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Sony: 50% Of PS3 Owners Have A PSP

When the PlayStation 3 first launched, PS3/PSP connectivity was in its infancy stages. At the time, if you wanted to download any PSP content on the PlayStation Store, you had to first nab it with the console and then transfer it to the handheld. Nowadays, things are much more streamlined; the PSP can tap into the Store by itself.

But that doesn't mean the PS3 and PSP can't be in harmony, and according to Capcom's vice president of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson, about half of those who own a PS3 also have a PSP. The 50% quote came from one of Svensson's posts in the official Capcom forums in reply to a question about adhocParty possibly coming to the U.S. The post is unclear as to whether he was referring to worldwide data or just North America numbers, but evidently, his source is Sony themselves. "An interesting note from Sony's data that they've been sharing with us ... about 50% of PS3 owners, also own a PSP." Now, there may be a great deal of suspicion when viewing this statistic, but we suppose it's possible. If one can afford it and takes their gaming seriously, it certainly would be a bonus to own both platforms; both have awesome software sitting on store shelves right now. But 50%...? This would be a very good sign for Sony if it were true, but it's tough to call this verifiable fact.

So how's about a little poll of our own? If you own a PS3, do you also have a PSP? Come on now, tell us the truth.

11/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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iPwn_3G
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:00:27 PM
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Yep, I have the slim. I love REMOTE PLAY !!!!!

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Aftab
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:02:39 PM

"iPwn_3G"? As in "internet-pawnage"? Back again, huh?

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iPwn_3G
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:40:12 PM

Nope that has been my PSN id for a long time. Well since shortly before the iphone 3g came out.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:05:37 PM
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I just traded mine in so I can get the newer one. I had the silver slim model, but I have decided that glossy black looks better! Plus, all my electronics have to match. lol

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Schmitty
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:23:49 PM
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ii have an old one for travel only....i lose it up until the day before i leave

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Advent Child
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:26:54 PM
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I have the Japanese Crisis Core Bundle I imported.

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WaR_HaWk
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:29:53 PM
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i have 2 psp's

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Loogs
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:37:43 PM
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I guess I'm the first to not have a PSP. Had one at launch (a fatty), but sold it a week later (not enough games at the time).

Every time I think about the PSP, I think about how bad I want Sony to allow you to download full games, just like demos off the PSN, and play them directly on your PS3! You know the video output would be stellar; I daydream about Dracula X and the Gradius Collection on the HDTV...

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BigT_1980
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:13:06 PM

Haha you said fatty! I actually bought my PSP on Ebay before I ever got my PS3. To be honest I don't don't play games on it much. It is not because of the lack of games available. I just don't have much time with work and everything. I actually just counted and I have have 21 PSP games. I enjoy every one of them except for one. I only keep it because my roommate bought it for me and I don't want to hurt his feelings by trading it in. I do use my PSP almost every night. I will go to the internet radio player and listen to the Cryosleep station under the Ambient category. I have actually used the remote play option away from home a few times and played Pixel Junk Monsters. It's funny listening to people not getting their RPG fix with the PS3. I have been getting my fix with the PSP.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:48:55 PM
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got a ps3 ,no psp.

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Aftab
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:54:33 PM
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Yup, got both.

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psplayer
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 10:57:00 PM
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I own both :)

It's cool how far connectivity has come since the launch.

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keaton
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:00:41 PM
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yeap I have both of them too, I was considering getting the new psp-3000 also or whatever it's called but I heard they were having screen problems so I'm just gonna wait and see what happens with it.

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HUSO
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:27:33 PM
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i bought a psp to play crisis core :) well worth it. and btw IMO Patapon is the most innovative game ever.

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Daedusian
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:42:03 PM
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I have the white Star Wars PSP and I love it! Cannot wait for the games ahead, however, let's just hope they release b4 the end of Q1 09! I could really use a new game right about now. Have played GoW:CoO numerous of times, tho I still have yet to beat CC. Although atm, I am only using it for the internet radio, which actually I tend to use a lot anyways. Love the comedy stations! =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:46:08 PM
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PS3=yes, PSP=no

I'm sure it rocks for many things but I don't travel without driving and there's just nowhere to play it. My PS3's at Home and if I'm Home thats where I plays me games.

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Aftab
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:55:40 PM

For the same reason, I don't play it much. But when I do, when I'm traveling by plane or train, or when I'm waiting at the RMV (forever), time does fly by...

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Banky A
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:59:45 PM
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Yes I own a PSP (I have a PS3 too). I owned it for like 1 and a half years before the PS3 launched in my country.
I didn't even know about the inter-connectivity between the 2 lolz.

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DeadReaper
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:05:23 AM
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I own both myself. Got one of the "old" PSPs, been thinking about getting a slim caz you can hook those up to your tv (got movies on umd i dont got on dvd/blu-ray), but if theres gonna be a 3000 coming out might as well wait for that.

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King James
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:20:02 AM
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haven't got mine yet. I want that PSP-3000 series.

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CaptRon
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:27:30 AM
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I own both. can never go wrong with too many games.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:09:29 AM
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i have 10 psps

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HUSO
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:28:37 AM

out of curiosity... y 10 ?

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Saber1989
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:34:06 AM

really why you have ten?

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:26:17 AM

WHOA.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:10:32 AM
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Yup i have both, though i dont play the psp much anymore, it needs more unique titles, i only play emulators and ff7 and ff8 on there now.

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Jed
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:16:41 AM
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60ps3, Fat psp from launch, and a kratos psp.
I kept the fat one to do mods

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 3:20:07 AM
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i do not have a psp but i do want to get one in the future.

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firehahahahaha
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 4:57:46 AM
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I've got an old PSP, but I rarely play it anymore. Mainly for the fact that I just haven't bought any games for a while. Not that there are no good games, just never crosses my mind

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 5:19:06 AM
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i dont have a psp but maybe later when i have some extra cash

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the_importer
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 5:43:10 AM
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Pretty sure that +/- 50% of PS3 owners are PlayStation fans to begin with, so it's not surprising.

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Riku994
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:05:47 AM
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I have a ps3 and an old PSP.

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whooka
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:17:49 AM
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Since getting a PS3 and seeing all the interesting support it entails for PSP I've seriously considered buying one but the recession is catching up with me so it may have to wait. Another thing that's been stalling me on a PSP purchase is it sounds like all the newer models won't let you revert the firmware version so you can manually add third party apps and files to it. I prob should've picked one up back in the day they could do this or look around on the net for an older, used one.

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LightShow
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:48:09 AM

if you get a PSP-2000 you can revert it with the help of certain softwarez, but the brand new one is rumored to be unrevertable.

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jonny_bolton
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:19:14 AM
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I have the original PSP which I imported from Japan cos I wanted it so bad and didn't want to wait 8 months! I regret it now. I've had 3 different modem/routers and can't get remote play to work from another location without the PS3 constantly switching on! It's friggin bulls**t! I also haven't bought a PSP game since GTA:VCS which was so crappy and fiddly I didn't even complete the game! The PSP was the biggest waste of £180 I've ever spent and if I sell it I'll probably only get a tenner!

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LightShow
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:45:44 AM

you could fiddle with it. The only PSP game I play is MHF2 (FTW!), the rest are gameboy games or PSX games running off an Emu. Thats what makes my psp worth the cash.

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LightShow
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:42:00 AM
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me and my brother both have one, both running M33-3 5.0

oh, and we have a ps3 as well.

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Alienange
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 7:30:28 AM
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I have the fatty as well. Love it. Anyone play Jeanne D'Arc ? Best rpg on the psp.

I fully belive the 50% owning psp. Probably higher.

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Shatterday
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 7:42:03 AM
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I definitely do not have a PSP... Crisis Core is my only motivation at the moment and it's not enough. Sorry Sony :-(

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 7:49:23 AM
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Got CHAINS OF OLYMPUS bundle ooo yeah blood RED!

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campat
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:02:06 AM
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I have the PS3 and PSP 3000.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:28:02 AM
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Ive sold mine on ebay but im going to buy a new one soon

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Craigo
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:31:24 AM
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I have the original Japanese PSP from day one. Imported and came one day after Japanese release! Not gone wrong yet! :D

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GoldenShadow
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:55:29 AM
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I have a Ps3 and a broken PSP.. thats almost the same, right?

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FallenClyro
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:10:27 AM
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Yeah I have a PS3 and a PSP. Got bored of PSP games though so I only use it for porn :)

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Orvisman
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:11:21 AM
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Both! 1PSP, 2 PS3s.

I guess I should get a new PSP to help the cause! ;)

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Aftab
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:50:25 AM

Two PS3's? Is one a spare?

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Orvisman
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 9:39:41 AM

Just bought a second one, and the Hitachi 32" 1080P Regza LCD, for the bedroom when Wal-Mart had the $100 gift card sale. Also picked one up for my parents and one for my brothers/sister in-laws.

I'm doing my part for the cause! ;)

Now I need to pick up another 360 for the bedroom.

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Willcome2Urf
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:28:40 AM
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I had the "fatty" psp at launch, sold it after a month. Still own 60g launch ps3.

*Question..I want to buy a psp, should I wait for them to resolve 3000 screen issues, or should I just get the Kratos red psp bundle? Is there that big a difference between models?

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AntDC
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 1:21:27 AM

If I were you I'd just get the Slim & Lite. It's cheaper, and it's a great peice of hardware.

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crapreviews
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:35:57 AM
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yeah i got both. PS3, daxter PSP, and Madden PSP.

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Cuetes
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:58:48 AM
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I got them both at launch but I rarely play my psp. My girl loves the handheld she takes it to work every day.

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 10:01:12 AM
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I have a launch psp but will probably get a new one win a super sweet new bundle comes out. I still play it quite a bit.

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camaro300zx
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 10:10:15 AM
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Have PS3 and PSP slim, Jeanne D' Arc ROCKS!!!

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Alienange
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:54:58 PM

I just knew there was another out there. Who else? Long live Level-5!

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Robertson99
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 10:19:01 AM
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I got a PS3 from UK launch and 2 PSPs - an original and a slim. Gonna save up and get the 3000 aswell so I'll have 3 :D

The PSP needs more games though...R:R is coming out next year, but thats not for a few months

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 10:19:57 AM
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PS3 Yes
PSP NO (Boooo)
I wouldn't mind getting one for when we travel so we can play games or watch movies, but for the amount I would actually use it, I can't justify the price of getting it yet. Beside we've got a car adapter so while I'm driving my girlfriend watches movies and plays games on her laptop...

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Dingodial
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 11:01:56 AM
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I got the 60gb. PS3 and a thick PSP. I wish Sony would come out with a System update for both that allows me to watch DVDs and Blu-ray on the PSP through Remote Play. It would be nice too if I could download Movies on DVD and Blu-ray to the PS3's HDD and then convert them to a lower resolution to take up less space so I could then download them to the memory stick for the PSP.

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Daedusian
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:09:49 PM

Aren't they working on that feature, or did they trash that idea? B/c I remember them saying that soon BD movies can be converted to PSP at some point...

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Dingodial
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 7:53:31 PM

I do remember this website saying something like that a few months ago.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 11:08:13 AM
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I do. PS3 60 model and PSP Star Ware LE

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phudge_supreemz
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:38:37 PM
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320GB PS3 and PSP 2000, yay

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:22:05 PM
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Yep, I own both as well (launch 60gb PS3 and white Star Wars PSP). Although, I haven't spent much time playing anything on my PSP that doesn't have "Final Fantasy" somewhere in the title. I bought the thing to play the re-release of Final Fantasy Tactics (big surprise) and Crisis Core, but I also own HSG: Open Tee and a Harvest Moon game, neither of which I have played. Oh yeah, and the Battlefront game the thing came with.

My PS3, on the other hand, gets turned on every DAY! Just like a teenage boy...

-Arvis

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jaw2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:23:49 PM
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I have a PS3 And a Slim PsP!

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phudge_supreemz
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:36:25 PM
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sony tv and sony ericsson too. although that is just coincidence

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shaydey77
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:06:43 PM
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Ps3 and PSP 3.52 M33-3. I wonder how many of those 50% have modded there PSP?Now that would be interesting!!

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 3:48:16 PM

I am proud to say I have not hacked my PSP. I'm a 100% legitimate gamer.

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 3:56:23 PM

And on that note, I'd like to add that we won't allow talk of modding or chipping or anything else illegal in the Comments. I'm sure you already know this, but it's just a reminder. :)

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LightShow
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 4:41:42 PM

=/ there's actually nothing in any agreement sony has out there forbidding you to load an alternate firmware on your PSP, or PS3 for that matter.

So it's not illegal, but i guess it IS a mod, so...

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iPwn_3G
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 9:42:02 PM

Getting the illegal games on the PSP is illegal, but since you bought the PSP you can mod it however you want but adding on the illegal software/games is the stuff considered "illegal". If you did not know hacking is referred to here as having MALICIOUS INTENT. So if its not malicious its legal.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 4:40:32 PM
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I have a 60 GB ps3 and the original psp. For some uncanny reason, all my friends that have a ps3 have a psp!

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HANZ64
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 5:12:53 PM
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I also have a 60GB PS3 with the Original PSP.

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Xplicit
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:00:59 PM
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3 PSP's all flashed with CFW (you know you all have illegal PSPs!!!)

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rjmacready
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:03:59 PM
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Yup, I own them both.
I love the PS3 at home and use the PSP for games on lunchbreaks and on travel. I also use the PSP like an Ipod to listen to music while I'm working at my desk. :)

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AntDC
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 1:25:23 AM
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Yup I have a 60GB PS3 and a Bulimic PSP. Love them both, worth every penny I spent. Nothing beats playing Resi 2 on the PSP in the middle of the night in bed with headphones...

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AnonymousPoster
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 5:53:51 AM
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Yes, I own both. Have had PSP since day 1. My PSP does have CFW, however I use it for legal gameplay. I buy my games, and use the CFW features for convenience.

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Naiman17
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 6:07:23 AM
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yup i got both of them lol..

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dockwatcher
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 8:07:05 AM
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I have a PSP but I rarely play it. I don't think the controlls are user friendly.

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shaydey77
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 6:27:25 PM
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Perhaps I used the wrong word there..I dont think that using user generated materials should be illegal...copying games and such should be(unless you own them on PS1 yourself)..heck they do it on a bigger scale with LBP!ill change the word to customizing..and it was actually a retorical question!!!

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mk ultra
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 7:00:46 PM
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Got the God of War PSP and a PS3.

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somethingrandom
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 9:45:30 PM
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I have a 60GB PS3, got it Aug. 7th 2007 (That's right, shelled out $583 on my B-day) I have the original PSP, got it Oct. 4th 2006. I thought about a new one, but they seem VERY flimsy and easier to drop (slippery back) the old one just fits perfectly in my hands... I know this because my friend's sister has a new PSP (we agree on it's flimsyness compared to our PSP's).

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Sol
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:02:41 PM
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I've got neither and want both. There is no way to complete my collections without them. There are always good Playstation titles.

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