Unpacking a New PSP Slim

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I love my PSP. The screen is amazing, and it’s great to watch movies on when I travel. I’m a casual gamer, so this has fit my needs well. I was anxious to try the new PSP Slim this week, and decided to open it on a video.

When the PSP first came out, I wasn’t planning to ever get one. I was still mad at Sony over the whole “memory stick” thing. However, after playing a friends’ PSP, I realized I had to have one. As I said already, I LOVE mine, and use it often. I’ve been looking forward to this newest version.

This new PSP Slim is purported to be slimmer, faster, and have more memory. I bought the Limited Edition Daxter bundle. Upon opening it, I can tell it’s not only slimmer, but it’s also significantly lighter. It feels better in the hands. The buttons are, of course, in the same place as the older PSP. In this new version, you can connect your PSP to the TV for gaming and such.

The LCD screen is much brighter and crisper. THe memory is definitely doubled. The colors it comes in are excellent. I of course, chose silver. I love silver gadgets! RSS is a bit better with it, but still not quite where it should be. I have to also give Sony credit for updating the firmware quite a bit. Specs from the website:

Heart-pounding game play and mobile entertainment now fit into smaller pockets. The latest PSP handheld system is 19% thinner and 33% lighter than the previous model, with twice the memory—now 64MB—for faster loading times. To get you started on the action, this bundle comes with the new Ice Silver PlayStation Portable system, Daxter adventure game and the hilarious Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection UMD movie. In addition, this pack features 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media, an AC power cord, AC adapter and a smaller, more efficient battery pack that lasts up to six hours. Featuring 64MB of internal system memory and a dedicated PSP® CPU running at up to 333MHz, the PSP has the horsepower you need for an unmatched gaming experience. The 4.3″ LCD screen sports a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 480 x 272 pixel resolution, and 16.7 million colors for graphics that come alive on the screen.

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184 thoughts on “Unpacking a New PSP Slim”

  1. Hello chris,
    How are you man, I have a problem and hope you help me!
    I have a new lap top sony Vgn-n250e with windows vista but I can’t use voice in yahoo messenger and msn it says doesn’t support it. my question is: How i can solve this problem?
    I hope here soon from you
    Abbas

  2. There is an old saying that MS should take look at.”If t ai’nt broke don’t fixit. SP’s seem to be the root of many problems. Yes SP’s are important, but some seem to create mor problems than solutions. I have a new desktop running Vista and so far it seems more stable although slower. Who knows what will happen next. MS is a marketing organization far more than technical . In house QA does not seem to be present. I worked in the “Big Iron ” arena for several years and we would have been fired oin the spot had I released stuff as buggy as this.Good luck to all of you.

  3. I’m pretty jealous, BUT!, I still prefer my PSP “Tank” (as they call it) over the slim. I got the PSP when it came out and might, one day, get the slim. But for now the Tank is great. I’d like to add, the slim cannot run the version 1.50 kernel, so homebrew opportunities are severely limited. I use firmware version 3.40 OE-A and don’t run too many homebrew apps but I do customize my XMB, create isos from my games, (so I only need to carry one umd) and unlock my processor, letting it run a 333 Mhz constantly. Finally, the only benefit I see to a memory expansion, would be that you could load more of a game to ram to decrease in-game loading times, Chirs, if you read this and can think of any other benefits, “E” me. Remember, future games will still have to be compatible with the Tank.

    The Slim is “better”, I guess. But, this is not a DS > DS lite transformation.

  4. I have to agree with the guy under me Chris, you should have gotten the Star Wars Battlefront: renegade Squadron pack instead. The game is really fun, too.

  5. the two comments below are hilarious. because,idk.idc.wait,there’s a new psp?!?!?! WOW OMG LOL!!!!! INTERNET TALK!!! not. i have an original psp. a slim psp would be dumb. IF IT TRIED TO SPELL DUMB IT WOULD SPELL IT DUBM.

  6. The immediate weight difference you noticed is also from the fact that the one you just opened doesn’t have the battery in it..

    Also, because its slimmer, the battery is smaller.. and it lasts less than the old PSP.

  7. well i had that entretement pack, and the star wars one i got to say the weight is awsome but in the end i have the black piano i think its the best one about yr video no the psp does not come with the latest update,about some guys commentary no u cant play youtube videos in yr psp dexter is the worst game ever i mean is like crash bandicood all over again 1gb memory that rocks (i dont need many space) the game load is a lot faster

  8. Got the Star Wars edition PSP on launch day. The updated model is pretty sweet. I bought the 1st generation PSP back in August, so now I own two.

    The PSP will serve me nicely until I can afford either a 360 or the $399 PS3.

  9. how much is it cuz i been think about getting one i have the orginal n was think of trading but i love it to death and could never do that so i want to noe how much is it cuz i was think if i sould get the psp slim or the new video ipod it hard sice i love gaming n going on the internent n song i going crazzy so wat sould i gett n i need price plz n thank u

  10. This guy is the biggest panzy in the world HOWEVER i really like his videos they are extremely informative and seems to know what he talks about. Keep em coming =)

  11. HOw’s it going’? My PSP slim is only 2 months old. And just recently it “locks/freezes” when I am trying to access the internet. Before this occured it worked fine. What may you suggest?

  12. I got my Slim PSP about a week ago, sadly I had to get the Star Wars. It was the only one they had in stock, they had like five million of them too… My original PSP started having problems so I had to send it to Sony and get a gift card to Best Buy to grab a new one. Three months later I received it. I really wanted the Daxter one but they said it would NEVER come out again and they had ALL sold out. (Though a woman with her son came in and grabbed a Daxter out of their back room five minutes before) I guess we weren’t all that special. And that we would have to wait a couple of weeks to a month or two to get a Piano Black PSP (when they made my card out of date in about two weeks…) I decided I had better get a Star Wars. I’m a little bit mad at Sony and Best Buy.

  13. im gettin the “slim red god of war psp bundle”, im gettin it cuz im jealous that all my friends gots 1 an i dont, plus ive always wanted 1

  14. im gettin the “slim red god of war psp bundle”, im gettin it cuz im jealous that all my friends gots 1 an i dont, plus ive always wanted 1

  15. ds owned psp in sales. and since the whole point of nintendo and sony’s purpose is to make stuff for money, I think we know who the winner of the handhelds is. Plus everything for psp is all cheap now. Not many good games. I’m not saying psp sucks, but I think the ds is better in many areas such as game libraries, you don’t have to deal with memory sticks. touch screen. It has flashcarts too which you can download movies and music. so yeah. I have an ipod classic anyway. ipod > psp.

  16. ds owned psp in sales. and since the whole point of nintendo and sony’s purpose is to make stuff for money, I think we know who the winner of the handhelds is. Plus everything for psp is all cheap now. Not many good games. I’m not saying psp sucks, but I think the ds is better in many areas such as game libraries, you don’t have to deal with memory sticks. touch screen. It has flashcarts too which you can download movies and music. so yeah. I have an ipod classic anyway. ipod > psp.

  17. ds owned psp in sales. and since the whole point of nintendo and sony’s purpose is to make stuff for money, I think we know who the winner of the handhelds is. Plus everything for psp is all cheap now. Not many good games. I’m not saying psp sucks, but I think the ds is better in many areas such as game libraries, you don’t have to deal with memory sticks. touch screen. It has flashcarts too which you can download movies and music. so yeah. I have an ipod classic anyway. ipod > psp.

  18. ds owned psp in sales. and since the whole point of nintendo and sony’s purpose is to make stuff for money, I think we know who the winner of the handhelds is. Plus everything for psp is all cheap now. Not many good games. I’m not saying psp sucks, but I think the ds is better in many areas such as game libraries, you don’t have to deal with memory sticks. touch screen. It has flashcarts too which you can download movies and music. so yeah. I have an ipod classic anyway. ipod > psp.

  19. ds owned psp in sales. and since the whole point of nintendo and sony’s purpose is to make stuff for money, I think we know who the winner of the handhelds is. Plus everything for psp is all cheap now. Not many good games. I’m not saying psp sucks, but I think the ds is better in many areas such as game libraries, you don’t have to deal with memory sticks. touch screen. It has flashcarts too which you can download movies and music. so yeah. I have an ipod classic anyway. ipod > psp.

  20. i hacked my friends slim a while ago,and i was like wtf is this??!!?!?? the first time i actually touched a slim…

    well i couldn’t figure out how to put the umd in lol,it was wird,and i nearly broke my memory stick just trying to put it in…LOL…

  21. Thanks to your video I bought the psp slim. Of the bundles out there I chose the Daxter bundle. I also bought a pelican Invisi-Sheld screen protector and put it on minutes after first turned the unit on. It went on easy and with no bubbles. So far no complaints.

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