PSP 3000

After the news of the PSP 3000 came out of Leipzig, I was literally jumping. I was so close to breaking down and buying the PSP 2000, and then Sony finally told me why I waited it out. While not a significant overhaul of the PSP, the new screen looks absolutely amazing to me, becuase the original had such glare problems that I would end up cranking the backlight all the way, which would drain my battery in just a few hours. Look at that contrast, its pretty amazing, and extremely useful for someone like me who uses my psp frequently either outside or in a vehicle. The built-in mic is kinda not important for me since I already own a PSP headset, but I might make use of the built in mic since you dont have to plug in the PSP remote to use it.

PSP 2000 vs the PSP 3000 new glare reducing screen

Also congrats to Sony for making a couple of great bundles for this thing. They are so good I can't decide which to by.

Rachet and Clank Bundle- $199.99 includes Silver PSP, Rachet and Clank: Size Matters, a 1 gig memory stick, and a download voucher for Echochrome.

Core Pack- $199.99 includes a Piano Black PSP, a 4 gig memory stick, and a download voucher for the PSP version of Everyday Shooter.







Right now I'm leaning toward the Core bundle, since I could really use the 4 gig memory stick, and I wasn't a huge fan of what Sony called the Icy Silver PSP. I don't know if thats the same color since they are just called the color included with the Rachet Bundle a silver PSP. Also on the downloadable game front, I am legitmately interested in playing Echochrome, after playing the demo and being somewhat interested in it. Echochrome also seems like it just has alot more meat to it than Everyday Shooter, and from what I've heard about Everyday Shooter, its a dual joystick shooter, and those don't usually work well on the PSP for obvious reasons.

So what about you guys? Anyone else going to be picking up one of these? Which bundle will you be getting? I am probaly going to be picking up Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness with this, and I might get God of War as well. I really want to play Patapon again. My PSP broke like a few days after I bought that game, and I was so mad, and that game was so awesome!

In other news, Tropical Storm Fay has passed about halfway over me, and the tailend, which is the worst half will be passing tonight. It hasn't done any significant damage at all, and the rain has been alot lighter than what was predicted, but that will probaly change. I got to mow my lawn in a tropical storm today, and that something I've never done before! Well I guess that wasn't that interesting, but whatever.

Thanks for reading,

Nails
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Posted by GalvanizedNails

After the news of the PSP 3000 came out of Leipzig, I was literally jumping. I was so close to breaking down and buying the PSP 2000, and then Sony finally told me why I waited it out. While not a significant overhaul of the PSP, the new screen looks absolutely amazing to me, becuase the original had such glare problems that I would end up cranking the backlight all the way, which would drain my battery in just a few hours. Look at that contrast, its pretty amazing, and extremely useful for someone like me who uses my psp frequently either outside or in a vehicle. The built-in mic is kinda not important for me since I already own a PSP headset, but I might make use of the built in mic since you dont have to plug in the PSP remote to use it.

PSP 2000 vs the PSP 3000 new glare reducing screen

Also congrats to Sony for making a couple of great bundles for this thing. They are so good I can't decide which to by.

Rachet and Clank Bundle- $199.99 includes Silver PSP, Rachet and Clank: Size Matters, a 1 gig memory stick, and a download voucher for Echochrome.

Core Pack- $199.99 includes a Piano Black PSP, a 4 gig memory stick, and a download voucher for the PSP version of Everyday Shooter.







Right now I'm leaning toward the Core bundle, since I could really use the 4 gig memory stick, and I wasn't a huge fan of what Sony called the Icy Silver PSP. I don't know if thats the same color since they are just called the color included with the Rachet Bundle a silver PSP. Also on the downloadable game front, I am legitmately interested in playing Echochrome, after playing the demo and being somewhat interested in it. Echochrome also seems like it just has alot more meat to it than Everyday Shooter, and from what I've heard about Everyday Shooter, its a dual joystick shooter, and those don't usually work well on the PSP for obvious reasons.

So what about you guys? Anyone else going to be picking up one of these? Which bundle will you be getting? I am probaly going to be picking up Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness with this, and I might get God of War as well. I really want to play Patapon again. My PSP broke like a few days after I bought that game, and I was so mad, and that game was so awesome!

In other news, Tropical Storm Fay has passed about halfway over me, and the tailend, which is the worst half will be passing tonight. It hasn't done any significant damage at all, and the rain has been alot lighter than what was predicted, but that will probaly change. I got to mow my lawn in a tropical storm today, and that something I've never done before! Well I guess that wasn't that interesting, but whatever.

Thanks for reading,

Nails
Posted by Dolphin_Butter

Wow, I haven't seen any pictures comparing the contrast yet! I think I may have to turn in my PSP-2000 (but only if the PSP-3000 is hackable).

I hope you're doing well with the tropical storm.

Posted by GalvanizedNails

if youre into the homebrew stuff, you should probaly wait, I'm sure the homebrew communuity would be testing it as soon as it releases to see if custom firmware works. The tropical storm isnt that bad, it the most pathetic tropical storm I've seen in a while, and I've been able to go outside most of the day. I just wish it hit us on a school day instead of the weekend.

Posted by Mjolnir

I'll say that if I were to buy one (and trust me, a new handheld is getting pretty tempting), I would go for the Core.  Bundle games aside, a 4 GB memory stick will have use in the future with whatever stuff you use the system for.  Of course, that depends on how the prices of Echochrome and a retail stick match up, and on your feelings toward Ratchet & Clank.

Posted by atheistium

Makes me glad I haven't upgraded me psp yet. The screen looks wonderful on this one!

Posted by Bennyishere

I like how Destructoid (I think it was them) called the old one PSP Dim and the new one PSP Brite :D
I don't like handheld gaming in general, so I can't really make up an opinion.

Posted by GalvanizedNails

I will probaly go with the core pack, since I think I lost my old memory stick, and I was already thinking of upgrading to a larger size. Echochrome is really fun but I don't know if its something I would shell out $10 for since I couldn't even get through the demo

Posted by mubress

Screen looks great, will almost certainly get one although prob wait and see how much i can get the Ratchet and clank bundle for before i decide on that