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[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-15-2005, 07:23 PM
I own both systems and their both pretty good.

PSP is a great little gem. It's main feature, the games, can be pushed to limits we could have never thought possible in handhelds 15, 10, hell, maybe even 5 years ago. This has PS1.75 quality graphics, meaning it's close to PS2, but not quite. To say the games aren't graphically stunning would either take a lie or someone with Terminal Nintendo Fanboy Syndrome. However it is a realitivly new system, and the developers don't know how to push it to it's limits. The library isn't big, but come november there should be tons of games coming out just in time for the christmas rush (surprise surprise).
The other features, depending on how much you like them, will be used sporatically. The 2.0's web browser is handy for on the go net surfing, if you can get a decent wireless signal. The picture storing is good if you want to look at pr0n at any given moment, or, even more useful and less perverted, storing some webcomics and reading them at any time. The movies that are coming out for it are steaming piles of crap save some 5 titles. The real gem is the .mp3 player, provided you get a big enough memory card.
The disadvatages are nobody quite knows how to make some good games for this yet. Battery life is short, and the REAL killer... the price. Once you get a decent memory card and a game, it'll run you up $500+. If you want it, find some way for other poor saps to give it to you for free, like I did.

The DS is really only ment for games, though it has something really pathetic added to it... pictochat. It gets crap distance (only 30 feet), but you didnt buy a DS for pictochat... at least I hope not. You bought it for it's innovative touch screen, and the games that use and abuse that screen.
In short, the games are pretty fun. Most will end up using either one of the two screens as a map (I.E. Kirby Canvas Course and Mario 64 DS). There are some real addictive games out there, like Wario Ware: TOUCHED! and Kirby Canvas Course, but there is one drawback. The games aren't nearly as pretty as the PSP. While they are capable of 3-D, most stick to the tired and true sprites that nintendo's handhelds are clinging onto for some reason.
If there's anoter drawback, it's the games are TEENIE TINY. Itty bitty. Easy to lose. Nintendo must not be compensating at ALL, because everything is getting progressivly smaller, unlike the competion (lol xbox is hueg!!1).

Really, I'd recomend either system to anyone, but PSP is worth the $300 because of all it's handy features (I use the .mp3 feature CONSANTLY), but since other things will run the price up, DS is fine for the middle class gamers. It's all up to you, but people, get them both. Show that you care.

Edit: If i have typos, sorry.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-15-2005, 07:26 PM
PSP is sick with a virus.

http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=5632

Beware downloading your unoffical programs for your psp in the near future.

Let's face it, half the people who bought the PSP bought it because they wanted to watch portable porn.

the_offsprings_monkey
10-15-2005, 07:26 PM
Thats got to be the best post ever.

Sunny
10-15-2005, 08:24 PM
i wasn't too impressed with from what i've seen of the DS, but i have the PSP and it's pretty awesome.

can you go online - on AIM, etc - with your DS?

Drummerguy123
10-15-2005, 08:35 PM
PSP kicks nintendo's ass. The last great console by them was the snes.

RedXIII
10-15-2005, 09:05 PM
GBA kicks all other portable systems asses to hell and gone.

Human
10-15-2005, 10:10 PM
psp .

Sinister
10-15-2005, 10:24 PM
I'm currently entirely satisfied with my GBA SP.

Paint_It_Black
10-16-2005, 01:17 AM
I can't contribute to this discussion, but I have to say, Nimrod has really improved. Keep it up Zach.

Spork
10-16-2005, 06:35 AM
I agree about the "DS being made for games part", it seems Nintendo really need to be more idealistic. Also, has anyone seen the new GBA Micro?

Mentally_Challenged
10-16-2005, 06:51 AM
I'm still loving my GameBoy Colour.

0r4ng3
10-16-2005, 07:24 AM
PSP kicks nintendo's ass. The last great console by them was the snes.
Bullshit, the N64 was their last great system. As for the thread topic, I don't have either, so I can't really make a decision. My friends seem to prefer DS though.

dalaksta
10-16-2005, 07:51 AM
PSP all the way. I have heard it doesnt have a very long battery life though. but still, music, movies, games that knocks the DS out

igniton/pyro
10-16-2005, 09:51 AM
nintendo ds
i got all the nintendos :D

Conspiracy of One
10-16-2005, 09:56 AM
Ds is kinda childish. Psp is for older audiences, plus it plays movies and such. Sony all the way.

China Boy
10-16-2005, 10:08 AM
I have DS, but I bought it when it first came, because PSP was 6 months away. I personally like PSP better, but it's waaaay too expensive.

offspring fan
10-16-2005, 10:12 AM
i am gonna bye psp when gta is comming to it

0r4ng3
10-16-2005, 10:16 AM
I really prefer DS. For the PSP, you have to buy all of your movies again, and there's only a few good games. It's also got an MP3 player, but who doesn't have one, and wants to use the one on the PSP? In all fairness, I'm not gonna buy either.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-17-2005, 03:13 PM
i wasn't too impressed with from what i've seen of the DS, but i have the PSP and it's pretty awesome.

can you go online - on AIM, etc - with your DS?

I think in the near future, you can.

rodney mullen
10-17-2005, 04:24 PM
i want a psp

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Ds is kinda childish. Psp is for older audiences, plus it plays movies and such. Sony all the way.

* DS, PSP.

ichoose90
10-17-2005, 05:51 PM
I pretty much like anything Sony has done better than Nintendo has ever done. So yeah, PSP.

PresidentKiller
10-17-2005, 09:36 PM
I have a PSP and I must say that's a great gadget. Not only the games look sexy but all the other features (such as the MP3 and video player) are great too. You don't need UMD's to watch movies, just get a decent Memory Stick and you can put your movies/videos on it. It's great!

A 3D Grand Theft Auto Game (Liberty City Stories (http://www.rockstargames.com/libertycitystories)) is going to be released soon, and it seriously looks like it's going to kick some ass!

0r4ng3
10-18-2005, 03:55 PM
I'm leaning away from the DS thanks to your arguments, but I'm still not buying either.