Product Comparison: Sony PSP 1000 Series vs Sony PSP 3000 Series

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General Specifications
PSP 1000 Series
PSP 3000 Series
About the Product
The new style of portable game consoles. An invitation not only to enjoy immersive games with 3D graphics but also video and music entertainment of exceptional quality. Convenience was paramount in the compact and symbolic design of the PSP.
The PSP-3000 PlayStation Portable offers a beautiful screen that is brighter than ever, giving you a multitude of entertainment options on the go. Play games, listen to music, connect to the Internet, watch movies, and do more, all in a sleek compact package that you can easily bring with you wherever you go.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
272 p
272 p
Game Sources
UMD disc, PlayStation Store
UMD disc, PlayStation Store
Internal Memory
0.032 GB
0.064 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • Got the PSP and it was in really good condition!
  • The screen was flawless, the buttons all worked properly.
  • The system itself is well designed and the screen is pretty high quality for the time.
  • The screen is beautiful.
  • It isn't 1080p but it is unrivaled in its clarity and color vividness.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • This is top notch. I didn't realise the video feature would be as good as it is. I've put a nice 8gb memory card into it and its more than enough space to hold what i want.
  • The screen resolution is great for watching videos and photos, and it is very nice to play games. Eyes do not get tired.
  • Umd disc is fast to read and games go without any lags.
  • UMD load times still poky compared with DS games.
  • Web browser and data input can be cumbersome, no built-in storage.
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
2.9 in.
6.7 in.
6.7 in.
0.9 in.
0.7 in.
0.62 lbs.
0.42 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • The console is light weight and can easily fit in anywhere. I've even fit it into my pockets on few occasions.
  • You can attach a camera and use skype, the weight is much better than the non slim and lite versions, stops cramping.
  • The PSP 3000 Is very light. It is quiet most of the time. When I put my games in it, it was very quick and I don't get like a before frame on the game.
  • A console that can always be with you thanks to its portable size and weight.
  • Some parts look cheap compared to previous models. Size can cause discomfort when using it outside the home.
Screen Type
Screen Size
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • There is no scratches and perfectly clean screen.
  • The screen size is nice compared to the other systems out there.
  • The controls and screen are excellent.
  • The screen on the PSP is amazing.
  • The screen is beautiful and UMD movies look great on it.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Screen offers better color reproduction than that of earlier PSP models.
  • It is also excellent for watching video, you don't notice the small screen.
  • The games can be bought for cheap nowadays, the screen is large and yet it still manages to fit in a pocket.
  • Screen exhibits noticeable jaggies and scanlines during high-motion video and gaming sequences.
  • Unfortunately the screen quality is really bad with terrible colour glitches, not as advertised.
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser
Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store, Multiplayer, Skype
Expansion Card
2000 GB
64 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • This system is perfect because you can listen to music, watch movies, play video games, look at pictures, go on the internet, watch TV, etc.
  • High definition screen quality and sharpness.
  • Very smooth and amazing game play.
  • It's well built and plays all games.
  • The PSP is a compact, light device, with a large screen and easy to reach buttons.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Deep lineup of great game titles that offer better graphics than Nintendo DS games.
  • Well designed software for the user interface. Can be used as an e-reader if you install Bookr 8.1 HBS.
  • Excellent price. Lighter than previous version. Versatile with many different functions as well as just gaming.
  • The PSP also boasts a speedy wifi internet feature, music, video and photo player and the capability to watch films via the umd drive.
  • The HOLD button is not in a reliable site, quite often during the heat of action, one can inadvertently switch off the system.
D-pad, L/R sticks, Home button, Volume buttons, Display button, Select button, Hold button, Sound button, Analog stick, A/B/X/Y buttons, Power button
Circle Pad, Cross control pad, Display button, L/R trigger, Select button, Start button, PS button, Sound button, Volume buttons
Wi-Fi, Memory Stick Duo slot, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB, Power
USB, Memory Stick Duo slot, Audio jack 3.5mm
1800 mAh
1200 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • It can do a lot and has great battery life.
  • The battery has excellent life.
  • The battery is decent, lasting several hours at a time.
  • Battery is the wrong size and does not hold a charge.
  • The battery doesn't hold a charge.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Such a brill travel companion too this thing does everything and battery life is quite good!
  • Battery life is OK, if not stellar - you can use it for about 3 hours of play but should not plan on a whole day of mobile play on the same battery.
  • Excellent battery life. I can use the console for 2-3 hours of continuous play.
  • A month later, I had to replace the battery because it stopped holding the charge. Worked for 5-10 minutes and then turned off.
  • The battery did not want to charge after 2 months of use, which led to a forced battery replacement.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
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