Sony NGP vs 3DS: Which will you buy?
It's been an exciting week for gamers after Sony revealed its PSP2 - or its NGP (Next Generation Portable) - just over a week after Nintendo held its 3DS launch event.

If you like a bit of gaming on the move, then this past ten days has certainly been for you.

But now we have a weighty and truly important question on our hands: When faced with the choice of an NGP or a 3DS, which will you buy?

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hay3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

NGP at first. Later 3DS.

deadreckoning6663797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

Neither. But if I was in the market for a portable console, I'd go with the NGP.

gaffyh3797d ago

I'm more hyped for NGP, I honestly didn't think Sony could release something that could compete with the 3DS, but the stuff they showed looks amazing. Will probably get the 3DS later.

evrfighter3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

see alot of people that were saying "3d is the future" have done a 180 are now saying "tech specs are the future"

:) told you so :)

i prolly won't be buying either but if I ever did it would be a ngp. at a non console price point btw.

jony_dols3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

NGP, by a mile!

If I wanted to play 3D games, I'd play Killzone 3 on my 55" with 5.1. Thats the real 3D experience.

Not a 3 inch sub HD ,fake 3D screen, with crappy sound, clunky controls and last gen visuals.

Bring on Uncharted NGP!

Sarcasm3797d ago

3DS first, simply because it's coming out first, and then NGP.

TBM3797d ago


tbh i have bad eyes so i wouldnt want to force my eyes to focus on a small screen with 3D, 3D in the theaters dont bother me as i dont have to focus on one spot.

Anon19743797d ago

NGP. I made the mistake of buying the DS first and just found that the games were just too "kiddie" for my liking. Nothing against Mario or Zelda, but it just wasn't doing it for me. I later traded my DS for a PSP and with the shooters, God of War, Syphon Filter, RFOM, MGS - on and on it went and these games were just more up my alley.

I imagine it'll be the same with the 3DI vs the NGP. A lot of 3D mario, zelda and ...well mario. Compared to MGS, God of War and Uncharted - these are just the games that I'd rather play. Again, nothing against Mario or Zelda - like many I've got great memories of these games, but I've got a kid of my own now. My entertainment tastes are a little more grown up.


NGP , I was lucky to wait and not buy PSP, but I will not wait to buy THE REAL PSP: THE NEXT GEN one!

MeanOldman3797d ago

how does someone disagree with what someone will buy. they was asked what they would buy, not which is better. i cant believe they are. i cant write for crap but even i aint that stupid.

thats_just_prime3797d ago

neither till they are price at around 100 dollars or less and then I still dont know that I'd buy one

barom3797d ago

Would've bought NGP due to all the games announced for it but I'd wait a bit longer until I hear more about the games for each handheld. 3DS has been extremely appealing to me though, I love 3D gaming. But the 3DS (third party) games themselves does not look much more than a remake or port. Like Metal Gear game doesn't seem to be a full fledged portable MGS game and similarly the Resident Evil doesn't look like a full fledged RE game either.

So yeah I'll wait.

ManGastaS3796d ago

Windows phone 7 or iPhone for me!

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thereapersson3797d ago

So NGP it is. I'd like to get a 3DS because I enjoy Nintendo's franchises as well. I mean, I play my friend's DS all the time, so it's not as though I am opposed to using a different handheld. I grew up with Nintendo portables, after all.

They need to remake Pilotwings for the 3DS. I would love to fly around in 3D!

chriski3333797d ago

NGP for sure any1 wants a psp GO i have for sale?:}

miyamoto3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

Also two important pre-cautionary measures I see for both handhelds are:

Nintendo's warning about the damaging effects of the 3D screen on the children's eyes on top of squinting on a small LCD screen causes eye strain & far sightedness.
.... and you can't guarantee the kids will not TURN OFF the 3-D slider when you are not supervising their play

If you are an teen or adults no problem by all means.. but will you sacrifice the eyesight of your kids & nephews for the sake of gaming?

Price Tag!
Like most Sony gaming devices they are not made to be played by toddlers.
Its very unlikely you will let a 5 year old play with $300.00 electronic device only to see it swimming in a swamp of milk and cereals?

If your are old enough to use it then by all means get an NGP but if you are getting both for the kids be warned!

Hisiru3797d ago

3DS and NGP. Why can't we have both?

XabiTheHumble3797d ago

Because not everybody wants both.

klado3797d ago

Because people have a life besides GAMES, I would better afford one of the two plus an android, and this time I'm going with the NGP but I will really really get a 3DS for sure, doubt I will push lot of money into it though.

Masterchef20073797d ago

Cause not everyone wants to carry around 2 handhelds.

miyamoto3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

Just a reminder:

Now that both devices has the ability to cater to both casual and hardcore gaming;

if you a gamer on a budget both and all points considered just get any of the two handheld gaming devices WISELY depending on your needs and your gaming preference.

also aside from the hardware its the software that compels gamers to purchase a device.
Because both can now play Resident Evil & Cooking Mama.

schlanz3797d ago

You can have both, provided:

1. You are not an ignorant fanboy that discredits awesome games if they aren't on your favorite system
2. You don't have a limited budget for gaming

Most people on N4G probably fit in one of those two categories. Myself, I do not.

I have a DS and Wii, and a PSP and PS3. I like my PS3 more than my Wii, and I like my DS more than my PSP. But they all have a lot of great games that I've enjoyed immensely.

I'll be getting both the 3DS and NPG, and I can't wait for them. They will both have stellar gaming experiences that shouldn't be missed by gaming enthusiasts.. or at least shouldn't be attacked and berated by gaming enthusiasts.

heroicjanitor3797d ago

You fit in neither category? So you are an ignorant fanboy with an unlimited budget for gaming? :p

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malandra3797d ago

NGP for sure, no matter the price, I might get the 3DS later

JsonHenry3797d ago

Neither at first. I'll wait till the refresh.

Larger and brighter screens, better battery life, and basically made the way it SHOULD have been the first time around.

Handhelds have a proven history of always needing a product refresh to be exactly the way it should have been.

klado3797d ago

Nintendo so guess sony already said they ain't aiming for a refresh for about as long as the 3DS sell.

Maybe when the tech get sharpened enough we will get a refresh for if you two are going to wait for it, then good luck in ur 1 to 2 years waiting.


You mean made the way they couldn't have the first time around due to technological limits and production costs?

Use your brain at least for once.

tacosRcool3797d ago

NGP for sure. I don't care about 3D and perhaps never will. Plus I don't like that most of the games that are gonna end up on the 3DS is gonna be 3D remakes of old games.

Vorgier3797d ago

Because I'm sure you know all the 3DS games that are being released right? In case you didn't notice NGP is doing the same thing. /sigh

As for me, 3DS first considering it's coming out. Why wait with nothing when I could be playing it while waiting for the NGP.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

That one that have quality of games, better Online and Connectivity Experience and Technology.

Jaces3797d ago

NGP and later the 3DS.

I'm all for 3D but not so much on handheld systems. I mean what's next? 3D for iphone? No thanks, 3DTV is good enough for me.

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Cloudberry3797d ago

Both, eventually.

Their games are hard to be missed out.

Myst3797d ago

Yep I agree with this since in the end both will probably be sitting on my desk anyway.

Halochampian3797d ago

both will probably be day 1 purchases.

Im more excited about NGP now but the 3DS does come out soon and I cant wait to play OOT in 3d.

visualb3796d ago




neither. need to save up for important stuff like rent money and a new working laptop

PS3 will satisfy. still, Im over all more impressed by NGP

heylo3797d ago

I would pay at least 400 for a NGP-San-Andreas-Stories bundle

dtrain213797d ago

3DS for sure... and it will dominate in price, games, loyal fans, casuals, hardcore, 3D, brand, etc. I'm not gettin NGP but i hope it doesn't end up like the embarrassment like the PSPGo cuz competition is good for the consumer.

pollocks3797d ago

Here is what I think is wrong with what you said... just my 2 cents
"[the 3DS] will dominate in games... hardcore" and I don't understand what you mean by brand.

Personally the NGP offers more of what I consider 'hardcore' games and quality games too. I see most of the 3DS's line up as N64/DS ports and rehashes of tired old Nintendo franchises that should be left alone (at least for a year or so, come on Nintendo!)

schlanz3797d ago

All you should really need to know to understand how good the 3DS library will be is to point to Nintendo's handheld track record. Each and every handheld they have created has ended up with a stellar, varied library, and out of them the DS has had the best so far (in my opinion.)

I don't think there is any indication as to why anyone should believe that will change with the 3DS.

NGP will definitely cater more *specifically* to hardcore gamers, but that isn't to say the 3DS won't have plenty to offer in that department as well.

soren3797d ago

psp2? just has ports of ps3 games? and rehases and old ports iof that so those old porst r still better then psp games yup cus i dont care for uncharted but on a lil screen and the same cod boreing camping gameplay that that gane offers sooooo 3ds for me thats ware th real gamers are gameing

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MaximusPrime3797d ago

how could PSPGo suffered embarrassment? its still selling. This explains why Sony bringing out NGP.

Anyhow, both Sony and Nintendo have been successful in handheld console market.

Ryudo3797d ago

Actually a lot of game shops in the UK refuse to stock the PSP Go because they make almost no money from it, as they can't sell games for the system.

klado3797d ago

No response to your blatant bias of a commentary.