Identification and Background
The PSP 3000 was released in the U.S. on October 15, 2008. Although the PSP 3000 and the PSP 2000 (Slim & Lite) look more-or-less identical, there are some distinguishably small differences.
The PSP 3000 has more sensitive trigger buttons, and all of the buttons and casing edges have been rounded. The PSP 3000's rounder edges make it more form-fitting to the hand. Additionally, a small hole near the PSP logo has been added for the newly-implemented, built-in microphone. The new microphone can be used for online video chatting.
The main portion of the update was a change in the pixel layout of the LCD screen. This arrived with mixed welcome from the gaming community. In a side-by-side comparison, the PSP 3000 has notably more vivid color than the PSP 2000 Slim & Lite; however, by increasing response time to get rid of afterimages, the new screen's scan lines are more readily visible.
The most often replaced PSP 3000 parts include the battery, home bar contact strip, and the rear case.
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