The Nintendo DSi will launch on April 5th and is already breaking pre-order records. How can Sony counter against the latest video game system from Nintendo?
Of course this is just my opinion. But the PSP has every thing I could possibly want from a portable gaming device, and then some. Add CFW into the equation and it blows the DSi out of the water. Then again I am 24 and the average DS owners are probably children and enthusiastic Wii owners(casuals).
i think they should make the psp2 completely different from the psp but still support the original psp, like ps2 and ps3. that way they could drop the price of the original psp to compete with the dsi and the psp2 can dominate the market for adult gamers/music lovers/movie watchers etc etc...
IMO, psp > ds and dsi for two reasons 1- WipEout Pulse 2- Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
Looking at the box from that thumbnail pic... doesnt it look like a version of the XMB? All i say is announce Monster Hunter with PSP2 or Monster Hunter 3 for PSP... and it'll sell like hotcakes on crack.
The DS was a fine upgrade from the Gameboy Advance. However, the DSi is retarded. I can't believe Nintendo is actually making exclusive games for the DSi as if it was a new portable. It's basically a DS with enhanced net capabilities and low res cameras, i.e. there's no hardware upgrade. Not more buttos, not analogue nubs, and not a second touch screen. I love my DS Lite, but I'm skipping the DSi. Saddly, I'll be skipping the next Zelda game until Nintendo's next portable comes out.
Your wrong about there not being a major hardware revision in the DSi. DSi: 133 MHz ARM CPU (2x larger) 16 GB of RAM (4x larger) 256 MB of internal storage Updated wireless protocol- you can now use WPA/WPA 2 DSiware DS: 2 ARM processors @ 67 MHz and 33 MHz respectively 4 GB of RAM 256 KB of memory Outdated wireless protocol- only WEP and unprotected WPA/WPA 2 Also, Nintendo is releasing DSi/DS hybrid cartriges that take advantage of the DSi in particular. Until I did a little research, I didn't think the DSi was a very big upgrade either. There is a lot of potential in the DSi, otherwise we wouldn't have silly articles like this one and millions of pre-orders. Heres my link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... @ xabmol One last thing- I think its very assuming to suggest that the DS demographic includes only children younger than 12. I could very easily (and falsely) claim that the PSP's only market are preteen and adolescent boys that don't play sports. Either statement is false. Just pointing that out...:-)
I think it's funny that everyone forgets the PSP is on it's third model also and hasnt had any noteworthy changes except a screen that's worse than the original. I also think the DS's games are much better than the PSPs because apart from the odd port(Super Mario 64 for instance) they're designed with the DS and portability in mind unlike the majority of PSP titles that work better on the PS2. It also has better battery life, the touch screen and mic can be used in cool ways like calling a taxi in GTA and it has significantly better third party support. It also has a list of hardcore games comparable to the PSPs(or perhaps more) as well as all the fun, casual stuff. @ThanatosDMC: It very well may do but it's based on the Wii interface but with only one row.
Personally, I don't care how the PSP whatever version scores against the DSi. I have 2 1001 models, one of which I use for CFW for emulators and ROMs, and my second I keep up to date for the latest PSP games. The latest DS is just another attempt by Nintendo to resaturate the market as it's done twice before with the handheld. No doubt the new PSP is trying to do the same thing, but since I never bought either, I'm not in the market for either. The DSi is merely an attempt to sell more units, with only meagre updates; a widescreen, which the original PSP had from the beginning, and a camera lens. Not an update worthy of my money. Neither is the new PSP, with it's updates. I stick to my original PSP and it serves me well.
But I doubt it's 4GB and 16GB, more likely MB. Still, your calculations are wrong. The DSi may have a processor that's 2x faster than another processor in the DS, but the DSi also dropped one of the 2 processors of the DS which helped in 2D rendering, so I guess the new faster processor will simply work for emulating older DS 2D games and GBA downloadable games. And even when it has 4x the memory of the DS, it's still underpowered compared to the PSP, even though the PSP came out 4 years ago. That's underwhelming. I barely bought my DS Lite last year so as long as DS games keep coming out I'll keep it and perhaps skip the DSi for the next DS.
They have the better system. Why can't they just convince people of the truth?
99$ PSP... To many kids love the DS...
lmao at the psp getting owned by the ds and now the dsi is going to do the same.. poor sony just cant catch a break this time around...
nintendos handhelds are big . there known for not being beat at handhelds.
Don't mind him. He's just stirring. A quick glance at his activity will show you he hasn't been on for 2 weeks and then, a sudden spate of posts. That's a clear sign of it being someone with multiple accounts. That being said, I agree with you on Nintendo and their hand helds...it's a tough nut to crack.
Dude Nintendo beat the GameGear with the original GameBoy. The PSP has done amazing to even come this far. But its time Sony packed its bags and make the PSP2 I think we can all agree. This battle is long over and Sony ain't going to come back with a PSP redesign.
PSP>DS imo as much as i love Chrono trigger! I can really only maintain handheld gaming a few hours a week, so 2 gta games, 2 Lumines, PataPataPataPon, and I can't wait Motorstorm and LBP!!! Plus, i think the pen stylus is used too much and ruins DS's best (Zelda, COD4, Ninja Gaiden) but i can't say i don't wish Chrono would come to the PSP, come on PSN!!! LBPSP
They can't how can anyone counter nintendo in that area lol. "Of course this is just my opinion. But the PSP has every thing I could possibly want from a portable gaming device, and then some. Add CFW into the equation and it blows the DSi out of the water." Your opinion is over exaggerated to say the least, and how a dead system can blow anything out the water is beyond me. First psp has no worth wile games, secondly the ds can do anything the psp can do and better...why someone would want to own one doesn't make sense seeing a new sony hand held is bound to arrive anyway soon.
Not sure I agree that the PSP has no games. It has different games. Whether or not you find the games good or bad is subjective. Personally, you should get what is best for you.
Sony simply has no answer to Nintendo. The reason, where the heck is my PSP version of Gran Tourismo? Until PSP gets games like that of Mario Kart, Pokemon, and Zelda on the PSP (games that sell in all regions, not just in Japan) then we can be talking about the PSP as being relevant. Oh, another reason, the battery life on the DS totally destroy that of the PSP. In portable gaming, battery life is much prefer than more pixels and bigger screen.
You just Need Pokemon & Mario to sell hand helds...dont forget the Ninten Dogs...How many games have those series sold?....A ZILLION?
21 Million IIRC. Not my thing though, Pokémon and Mario Kart are really good.
by creating something bigger than mario zelda donkey kong kirby metroid mario kart rhyhtm heaven and more uhh come to think of it nope not simple
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