I got my psp ( playstation portable ), you too should get one.

For those who don't know what psp is its a handheld gaming device like the gameboy but much, more than that. This could be poor man's all in one device. If you buy an ipod (10000 Rs)+ videoplayer (15000 Rs) + gameboy (7000 Rs) + PDA (15000 Rs )for browsing = Playstation Portable PSP (11000 Rs).playstation_portable_psp1First thing first I got the ivory colored one which is cool looking there is one in black color too. But the moment you switch on the device you will forget everything because the screen is really, really good. Its so good that photos I had on my PC looked better on this device than on my pc. It takes just a second to switch on the device which is really fast and very important for a handheld gaming device.playstation_portable_psp2About the price its around 11000 Rs which is bit high, but if you want gaming device that also plays mp3, video and photos. Then that price seems quite okay.playstation_portable_psp3playstation_portable_psp4playstation_portable_psp5playstation_portable_psp6About the photo viewer as I mentioned it above, its superb. It can be put on sideshows. It has many more features too.playstation_portable_psp7About the video player it only plays mp4 files which is what ipod also plays so all you need to do is convert file to this format and you are good to go. Use this free program to convert any video to psp format which is mp4.The music player plays mp3's I have not tired other formats. and the speakers are loud enough or your can listen through the ear phones or buy a speaker attachment. Once the song starts to play you can set it to do show some visualizations which is really cool.playstation_portable_psp8playstation_portable_psp9playstation_portable_psp10Now the really big part the games. If you have played any other nintendo game boys are in for a shock. The graphics are stunning to look at and play. I downloaded all psp demos from here and boy are the graphics good. The big screen is so super quality that your jaw will drop the first time you see it playing games.playstation_portable_psp11playstation_portable_psp12playstation_portable_psp13About the size of the system its a big hunk of thing. you will notice it when you put it in your pocket not the shirt pocket because it will not fit in there. I felt pain after a while because it takes some getting used to the size of the thing and the button lay out.playstation_portable_psp14playstation_portable_psp15About the games there are already plenty of them out there but the price is really too much. you have to pay 2000 Rs or so for a game, for which you will get a thing that looks like a mini cd which are called UMD that goes into the tray that opens behind the psp like a cassette player. the price is way too much, 500 Rs would have been a good prices. Even on eBay you will end up paying 1500 Rs for used ones.playstation_portable_psp16So i downloaded all the demos and there are like 10 of them around and i will keep playing them until i get the cheaper ones out there. That is enough for me to get entertained for a few months. Go here to download all the game demos for psp.playstation_portable_psp17Now about piracy, there are way you can download games on to the system and play them. But you will need atleast one original game umd to play them and you can download the games online, each are about 200 Mb to 1gb in size. Which you have to copy on to a memory card and play them. You need few emulation software or loaders to play the games. I have not tired them and i am against piracy.So the biggest decision when buying a game is what version of the firmware it runs. Everyone seems to like 1.5. There are ways to change your firmware. But mine is 3.03 so i am out of luck. There are all kind of software that will let you play nes games and  other emulation software for psp. And more stuff is being put out as days go by.playstation_portable_psp18It even has a web browser and an rss feed reader which you can use over wifi. Which i have not tried yet. That is another functionality in this device.So you see this is five in one device that does atleast four things right. You can get a better deal if you want to play games watch video and listen to mp3 player and see photo on a single device that has such a good screen. All this for 11000 Rs is not bad ha.Go here to buy psp in India for 11500 Rs