There has been a lot of speculation lately about the two new handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS and the Sony PSP2. But which one is better?
In this article you’ll find out why the Nintendo handheld is going to completely dominate the Sony PSP2!
Because the PSP2 was never officially announced Because this website is desperate for hits Because we know nothing official of the PSP2 Because this website is pure speculation Because I'm not wasting my time clicking on the link
1. It does 3D without glasses 2. It has a head start of at least 6-12 months 3. Stellar 1st party lineup 4. Stellar 3rd party lineup 5. Nintendo created the handheld video game console (Gameboy), and dominated any competition ever since. I don't see it being an different this time.
Look, I have absolutely nothing against the 3DS...I'm VERY excited about it myself. However, we know nothing about the PSP2 and for all we know, it's getting a better lineup. I think it's silly comparing something we know a lot about and something we know little to nothing about. 1. A lot of people don't care for 3D. Especially my since it hurts my eyes. I won't be playing with the 3D on with my 3DS when I get it. 2. That's a given, but means nothing. 3. A few ports and a small handful of announced titles isn't stellar. Also, Sony has MUCH more 1st party studios than Nintendo does. We'll have to wait and see though. Some of the 1st party titles for the 3DS do seem amazing though. 4. True, but what's to say the PSP2 won't have an even better lineup? Especially since it's Sony and Microsoft getting the best 3rd party support in terms of stellar 3rd party games. Same goes for last gen. 5. If you fail to see a difference between this and other generations, then it's safe to assume Sony will have better 3rd party support, unlike what you mentioned before. Also, it may dominate in terms of sales, but in terms of quality, I'm almost positive the PSP2 will dominate.
"A few ports and a small handful of announced titles isn't stellar. Also, Sony has MUCH more 1st party studios than Nintendo does" Man.. It gets really boring reading fanboy replies after a while. Do you feel that your life is accomplished now when you argument against 12 year olds how much you love and hate something? By looking at your comment history I can see that the only thing you can do with life is to do that. What kind of sadistic f*ck are you? People are going to play what they want to play and what they find to be entertaining. Saying how much you love something doesn't matter. no one cares. And if the playstation is so good why are you not playing it instead of this bulls*it?
A fanboy? sadistic? Why are you calling me names for now? lmao.I see I've struck a cord. So I state an opinion and I'm a fanboy now? How was I supposed to know you were 12? well, I guess it makes sense since your arguments make no sense. Also, everything I stated was a fact. Carry on
You just contradicted yourself. What makes you think "the People" wouldnt want to play PSP 2 titles or favor PSP 2 capabilities? What if thats what they want and find entertaining? Yet you agreeing that 3DS will dominate based of its 1st and 3rd party support? Whose to say PSP 2 will have a weaker support. And 3D without glasses on a 4in screen is not big of a deal, though it is slightly impressive. The same way Nintendo wowed the audience with the specs and titles is more than likely the same way Sony will do.
"You just contradicted yourself. What makes you think "the People" wouldnt want to play PSP 2 titles or favor PSP 2 capabilities?"
Well done. The PSP2 will debut next week and for all we know it may provide something revolutionary at an attractive price point. Anything can happen. I doubt Sony will go head on with the 3DS without having an ace up their sleeve.
http://theplaystationshow.c... I think these two sites are (or should be) related
I dont care if it does dominate psp2. I will still buy and play psp2. Sony always comes out with the beast of the systems and thats the one for me. Nintendo is a bit too kiddy for me. Sorry N fans..its true.
"A few ports and a small handful of announced titles isn't stellar. Also, Sony has MUCH more 1st party studios than Nintendo does." Super Mario 64 DS sold 6.12 million copies as of March 2008. That was 3 years ago. Just imagine the explosion of 3DS sales when The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D comes out... Personally, I feel Nintendo is in a league of their own when it comes to handhelds. This is coming from someone who's jaw dropped when he heard how powerful the PSP 2 would be. In a realistic view, I believe the 3DS could dominate any handheld with ONLY ports.
@ Dark_Charizard Actually, the first handheld with switchable cartridges was the Milton Bradley Microvision, released in 1979, 10 years before the original Gameboy. Still, you're right; the 3DS will most likely outsell the PSP2. Sony can still do a lot better than they did this gen though in regards to profitability as long as piracy doesn't become an issue early into the system's life.
i check the link and you are right. i prefer to buy psp2 instead of 3ds. basically 3ds its simply upgraded ds. i wont bother to use its 3d since its to small and not fit to portable device (you need to keep it still). consider psp2 have huge graphic leap and have more multimedia service. it's more useful than 3ds i actually think that sony can defeat nintendo this time if they get price, battery and support right
"basically 3ds its simply upgraded ds"
how is it again an upgraded DS? It does much more the the previous DS from what I heard
Exactly Kamikaze135 . 3DS wins before we see what the PSP2 can do or what it's games look like. Just imagine of it is true that it is close to as powerful as the PS3 with the 3DS looking like PS2 games.@ Dark_Charizard. Yeah, we all know keeping your head straight and staring straight ahead to get a 3D effect is loads of fun. Can't wait.
Because it's a Nintendo handheld and Nintendo been doing it for 22 years.
I don't know anymore. I think I'll be getting both. I don't like the region lock for games. The launch lineup is still in question. I read the write on the PSP2 from a website that is usually not pro Sony and what they described is up my alley. I am excited for the 3ds because I have seen some genius in even the basic camera applications. I just know that Sony will do the same and have some serious horsepower. Someof the devs for the 3DS just straight ported PSP games to the system. I don't know how I feel about that. FF7 CC is a game that I've been playing recently and must admit that it looks very good. So the 3DS will certainly have better graphics than the PSP no doubt so I really need to see the PSP2s games in action and the hardware itself. I know that if it is a portable DS3 with sixaxis, back touch panel, and hires screen that is supposedly superior to Apples I have to wait and see. It looks like it will not be long either.
Nintendo IS going to dominate sony..as they do everybody else in the handheld department..And so far the only thing i've heard about the psp2-makes it sound like IT'S just an upgraded psp..Nintendo is innovating once again and sony is just about horsepower(which this time so is the 3ds!)-sony will never learn hence once again they will get their arses handed to them!
It definitely is, that's a given.
1. "Many people don’t realize it, but this feature could be the beginning of a new era of Social Gaming." A good feature indeed, but we dont know what features the PSP2 might have, PS3-game-tranfer-to-PSP2-playi n'-on-the-crapper feature, DS3 replacement, a better online experience. Heck, dual analog sticks is a good enough feature for me. 2. "massive library of extraordinary games" You mean the 5500+ titles where 3/4 are really simple-to-make games ? Where as the PSP has way fewer titles but more in quality ? I dont think it'll be the same for the 3DS though, seeing as it will have a higher dev cost to make games. 3. "A pioneering glass-less 3D capable machine with a great launch game lineup and many innovative features like StreetPass and the 3D camera for 249,99$? Hell yes!" The price sure is nice, but it wont be the same for everywhere else. Hell, im pretty sure the price over here in Sweden will be upwards 300$+ making it 2000-2300 kr (krona), you could buy an effing PS3 or 360 for that kind of dosh. 4. "the 3D effect provides such an inmersive gaming experience and opens up so many possibilities that it will almost surely be a great success." 3D is nice too, but if what the recent devs said is true, not all games released for it will have 3D, Nintendo wont force em'. It'll become a PSP/DS hybrid. 5."Nobody can deny that the Nintendo 3DS game library is astounding." Id be lying if i said im not jealous for them getting MML3, but that also opens the option for multiplatform between PSP2 and 3DS for the devs, why not make both exclusives and multi games between PSP2 and 3DS ? IMO both would benefit from.
articles like this make it look really easy to be a game journalist.
I'm actually a regular guy trying to make an interesting website, but thanks for the compliment :P
I don't mean to be too rough. I just imagine everyone has been convinced already of 3DS supremacy at this point. I'd recommend an article on how PSP2 can even compete, but then there's not much info on PSP2.
It was only a matter of time before an article like this popped up here....
Ugh another one of these articles huh? Well like i said before, the 3DS will dominate everything on the market just like it's predecessor, but the PSP2 will still sell. The PSP is the only handheld to live 5 years without a Nintendo handheld steam rolling it. The PSP has sold close to 70 million, so i think sony's happy with those numbers.
PSP2 Will Own 3DS, Sony Has The Best 1st Part Devolopers & Are Known For Pushing The Boundaries On Everything Except PC
Just like the PSP owned DS right... right?
In Terms Of Sales Thats It But PSP Still sold 70 Million Units
No other handheld in history every lived in the face of a Nintendo yet Sony did it with the Psp. No other handheld sold 70million against a Nintendo handheld so if this is what these joke articles used as proof of future dominance of Nintendo vs Sony handhelds then it won't matter. Also by the numbers that Sony has sold their first ever handheld wouldn't that mean Nintendo is in trouble? since they lost a ton of their market share..
Nintendo owns the handheld market its been that way since the first gameboy came out
True, no other hand held has held out and prospered as the PSP has. People know the PSP now and know how much more powerful and feature rich it has been compared to the NDS.
The article matters not. It has too high a price point. People will choose a 360 or Ps3 before they choose to buy the 3DS. The games are also going to way more expensive than those made for all other hand helds. The NDS did great due in part to price range and cost of games and in this economy I doubt that nearly as many current owners will simply run out and buy this system let alone one or two for gifts nearly as quickly as they did for the NDS. People will also want to know more about a PSP2 before making that jump.
1 - it is Nintendo 2 - it is Nintendo 3 - it is Nintendo 4 - it is Nintendo 5 - it is Nintendo
ummm i think u should put this under "reasons it will suck"
I think you mean reasons it will kick ass!
the 3ds is going to crush the psp2 like nintendo does every single handheld gen The software at the launch window is already better than the ds was with rpgs no less. And the 3ds is set to sell out everywhere and the point of the launch is to sell as many systems as possible. layton/dynasty warriors will sell systems in japan and nintendogs,doa, resident evil,pilotwings will sell systems in america its not even fair really @ disagrees, nintendo wins every handheld gen, every one for 25 years........... thats reality
PSP2 will probably do better than the PSP, and definitely better than the PSP Go, but I highly doubt it's going to outsell the 3DS.
I was never a extreme handheld fan until the PSP came out. I mean I was like everyone else and bought a gameboy to play pokemon (don't lie, you know everyone bought a gameboy at that time for pokemon), but the PSP was what sold me on handheld gaming.
The 3DS looks to be a great handheld as always, but in its true essence, its just another upgraded DS like the rest of the other DS systems. Now, the PSP2, even though we know very little about it, I believe will be an amazing handheld.
I think not only will it be graphically astounding ( uncharted reference), but it will have some awesome games to boot. Plus, two analog sticks will make one hell of a difference FPS on the go wise.
What Sony needs to announce is that it has some form of 3G/4G or increased wifi so that we can have true online gaming on the go. Wouldn't it be crazy to be playing a FPS or MMORPG online on the move?
All in all, the 3DS and the PSP2 will sell well because they cater to two competely different markets, so trying to say one will do better than the other is futile. I mean are we at war? No, we're here to play games and have fun. Worrying about who is going to "win" is a complete waste of time.
Lol at article.
Price point above all has to reign supreme here.
In 7 days time psp 2 will be announce hopefully nintendo's hand held console sells like hot cakes but you never no psp 2 might sell like crazy to you know since there new to hand held console where as nintendo been doing it for a very long time but if sony keeps up i think in the near future sony might win the hand held console to
In a world, where a Device yet released, will some how defeat a device thats yet to be announced or for that matter exists! Explain to me...EXPLAIN TO ME!
Does 3DS have the power of (almost) a PS3? is God of war playable? final fantasy games? Lul no
Actually there have been more than a couple of developers who have compared the 3ds power to that of a 360..And judging by the resident evil games and street fighter(and to some extent mgs)I believe them..I mean come on these are first gen games and they look amazing..I think it will end up kinda like the current ps3/360 situation where sony says they are more powerful..but only the hardest of tech geeks can tell the difference between the two!
Final Fantasy is on the old DS and even the GBA, what do you know? it seems like you know nothing
Are they really in competition with each other? Like any more than Lucky Charms are in competition with granola? They'll both be successful. Their strengths are entirely different. Their games will be entirely different. Some of their audience will overlap, some of it won't. Whoopdeedoo! Man, people get really intense about this console war BS.
Damn I used to love everything nintendo until the Wii came out. How many more times are they going to re-release the same crap over and over again. Zelda, Mario, pilot wings?, Mario kart , Mario party, Mario soccer, Mario pinball, Mario tennis, Mario baseball, paper Mario, Mario basketball more metroid...wow talk about innovation /s. They need to take more chances on new IP's slap the name Mario on anything watch it sell it's quite sad really. Ohh yeah I forgot the "New New Mario bros".Ocarina of time again why not a new Zelda. They should just call it the Mario 3DS again. People are going to be playing the same exact games all over again.
half of what people are calling ports, are actually sequels. DOA is not a port, Resident Evil is not a port, that Paper Mario is not a remake, The Saints Row game won't be a port, Mega Man Legends 3 is not a port. Kid Icarus Uprising is a sequel to a game we havent seen in 20 years. people should do their research and quit griping about mario and Zelda. Will you see an Xbox without Halo?
While i think that the 3DS will outsell the PSP2, i dont think its going to outsell it like the DS vs PSP. Let me just make a few points...
3D- Nintendo have warned that kids under 6 should not play the device with the 3D turned on, which means that parents are not going to buy this for their young kids.
PRICE- Its very high for a Nintendo device and i think that this also will affect parents' decision.
PORTS- I think that the a lot of 3DS games are going to be ported to the PSP2, games like Resident Evil and MGS3, i mean, games have already been announced for the current PSP and 3DS (Ridge Racer).
Mix all of the above with the fact that a lot of people are waiting for hardware revisions and price drops and what you've got is a smaller user base for the 3DS. I actually expect the current DS sales to skyrocket after the 3DS' release.
I do not think 3DS will dominate...not with $249 price tag...Nintendo has definitely lost price advantage it usually enjoys against competition...
Well im buying 3ds first day. I can almost garuntee that i will wait on the PSP2. Doesn't matter the games for PSP2, nintendo has sold me on 3ds.
five reasons 3DS sucks...
1.$300?...go f*ck yourself!
2.weak hardware specs...go f*ck yourself!
3.poor screen design...go f*ck yourself!
4.seriously cartridges still?...go f*ck yourself!
5.More of the same games again?...go f*ck yourself!
five reasons PSP 2 will rock....
1.Sony has more first party studios which means psp 2 will have more exclusives to boot
2.Sony's psp 2 will offer game studios more room to produce higher quality games
3.Sony has more leverage in the electronic industry with partners which gives them more of a business edge
4.Sony has a larger budget which means better department funding for projects
5.Sony take more risks to offer us more diversity
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