Can The PSP2 Beat The 3DS?

Nobody can really dispute that the Nintendo DS was the clear winner of this generation’s battle for domination of the hand-held gaming space; official sales figures show that Nintendo’s dual-screened device has achieved over double the sales of Sony’s sadly overlooked multimedia machine. And it’s no surprise – the DS was simply ground-breaking, catalysing the introduction of non-traditional control methods with its touch screen, microphone and double-screened design, and the trend of innovation continued with the DSi’s two cameras.

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Cloudberry3342d ago

We haven't seen PSP2 yet...

Let alone 3DS' full games... : /

qface643341d ago

depends on what you mean by beat if you mean powerwise then i don't doubt it if yo u mean sales wise then i do highly doubt that

besides as things are right now the 3DS wins doesn't make much sense to compare something that does exist to something that doesn't yet

zireno3341d ago

don't care, I'll get both :)

Bereaver3341d ago

How can anyone comment if it can win or not yet?

The only thing I worry about the 3DS is if the 3d implements can really cause problems with your eyes.

I mean, I'm not worried about it on ps3, cause you can turn it off, but on the 3ds, I don't think you can simply turn it off.

zireno3341d ago

you can turn it off dude, there's a switch on the right side that can control the depth of the 3d effect and turn it off if you want.

pimpmaster3341d ago

how could you say the psp2 is gonna beat 3ds. from the psps performance im bettin on sony just staying out of the portable space from now on. the psp was as close to failure as you can get imo. its like the xbox 360 in japan, just like MS , sony doesnt give up.

SilentNegotiator3341d ago

Be realistic: You know nothing about the PSP2, and only a little about the 3DS.

dragon823341d ago

How exactly is the PSP a failure?? It has sold over 50 million units world wide. If that is considered a failure then the Xbox 360 and PS3 must be considered failures because it has sold more than both of them.

skrug3341d ago (Edited 3341d ago )


the PSP sold more than the xbox and gamecube combined.
The first portable gaming machine that sony releases, and it's selling 60 million + and counting. First portable to be able to keep nintendo on their toes in the handheld market

eh dragon82 beat me to it. lol

pimpmaster3341d ago

its a failure cause it has no games. just look at the ps3/360s game lineup and every month theres at least 1 decent game. on psp theres only like 2-3 good games a YEAR.

dragon823341d ago

So basically its a failure because you don't like it??

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himdeel3342d ago's all conjecture at this point. With no specifications to speak of there is no real question to pose.

Seijoru3342d ago

I think it can, if they add android OS to it and make it a phone also. Maybe graphics as good as lets say almost 360/PS3 too. It would be a great value if they sold for 350$ or less with a phone company contract.

craddock3341d ago

no ones gonna pay 350 for a handheld thats more then a ps3

dragon823341d ago

I would if it is worth the money.

JLeVRT3341d ago

It will definitely be the better of the 2... If its priced correctly (within $50 of the 3DS's price. Remember Sony... RECESSION) And it has a great launch lineup... Im cool. Ill get it anyway. You heard of project sword for the iPhone 4? I hope the PSP2 can get that in check...

Hmmm... 2 PSP2 articles in less than 20 minutes... Things are heating up! Let the best handheld win!

40cal3341d ago

I don't think it will sell more units, but I will be getting the 2nd PSP day one.

ABizzel13341d ago

It depends, they really need to work on their gaming library, allow apps, determine if it's going to be a cell phone, produce a powerful product, keep the price competitive with the 3DS, add 3G/4G support, add PSN to it, market it well as gaming on the Go you can play online multiplayer anywhere thanks to 3G or 4G.

That's alot and I think it's too much for Sony to do at the beginning of it's launch so I thin the 3DS will out sell the PSP again, but the margin won't be as huge as it was this gen.

3DS 110mil
PSP2 80mil

milohighclub3341d ago

give me 2 analogs, near enough same specs as ps3, uncharted or full remote play compatability and online so i can multiplay on the move, i'll buy!!! but gonna get 3ds as well cos its gonna be awesome!!!

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TrevorPhillips3342d ago

How do you guys know that it can't beat the 3DS.

graphically speaking it will beat it. Didn't you guys read the previous articles how the PSP2 graphics is close to the 360 and PS3.

please dont take things too serious here this is just in my opinion

Connoro3342d ago

Previous articles about how the PSP2 graphics are close to 360 and PS3 are just rumours - and I've heard just as many rumours stating the same for the 3DS.

Dno3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

Sonys track record tells a whole other story when it comes to graphics. i will take the 3ds looking like ps3/360 with a grain of salt but sonys? i just might think it will be close if i heard that rumor.

Either way i can not wait for both these amazing toys as i will get both first day.

Connoro3342d ago

@Dno: Well, actually, you're kinda wrong there. Remember how the N64 had much better graphics than the PS1? And how many graphics stress tests showed the GameCube was more powerful than the PS2?

You're basing your conclusion on one generation, and from what we've seen of the 3DS so far, it's looking to be a powerful, innovative system.

n4gno3341d ago

Conoro, n64 and gamecube = launch way after ps1/ps2, and psp have 5 years or more of technical advance over ds.

Mastodon3341d ago


Sadly friend, the whole "Graphically it can!" debate is a dead horse, DS doesn't need graphics to sell - it actually has deep innovative games with amazing design, detail, and family value. I mean seriously when was the last time you saw a DS game that looked anywhere near as good as a PSP title?

comp_ali3342d ago

Will see when both are out.
I just don't like gestures based on fanboyism.

Half-Mafia3341d ago

can the PS4 beat the xbox 720?

thats the kind of stupid question ur asking.

likedamaster3341d ago

PSP2 can very much beat the 3DS, but the 3DS will still print money. Why? The revolutionary 3D screen. Unless, the PSP2 does the same or better with its screen. My 2 cents.

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