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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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S:C

Guest
It's the DS out of the two right now, without a doubt. Sony's little conversion experiment failed because of quite an asking price, a bad library, a paltry battery life, and too eerie of a resemblence to Microsoft, with all the freezing and the PC-esque features. On the other hand, the DS is affordable, processes well, has a good selection of games, and plenty of support behind it.
 
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Tobbin

Guest
Light_Wolf said:
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!!!

It's not that much. LOL. I saved up before they came out. I pretty much knew I wanted 2 of the DS units (cause I wanted to let friends link duel and such.) I only bought 1 PSP unit (cause it was kinda up there in price.) Liked it enough that I bought another one. As for the GBA's, I had started with 1 of them. Bought another one to link duel with. I was using them at work and wanted more freedom, so bought 2 more. Then I learned about a unique green colored Japanese version and bought it to play Pokemon Emerald. As to how I could afford them, I have a job. Pays decent enough. The real trick is to keep up with all the toys and still try to keep up with the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG. *shrugs*

S:C said:
It's the DS out of the two right now, without a doubt. Sony's little conversion experiment failed because of quite an asking price, a bad library, a paltry battery life, and too eerie of a resemblence to Microsoft, with all the freezing and the PC-esque features. On the other hand, the DS is affordable, processes well, has a good selection of games, and plenty of support behind it.

I switch off and on from release to release as to which one I prefer. I don't think Sony has failed with the PSP though. Too many people are trying to get 1 or have got 1. Initially, I was the only 1 at work that had one. A lot of us have them now. I'll have to admit that the price was more than I really wanted to have to pay, but I don't feel bad for having spent the money. I am on the go a lot and it was a way to get back into gaming. With the DS, I was really disappointed with the releases it had at first. They are starting to make more games that I like now. PSP is pretty much the same, but I liked more of the releases that came out with it than I had for the DS. Didn't get to play much PS2 (only had a PS2 for a few months before the PSP.) Anyways, most of the titles were new to me. I really like(d) Untold Legends. As for freezing up, I haven't experienced that but maybe 1 time. I bought a bad UMD movie. But, I was able to get it replaced and haven't had that come up again. I will have to admit that Sony hasn't seemed to do a lot of support with the PSP, but then the Underground PSP users are providing a LOT of support. Half of what I am running on my "homebrew" PSP was created from other users. *shrugs*
 
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Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
Tobbin said:
It's not that much. LOL. I saved up before they came out. I pretty much knew I wanted 2 of the DS units (cause I wanted to let friends link duel and such.) I only bought 1 PSP unit (cause it was kinda up there in price.) Liked it enough that I bought another one. As for the GBA's, I had started with 1 of them. Bought another one to link duel with. I was using them at work and wanted more freedom, so bought 2 more. Then I learned about a unique green colored Japanese version and bought it to play Pokemon Emerald. As to how I could afford them, I have a job. Pays decent enough. The real trick is to keep up with all the toys and still try to keep up with the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG. *shrugs*
Well, maybe in your country it's possible. Here we don't even have money for food.
 
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Tobbin

Guest
Light_Wolf said:
Well, maybe in your country it's possible. Here we don't even have money for food.

I'm not sure what country you are from, but if that's true, I'm sorry to hear that. Although I live in the US, I have visited some other parts of the world. I do know that a lot of areas are struggling. I can only hope that you can find a way to both survive and flourish. Here in the US, there are some people that are in a similar situation. To be honest, I was one of them at one point. But, I've had a lot of good luck (through the grace of God, to be sure,) that has helped me to be in a much better situation. For people that can't afford to eat, gaming means nothing. Having said that, I do know that the kindness of friends is way more important.

EDIT: I just noticed that your location is listed as Chile. I've never been there, but my dad is from Peru. Someday I'd like to visit there again. :eek:)
 

Light Wolf

Holy Wolf of Light
Tobbin said:
I'm not sure what country you are from, but if that's true, I'm sorry to hear that. Although I live in the US, I have visited some other parts of the world. I do know that a lot of areas are struggling. I can only hope that you can find a way to both survive and flourish. Here in the US, there are some people that are in a similar situation. To be honest, I was one of them at one point. But, I've had a lot of good luck (through the grace of God, to be sure,) that has helped me to be in a much better situation. For people that can't afford to eat, gaming means nothing. Having said that, I do know that the kindness of friends is way more important.

EDIT: I just noticed that your location is listed as Chile. I've never been there, but my dad is from Peru. Someday I'd like to visit there again. :eek:)
Well, I have for food, I was exagerating, but it's not like Chile's situation is very good.
Exactly now there's a big problem with Peru. Some people already think it will end in war, I hope not.
Anyway, I still prefer to live here that in the US, the price of videogames and the salaries aren't an important factor to me.
 

AV_ROcK-Dark-TB

Fear the light.
;065; O.k we all know that some kids like psp better thin ds and the opisite(sorry for my spelling)^_^but i prefere ds over psp i jest dont like something thats glued to some little handheld.....(blah)
 
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Tobbin

Guest
VampirateMace said:
DS, It's all about the games.

and... I've seen the psp 'movies', I much perfer my sister's portable DVD player... Come on the things screen is tiny.

The screen is why most people want it. You can hide/carry it around a lot easier than a portable DVD player. Plus, if you get the PSP2TV adapter, you can output the video to a TV and use your PSP like a portable DVD player. I also use my PSP as a portable TV player too. There's something out called a LocationFree player. You can hook up coaxial cable to it and 2 RCA plugs. It can either act like a Wi-Fi hotspot or can transmit across the net where you can pick it up from a Wi-Fi hotspot. The software on my PSP can switch between all 3 inputs and can change channels on cable or antennae. There is something called an IR blaster that comes with the LocationFree player too. With it, you can operate the VCR, DVD, Cable Box by downloading the remote codes. Works really good. Then, with the PSP2TV adapter, I can output that to a regular sized TV. LOL. Movies are a lot easier to carry around on UMD though. Much better quality and much smaller. I like carrying around a portable DVD player too, but only for stuff that I just can't broadcast or watch on my PSP.
 

DarkPersian479

Well-Known Member
The fact of the matter is, you can buy a DS and a portable MP3 Player for about the price of the PSP. Most of the PSP games are just miniaturized versions of console games with worse graphics. The DS however, allows for some very unique game concepts that could not even be attempted on a console (or the PSP) My vote is for the DS simply because it's less expensive and the games on it are more innovative by far. Plus it plays the GBA games!
 

Arrow

The Southern Cross
I like the PSP because of its versatility. Besides, I personally find a lot more interesting games on it (i.e: SW:Battlefront II) but the DS looks (as mentioned earlier) more game-oriented. But because I'm a fan of versatility, I'd say the PSP.
 

Zaq

Cardboard Box
I prefer the PSP, it's a multifunctional and entertaining machine, and I like its games more. The games for the DS just don't interest me enough to purchase one, and neither does the touch -screen. I'm sure it's a good system though, it all depends on your own opinion (something a lot of people seem to forget).
 

Slypher

Well-Known Member
Isn't it weird that I just noticed that this thread was made in October?

P.S: It's obviously the N-Gage.
 

AV_ROcK-Dark-TB

Fear the light.
Slypher said:
Isn't it weird that I just noticed that this thread was made in October?
Yeah,I also noticed that o_O
Yup just like Latios said The thing about DS Vs PSP is just a bunch of ''crap'' not talking about my old post -.-
 

Phaarix

Well-Known Member
WinterSnowblind said:
Again, that's a very typical fanboy reply. The PSP is nothing like the GBA in anyway, it's more of a multimedia unit, rather than a games machine. It can be used as an MP3 player, you can watch tv shows and movies, view pictures, go on the web, etc.

It's a very good handheld, but the problem with it is that it doesn't really have many games worth buying, and the movies have to be bought on UMD format, which just really makes them worthless. Sony are also charging ridiculous amounts of money for it.

The DS however isn't much better. It's way too much of a gimmick. the touch screen doesn't add much to gameplay, and most games don't even bother using it for anything beyond a map. It's just an unneccesairy feature that makes the DS heavier than it needed to be, and difficult to use for extended periods of time. Plus it also has the problem of having very little games worth owning.

Overall, I see the PSP as being more useful, but we'll see how I feel when the DS get's more of it's killer app titles out.

Hmm ok, I notice from your sig that you've left (and that this was originally posted like 4 months ago but whatever, I find this to be an excellent post to base mine on), so I'm going to feel quite awkward talking to no one here, while replying to a months old post...

I agree with what you said about the PSP, it is NOT crap like all the fanboys here are so keen to say based on some seriously trivial arguments. But like you said, there are little to no games that actually offer any lasting entertainment, and the general quality of PSP titles are rather substandard (there are some exceptions eg. Lumines, and I guess Burnout: Legends). I was definitely very let down by GTA: Liberty City Stories, the frame rate was absolutely pathetic, and it didn't really bring anything new to the series. Just a quick rehash of GTA3 in my opinion. UMD movies - well I really can't see myself sitting down with my PSP held in front of me for 2 hours to watch a movie on an undersized screen. And the multimedia capabilities? Well if you're willing to fork out $100 or so for a decent memory stick, then sure I guess it's a decent little media player, but add that to the already large price of the PSP + a few games, and you'll have blown a full week's pay easily. The PSP is however a great little system, but the fact that there are basically no decent games, the large price, battery power among other things really drags the system down.

What I disagree with there is what you said about the DS being "not too much better", "just a gimmick". Well, if you ask me that "gimmick" is a damned lot of fun. If you don't like it then hard luck, it obviously just isn't your thing. I however, see the DS as a huge breath of fresh air. It is not a gimmick, it really is alot of fun. A gimmick would be something new that at first seems pretty cool, but later loses it's novelty value, and is just seen as... well... a gimmick. The Nintendo DS features, still offer the same sort of entertainment they orginally provided back when I first got the system. Therefore I do not see how they can be classed as "gimmicks". Also in most decent games, that screen is used for far more than just a map.

Sonic Rush - Touch screen controlled "half pipe" special stages
Warioware Touched - Pretty much the whole game uses either the touch screen or microphone
Super Mario 64 DS - Used as an analog stick, also used in the minigames
Nintendogs (haven't actually played it but I think I am correct here) - Touch screen used for something, and microphone used for... something :/
Feel The Magic XX/XY (I think that's it - haven't actually played this either) - Used for rubbing etc.
Metroid Prime: Hunters (I gotta add, the latest clips of this look absolutely awesome)[/b] - Used for aiming etc. (to the best of my knowledge)

Etc. etc. It's late I can't be bothered typing any more. So yeah, obviously then I don't agree that the touch screen is a "unnecessary" feature. After all, what would the DS be without it's touch screen? Basically just a 3D Gameboy (basically what the PSP is when taking the multimedia features out of the equation). Some games don't choose to use it - hey that's cool it's not like there's an unspoken rule that because the DS has extra features they NEED to be used >_>. Not enough games worth owning?

Super Mario 64 DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Sonic Rush
Warioware: Touched
Meteos (apparently)
Nintendogs
Mario Kart DS
Animal Crossing DS (or whatever it's called)
Advance Wars Dual Strike

Metroid Prime Hunters (soon)
New Super Mario Bros (soon)
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (soon)

I'm sure I've missed quite a few, but yes, quite a few games there worth having (and most of them I think were available when you posted).

I'm not saying the DS doesn't have it's faults however. I think the brightness of the screen can be improved (which it is - in DS Lite), as well as the position of the power button (which is addressed in DS Lite also). The graphics don't of course compare to the PSP, but they are decent enough to allow most gameplay features dependant in some way on graphical cability. The sound is distorted at low volume levels (although I'm not certain this is the case on all DS systems), there is the very slight risk of dead/deformed pixels (though you have to admit the PSP has a far worse record as far as dead pixels are concerned), and of course it does not have the multimedia capabilities of the PSP (the PSP I'd also like to mention, has a far superior screen currently).

Yes the PSP has more features - although at an absolutely ridiculous price if you are hoping to get any real use out of them. Yes the PSP has better graphics. But what matters most in a portable games console? The FUN FACTOR. And as far as I'm concerned at this point in time, the PSP has a very dull range of games of which most are basically ports of PS2 games anyway. The DS offers a far better range on top of the fresh and innovative control methods, and in all offers currently a lot more entertainment value than the PSP in my opinion.

I'd also like to say the I used to own both a PSP and a DS, I loved both of them, but as life would have it I ran into a few "financial problems" and was forced to sell one of them. After careful consideration, looking into the future of each system, and generally deciding on which system would be more beneficial to keep, I eventually chose the DS, selling my PSP with little loss on it's original value (due to the amount of Sony fanboys in New Zealand it was not hard), hoorah for me. Anyway a couple months down the track and I'm confident I made the right decision. The DS suits me just fine, and I know that on top of all the classic games already available for it, there are a whole load more still awaiting release.

Oh and if I didn't make it clear in my post - I don't think one system is better than the other. They are both brilliant systems. It's the other factors that led me to my choice to keep my DS over my PSP (games, cost etc.).

EDIT: Holy Shizzle Batman I can rant D:
 
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Zaq

Cardboard Box
MidnightScott said:
Defend the PSP all you want - it still sucks ;)

~Scott;229;
What a dumb statement. Posts like this are pointless, and a sign of low intelligence or debative skills.

The PSP doesn't suck. You might not like it, but it's undeniable a good multimedia system, which is enjoyed by many. I don't like the DS, the system does simply not appeal to me, but I realize it's a good system. It's just not my thing. I don't go around saying "Defend the DS all you want, it still sucks".

Get back when you are over your fanboyism, and ready to make a normal statement which shows you actually have some IQ.
 

TyraniRay

Dragon Master
Oooooh, and I thought this topic was old back in October.

Oh, and Zaq, he does have debating skills, just he doesn't want to waste them on this.

I never really made a 'proper' post you could say, and some new things have come up. So that's why I'm posting here (Unfortuently it's going to make me sound like a fanboy).

Since I last posted, many of my friends (and other people I know) have bought either a PSP or a DS, and one I found ou has an N-Gage he never plays. Anyway, I asked them all why they chose what they chose (apart from single titles and such). All but one chose the PSP because of the multimedia capabilities and about a third of them didn't even get a game. The other person got it for her birthday. The DS was a bit more varied, but as a generalisation it was because of the games (whether it was Nintendo or backwards compatible or whatever).

Then I asked them what they liked about the other (except for two who had both). Most said roughly what the reasons they got them for were. Two didn't, one has an obsetion with graphics that's so bad yo can't have a decent conversation about games with him and the other likes dogs. Really likes dogs. The point is, they're both equal about what people think of them.

That doesn't nessercerilly mean that they're equally popular, hell no. DS was about 50% more popular.

If you're wondering why I did that survey, it was for geography, normally I'm too lazy to do something like that.

Soemthing I've found myself is that I tend to play my GBA games much more than my DS games. Odds are those games' DS sequals haven't come out yet, but still it shows that GBA is probably going to last a little longer than we think.
 
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