NowGamer: The facts are in, we compare the two next-gen handhelds to try to decide who comes out on top...
Not my words, these are the verdicts from the site: Screen: PSP2 wins Controls: PSP2 Battery life: PSP2 wins Graphics: PSP2 wins Connectivity: PSP2 wins Media Storage: PSP2 wins Games: dead heat=tie? Price: no verdict, but they call 3DS the most expensive portable console. Wich is a LIE, here in Europe, the PSP1(value pack) released for 249 euros, I paid 299 euros for my PSP1 Giga pack(1gb memory stick wich was huge at the time) So overall: PSP2 seems to win at every category, now we need to know the price!
I could be mistaken. But I thought I read the 3DS was going to be 300 euros? Or at least 249 euros? Do you know?
sth around that there is still no official price
If Sony can price it right then PSP2 is going to sell millions BUT, the whole 3D fiasco is going to attract a LOT of people to 3DS. Nintendo is hands down the king of portable gaming devices started from Gameboy days. However, it's not always about the hardware. Sony has a huge lineup of first party developers. Bigger than Nintendo and M$ combined and if the device is easy to code for then I can firmly say that PSP2 is going to rule.
Price points are based on the cost of the console alone, not bundles. So 3DS, as of now is the most expensive portable console. (LOL @ people disagreeing with fact)
Power is almost irrelevant in the handheld market. It's the Nintendo brand that needs to be defeated if Sony hopes to win the battle. We've seen many great and powerful handhelds that were crushed by Nintendo's brands.
so did psp over ds but not very successful- do you know why?? cuz they focus only on the specs and hardware and the powerfull-nes not in the fun or games
3ds is like the DSIxl nothing cant wait for the NGP!.....i just hope it will float psp didnt =[
PSP has done really well. Quit trolling.
not trolling aside from monster hunter p3p metal gear and well for me personally the final fantasy and star oceans there was no games or even an exclusive series for it
Dude stop trolling how about 3DS, NDS= Nintendo Defeat Sony....yess the NGP looks just like the psp to me nothing but graphics that is it have fun with your $350-$400 handheld.
who's the dude? dude
65 million sold = fail? Hmmm.....
yeaap Fail even 65 milion x2 isn't close to ds sales
Getting both day 1.
thirded they both seem damn cool to me why does everything have to be a competition?
Nah, gotta get the 3DS first for ocarina of time, burn the nostalgia then trade for a NGP just like what i did with the Ds then Psp, love gaming handheld, but not that fond on having both at the same time. also that only mean more money spents.
Screen: Opinion ( dual screens, 3d vs sheer clarity) Controls: Opinion Battery life: Pretty much a tie (the 3ds is 3-5 hours on Max settings. Its 5+ hours otherwise) Graphics: PSP2 wins (but largely irrelevant) Connectivity: psp 2 Media Storage: Pretty much a tie Games: Opinion So yeah , thats the truth. And in the end irrelevant On paper the psp was better than the ds too but nintendo took sony to school. I will be getting both
connectivity is not opinion
This comment wins. I also think 3ds gets a couple of points for the dual screen and 3d. Having 2 screens has proven invaluable to the countless classics on the ds.
oy yeah i hate to pause and what the map and unpause than pause realise i went the wrong way... you get it or you can see other option and all that which i prefere dual screen
@ Stealth20k No, that's YOUR opinion. "Connectivity: Opinion" ??? HAHAHA, right on, as if Wi-Fi and 3G isn't superior. For a second there I thought you might not be trolling, but then you capped it off with "So yeah , thats the truth" (BEFORE HE EDITED AND ADDED OTHER STUFF) It's funny seeing you in all these PSP2 articles trying to downplay the PSP2.
Controls: Opinion Connectivity: Opinion Made me LOL.
Iollllllllllllllllllllllllll.. .....control OPINION? Ok, take this guy bubbles please, aaag, only has one?...ignored
Yes controls could be considered as opinion. Its the reason why some say handheld X control interface are better than handheld Y.
How Is Graphics Irrelevant ? I Think You Wrote That Because You Know 3DS Gets Gangraped By PSP2 In Graphics, Games, Controls, Design, Connectivity
battery life, even if its 1 minute, not a whole hour, its still better then the other. so how can it be a tie? screen an opinion? are you stupid? 5 inch HD screen over a standard fake 3d image. its not even legit 3d, it doesnt pop out, but just pops in like ur looking at a button of a box. thats not an opinion either sorry, its a fact. controls an opinion? you get everything the 3ds has, plus an extra touch screen and a second analog stick to work with. how is that an opinion? only thing thats actually an opinion is the games, as they always were. so please quit being smart and work on extending the IQ into triple digits
both day 1
Everyone on here was all OMG about 3DS prior to NDS showing now it seems most everyone dislikes it...
its just really hard to compare to the ngp, really.
Which only means sony strategy, simply overtook nintendo's, sincerely, that was one heck of a hype killer sony pulled across the board.
be ready people the psp will be more than the 3DS. but with the specs they have enbedded into this and the work trying to make the psp 2 feel like your near to youll notice i put in the word NEAR TO OR AS CLOSE AS" a ps3 this means its gonna be some contender. lets face it the nintendo DS done very well but its not a core device. it does do some core games but the psp has done them all. lets face it the processor maybe small but 4 cores people 4 cores more than the 360 2 cores thoe im yet to know by how many ghz and memory bus. below is a direct list of what i found out official only worry i have is all this 3D touch screen DS AND PSP2 will the battery be enough.
Who needs specs when we have seen the capabilities of both consoles? From what most of us have seen the PSP2 comes out on top.
You mean in terms of graphics right?
Nope, everything. If you watched the full press conference then you would agree. Unless you just like nintendo.
NGP Spec CPU ARM® CortexTM-A9 core (4 core) GPU SGX543MP4+ External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection) Screen (Touch screen) 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type) Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type) Cameras Front camera, Rear camera Sound Built-in stereo speakers Built-in microphone Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass Location Built-in GPS Wi-Fi location service support Keys / Switches PS button Power button Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left) Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square) Shoulder buttons (Right/Left) Right stick, Left stick START button, SELECT button Volume buttons (+/-) Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode) Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR ?A2DP/AVRCP/HSP? or link to http://www.shopto.net/LANDI...
Thank God for that list, I was unsure if I wanted one. But thanks to you and shopto.net it's clear to me that it will be a worthwhile purchase.
3 disagrees.? lol at what its spec of the psp2 doh"
Sony had me at Dual Analog Sticks
Looking for that device that have Core Games, better experience online and connectivity and better gameplay.
Yeah well PS3 is also able to do my laundry, but in the end i care about games. Im amazed how Sony finally did a PROPER device compared to the competitors. Looks intriguing.
Its unanimous. The original gameboy wins with its long battery life of up to 35 hours of play,and with great launch tittles such as Tetris,and Super mario land where can you go wrong with that. Also Nintendo 64 is awesome.
kramun. lol i been fedup with reading certan articles. i just wanted a straght forword spec list this what i found thought i share with the rest. who wanted to skip all the babble get to the gritty.
The 3DS will Kill NGP easy.. one reason it's Nintendo.. The NGP may be better but it's nintendo.. NDS (hint hint)
you do know thanks to nintendo. that sony made the playstation what it is today. no then read up about how they went to sony to make the first psx for nintendo then nintendo backed out last minute so sony took on the playstation brand. look were they are now.
Will the NGP provide a HD like experience on its 5 Inch display?
No mater what people say the Specs for the 3DS/NGP matter. The specs may not matter in sales as casuals and kids don't care but to core gamers who actually game as a hobby it matters. You play the games on the handheld not sales! If specs meant nothing why bother introducing new hardware. NGP wins in every department and the 3DS only has glasses less 3D which idk why so many defend. Its not like 3DS's 3D will be better then console/PC glasses 3D.
I'd consider myself a hardcore gamer and I prefer games on the ds as opposed to the psp. The psp is more powerful than the ds but I like the games on ds more. I still enjoy games on the psp, don't get me wrong, but I prefer the games on ds. You know why? Not everyone is the same. You may like game x, but I might not like game x and I might enjoy game y better. People have different tastes, and the psp for all the power it had over the ds was not my handheld of choice. All of the 'X = hardcore gamers' crowd need to take a backseat look at what hardcore is, because most of you don't have a clue. Buying a handheld or console does not make you more of a hardcore gamer than someone else. Buying a certain game doesn't make you more of a hardcore gamer. A hardcore gamer, in my eyes, needs to have as many great games as possible. This will not be possible if you only own one type of console or handheld, or any single platform. And this new term of 'core gamers' is a joke as well.
Why do you have to own every console? that logic is flawed and I see a lot of you using it time and time again. Most people can only buy one console for one console gen. People wasting money just to be labelled as a 'gamer' is just stupid.
Because there are some games I want to play on PSP that aren't on the DS, and there are some games on the DS that I can't play on PSP. Also, some of us have jobs so were able to afford both, you sound like a teen without money that has to pirate games.
like DS>PSP.. hardware Sony>Nintendo controls: it's really opinion.. because I like touchscreen controls more than 2 analogs.. games: (quality and quantity) DS>PSP (psp had some good games, but Nintendo won this, both handhelds were pirated, but still Ninty win) Screens: I liked 2 screens more than 1 big one.. battery life: 3DS'es 2, (1 screen is like two, so it's 3 screens, because 3D screen is 2, screens consume more battery).. but both are decent, can't compare them.. yes, games are the biggest part, no matter what hardware it has.. so time will tell.. but still I trust Ninty more than sony at games.. :) so I will get 3DS :) .Amen.. :)
i just waited someone to say this. - agree
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