The battery life is equivalent with the current models meaning approximately 3 to 6 hours for gameplays and approximately 3 to 5 hours for playing back videos. Unfortunately, the battery cannot be changes so when it looses its life, Sony would need to replace the battery for you.
Your old PSP headphones can be used with the PSPgo, but any other accessory is not directly compatible with the PSPgo. The PSPgo Converter allows you to use accessories like the Go!Cam, GPS device and Talkman Mic with the PSPgo. The converter makes the PSPgo less portable and also makes it look uglier, but its the only way you can make use of your old stuff.
The XMB cannot be accessed directly within a game but the PSPgo does feature a Pause Game option. If you need to access the XMB during a game. Press the PS button and choose [Quit/Pause Game], then select [Pause Game] to save the game to temporary memory. You will be able to XMB and then resume the game from where you left off.
To resume the game, go to the [Game] menu on the XMB and select [Resume Game]. The game will continue from where you paused it. You can play another game while there is a paused game, but pausing another game will overwrite the previous paused game.
Yes. Using Blue-tooth connectivity, you can pair your PSP with a controller to play games. In order to pair your PSPgo with a PS3 Controller, you will need:
- PSPgo System
- PS3 System
- DualShock 3 or SIXAXIS Controller
- PSPgo USB Cable
- PS3 Controller USB Cable
To pair your PSPgo with the controller, go to the [Settings] menu on the XMB and select the [Bluetooth Device Settings] option. Select [Bluetooth Device Management] and choose to register a PS3 System controller.
The PSPgo features most of the same functionality as the older PSP models, with a few exceptions. The PSPgo lacks a UMD drive but has 16GB of built-in flash storage. The PSPgo also has blue-tooth connectivity allowing you to use a PS3 Wireless Controller to play games or connect to the Internet using Bluetooth Modems or via Mobile Phones.
The PSPgo also uses M2 Memory Stick storage instead of the Memory Stick Duo found in the older PSPs. The USB connection on the PSPgo is different to older models – it is used for both connecting to the PS3/PC and for charging the unit. A built-in microphone is included in so a special headset is not required.
The PSPgo does not have a physical UMD drive, making the unit much more compact and light. You can, however, play old UMD titles by purchasing them from the PlayStation Store. Hundreds of titles are available to purchase from the PlayStation Store, with new titles added each week.
Use the Media Go application or visit the PlayStation store on your PSP or PS3 to see what’s available.
The PSPgo comes with 16GB of flash memory, build into the unit. Of the 16GB available, 14GB is available for usage. The other 2GB is reserved for system use and temporary data. The available memory can be further expanded using a M2 Memory Stick, available up to 32GB.
With older PSP models, Battery Information can be viewed from the [Settings] > [System Information] menu. With the PSPgo, this menu has been removed. The only indication of battery life is the battery icon on the top right corner of the screen.
The PSPgo’s battery cannot be replaced like the older PSP models. The unit must be sent to Sony for installation of a replacement battery. Sony will take several weeks to install a new battery and will charge for a replacement.