PSPgo Specifications

Specs for the small but mighty PSPgo

Pearl White PSP Go

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The Sony PSPgo, model PSP-N1000, had a significantly different design from the PSP 3000, the other PlayStation portable handheld gaming console that was available from Sony at the same time. The PSPgo was released in October 2009 and was sold until April 2011, when Sony turned its full attention to the PlayStation Vita. 

Sony discontinued the entire PSP line and shipped its last PSP console to the U.S. in 2014. Sony was never able to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy, which had an advance start in the handheld gaming console market.

PSPgo Specifications

External Dimensions

  • Approximately 5 inches by 0.65 inches by 2.7 inches


  • Approximately 5.6 ounces (including internal battery)


  • PSP CPU, system clock speed 333 MHz

Main Memory

  • 64MB


  • 3.8 inches diagonally, 16:9 aspect ratio, full-transparent type
  • TFT drive
  • 480x272 pixels
  • Approximately 16,770,000 colors


  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone

Main Input/Output

  • Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 
  • High-speed USB 2.0
  • Memory stick micro (M2)
  • Analog video out
  • Microphone

Main Connectors

  • Multiuse connector (DC in/out, USB, video output/input, sound input/output)
  • Headset/microphone connector
  • Memory stick micro (M2) slot


  • Directional buttons (up/down/right/left)
  • Analog stick
  • Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square)
  • L/R buttons
  • Start button, Select button, PS button
  • Power/hold switch
  • WLAN switch
  • Display button, sound button, volume (+/-) buttons

Power Sources

  • Lithium-ion rechargeable internal battery pack
  • AC adaptor
  • USB power supply

Internal Memory

  • 16GB (Flash Memory)

Supported Profile

  • PSPGame

Access Control

  • Region code
  • Parental control

Wireless Communications

  • Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi
  • Infrastructure mode/ad hoc mode (connect up to 16 consoles)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Supplied Accessories

  • AC adaptor
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM

The PSPgo doesn't have a UMD design, so it is a quiet and efficient device. It's Bluetooth support accommodates Skype headsets and other devices. The PSPgo is designed for music, communication, video, gaming, and wireless networking. The handheld is compatible with all PSP game titles.

  • Why can't my PC read my PSPgo?

    There could be a problem with the USB connection. Make sure the PSPgo is in USB mode and try a different USB cable. You can also try restarting the device and updating the firmware to rule out potential bugs.

  • Can I still download PSPgo games?

    The PSP store is no longer supported, so the only way to get PSP games online is to download an ISO file and use a game emulator. You can find plenty of used physical copies of games for the PSPgo for sale online.

  • How much is a PSPgo worth?

    Depending on the specific model, a used PSPgo can go for $250-$500 dollars online. Since the system is no longer in production, it has become a collectible item and has recently soared in value.

  • How do I fix a bricked PSPgo?

    Try a factory reset. Turn off the system, then press and hold down Triangle+Square+Start+Select. While still holding the buttons, press the Power button, then release all buttons when you see the Sony logo.

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