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Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3210 reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the game selection and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get negative views.

portability, design, usability, size, game selection

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Opinions about the game selection and size are generally positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, portability, size, game selection

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PSP Handheld ConsoleSony PSP Handheld Console

Jan, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2209 user reviews of Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Comments about the size and game selection are overall positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and price.

portability, design, usability, game selection, size

price, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation Portable (PSP) Value PackPlayStation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

Jan, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Sony PlayStation Portable


To coincide with the European launch of the PSP, we've updated and republished our original review.

Sony has redefined mobile gaming with the PlayStation Portable. I never imagined that the PSP would be this good, and this is one product that has to be seen to be believed. When Sony released the original PlayStation, the balance of power in console...

Sep, 2005

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Sony PSP review


The Sony PlayStation Portable comes with its own UMD movie format, has a 4.3in colour screen and a pile of freebie online content

Movie and photo transfer capability, MP3 playback, bearable speakers… this is the best portable gaming machine ever

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Sony PSP review


Sony's successful failure is still a decent video player

Can be found for a good price ; Good potential image quality ; Easy to use

Proprietary formats ; New UMDs overpriced and limited

A fine player, but needs removable media

Nov, 2007

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Sony PSP


Movie playback is often considered a secondary function to gaming for Sony's handheld console, but its oft-revered screen was specifically chosen for its video ability.

Can be found for a good price, Good potential image quality, Easy to use

Proprietary formats, New UMDs overpriced and limited

A fine player, but needs removable media

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Darren Lock (

Sony PSP


It's small, black, sleek and oozes quality. The Sony PSP has finally reached our shores and has to be seen to be believed.

Like the iPod, this has the potential to be the next 'must-have' piece of kit.

Expert review by : Duncan Madden (

Sony PlayStation Portable


The Sony PSP revolutionised the world of mobile entertainment with cutting edge gaming, DVD quality movies, photo viewer, music player and Wi-Fi Internet access. All this served up in one of the sexiest gadgets ever designed ? for kids young and old,...

The first thing you notice about the PSP is that almost offensively impressive 4.3-inch widescreen. Turned off it?s enough to make you gasp in awe at its size and outright shininess, but flick the power switch and the quality of image that greets you...

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (

Sony PSP (model 2000)


Sony's new and enhanced PSP (model 2000) is the company's greatest handheld game machine yet.

Sleeker and lighter than the original. A/V output. Raised D-pad offers increased tactile feedback. Additional RAM makes load times faster. Displays photos. Plays video and music files. Built-in Wi-Fi and Web-browsing capabilities. Stunning widescreen...

Unfortunate power button location is unchanged from the original. A/V output lacks gaming support for interlaced-only TV sets. USB charging alternative is inconvenient. UMD load times are still an issue. Screen smudges easily.

another disappointment was the lack of gaming support for interlaced-only tv sets. although video files, movies, and pictures can be displayed in 480i, a message pops up stating that gaming requires the use of progressive scan, rendering sets without...

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Matthew D. Sarrel (

Sony PSP


Those in the target demographic have eagerly awaited its arrival. And even people other than 15- to- 25-year-old males may have more than a passing interest in one of the year's most anticipated pieces of gadgetry: the Sony PSP. Originally conceived as...

Portable multimedia and gaming device that is well designed and easy to use. The 4.3-inch widescreen TFT LCD is simply beautiful. Built-in Wi-Fi for playing games against friends (or enemies).

Sony continues to rely on proprietary technology such as the Universal Media Disk (UMD) and the Memory Stick Duo format. System volume doesn't get loud enough. Lacks features found on dedicated music/video players.

The PSP is an elegant portable device that excels at playing games and is a good music player, video player, and photo viewer. Regrettably, Sony continues to rely on propriety removable media formats to deliver the content.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (

We Test Drive Sony's PSP


The portable gaming device is finally available, and looks to be worth the wait.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Bertz (

Sony PSP


Sleek, powerful, and sexy, the PSP takes mobile gaming to the next level while juggling movies, music, and photos surprisingly well.

Revolutionary portable gameplay Large, gorgeous LCD screen• Powerful processor• Solid multimedia features

Only one analog stick Dead pixels• Expensive proprietary media

May, 2005

Product Specifications

The PSP (PlayStation Portable) has a slim 6.7" x 2.9" frame that packs a powerful multimedia punch, enabling you to enjoy your favorite games, music, videos and photos instantly, anywhere. Factor in the PSP system's brilliant high-resolution screen and cutting-edge wireless connectivity and Internet Browser - and you may just have a revolution in your hands. Using the Memory Stick Duo, you can store your digital photos, create custom wallpapers and share your favorite photos with the image transfer feature. And, thanks to the vibrant high-resolution screen, your memories will always be sharp and clear. Download your favorite MP3, MP4, WAV or ATRAC3plus music files to your PSP system via the Memory Stick Duo - or take in a full-length concert or behind-the-scenes footage on a pre-recorded UMD. Transfer UMD and MP4 videos and more to your Memory Stick Duo or watch full-length movies on a pre-recorded UMD. It's all the excitement of the big screen, now sized to take anywhere. The PSP system's dazzling widescreen LCD brings gaming to life. Whether reaching your personal best or locked in wireless combat, you'll have the freedom to play wherever - and whenever - you like. Surf the World Wide Web using the Internet browser whenever you are in an Internet-accessible location.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Colour of product:Black


Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad: No
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Second display: No
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Developer:SCE San Diego Studio
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Genre :Sports
Language version:ENG
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
Platform:PlayStation Vita
Publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date:05. 03. 2013
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):05/03/2013

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 1000 series/Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 2000 series
Type:Handheld game console


Model:Base Pack/Giga Pack PSP-1000 G1/Value Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad


Colour:Black/Ice silver/White


Audio formats supported:AC3, PCM / MP3 / MP3, PCM / PCM
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4


Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Games included:1 / FIFA 13 / Invizimals Trilogy
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Built-in processor:PSP CPU
Internal Memory:32 / 64
Platform:PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Processor Model:PSP CPU

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 110-240
Battery Capacity:1200 / 1500 / 1800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):6


Installed Size:32MB/64MB


Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo

System requirements

Minimum RAM:6
Minimum system requirements:6000 KB

Technical Details

Minimum system requirements:PSP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.86 / 2.16 / 2.3 / 7.34
Height :2.16 / 7.14 / 7.34 / 7.4
Weight:186 / 189 / 223 / 280
Width:16.9 / 17 / 17.2