I got mine 2 weeks after release in Japan. Looks nice but the buttons are fiddly and after a while the games (with the exception of Ridge Racer) get boring. The Nintendo DS looks like a pile of sh@te but the games are much better - I just cannot stop playing Zoo Keeper.
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is a nightmare to play because of the fiddly controls - the PSP
ends up giving you a really painful hand after a while. In the end I sold mine 2 weeks ago on Ebay. Wipeout was really fiddly as well. and FIFA was a joke - the slowdown was ridiculous.
Not sure if FIFA has been released on UK schedules yet but the US version was the one I had. Pro Evo Soccer should be a hoot though - GTA will be rubbish as the PSP
doesn't have the processing power to do a proper 3d version - heck the PS2 version sucked when compared with the XBOX one.
BTW the PSP
is NOT based on the PS2, contrary to some of the posts. It is about halfway between a PS1 and PS2 in terms of power and graphics.
game that I DID enjoy was a puzzle game called Lumines. Again, not sure if released in the UK yet but I had the Jap version and it was a corker of a game - perfect for handheld.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?