Funnily enough, I unearthed my PSP only last week. It’s the original, chunkiest model. A Japanese version, if you really must know. But I still thought: you know, this is a really nice object. And it is: it’s sleek, the screen is sharp; there’s really not much to dislike.
So I don’t think the PSP is getting old at all. Okay, the loading times are a bit of a problem, but it seems pretty current to my eyes. It’s more that the games are getting a bit old. That’s what’s stopping it from being an exciting platform.
Incidentally, it’s LittleBigPlanet I’ve been playing again, and I’m still struggling to be enthusiastic about it. The story levels strike me as superficially imaginative, but ultimately quite predictable platform fare. I know I should get into the user-generated content side of it, but as previously discussed, that scares the living daylights out of me. So I’ll probably just carry on getting moderate enjoyment out of what comes on the UMD for now. Ho hum.