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    christmas period?

    no way..

    nip over to www.lik-sang.com

    Just ordered a US multiregional UK kitted PSP and Pure... and... now I can't sleep.

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    Yup. Go import once the US launch craziness has died down.

    It'll probably be cheaper too online if the £180 pricepoint many retailers are suggesting turns out to be true for Europe.

    £150 for a PSP at liksang is seriously tempting, but I want to wait for a US PSP myself and pick one up from VG+ for £130 in a couple of weeks, when the fuss has (hopefully) died down a little, with availability up.

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    i couldn't wait... Easter is around the corner.. four days away from work... what better chance is there to get up to speed with the new tracks...

    I cannot believe the large screenshots over at the main site... Astounding. They look like they were taken from a 'real' computer... Are we sure these aren't April Fools shots from the development G5's or something?

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    From my understanding if you import the Japanese version instead you won't have any region problems as Japan shares the same region as the UK (i.e. region 2). That is of course if you care about buying UMD movies to play on your PSP.

    £150 does sound tempting. It's just a shame customs stick a fairly hefty amount on top of that. Other worry is returns. If you find your new PSP has dead pixels or some other fault, shipping back to Japan isn't cheap. Same concerns with ordering from the US too.

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    I'm not sure if UMD media is going to be region-protected in the same fashion as DVD, so it could be that Japan and UK PSPs may not be compatible in terms of media viewing.

    But to be honest, if I picked up a US PSP, UMDs wouldn't be my concern, and if they were, I'd most likely order online to circumvent restrictions.

    I do agree about the custom charge. It's not vast, but it could easily put £20-30 on the order.

    Unless VG+ mark it down.

    I just want to play Pure before September onwards, and then pick up a European copy for multiplayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concept
    I'm not sure if UMD media is going to be region-protected in the same fashion as DVD, so it could be that Japan and UK PSPs may not be compatible in terms of media viewing.

    But to be honest, if I picked up a US PSP, UMDs wouldn't be my concern, and if they were, I'd most likely order online to circumvent restrictions.
    I donít think they will change the region settings for UMDs. I think that would be a bit too much of a hassle plus that I think that for the vast majority of European consumers Japanese UMDs are of little interest. Like there is only a very small group of Europeans that would be interested in picking up some J-Pop UMD album, I think. And when it comes to Japanese (UMD) cinema also a very small number will be interested in picking that up. Even less so if it doesnít feature subtitles in English or other European language. But itís not like that is Sony is thinking about the Europeans at allÖit will probably another 6 months or so before Sony re-realizes the existence of our continent anyway. :roll:

    Personally I am perfectly happy having a Japanese one. I donít expect much of the European non-game-UMD-market, anyway. And if you are into anime and/or J-pop (like me) then youíd be best served with a Japanese one anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Concept
    I do agree about the custom charge. It's not vast, but it could easily put £20-30 on the order.

    Unless VG+ mark it down.
    I donít think VG+ will mark it down as it probably be sent through UPS or other courier equivalent and they require ďthe actual costsĒ to buy you a new one should anything happen to it during transport. Also couriers collaborate fully with the Customs-office in order to make sure that the proper taxes are paid. So count on a tax-hit for your PSP when ordering abroad.

    I think also in the UK you can it have it delivered to you from within the UK, pixel checked & with full warranty. I think you would save maybe ₤10 or ₤15 compared to when you import it yourself and include tax & shipping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Concept
    I just want to play Pure before September onwards, and then pick up a European copy for multiplayer. .
    Same here, same here. Though Iím just hoping that the intercontinental gaming between European games and American games will not be a problem. If they donít change too much in the programming it should work fine, I thinkÖI hope.

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    I probably can have a Japanese model delivered in the UK, but the majority of UK importers vastly over-inflate prices so it usually isn't an option.

    I'm toying with the idea of getting a Japanese PSP due to a link someone sent me of a decent priced value pack, but I'm kind of stuck on the idea of getting a US PSP (mainly due to the UMD/likely more consistent build quality issues).

    Overall though, the UMD side of things almost pales into significance when you realise it's possible to re-encode AVIs on to an adequately sized (512MB/1GB) memory stick.

    I've told myself I'm not going to impulse buy from anyone and anywhere in getting a PSP. That's why I've decided to stick to the major exporters in the US/Canada and see when they get their stock back in.

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    Im totally with Concept on this one. I too have thought about importing a psp, but anywhere I go the prices seems to be incredibly high. For example, dont even bother looking on ebay, every psp going sells for no less than £200!!!!, and thats without games!
    I think VG+ is the best bet, and I hope to acquire mine from there asap.

    BTW Concept, if you find a decent importer or someone in the UK that can deliver let me know mate

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    Not true:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...179247435&rd=1

    Value pack and RR for £183. I would advise caution when buying off ebay though. Specially with something this expensive.

    edit: whooops. Shipping is a huge £28. Didn't see that. oh well. play-asia.com seems a good price though. Roughly £130.

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    Oh sweet liksang!
    just ordered my PSP&Pure. It's easy, it's fast, and it's definitely cheaper than it will be in Europe in June!

    SO EXCITED!!!

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