First off... I searched through the threads for the PlayStation Portable and didn't get many results. There were talks and comments made about owning one of these upon release and the price concerns, but no real follow-ups. The point of this thread is going to be for discussing the current and upcoming games/UMD Movies/Downloads/Upgrades/Etc. and anything else related to the PSP. I'm sure this thread is a little overdue since the system has been out almost a year now and hopefully there are some PSP users in this forum.
Second off... I have never been a Sony Gaming fan, and the PSP is the first "Sony gaming system" that I've owned. Call me crazy, and I have nothing against Sony, but I am more of a PC gamer. I have played PS1/2 games many a time, but never owned a system or grew fond of one either. Anyways, I just purchased my PSP a few days ago from a friend who barely used his and was desperate for money (so I got an extremely good deal on this one). So far I am extremely impressed with the performance and features of the PSP. It is incredible. The first thing I did was update the Firmware to ver. 2.6 which fixed several bugs (evidentally) and enchanced the Web Browser feature. Since I have highspeed/cable and a router at my house, I can take my PSP downstairs, or anywhere else in the house, and surf the Internet with it's built in 802.11b Internet. It is weird looking at SSG on a 3.6" screen, but it works great. I can also check my email and do whatever else. The last handheld gaming system I had was the orginal Gameboy, so you can imagine my enthusiasm.
But anyways, my PSP came with a single game, "The Con", which is your standard hand to hand type combat fighting game; nothing special. I am really impressed with the quality of graphics and I can't wait to get a better game that I would enjoy playing much more. But still, the graphics and the LCD screen display are extremely impressive. I have loaded a few pictures and mp3s onto my PSP, however, I need to get a larger Memory Stick Duo to accomodate more files. This will be one of my first upgrades, and it will come soon. I haven't played a UMD movie or an mpeg file from the memory stick so I don't know how the picture quality is, but I can only assume it is excellent and dvd quality.
Like I stated earlier, hopefully there are more PSP owners here at SSG and if you would... please stand up. I am new to the whole PSP thing so I am welcoming any and all suggestions. I would like to know what games you all are playing,? upgrades you have purchased,? downloads,? mods? and etc? I would definitely like to get a new game pretty soon, after I upgrade my Memory Stick Duo.