Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N. California, USA
Re: Sony PSP
One thing to keep in mind--PSPs have a notoriously high rate of defective LCDs. It's pretty common to get a PSP with several always on / always off pixels. Fortunately, Sony recently changed their policies and they'll exchange your unit if you have bad pixels. Make sure that your importer will exchange your PSP for you unless you're willing to live with bad pixels. The screen, when it does work, is a really high quality display. Nice and bright, with high resolution.
Other performance related things--you've probably heard about this, but the battery life isn't too great. Expect 1.5-3 hours on a charge. Also, some games have really long load times.
As for games, the best games seem to be Wipeout Pure, Ridge Racer, and Lumines. I only played Ridge Racer for a few minutes so I can't comment too much on it but it seems to get high marks. Wipeout is what you'd expect. If you like Wipeout, it's a good port. Lumines is a very cool puzzle game. Insanely addictive.