I am fairly new to the PSP. I didn’t get one until about a year ago and I never played it when I was younger. However, I’m finding that this is a really solid system and I’m getting to play games that I completely missed out on. I’ve got a small collection and growing, but in looking at the prices of these great games on Ebay and Amazon, I’m astonished at how cheap they are. It’s not uncommon to get solid games such as Patapon, Gran Turismo, Crazy Taxi and more for $5 or less. It’s like a garage sale online!
If you’re looking into collecting some games, I would recommend looking here. Even the higher-end games for the system, like some of the more rare RPGs, don’t exceed $25 for a CIB (complete in box) version of the game. Compare this to the Nintendo DS games. For some of the more rare games or uber-popular games like Pokemon Soulsiver/Heartgold, Solatorobo or Dark Spire, expect to shell out $75 or more. Luckily I started collecting that system shortly after it was discontinued, so I got in fairly cheap. Now’s your time to do that with the PSP as well.
It also seems to be a great time to collect the XBox original games, although I don’t really have a desire to do so. I know the PSP is technically mini CDs, but I much prefer to collect the cartridge games. They can’t be scratched and just seem to last a lot longer.