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01-25-2005, 03:36 PM

They really need to pick up the pace if they even want to contend with the DS. Alot of flaws have come from the PSP already.

01-25-2005, 03:40 PM
uh-oh thats not good for sony http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif but thats great for nintendo

01-25-2005, 03:40 PM
yephttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif they can't win it ALL the time, and they thought it would stand a chance HA...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

01-25-2005, 03:43 PM
If I recall correctly, I remember GameSpy saying:
"Can Nintendo still reign as king of handhelds? **** straight!"

01-25-2005, 03:46 PM
hmmm, I remember something like "sony will have the upper hand when it comes to handheld this year..." but more then likely your right...

01-25-2005, 08:03 PM
im still getting a psp.remember thats the japan version im getting the US version.

01-25-2005, 08:05 PM
And chances are, they won't change much.

01-25-2005, 09:17 PM
Man, you guys really are opinionated aren't you? Both handhelds have their advantages and disadvantages. The DS is great for a younger crowd of gamers, sporting its kid-friendly games. Its obviously making its own mark in the handheld ring with its dual-screen design and bottom touch screen. It's also great how upcoming games will be using this touch screen design. However, I've found, that when playing almost every game on the DS, particularily racing games and Mario, I never use the touch screen. It's just so much easier to use the regular D-pad controller. The DS also had a pathetic 8 or so release titles with Mario being the only really great game.

Now, the PSP is completely different. It grabs the attention of teen to adult gamers and sports a more slick design with a widescreen for better viewing and a more crisp image. Also, it's graphics and processing power are much better. Ad to the list the ability to play MP3's, watch videos (and DVDs when they are made onto the new UMD discs), and scan through some digital pictures straight from your camera. Also, the US release may see as much as around 30 release titles, most of which are some promising games. However, here are the downsides. The PSP uses Sony's special media memory cards which means you'll have to lay down some cash on one. Also, according to some people, it has a very short battery life, but Sony said they were working to resolve that issue for the US release. Another problem is obviously with the UMD disc popping out when your rotate and twist the unit. That's a pretty stupid problem to have, but I'm sure it can be fixed, and honestly, how many people twist their handhelds when playing a game?

Last is the issue with the square button not working properly. I completely agree with Sony on this one. It was absolutely neccessary to place the button as close to the screen as possible in order to keep the size and overall look of the unit down and stylish. The button itself does work fine, but with just some accounts of people having stuck buttons and it being not too responsive. Remember that they've only had about 5,000 units come back out of a pool of around 800,000 that initially shipped. I agree with them on this because I do the exact same thing with my website. Look at my website. Anyone can tell you that it takes a while to load which can be annoying and even drive people away from the site especially if they're on a 56K modem. But you know what, it wouldn't look as good as it does if I would tone down the graphics to make it load faster. So I sacrificed performance for a great visual style and look. Sony has done the exact same thing and I commend them for it. Bottom line: Don't dump Sony just because they're knew to the handheld market. They can still make their own stance in this area.

Now, what about me? I've already got a DS and I'm the second person in line with a preorder for the PSP at my EBGames where I work. Both systems are great and I will fully enjoy both. In fact, as soon as the PSP comes my way, I'm going to do a huge review article between the Nintendo DS, TapWave Zodiac, and the Sony PSP to finally put an end to this and see which one stands on top as the true victor.

Now, I'm tired, cranky, and I'm off to bed! You guys make me sick! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

01-26-2005, 01:53 AM
ofcourse both are good VPC but when you get PSP you'll notice that some techical problems are really iritating. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

01-26-2005, 05:37 AM
Yea, I mean the PSP is before it's time, and that's the problem. Sony is trying to knock out Nintendo with one handheld. It won't work. The reason I love my DS so much is because there are no technical problems what so ever. That's what I value. You may value sleek design or graphics, but I prefer some tuned down graphics in order to get a system that has no technical flaws.

01-26-2005, 10:41 AM
YEP, that also means that the DS is got LESS processing power than a IPOD...http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

01-26-2005, 12:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vpc410: *every thing VPC said*: <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

i do agree with you somewhat, the psp wont be perfect since its new, and the ds will have more of an atvantage because nintendo has been doing it so long. i'd go for the ds (but im not gonna buy it, i've already got a GC)

then again, a little kid would have to beg thier parents for along tome before they get that DS with the $140 price tag slapped on it....