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Now,what's the best HANDHELD currntly?

Lol it's the DS vs PSP thread all over again


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Talo!

Guest
i prefer the PSP mostly because of the games. Many of you say PSP games are crap but really their just not the kind of games you are into. i dont think ds games are crap but i just dont like them. price is not very important to me as long as i have the best console imo. graphics are also important to me and PSP wins hands down imo.
 
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WinterSnowblind

Guest
FrenzyPlant said:
Are you reffering to Shadowfax, ~Vyse~ or myself? If you are, then you are sorely mistaken.

I would also like to know what you mean by that. Besides of course, using big words to try and make yourself feel important.

As far as I can see, MOST people here seem be giving a fair chance to both systems, and not putting one down over the other. I myself gave a fair chance to the PSP, I think it's got some useful features but they're currently charging £180 in the UK for one, which is far too much dispite what it can do. The 360 coming out in December is only £210, which would you buy? Plus I already have an iPod, making it's use an an mp3 player pretty useless to me.

And as for the DS, I do own one, and I love it, but I really don't see the point of the touch screen. Like I said, it's used as too much of a gimmick. About the only games that make any use of it are little party mini games that are about getting high scores, rather than anything else. I thought games were beyond that these days. Nintendogs is about the only game that actually makes use of the DS, and even then, the term game is used lightly.

So if you were making fiendish comments towards me, while hiding behind your big words, why don't you come and tell me, WHY you disgaree instead.
 

Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
FrenzyPlant said:
1.- Any specific reason, or don't you like Sony?
2.- Uh, how can you like a game that's not even out yet o_0
3.- Oh yes, a touch screen is so innovative compared to a:
  • MP3 player
  • Movie player
  • Image library
for a handheld system. >_>
4.- By my count, it's just over 2.
5.- Can you say why?
6.- And you wonder why people call Nintendo a 'kiddy' company -___-
7.- Yes, you certainly are :rolleyes:
8.- Best part of your post yet.
9.- Hypocrasy(sp?) at its finist.
10.- You do that :rolleyes:
1.- Simply, when looking the PSP games, none of them brought my attention.
2.- I mean that I'm interested in them, like Metroid Hunters or Mario Kart DS.
3.- Yes, it is to me, because all of those things I can have them in my PC, and I don't need then handheld. They're awesome features, but I still prefer the DS. And the DS is not only touch screen, man.
4.- Well, you can come here, to Chile, go to any videogame store, and buy it. I saw the prices, man the DS is near $100 (chilean currency), the PSP is near $270.
5.- I've said it throught all the post!!!
6.- I prefer people who calls Nintendo "happy" than "kiddy".
7.- Different points of view.
8.- I know it.
9.- Why?
10.- I've now read it :p
 

TyraniRay

Dragon Master
Is this the fifth thread on this subject or am I imagining things, again?

A console's merit is in the users eyes only. If you're (I'm exaggerating here) some guy who has no types of common media devices that are found in nearly every household in the devoloped world, hardly ever play video games, care about 'the latest graphics', and are rich, then yes, you should by the PSP.

If you're some kind of guy who plays video games hour on end, sick of traditional controlers, thinks that anything can hear him is his friend, likes dogs for some strange reason, enjoys the motto 'Touching is good' or just happens to be one of the many milions of Nintendo fanboys (and girls), then yes, you should by the DS.

If you're some kind of guy who never plays video games, loaths all kinds of video games regardless of their value to many other people and think that playing Mario makes people want to go round finding oversized coins floating in midair and jumping on the heads of creatures which don't exist, then why, why are you reading ths you sick freak?

What I'm getting at is (in case you're too thick to have worked it out yet or can't seem to be able to read my very long sentences), if you like PSP better, buy it, and shut the hell up. If you like the DS more, buy it, and shut the hell up. Might I stress that this topic is so old, it's mouldier than the sandwich in my bag.

EDIT: Just for the record, I bought the DS on release day. And I don't plan to buy a PSP. I would if I had $AU400 but I don't. That and I'd prefer to save fore something like Twilight Princess or MKDS.
 
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Rukario907

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Why can't people just get along and play the games they want to play? I like my DS for it's fun games and my PSP for it's multimedia capabilities. I like them both equal, to be honest. :)
 

Nomytaker

The Deadman
FrenzyPlant said:
There are no load times -__-
I think that s/he means by faster load times.
 

zonic the hedgehog

HUR HUR USER TITLE
-Absol- said:
DS. Nintendo and Sega did well with handhelds until Sony came and made a blatant copy of a GBA. The PSP is crap, and I hope it crashes in profits quickly.

Uggh. I completely agree with Shadowfax on this.
You wouldn't be saying that if you actually owned one.

Now here is a real unbaised reply from somebody (myself) who actually owns both of the systems:

I've had my sweet lil' PSP and DS for almost five months now. Both of them are great, and I highly recommend getting either one if you can. But, this is all up to tastes.

The PSP is great for people who love media. I currently have 4 episodes of Japanese Naruto and a few eps of Pokemon on a single 1 GB memory stick.
It really passes the time to watch your favorite shows in class, lemme tell you that. I've also just updated my PSP's software in the software update (and unfortunately had to give up the roms I could play on it) and I now have a full-fledged (almost) internet browser. It stores favorites, allows for tabbed browsing, and downloading MP3s or images (and allows all the porn sites... eh heh...). So far, the only game I have for the PSP is Lumines, and that is an awesome game. Nice graphics, vibrant music, and very fun to play on the road. Also, the PSP doesn't have as bad of battery life as I once thought. See, the battery only decreases fast when you use Wi-Fi. Otherwise, it lasts for awhile. Not too many killer titles out for the system, but the media features are excellent. This thing could possibly be as good as an Ipod. In fact, I highly suggest getting a PSP instead of an Ipod. It'll save you tons of money and add more features in the long run.

As for the DS, two screens allow for many possibilities. Right now, I own Wario Ware: Touched! Mario 64 X 4, and Meteos. All three are awesome.
Where the DS shines the most is the games. It has plenty of titles to choose from, and most of them are great. I've been real anxious to see what developers could think of for games. One of the most creative ideas so far is the Manga-ka game. You play as a manga artist, and draw your own manga in the game. If we could get more games like that and allow Wi-Fi in them, we might just have a large DS art community, like Deviantart. The DS also has the capability to play movies and music, but that's as an add-on to come out later (and it might not come out for the US, but I'm not sure).
If you want a DS, make sure you get lots of games for it, since the media isn't exactly going steady with Nintendo, but at least Wi-Fi is being made for it.

If you were too lazy to read all that, here's a basic solution:

PSP: Get it if you like music and movies but don't care about games

DS: Get it if you don't care about other media, and just want the games, or a cheaper alternative until you can afford a PSP.


Edit: Oh, and for those of you who say the PSP is sooo expensive: STFU.
Here's my advice: GET A USED ONE.
Why am I saying this? After seeing the ridiculous amounts of money my father was going to cough up for a new one, I suggested I get a used one. So one of the clerks pulls out a used PSP, and it looks to be in great shape, has the original recharger, headphones, and instruction manual. All of this came for the much better price of $199.99.
Plus, a new PSP does not have a warranty, so if a new one breaks, you've gotta take it up with Sony.
But, a used one is backed-up by certain store policies on that (ask your videogame clerk for details to see if you can find out) allow you to take the system back if it breaks within 90 days (and you can pay $10.00 more for an entire year of warranty).

So I suggest doing that if you've got money troubles. Since I had saved some money, it allowed me to get a better memory card than I was originally going to get (512 MB), and buy 2 UMD movies and Lumines.

So save yourself a good 50 bucks in your pocket and use that method and stop being a whiner.
 
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Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
zonic the hedgehog said:
Uggh. I completely agree with Shadowfax on this.
You wouldn't be saying that if you actually owned one.

Now here is a real unbaised reply from somebody (myself) who actually owns both of the systems:

I've had my sweet lil' PSP and DS for almost five months now. Both of them are great, and I highly recommend getting either one if you can. But, this is all up to tastes.

The PSP is great for people who love media. I currently have 4 episodes of Japanese Naruto and a few eps of Pokemon on a single 1 GB memory stick.
It really passes the time to watch your favorite shows in class, lemme tell you that. I've also just updated my PSP's software in the software update (and unfortunately had to give up the roms I could play on it) and I now have a full-fledged (almost) internet browser. It stores favorites, allows for tabbed browsing, and downloading MP3s or images (and allows all the porn sites... eh heh...). So far, the only game I have for the PSP is Lumines, and that is an awesome game. Nice graphics, vibrant music, and very fun to play on the road. Also, the PSP doesn't have as bad of battery life as I once thought. See, the battery only decreases fast when you use Wi-Fi. Otherwise, it lasts for awhile. Not too many killer titles out for the system, but the media features are excellent. This thing could possibly be as good as an Ipod. In fact, I highly suggest getting a PSP instead of an Ipod. It'll save you tons of money and add more features in the long run.

As for the DS, two screens allow for many possibilities. Right now, I own Wario Ware: Touched! Mario 64 X 4, and Meteos. All three are awesome.
Where the DS shines the most is the games. It has plenty of titles to choose from, and most of them are great. I've been real anxious to see what developers could think of for games. One of the most creative ideas so far is the Manga-ka game. You play as a manga artist, and draw your own manga in the game. If we could get more games like that and allow Wi-Fi in them, we might just have a large DS art community, like Deviantart. The DS also has the capability to play movies and music, but that's as an add-on to come out later (and it might not come out for the US, but I'm not sure).
If you want a DS, make sure you get lots of games for it, since the media isn't exactly going steady with Nintendo, but at least Wi-Fi is being made for it.

If you were too lazy to read all that, here's a basic solution:

PSP: Get it if you like music and movies but don't care about games

DS: Get it if you don't care about other media, and just want the games, or a cheaper alternative until you can afford a PSP.
I agree completely with you.
Mmmmm... I can't take my DS or another console to my school, it could be stolen. And if I had a PSP... it couln't survive a day.
I like the PSP, but as a console, I prefer the DS. And the next month I'm buying Mario Kart DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Tobbin

Guest
I wouldn't totally count out the games for the PSP. I like Coded Arms & Untold Legends. Marvel Nemesis is kinda cool, but really short. I was hoping they would either port over some of their other games or whatnot, but more games are coming out that I'm looking to get.

DS is starting to get some good games too. I was really impressed with the last Yu-Gi-Oh title. Nintendogs started out ok, but is starting to get a bit irritating. Advance Wars is pretty awesome. Castlevania is an almost must have. :eek:)

As for movies on the PSP . . . .You DON'T HAVE to get UMD's. If you have DVD's and have a large enough memory card, you can convert it to an MP4 and watch it on the PSP. Eventually, they might have a base station to hook up to your vcr/dvd player and can stream to your PSP. It MIGHT be able to stream that broadcast through the internet so you can pick up the signal through a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you are located. The newer update has something called a LocationFree player. It's a piece of hardware that hooks up to your broadband connection and an audio/video source. Converts it to an MP4 which you can stream to your PSP.

EDIT: BTW, I have 2 PSP's, so updated 1 to let me do whatever on it and the other one I keep as updated as much as possible. :eek:)
 
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Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
Tobbin said:
EDIT: BTW, I have 2 PSP's, so updated 1 to let me do whatever on it and the other one I keep as updated as much as possible. :eek:)
Are you rich?
 

Tendo128

R.I.P. Ridley
Yes, PSP can do lots of stuff, but as a gaming handheld DS is better (though it admittidly wasn't at the PSP's launch). With it's innovative interface and growing library the PSP just can't compare in that regard.

But all things considered, GBA is probably still the best, with it's incredible libraty of high-quality titles. Of course, the DS's ability to play these titles *cough*legally*cough* is just another thing going for it.
 
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+Chaos Blade+

Guest
I am neutral over this. The DS has a cheaper price point, a varied amount of games, each at good prices. The PSP is more of a multimedia product, which allows you to do other things other than play games. However, it's one hundred dollars (US) more expensive than the DS. And some of its games are overpriced. And the load times are horrible. The games look a bit better than the DS.

It just goes on. That's why I'm neutral about this.
 

Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
Tendo128 said:
Yes, PSP can do lots of stuff, but as a gaming handheld DS is better (though it admittidly wasn't at the PSP's launch). With it's innovative interface and growing library the PSP just can't compare in that regard.

But all things considered, GBA is probably still the best, with it's incredible libraty of high-quality titles. Of course, the DS's ability to play these titles *cough*legally*cough* is just another thing going for it.
Yes, probably the GBA is the handheld with the best games. In fact, I use my DS almost only to play GBA games. It's because I had an original GBA (I never bought the SP), and the control pad wasn't working, so I needed an upgrade.
Anyway, the two DS games that I have (Super MArio 64 DS and Meteos) are very good, and the touch screen use in Meteos is very intuitive and original. SM64DS isn't that original, but I never had Super Mario 64, so I wanted to check it (in fact, I never had a Nintendo 64).
This is a bit off-topic, but I will buy Revolution because of all the N64 games that I never had but always wanted, and because of the control.
 
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Tobbin

Guest
Light_Wolf said:
Yes, probably the GBA is the handheld with the best games. In fact, I use my DS almost only to play GBA games. It's because I had an original GBA (I never bought the SP), and the control pad wasn't working, so I needed an upgrade.
Anyway, the two DS games that I have (Super MArio 64 DS and Meteos) are very good, and the touch screen use in Meteos is very intuitive and original. SM64DS isn't that original, but I never had Super Mario 64, so I wanted to check it (in fact, I never had a Nintendo 64).
This is a bit off-topic, but I will buy Revolution because of all the N64 games that I never had but always wanted, and because of the control.

It's kinda funny you mentioned so many different systems in just a short amount of words. ;o) I have a Nintendo DS (2 of them actually.) I have a PSP (2 of them actually.) Never had a SNES system, but I did have a Sega Genesis. I also had an Atari 2600. At the time, I was glad to have them. Still like a few games from back in the day. Well, today, I would have to say the PSP is MY preffered gaming system. I can play movies on it. I can play GBA games on it. I can play SNES games on it. I can play Atari 2600 games on it. It has a lot of flexibility. I do like the Nintendo DS and console systems too though (I have a Gamecube and PS2.) The PSP is small enough I can carry it just about everywhere. I bought quite a few movies for it and I have a few PSP games for it too. The one PSP, I keep at its original software level to do some of the other stuff mentioned above. The other one, I keep updated so I have access to the newer games out and for web browsing. It's a truly great system though. Swiss Army Knife of the handhelds.
 
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Orgasmo

Guest
Tobbin said:
The one PSP, I keep at its original software level to do some of the other stuff mentioned above.
coughhomebrewcough
Tobbin said:
It's a truly great system though. Swiss Army Knife of the handhelds.
Can't argue there :p
 
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Tobbin

Guest
FrenzyPlant said:
coughhomebrewcoughCan't argue there :p

Well, I didn't want to get into too many specifics about what programs I am running, cause I know they don't like us talking about stuff like that on here. I do like how I can take snapshots of games (homebrew) that I play on it though. So that's pretty cool. Then I can upload that to my computer. Nothing says it better than a picture. :eek:)
 
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RaichuMaster

Guest
Shadowfax said:
I would also like to know what you mean by that. Besides of course, using big words to try and make yourself feel important.

As far as I can see, MOST people here seem be giving a fair chance to both systems, and not putting one down over the other. I myself gave a fair chance to the PSP, I think it's got some useful features but they're currently charging £180 in the UK for one, which is far too much dispite what it can do. The 360 coming out in December is only £210, which would you buy? Plus I already have an iPod, making it's use an an mp3 player pretty useless to me.

And as for the DS, I do own one, and I love it, but I really don't see the point of the touch screen. Like I said, it's used as too much of a gimmick. About the only games that make any use of it are little party mini games that are about getting high scores, rather than anything else. I thought games were beyond that these days. Nintendogs is about the only game that actually makes use of the DS, and even then, the term game is used lightly.

So if you were making fiendish comments towards me, while hiding behind your big words, why don't you come and tell me, WHY you disgaree instead.
Because you were quoting FrenzyPlant, I had assumed that your comment had been directed at him, but because he didn't since reply, I assume at this point that your comment was directed at me.

I used only a couple "big words". Not to be "fiendish", but if you need a Dictionary or Thesaurus to reply to someone, don't.

It's plain to see that everyone here is giving both systems a fair shake, yourself included. If I came off as feindish, I didn't intend to. And if you weren't behaving fanboyishly, my comment wasn't directed to you, so don't think anything of it.

If anything, I intended to nip this kind of attitude in the bud, because I'm sick of seeing it. Obviously, no one is having any problem behaving like a fanboy, but they do have a problem with being called one.

However, if all anyone did was give their own opinion, they shouldn't be argued with because there is no such thing as a wrong opinion. However, we should know the difference between a valid opinion and trolling. After all, "the PSP sucks and I hope it dies" is just blatantly negative.
 

Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
Tobbin said:
It's kinda funny you mentioned so many different systems in just a short amount of words. ;o) I have a Nintendo DS (2 of them actually.) I have a PSP (2 of them actually.)
I needed a lot of effort to get the money for 1 DS, and you have 2 DSs and 2 PSPs!!! That's like $700000!!! How can you spend that much money in consoles!!!
 
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