My PSP has 2 dead pixels and a suspiciously smudged spot nearly in the middle…so it’s death is probably imminent.
However I have a legit PSP and a still unopened PS Vita around since I thought the PSP would die really soon…5 years ago…the current model was hackecough improved on to get all the good stuff US users got in comparison to the EU.
Lately, I am going all legit but back then I had no scruples because LOTS of games never made it to the EU at all and some never made it to the west…there were some stellar fan translations out there. The PSP/GBA and DS were the golden age of handheld gaming, especially considering jRPGs and more importantly SRPGs, Visual Novels etc. I really got into it because of many fan-translations on this 3 plattforms of stellar games which NEVER would have seen the west otherwise.
However I hid my legit/imported PSP games in my cupboard long ago…all the funny stares from visitors I got because of why I am keeping so many Japanese/US PSP games still in their original shrink around and the resulting discussions about the legality of fan-translations and emulation were getting tiresome.
Jeanne D’Arc was splendid…one of my first purchases/imports for the PSP and the only PSP game I finished thrice(!)*. Too bad it didn’t get the recognition it deserved…it really was a good blueprint for more game releases like it…
*Disgaea doesn’t count since I played it on more platforms that I could count