When going out to get a new PSP this christmas finding a 2.0 or below can be harder then expected.
As with the Playstation 2 there are a few different ways to find the version of your console before making a purchase. The first thing you need to be concerned about is the barcode on the box. Look for PSP-1001 K. The variable PSP-100x can be different, depending on where you live. Below that you will see the 120V branding, and below that a letter. Sony keeps track internally of which system is which by a letter code near the bottom of the psp box.
No Letter = 1.50 (North-American release) Confirmed
A = 1.50 Confirmed
B = 1.51 Confirmed
C = 1.52 Confirmed
D = 1.52 Unconfirmed (multiple version reports)
E = 1.52 Confirmed
F = 2.00 Confirmed
G = 2.01 Confirmed
H = 2.50 Confirmed
A note on the Giga Packs: While many report to have received 2.0 PSP's with the Giga Pack, many are now receiving 2.01's or above.
Stay away from those overpriced "1.50" circling our local malls. P17,000 is their price but they will sell you with "downgraded" versions which can be bought a cheaper.