I think there’s enough evidence out there to officially say that the PSP isn’t the best portable option for a gamer. We’ve got a few titles coming up including Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, but we all know it isn’t going to save the Playstation Portable. However, the lack of good games weren’t the only obstacle for the PSP. The portable console also faced awful controls – especially the analog stick. The infamous Ben Heck decided to take matters into his own hands, and mod the PSP with an actual analog stick.
Apparently, the process of adding an extra analog stick to your PSP isn’t too difficult. You’ll need a PSP, an analog stick from an actual controller and 4 pieces of thin wire or ribbon cable. You’ve also got to have some basic tools including a small soldering iron, desoldering iron, wire cutters and a small Philips screwdriver. If you’ve got all the essentials, hit the link below and you’ll find yourself in the first part (out of two) of PSP-modding heaven.
PSP Extra Analog Stick Mod [engadget]