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Sony PSP-3000 Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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Sony's PSP-3000 still is available, despite the release of the newer model, PlayStation Vita. The PSP-3000 can be found in specialty gaming stores such as Game Stop and it can be purchased through Sony's online store.

The PSP-3000 adds a high-definition screen, with increased contrast and a wider color spectrum, in addition to adding anti-reflective qualities to make gaming in any light easier. Another feature that's new on the PSP-3000 is the built-in Skype function.

Prices For PSP-3000 (Console Only)

(Prices as of 07/9/2013)
PSP-3000   Source
$130Game Stop

Prices For PSP-3000 Bundles

(Prices as of 07/9/2013)
PSP Entertainment Pack PSP Sports Pack Source
(Includes PSP-3000, FIFA 2012 Game ,Cars 2: The Video Game, and 2GB Memory Stick Duo)   (Includes PSP-3000, Madden 2012,Need for Speed: Shift, and 2GB Memory Stick Duo)  
$160$160Game Stop

Additional Costs:

$10-$30Sony Memory Stick
$10-$30Games (discs and downloaded content)
$10-$15Strategy guides
$10-$20Movies on UMD


Media TypeUMD
Disk CapacityMemory Stick slot
Graphics Quality480x272
Online ContentPlayStation Network
ColorsBlack, special edition models vary
Other FeaturesWi-Fi accessible
Music and video player
Built-in Skype
Warranty1 year, limited

For manufacturer information about this product, go to PlayStation.

Best-Selling Games

1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep$15
2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories$13
3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories$16
4. God of War: Chains of Olympus$17
5. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy$17
(List as of 07/9/2013) Source: Amazon

Best-Selling Accessories

1. Wireless headset$18
2. Wall adapter$5
3. AC adapter$4
4. Travel case$9
5. PSP screen shields$3
(List as of 07/9/2013) Source: Amazon

What People Are Saying:

The PSP line of portable gaming devices is rapidly changing, and a newest model, the PS Vita, debuted in February 2012.

The PSP-3000, which is sold concurrently with the PSPgo, is the last system that will use Sony's proprietary UMD-formatted discs for games and videos. The PSP comes with built-in Skype functions which can be a selling point for some users. Reviewers note that where Sony excels with the PSP is in the graphics department, producing a quality that exceeds Nintendo's DS line. But some reviewers note the screen exhibits faint vertical lines during high-motion gaming sequences.

  • "When it comes to handheld video game consoles, reviewers think the Sony PSP-3000 is the best bet for serious gamers, since it offers more realistic graphics and a larger game library than the Nintendo DSi."