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DISASSEMBLED: Inside the Sony PSPgo

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

It's not even out yet and it's been busted open.

The upcoming PSPgo isn't even released yet, but somehow someone managed to get ahold of an early unit. Rather than just enjoy the exclusivity of having the newest Sony portable gaming hardware, some eager tinkers from China decided to take it apart.

Below are some of the scenes inside the upcoming PSPgo:

For a more detailed look at the internals, check out Levelup.cn.

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    jarnail24 , August 27, 2009 11:50 PM
    I still have the original psp 1000 and until they actually come out with a new psp its just not worth upgrading. Especially considering this is just a psp with no umd and the price is 80 dollars higher.
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    Greg_77 , August 28, 2009 12:19 AM
    Is their any information on whether the older PSP models will be able to take advantage of the new down-loadable games? That's all that matters to me.
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    dtemple , August 28, 2009 3:10 AM
    From what I understand, the only thing that they're making that's not compatible with older PSP models is the "PSP Minis" which are minigames at under 100MB each, which cost less. Every full UMD game released after the PSP Go is released to retail... will be available in downloadable form. That's a good thing for those of us who have older PSPs, cuz we'll still be able to download and play new games as long as we have a big enough memory stick.
    And no, the PSP Go is not just a PSP with no UMD drive, with an $80 higher pricetag. It has 16GB of internal memory. 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo costs over $80, so for new adopters of the system, it would be worthwhile if all you planned on playing were downloadable games. The only downside is that used UMD games are cheap and fun!
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    seraphimcaduto , August 28, 2009 3:12 AM
    can it cook for me? then i'm keeping my psp 1000
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    unifiedonboarddecoder , August 28, 2009 6:05 AM
    Pay more for less portable system then pay more for more storage and then pay more for bandwidth usage. Portable systems are fail seriously.
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    amnotanoobie , August 28, 2009 6:21 AM
    Greg_77Is their any information on whether the older PSP models will be able to take advantage of the new down-loadable games? That's all that matters to me.

    Me thinks the only real problem would be how big is your memory stick. Some games take the full 1.6GB, and if sony applies no compression that'd be only 2 games on a 4GB stick.

    I don't think Sony could afford to be an ass, and not provide downloadable games to old PSP's as they are the bigger user base than the PSP Go.
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    magicandy , August 28, 2009 6:28 AM
    I want to dance with everything the world is so beautiful!!
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    dingumf , August 28, 2009 10:23 AM
    magicandyI want to dance with everything the world is so beautiful!!


    Yep the world is beautiful especially right now during sunrise.
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    soky602 , August 28, 2009 3:27 PM
    seraphimcadutocan it cook for me? then i'm keeping my psp 1000


    Can your PSP 1000 cook for you? Then what was the point you're trying to make?
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    tipoo , August 28, 2009 6:26 PM
    jarnail24I still have the original psp 1000 and until they actually come out with a new psp its just not worth upgrading. Especially considering this is just a psp with no umd and the price is 80 dollars higher.

    Agreed! I'm still waiting on some truly new handhelds, not just refreshes.
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    razor512 , August 28, 2009 11:42 PM
    don't tell me the new one has a internal battery that you cant change with out voiding your warranty
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    davisorle , August 29, 2009 1:21 AM
    soky602Can your PSP 1000 cook for you? Then what was the point you're trying to make?


    On why the f**k he would pay more for less. Specially since in his case its a downgrade. Should be enough of an answer for you i hope.
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    nitto555rchallenger , August 29, 2009 4:39 AM
    can't wait to see some homebrew on it!!!
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    pender21 , August 29, 2009 6:52 AM
    Can those new games like Gran Turismo and Little Big Planet work on the older PSP or just the newer ones, ie. Is the PSPGo faster hardware like the iPhone 3GS is to the 3G
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    False_Dmitry_II , August 29, 2009 9:43 PM
    tipooAgreed! I'm still waiting on some truly new handhelds, not just refreshes.

    The DSi really ticked me off cause it was the same as a DS lite, but without GBA ability and with a few more features that are in EVERYONE's cell phones already.