My initial observation is that PSP
games look very much like a PS2 being played on a widescreen. This in and of itself is quite amazing. The colors are crisp and the picture is very nice, even in full motion. Games like Wipeout: Pure
and Tony Hawk?s Underground 2: Remix
showcase the beautiful graphics the PSP
has to offer.
As many times as I refer to the PSP as looking like a PS2 on a small widescreen, it makes sense that I?m starting to hear the question, ?Is that enough for the PSP to make it?? True, the newest PS2 is small, but the PSP is small enough to carry in your pocket. Plus, it does a lot more than play PSP games.
The PSP?s UMD format allows for games, music, and video, including full length feature films. The included rechargeable battery and headphones make it portable and personal, allowing you to enjoy a game or a movie in a car, on a plane, or even at the library, without disturbing others. There are portable DVD players, but they are at least twice the size and use more energy to spin a larger DVD disc. Additionally, the PSP doubles as a pretty nice MP3 player. You can turn off the screen by holding the screen button down for a few seconds, and without the power requirements of the screen and the graphics processor, the PSP?s battery will last for quite some time.
Built-in WiFi means you don?t have to connect up to another person?s PSP to play multiplayer games. This greatly simplifies playing multiplayer games on a portable. The WiFi can also be used to connect to the internet via wireless access points. Depending on the game you?re using, this could allow for different sorts of online content and additional multiplayer options.