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A PSP Christmas..

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by bertha, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. bertha

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    With demand for the PSP most likely being stratospheric do you think it best to buy one in the first batch and lose 3 months off your warranty (ie it won't be touched until the end of Dec) or wait until nearer Christmas and see if there are any special xmas bundles and try and get your name down for one of them?

    What are other parents thinking about this one?

    berth :)
     
  2. Miyazaki

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    IMO it is best to import one for around £160 from America, as that is £20 than the price you will pay here. You can import Japanese ones for around £130 if you know where to look and the UMD films from the UK will work on the Japanese ones.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. harrisuk

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    You have to sensible, if your kids want one you have to buy when they are available. If you can preorder the a PSP on its own from somewhere like Game without getting ropped into buying a budle with a load of games you dont want I would do it.

    Put it this way I was over in the states last week and there is still not enough stock over there even several months after launch......and summer is a slow time for VG sales.

    My friend wanted one and we couldnt find anywhere in central NY with them in stock (Including the sony store) we tried 4 different outlets and they were all out with no idea when they would be receiving more. One place did have stock but would only sell in a bundle for $600 :eek:

    In the end he managed to find a place on the ouskirts in a non retail area which has a couple of new ones in stock, but he really got lucky. Bottom line there still isnt enough stock around fo the US and Japan so gods knows what its going to be like when they launch here in peak season.
     
  4. semiskimmed

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    games guru, you got any idea where you can get them for 130 quid?
    :)
     
  5. Miyazaki

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    Plenty on Ebay for that price. I'm sure I saw an e-tailer with Jap non-value packs for £130. Can't remember where now unfortunately as I have already purchased mine.
     
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    While I would advise getting the PSP console from eBay (Japan model, as it's Region 2, plus apparently, has a better screen, though I doubt that's 100% accurate), I would recommend getting the games in the UK for the sole reason that if friends get a PSP, if he has a US copy of, say, Burnout Legends, he won't be able to play multiplayer games with a person who has a UK copy.
     
  7. Mep

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    is that right....I thought they were all multi region as far as games were concerned? I understand the films will be regionalised
     
  8. harrisuk

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    The games are multi region. And they have exactly the same screens and have done so for months.

    Plus even when that rumour was fresh it wasnt true.......the only disadvantage to going region 2 is the expense of the umd movies. region 1 = £5 - £7. Region 2 = £14.99 - £20.

    I picked up three UMd movies for under a fiver each shipped from DVDsoon a while back. OK you can transfer films to memory stick but a 1 gig card is £60 - £70. For traveling the movie playback is a big bonus for me.

    You can get jap units for around £130 - £150 shipped on ebay for the basic pack from reputable sellers. I reckon the prices will go up though the closer we get to Uk launch.
     
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    glad I got a US from Movietyme then...thanks for the info
     
  10. bertha

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    thanks for the feedback so just to clarify..

    If I get a US version will the wireless feature work with the UK model as my son will definitely want to play against his mates..?

    the cheaper movies is the only real draw to get a US model.. but you can burn R1 discs to a UK model if you invest in a larger memory stick..

    At present going on advice at the mo my feelings are more towards putting my name down for a UK one now and hope that I get one before Christmas

    If they're as cool as they appear I may even treat myself to one maybe a US model to get the best of both worlds..

    Thanks again

    berth :thumbsup:
     
  11. Miyazaki

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    The wifi will work as long as your boy gets UK games.

    A US psp will work with UK games, but if he uses a US copy of a game and his mates have a UK copy of a game it won't work over wifi.
     
  12. Mep

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    why is that?
     
  13. chrislad

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    They are just programmed differently. Different regions, languages etc.

    All wireless games will work on all consoles, as long as both games are from the same region. Some games may even work from different regions, but it's not guaranteed. Get UK games to be extra safe. I'm waiting for Burnout in Sept so I can play multiplayer, and I sold my copy of Hot Shots Golf so I can get the UK version.
     
  14. Mep

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    thanks Chris
     
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    There's one here on ebay with about 8 mins left (£126 for Jap PSP & Game with £28 postage) so I guess this is probably the market value at the moment. :thumbsup:

    It's from Hong Kong so you could get stung by customs though.
     
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    i heard that if you have a US psp you wont be able to link up with a UK one for multiplayer games, different fierwire frequency or somethin.
     
  17. harrisuk

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    I dont think thats correct. As long as you use the same region games.

    Can happily play wifi between Jap and us units :confused:
     

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