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#31 GBAstar

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

I'm positive that PSP production for North America has been ceased for quite a while now.


No. If that was true why is their new packaging (Blue instead of Yellow)?

In fact I have one in front of me and the outside box says :MFR DATE 09/09/12

#32 maximumzero

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

White PSP Gos, not 3000.


Oh, jeez, reading comprehension FAIL on my part.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Have you even played a 3ds? Resident evil revelations looks like an early 360 game and even the other games look great like MGS:Snake eater and Kid Icarus.


Don't mean to defend the other guy but the vast majority of games on the 3DS look like N64-Dreamcast graphics level. There are few exceptions like RE Revelations and some others what look like original Xbox. It's weird how the 3DS can scale like that.

#34 vince_carter

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

are these moddable to play homebrew games ?

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#35 BetaDemo

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

99 seems like a good price could see them falling to 49 bucks thanksgiving 2013 though


Shouldn't the PSP be msrp $49.69 right now??
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#36 Kenshindono

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

gonna ask again.. are you guys sure they have a newer PSP core in the blue packaging? I have NOT seen one anywhere. Just the white and brown one for the core. I was gonna pick one up i think but want to verify these exist before i just pick a regular pack up.

Also. Anyone know if BBY carries them anymore? I cant find them on the website and saw none at my local store
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Several (a few) months ago I picked up a blue-packaged Cars2/FIFA12 bundle on clearance at my local Target for... $100?

I know it's a blue-box bundle and not core, but I was pretty happy with the price, as a first-time-ever PSP owner, and the game library isn't bad at all (and certainly very cheap now overall, too). Added bonus, my two kids have no idea I have it, so they aren't begging me to play it (they each have DSes and access to Mom's iPad, which helps).

#38 GBAstar

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

gonna ask again.. are you guys sure they have a newer PSP core in the blue packaging? I have NOT seen one anywhere. Just the white and brown one for the core. I was gonna pick one up i think but want to verify these exist before i just pick a regular pack up.

Also. Anyone know if BBY carries them anymore? I cant find them on the website and saw none at my local store


Yes. I am 100% positive. I haven't seen any in retail stores but the one I ordered from Amazon.com came that way and it had a September 2012 build date.

This was for a PSP-3000 core model

#39 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Well its all opinion in the end. I think the PSP blows away the gimmicky DS in every way, in terms of hardware and games too. To each his own.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

This is just a price cut, not clearence so don't hope for that 50% off yet

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

are these moddable to play homebrew games ?


partially. custom firmware is temporary on newer PSPs, going away at power off.

but some homebrew has been signed to work even on pure sony 6.60 as if mods never existed.

#42 detectiveconan16

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Finding these things used at a Gamestop is a hard search in of itself. I thought with the Vita everybody would be dumping them.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Finding these things used at a Gamestop is a hard search in of itself. I thought with the Vita everybody would be dumping them.


They probably would have if the Vita let you play UMDs.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

partially. custom firmware is temporary on newer PSPs, going away at power off.

but some homebrew has been signed to work even on pure sony 6.60 as if mods never existed.

This.

Most older models are perma CFW capable.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

psp has an awful library compared to the ds, especially if you like jrpg's

heck, the psp has an awful library compared to the ds no matter what type of game you're looking for


u r wrong

#46 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh.........:hot:!!!!!!!! I have seen the light!

I have a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card in my PSP 1000 with a Pro Duo (bought mine cheap on eBay....or you can check Cowboom.com). I have seen other 16GB MicroSD cards for around(as cheap as...months ago) $7.99 on eBay.

Next time someone posts a Best Buy buy 2 get 1 free PSP games deal on here, buy some! Even if you don't have a PSP, yet!:D


Not sure how the 2,000/3,000 memory cards work, but here are some links:

16GB Micro SD Card Kits(includes Pro Duo Adapter)/ US Sellers

$13.95 http://www.ebay.com/...=item43b7327075

$14.50 http://www.ebay.com/...=item43b7327078

32GB Micro SD Cards/US Sellers

$14.99 http://www.ebay.com/...=item416faaa79d

$14.99 http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f20908305

Pro Duo Adapters/1st Seller US, 2nd Seller Hong Kong

$2.42 http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a7a4e89b2

$1.29 http://www.ebay.com/...=item43b26b3471

Portable Charger For Your USB Device/s(remember to take your cord/s!)/US Seller

$3.45 http://www.ebay.com/...=item58952ea214

2 in 1 USB Charger Cable/US Seller

$2.27 http://www.ebay.com/...=item35c138610b

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

Seriously tempted in picking one of these up... Do they ever have really good deals on PSP games? Like 5 bucks and under?

I look at it this way.

I currently have a PS Vita. I could buy a game I want from the vita store for full price which is what? 20 or 25 bucks? 4 digital PSP games on the vita store at full price is the cost of a PSP practically. So if I could get PSP games cheap then I would be saving money in the long run depending on how many digital PSP games I would have bought....

I think I have a sickness....

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#48 thrinn

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Seriously tempted in picking one of these up... Do they ever have really good deals on PSP games? Like 5 bucks and under?

If you've got a Five Below store nearby, it might be worth a visit. The store around here has about a dozen different PSP titles to choose from for $5 each.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

No 5 Below here. I live in NYC... Wondering if there's a store equivalent to that here in the city?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

Seriously tempted in picking one of these up... Do they ever have really good deals on PSP games? Like 5 bucks and under?

I look at it this way.

I currently have a PS Vita. I could buy a game I want from the vita store for full price which is what? 20 or 25 bucks? 4 digital PSP games on the vita store at full price is the cost of a PSP practically. So if I could get PSP games cheap then I would be saving money in the long run depending on how many digital PSP games I would have bought....

I think I have a sickness....

My current systems that I own
PS2, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo Gameboy, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, Neo Geo X Gold, Game Gear.

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Wait until you start with multiples of one console.....

If you're an Amazon prime member you can get great PSP games for cheap and free 2-day shipping. There's a thread floating around with PSP games under $7. Decent stuff like Fat Princess, Pixel Junk Monsters and Dead Head Fred. I also just recently ordered God Eater from there for $10 new. The game goes for about $16-20 used on eBay. If you're into grid turn-based strategy games Amazon has Jeanne D'Arc new for about $11. The digital version is $22. I'm currently playing it and find it very enjoyable.

A few months ago Walmart.com had a 4 for $20 sale, it may even still be active. I was able to pick up Crisis Core, Hot Shots Tennis, Star Ocean, and something else I don't remember. Try searching for the thread here.

Also the PS store occasionally has some good deals on digital games, sometimes even being cheaper than a used physical copy. Crush is currently $5, $2.50 for PS+ members. I picked up Monkey Ball for PSP for about $3 a few months ago. And a lot of great RPGs go on sale frequently for much cheaper than you would be able to get a used copy. Just be attentive and check out FriskyTanuki's thread every Tuesday/Wednesday.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

They probably would have if the Vita let you play UMDs.


UMD was just terrible technology. But they should have allowed people that bought into their system to transfer the data to the Vita. At least I remember it being promised at some time. Instead they reneged and offered everything on the PSN store for some ridiculous pricing. $15 for a 15 year old game... no thanks.

What killed Vita was no games, too expensive, even more expensive memory.

I dislike Sony because they try to create their own infrastructure with their crappy memory cards and then abandon them three years later. Not that it really matters because Sony makes crappy cameras and that's pretty much the only other thing you would use the memory cards for. They came out with the Vita memory card to deter piracy, I think it also deters sales. Stop trying to be like Apple by forcing people into your tiny ecosystem. People typically have a good sense of when they're being ripped off.

#52 Naramie

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

I'd recommend Warriors. If you like beat em up games.

#53 thrinn

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

UMD was just terrible technology. But they should have allowed people that bought into their system to transfer the data to the Vita. At least I remember it being promised at some time. Instead they reneged and offered everything on the PSN store for some ridiculous pricing. $15 for a 15 year old game... no thanks.

They ended up taking that approach in Japan. IIRC they allowed the publishers to name their own price for transferring games. The cost of transferring some games ended up being almost as much as having to buy a new digital copy. The program turned out to be a mess. I can't blame them for not even bothering with it in America.

What killed Vita was no games, too expensive, even more expensive memory.

It's a little too early to declare the Vita dead. People were claiming that the DS and 3DS were failures the first year they were out. All Sony needs to do is slash $75 off the system and cut the memory card costs by at least 50% and the Vita will stand a chance.

I dislike Sony because they try to create their own infrastructure with their crappy memory cards and then abandon them three years later. Not that it really matters because Sony makes crappy cameras and that's pretty much the only other thing you would use the memory cards for. They came out with the Vita memory card to deter piracy, I think it also deters sales. Stop trying to be like Apple by forcing people into your tiny ecosystem. People typically have a good sense of when they're being ripped off.

Sony stuck with the minidisc format for two decades. They're still going with their proprietary Memory Stick Pro format. As misguided as their attempts may be, they often stick with it until the bitter end.

I get the impression that the reason the memory card price is so high is to entice retailers to support the Vita. Seeing as how Sony is going all-in with their digital distribution of Vita games I can't imagine retailers are too excited about the extra competition for game sales.

Also Sony was taking the proprietary approach with their Betamax format a year before Apple got going.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

There is a like new psp 3000 for $65 + shipping on amazon just in case someone still wants one but doesn't want to pay the full price (not sold by amazon though).

http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used

Edit: There is also a Like New Pearl White PSP go for $97. Not so expensive I guess considering that they aren't sold new for cheap anymore :/

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

UMD was just terrible technology. But they should have allowed people that bought into their system to transfer the data to the Vita.


Yeah, the load times are terrible and it just doesn't hold much data. I'm surprised the psp is still being supported in Japan with new games. They sure got a lot more titles than we ever did (must be way more popular there).

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

Is Amazon sold of of PSP's? I wanted to get one through them since people mentioned they got the newer packaging through Amazon, but i cant find it at all on the amazon site =( I guess i waited too long? Anyone know if they're totally sold out or if they will be getting more? I snagged one from Target but i wanted one of the newer packages too
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

Is Amazon sold of of PSP's? I wanted to get one through them since people mentioned they got the newer packaging through Amazon, but i cant find it at all on the amazon site =( I guess i waited too long? Anyone know if they're totally sold out or if they will be getting more? I snagged one from Target but i wanted one of the newer packages too


I have a listing saved in my cart and I see them come in and out of stock through Amazon but they don't last long so I wonder if they're just getting a couple at a time.

I've seen some in the blue packaging at physical Target stores but I'm assuming yours must not have those if you bought one and it was in the yellow packaging.

I'll try and remember to bump this thread if they come back in stock on Amazon.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

I have a listing saved in my cart and I see them come in and out of stock through Amazon but they don't last long so I wonder if they're just getting a couple at a time.

I've seen some in the blue packaging at physical Target stores but I'm assuming yours must not have those if you bought one and it was in the yellow packaging.

I'll try and remember to bump this thread if they come back in stock on Amazon.


Thanks, i appreciate that. Is there any way to stick it in my cart at all now? I dont even see an Amazon seller listing anywhere when i scan the page =( I got about $100 in gift cards so id like to basically get one for free through Amazon. I have way too many RPG's and games to not have a backup or two for the system when it inevitably dies
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#59 GBAstar

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Thanks, i appreciate that. Is there any way to stick it in my cart at all now? I dont even see an Amazon seller listing anywhere when i scan the page =( I got about $100 in gift cards so id like to basically get one for free through Amazon. I have way too many RPG's and games to not have a backup or two for the system when it inevitably dies


I don't think you can add it to your cart unless it's available at the time... then if it sells it out'll stay in your cart but say:

"This item is no longer available from the seller you selected."

however if it comes back in stock and you refresh your cart you'll get a notification.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks, i appreciate that. Is there any way to stick it in my cart at all now? I dont even see an Amazon seller listing anywhere when i scan the page =( I got about $100 in gift cards so id like to basically get one for free through Amazon. I have way too many RPG's and games to not have a backup or two for the system when it inevitably dies


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