Breakdown on What's in the Various PSP Boxes

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If you're in the market for a PSP, you might want to know what comes in the box before you get to the store, so you don't accidentally come home with a bunch of things you don't really need.

Core Pack

This is the basic, no-frills package, without even a set of headphones, but if all you want is a PSP, this might be the way to go. You won't be taking full advantage of online gaming, but you will have a lot of fun. All PSP versions, including the PSP-1000, PSP-2000, PSP-3000, and PSPgo are or were available in a Core Pack. Find out what's in a Core Pack.

Game Bundle

Sometimes, a PSP is bundled with a game. Since the pack includes only a PSP and game, it doesn't quite qualify as an Entertainment Pack, so we're referring to them as Game Bundles.

Entertainment Pack

All PSP models are or were available in various different Entertainment Packs; starting with the PSP-2000, these Entertainment Packs were titled from the games they came with. There were four different PSP-2000 Entertainment Packs, and at least ten for the PSP-3000 Entertainment Packs.

Value Pack

This PSP-1000-only package had everything you need to get started, though if you wanted to do more on your Memory Stick than save games, you may have wanted to buy a second, larger stick.

Giga Pack

This PSP-1000-only package was probably the best deal. If you weren't going to play music or video on your PSP, you could get by with the smaller Memory Stick that came with the Value Pack.

Special Deals

With the PSP-1000, there were occasionally special deal releases with a game or other goody-packed in. These packs weren't necessarily given specific names, unlike the many different Entertainment Packs available for the PSP-2000 and PSP-3000.