as a team, heart-pounding “air” fighting techniques, new “Fury” transformations, completely re-designed levels with massive bosses, and ad-on content, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the Dynasty Warriors universe.
  6. Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show – Design and star in the show in the new Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show video game. Travel to seven amazing locations around the world and customize your concerts. Design each performance including stage sets, song lists, and performers. Create a custom show in each city you visit and rock the stage for your fans!

Some Disadvantages :

After just over two hours and twenty minutes to load, we start to turn Motorstorm and Gran Truism. Very quickly, the battery shows signs of weakness and about three hours and thirty minutes later, the console off. We are thus left for a little over two hours to load, before resuming hostilities. Regarding autonomy while listening to audio files, the latter is easily multiplied by three, even when we use a Bluetooth headset. Note that in this case, we have not touched the different options of power management.

It is important to note that in previous versions of Sony’s portable, self is the same order of magnitude (test and lifetime identical within a few minutes on a PSP-2004). Nothing better that way then, the PSPgo may well spend a lot of time connected to a power outlet or USB port on your PC! In this respect, attention, the supplied cable, not content to own, is far too short. It makes it difficult to reload the console while playing. Unless it does not bother anyone to do some parties sitting quietly next to a wall outlet.

Passed the unpleasant feeling of always leaving our big fingerprints everywhere on the console, we push the screen up to access the various buttons. Requires little console, even the buttons have been entitled to their slimming, except perhaps the trigger, though ugly and not very accessible, because our big fingers hampered by the screen. And what about the small buttons "Select" and "Start", fortunately for us, the least used of all. Although smaller, too, different game buttons (circle, cross, square and triangle) remain accessible, and the sore thumb that affects the big players do not seem to put a few parts on Gran Truism. In contrast, the analog stick, but more accurate than earlier versions, placed in a sort of recess is unfortunately not very accessible. For its part, the Pad has kept its original size. The sensations are much more pleasant and each strain direction is accompanied by a click. A little more will not be displeasing to many of us.

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