I am rarely one to say that something is not worth it, but I honestly don’t feel that a PSP in 2019 is a valid purchase. The hardware is fine for the most part, as long as you overlook the lack of secondary thumb-stick, but finding physical, undamaged PSP games is tricky.
PSP 1000 – Original FAT takes large batteries and uses the same charger as old TomTom Sat Navs. PSP 3000 – Slimmer still,with an upgraded brighter LCD Screen wider color gamut and a built in microphone that has higher brightness than those that came before.
The original PSP sells for $63 on average, based on recently sold eBay listings. While the updated PSP 2000 sells for $80 and the PSP 3000 model goes for $105.
New Sony Playstation Portable PSP 3000 Series Handheld Gaming Console System (Renewed) (Pink)
It is no longer worth it in 2020 to buy a PSP for gaming. The hardware is heavily outdated and doesn’t even have wifi built in, so you won’t be able to browse the internet with it. Not only does it have built in wifi and a internet browser, but it is also easier to run homebrew and other emulators on the system.
PSP failed partly because Nintendo is a juggernaut of the handheld market and everyone who has gone up against them has failed, partly because UMD was never going to take off, partly because Sony insisted on using its own proprietary and expensive memory cards and partly because Sony has very few first party offerings
If you’re looking for a machine to play retail games and movies or PlayStation Network content, then either the PSP-2000 or PSP-3000 is your best bet. The main difference between the two models is the screen. The PSP-3000 has a brighter screen, but some users saw scan lines when playing certain games.
The PSP – 3000, however, is the first time that the hack will require something that one may not already own. Datel said that it had to engineer an “advanced IC controller” inside its tool in order to crack the new PSP.
But now, LetsGoDigital has dug up a new PSP 5G patent, which has been filed by Sony. Firstly, the patent mentions cloud gaming, suggesting that services like PS Now could be possible on the device. This also means the handheld could likely serve as a remote play device for PS5, allowing gamers to enjoy them on the go.
Most Valuable PSP Video Games Monster Kingdom Jewel Summoner. Hexyz Force. Legend of Heroes II Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch. Ys I & II Chronicles. Harvest Moon Boy and Girl. Phantasy Star Portable 2. Riviera The Promised Land. Crimson Gem Saga.
Fast-forward to today: the PSP will be officially dead and buried as of the end of this year, and it’s a memory of the last great hope of handheld entertainment before phones.
There is no GTA 5 for PSP. There are no versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 available on the PSP platform nor PS Vita. The only Grand Theft Auto ( GTA ) titled games on the PSP are Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
The PS Vita is harder, better, faster and stronger than the PSP. It can download PSP games and has its own library of graphically superior games. It has more horsepower as well.