What does the hold button do on the PSP?
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It is no longer worth it in 2020 to buy a PSP for gaming. The hardware is heavily outdated and doesn’t even have wifi built in, so you won’t be able to browse the internet with it. The PS Vita is the better choice.
It is perfectly safe to use the PSP with power cable and no battery. The only risk, that you mentioned, is if the game is writing to save file and you unplug at that moment, the save file could become corrupt.
As PSP store shutters today. So, while the PSP will still lose its purchasing functionality as planned, PSP games will still be available to play – a key concern among fans worried over Sony’s perceived lack of care for game preservation.
Can I still play games on PSP?
When you toggle hold during a game, the PSP buttons become disabled, and the game just continues. Hold is probably most useful when playing a video or a music album and you don’t want any accidental button presses to interfere.