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As I see that my day is being filled with classes and studies. Also, it is being filled with conventions and events every weekend, I'm thinking that it would be ideal for me to invest in PSP so I can play games while downtime.

So which PSP model is the ideal? I have virtually no knowledge of handheld stuff and all that jazz. :(

Another question is....... which games are awesome on PSP? I'm more of RPG guy, leaning towards JRPGs.

Thanks for taking time to read this. :)
Stay AWAY from any 3000 model. They are 'brighter' but the graphics get fuzzy when the game actually plays out (sauce if interested). A 2000 model would be ideal and was the one I had for years until that fatal vacuum accident.

-Syphon Filter series
-Brave Story
-Persona series
-Infected if you like shooters with chain combos and death metal
-God of War series
-Burnout
-Star Wars Battlefront (Newest one should be fine, I forget the name of the one with the class making abilities)
Post edited September 19, 2011 by Rohan15
I agree with Rohan, get a PSP 2000. For a game i'd recommend Persona 3. That's all you'll need.
For games?

Final Fantasy Tactics
Ogre Tactics
Persona 3
Disgaea 1
Disgaea 2
Z.H.P.
Phantom Brave
Daxter
Lumines
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Sid Meirer's Pirates
Gitaroo Man Lives

Lots of great games for PSP.
You might want to wait for the Vita next year that can play the entire PSP library. If not, 2000 series is the best choice. Easy to homebrew as well.

Plenty games have already been mentioned. Vagrant Story (PS1 classic) works brilliantly on PSP.
The psp is a great system, but it is predominantly a remake/port machine especially when it comes to jrpgs. I know you stated interest in just the psp but I'd recommend considering a DS also, especially if you are a fan of original jrpgs (which no modern system can beat it at).
But as for psp games that other people haven't mentioned I'd recommend:

- Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
-Valkyria Chronicles II (don't worry about needing to beat the first one if you dont have a ps3)
- Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
- Jeanne D'Arc (Essential for level-5 fans)

And the greatest part about the psp is that ps1 games are only $6 downloads on the psn store. From the store I'd recommend:
-Grandia
-Vagrant Story
-Parasite Eve 1 & 2
- Front Mission 3
-Xenogears (it's kinda dated but its cheap and has somethings going for it)
-Castlevania Symphony of the Night
-Legend of Mana
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Rohan15: Stay AWAY from any 3000 model. They are 'brighter' but the graphics get fuzzy when the game actually plays out (sauce if interested). A 2000 model would be ideal and was the one I had for years until that fatal vacuum accident.
I disagree, my 3000's never had any issues with any graphics, in fact things look decidedly better on my 3000 than on my 2000. I'd recommend the 3000 over the 2000, but say stay away from the Go, the Go really is bad news.

That being said, I'd say wait for a Vita, it'll only be a couple more months if you can hang on that long.

As for games, Persona 3 Portable is good, as is Final Fantasy Tactics, GTA Chinatown Wars, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Crisis Core: FFVII, The 3rd Birthday, Medievil Resurrection and Rock Band Unplugged.
Personally I'd avoid any UMD games and stick with digital copies. That way when the Vita comes out you can transfer all the games to it.
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Sielle: Personally I'd avoid any UMD games and stick with digital copies. That way when the Vita comes out you can transfer all the games to it.
It depends, sometimes the digital games are horrifyingly overpriced, and sometimes they're not available at all, so UMDs are still of some use.
Get The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky.

It's probably the best game on the PSP.
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ShmenonPie: I disagree, my 3000's never had any issues with any graphics, in fact things look decidedly better on my 3000 than on my 2000. I'd recommend the 3000 over the 2000, but say stay away from the Go, the Go really is bad news.
Disagreed. I played some of my older games on the PSP 3000 and the green hue was noticeable. And yes, the GO! is an abortion.
Thanks for the replies, guys. Much appreciated it.

Looks like 2000 model is locked for me. I'm not really interesting in Vita since it may be bit too pricey as heck and I can get 2000 model for under hundred bucks.

I'm bit reluctant about using PSN store after what happen several months ago when the hackers did........ unsavory stuff. Is it safe now?

Couple of you guys seems to strongly suggest Vita but I dunno, I'm not really that excited about getting new model plus I would only need it to keep me occupied for time being while downtime between studies, conventions, and events.

How does DS compared to PSP? I'm just curious, that's all. Because someone commented that DS has jrpgs, which caught my attention.

Again, much appreciated it, guys!
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ShmenonPie: It depends, sometimes the digital games are horrifyingly overpriced, and sometimes they're not available at all, so UMDs are still of some use.
Very valid point about the game only being available on UMD. As for costing more on the PSN, I'd almost look at that as the fee of being able to play it on the Vita. Then again if it's a game that isn't likely to have much replay value it's a moot point. So I guess it does depend on the game, if the extra cost is worth it. :)
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MGShogun: I'm bit reluctant about using PSN store after what happen several months ago when the hackers did........ unsavory stuff. Is it safe now?
It's a lot better, but if you really are worried, you can always pickup pre-paid PSN or Visa cards at your local walmart, target, gamestop, etc. etc.
Post edited September 19, 2011 by Sielle
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MGShogun: Thanks for the replies, guys. Much appreciated it.

Looks like 2000 model is locked for me. I'm not really interesting in Vita since it may be bit too pricey as heck and I can get 2000 model for under hundred bucks.

I'm bit reluctant about using PSN store after what happen several months ago when the hackers did........ unsavory stuff. Is it safe now?

Couple of you guys seems to strongly suggest Vita but I dunno, I'm not really that excited about getting new model plus I would only need it to keep me occupied for time being while downtime between studies, conventions, and events.

How does DS compared to PSP? I'm just curious, that's all. Because someone commented that DS has jrpgs, which caught my attention.

Again, much appreciated it, guys!
Just use those pre-paid PSN cards and you won't have a problem.

The DS has a decent amount of original JRPGs, but I like the PSP's library better.
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SpirlaStairs: Get The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky.

It's probably the best game on the PSP.
How is The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky? I have been planning to buy it sometime but I always put it off.

Also the Ys games that have been released on the psp have been great so those are some games you can consider if you get a psp.

The DS ha a good amount of jrpgs like the World Ends with You and Chrono Trigger which are great games for the DS. It has quite a few more jrpgs but I haven't got the chance to play them all yet.
Post edited September 19, 2011 by CardMaker57