11. Free downloadable content for games
Microtransactions? On PSP, the price for game expansions has been zero Microsoft Points. Many popular PSP games have the option to be extended through downloadable content. Of particular note is Wipeout Pure, which more than doubled in size after months of consistent content releases. Killzone Liberation also received a bonus Infrastructure mode and an additional single-player chapter months after release. Burnout Dominator offered PSP owners something PS2 owners could never enjoy: two brand new downloadable levels. In addition, fans can share user-created levels in Mega Man Powered Up, and in new releases like PQ2. The future looks bright as the upcoming Wipeout Pulse will continue the trend.
12. RSS Channel automatically downloads movies, images and audio
Podcasts, and fancasts, are a big deal. PSP can subscribe to a wide variety of video and audio podcasts, and can even be scheduled to download them automatically via a wireless connection: no need to sync to a computer. PSP Fanboy regulars know that they can subscribe to RSS feeds for Saturday Background Explosion, PSP Fanboy Theatre, and of course, the PlayStation Fancast.
13. Remote Play with PS3
It took a while for it to work, but now that it does, we can only conclude one thing: it is awesome. Those lucky enough to have a PS3 will be able to stream not only music, photos and videos from their consoles ... but also play select games. Being able to access all this content from anywhere in the world makes it one of the coolest tech-related things we've done in recent memory.
This rarely-used feature allows you to stream television to your PSP, from anywhere in the world. It works similarly to your PS3's Remote Play feature, but it works with live television. Sure, it involves purchasing a $150 accessory, but this is great for people that really need to watch the latest game ... using their office wireless connection.
15. Customizable wallpaper (and XMB icons)
Everyone loves a little bit of customization. Our popular Saturday Background Explosion proves that. Ever since firmware 2.0, users have been easily been able to add a new wallpaper to their PSP -- a feature that's still sorely missing on the PS3. Homebrew users also have the ability to change the icons and fonts in their XMB, going even further into customization.
See previous articles:
Part 1: Reasons #1-5
Part 2: Reasons #6-10