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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nintendo DS or PSP?

Which do you have or would suggest?
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I have neither but my brothers have a DS.. that shit is pretty fly. Especially if you get that memory card thing.. and you can download all the games fo free.

I boycott all sony products now.. ever since i bought the shitstation 3 and it sucks hard. I want an XBOX

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We have both in the house. Wife has PSP, and kids all have DS's.

I don't find any real overlap between them...

Personally, I like the PSP because I can web browse on it via wifi and load movies via a pro duo card that I convert on the computer.

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We have both in the house. Wife has PSP, and kids all have DS's.

I don't find any real overlap between them...

Personally, I like the PSP because I can web browse on it via wifi and load movies via a pro duo card that I convert on the computer.
I know I can go research this, but can you load the movies on the HD, like WMV's? Or does it use only those proprietary UMD's or whatever they are from Sony?
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I know I can go research this, but can you load the movies on the HD, like WMV's? Or does it use only those proprietary UMD's or whatever they are from Sony?
I wasn't aware that the PSP had a HD.

I load mine on a memorystick duo pro card on the mac, then plop the card into the PSP and play the video via the PSP's menu

They have to be converted to Mp4s first though... there are gobs of free utilities out there to do this, both for mac and pc.

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I have neither but my brothers have a DS.. that shit is pretty fly. Especially if you get that memory card thing.. and you can download all the games fo free.

I boycott all sony products now.. ever since i bought the shitstation 3 and it sucks hard. I want an XBOX
PS3 isn't necessarily dead in the water, but looks like patience is key. When you buy the first of anything though it can be expected. The PSP has sort of proven itself it appears so I'm not as worried. I'm not a fan of proprietary technology which I'm sure the PSP incorporates, but surfing at free hotspots might be neat. I know the graphics are supposed to be years ahead of the DS, but I don't really care...it's a handheld...it's for fun, not graphics.
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PSP..I have one, hacked the software, put a 2 gig memory card on there, and now I have a few emulators and hundreds of games on it.

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I've got the DS. The publishers are finally starting to find ways to use the touch screen, but the graphics are far inferior to the PSP.

Check the upcoming releases. The more popular PS2 titles have sequels, versions available now or soon on the PSP. God of War, Ratchet and Clank come to mind.

**off topic**I think Ratchet and Clank is probably the most unique game series to come out in a LONG time. Consistently good titles, gobs of cool gadgets, and perhaps the funniest storylines in years.

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I've got the DS. The publishers are finally starting to find ways to use the touch screen, but the graphics are far inferior to the PSP.

Check the upcoming releases. The more popular PS2 titles have sequels, versions available now or soon on the PSP. God of War, Ratchet and Clank come to mind.

**off topic**I think Ratchet and Clank is probably the most unique game series to come out in a LONG time. Consistently good titles, gobs of cool gadgets, and perhaps the funniest storylines in years.
Yea on one hand I'm drawn to games like Ratchet and Clank which I can't get on the 360 or Nintendo...but then Nintendo has Zelda and Mario, and a lot of other neat/out there games. Tough to compare 2 totally different approaches to gaming. Both seem to have their ups that I'd like a lot, and downers of course as well.
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Siphon Filter is a great game too. I have a PSP and I like it. I don't use the wireless as much as I could but then it is fun in MLB 07 The Show.

My guess is that you have to find a game you want and then buy the system same as a consul.

Oh and another thing, how much time do you plan to use it at any given length? Some of the games I have for the PSP are very much like the PS2 version in that you have to beat a boss to save and advance to the next level. So a 45 minute train ride to work might not be enough time to advance levels depending on your skill.

For this reason I find myself playing more basic games like pinball which is surprisingly good. You can save after a playtime of 5 minutes or less.

So I play some really great looking games that are virtually PS2 quality except shorter but I save them for trips to San Francisco or longer journeys.

ComEd is doing work in my hood and the power has been on and off a lot lately so I've been playing the PSP more than the PS3 but for really great games you can't expect them to be as good on the PSP.

All that said, I have a gameboy advance and the only game I play on it is battleship because I can finish in <5min.

I just hate sitting down for a good session and getting interupted with life.

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The time isn't an issue, this would be something to do sometimes during lunch, but mostly on my ski trips for the flight and car ride out there which total about 4 hours each way at least once a month. The DS would be of course more practical from a batter perspective it appears and after figuring in some other things, aside from graphics they are pretty equal. I can't really think of a time when I'd actually use the web browser or have an open network when I needed one, so the surfing is probably a null point. The movies maybe, but I figure if I haven't bothered to go for any of the video Ipods by now to watch movies, I doubt it'd be the end of the world if I went with the DS. I guess the PSP is a fantastic system, but probably something I could live without...the cheaper price of the DS doesn't hurt either.
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If you'd ask me which I'd buy now that I'd played both systems I certainly would go for the PSP again.

Movies via UMD are not worth it though. Amazon has 4gb memory sticks for $55 which is <$10 at Costco.

I'd then rip movies and put some MP3s on it and leave the iPod at home for trips where you don't want to bring a lot of stuff with.

The ergos on the PSP aren't the best. I bought the battery grips for the plane so I can watch movies. UMD movies deplete the battery in <2hrs. The battery grips extend that to 5hrs.

I will say that Nintendo batteries hold a longer charge. I never leave on a trip without my PSP charger or its just a brick.

One thing I would swear by a PSP is for child care. No not little Johnnie but me. Especially when traveling in 1 room hotels. Since the kids go to bed at 7pm and you can't leave the room or turn on the lights I get the most PSP time in these situations.

Nintendo games bore me to no end. Reading scrolling dialogue and impish looking characters really get to me after a while. The PSP will add depth to games (as in 3d). Mature themes are also welcome.

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Oh 1 thing about air travel and PSP is that you will have to buy noise cancelling headphones (full ear or foam crunchie inner ear inserts) as standard earbuds won't cut it over the engines and recycled air.

There is a lot of game dialog that sometimes isn't backed up with scrolling text. You'd miss that too.

I thought I'd play it at lunch or on car rides too but I never am able. At lunch I have too many people stopping by to talk and car ride more than often involve talking with other passengers unless you are a total introvert.

I'd say you'll probably find yourself using it when you travel for work (alone in the hotel bored out of your mind).

I thought I'd also be able to use the PSP in bed while the wife is reading her bestsellers she's always trying to get me to read. But the answer is not because the UMD is pretty loud and will keep her up. Plus the buttons are noisey.

Think the DS is better for bedtime play? Think again, the buttons actually click which makes it even noisier.

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I just synched my PSP with my PS3 last night for kicks.

My kid is at the stage where I need to childproof things so I'm going to have to get rid of all the CDs in my living room. I'm going to send all my MP3s to my PS3 and never have to worry about a misfiled CD again.

Anyone know how to use the PS3 function "locate music service?" I'd like to just keep my MP3s on my PC which is tied into my WiFi & PS3. Can I link those files from the PC to the PS3 and if so how do I do that?

Just seems like an easier way to do it rather than copy all my MP3s to the PS3 drive.

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