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Acrylic
08-06-2004, 06:00 PM
This will be the OFFICIAL SWAMP : DS vs. PSP THREAD.


*ahem*

This thread is where you cna cast you're vote on what you're getting, and debating on what you think is better and why. :)


EDIT:

I'm going to get the DS first. On account of it has better battery life, more titles I'm interested in, its really innovative, and its cheaper.

Then, once the price of the PSP drops to either $200 or $150, I will get the PSP.

Pie™
08-06-2004, 06:08 PM
I don't have the economic means to get any of them :/

ET Warrior
08-06-2004, 06:54 PM
I have no desire to drop money for handheld gaming, I'll stick with my bulky consoles and computer :)

KBell
08-06-2004, 07:10 PM
I find handheld gaming to be extremely pointless, so my answer is neither :)

ZBomber
08-06-2004, 07:54 PM
Not sure.... I'll wait a while before I get any of them.

Mike Windu
08-06-2004, 07:59 PM
I might get the DS, cause it's a hell of alot more innovative.

txa1265
08-06-2004, 08:42 PM
I voted for both ... but it might be neither ... it really depends on the games.

I have the means, and I actually prefer it to playing console (but *not* to PC).

Mike

El Sitherino
08-06-2004, 09:11 PM
I said both, because I hope to get both, I love handheld systems because I go on lots of trips. And now that I'm graduated, I have a lot of free time to go on trips so... It all depends on which has the most games at the time I decide to purchase, as to which one I get first.

Captain Wilson
08-06-2004, 09:28 PM
DS. Cause im a nintendo guy.

Sam
08-06-2004, 10:17 PM
DS.


Many other handhelds tried to compete with Nintendo over the years, most of them had better hardware.


You know how many of those companies got even close to making Nintendo flinch? 0




Nintendo owns the handheld market. They can make bad choices all the want for consoles but handheld is where Nintendo shines!


(Gonna get both anyway though.):p

Anthony
08-06-2004, 10:37 PM
Right now I WANT a PSP, but I'm going to read the reviews before buying either.

IG-64
08-06-2004, 10:48 PM
I go with the "handheld is pointless" group.

Astrotoy7
08-07-2004, 12:03 AM
when you tour the world making porn like me, handhelds are good to have on a plane....

I love my GBA SP, but the DS looks like, what Rhett beautifully described - a Tonka Toy.... plus the idea of plugging it into the GC doesnt faze me...never done this with my GBA anyways....

I like the looks of the PSP, the fact that it has licenses with square and THQ, so will end up with a final fantasy title(its already getting FF7 AC) and a Dynasty Warriors title make it even more appealing. Im sure it will also have some sports titles I can get stuck into, I love Tiger Woods 2004 on my GBA....Im going to Thailand in a month or so, so Im looking forward to playing it a bit more on the plane :D

The price will be an issue, but Astro *never* gets things full price, y'all know that... :p

mtfbwya

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-07-2004, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
when you tour the world making porn like me, handhelds are good to have on a plane....

Not sure if it counts to be riding in the animal part of the circus caravan with a video camera :rolleyes:. But hey, you wax that zebra ass to your hearts contempt ;).



I don't know why there are 2 thread that are similar but, whateva.


I like what the PSP is promising, but I have never really been a handheld gamer :confused:. I had one of those big ass old school gray game boys back in the day. I didn't really play that all that much. I actually left it in my closet with the batteries in and this crusted over :eek:. I like to more 'entertainment' capabilities of the PSP.


But, I am po, so what do I know :/

coupes.
08-07-2004, 01:51 AM
NDS doen't look like a tonka toy... even if it did, I don't see how it would be a good reason not to get it. :confused:

http://media.nintendo.com/mediaFiles/32c25001-25c6-4332-bdf2-9b8cadac6395.jpg
http://media.nintendo.com/mediaFiles/f49a1422-f6e3-44ba-b146-8ec0b3214dc9.jpg

Seph
08-07-2004, 01:55 AM
DSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS all the way

Mike Windu
08-07-2004, 01:55 AM
Maybe they don't like shiny things. :xp:

ZBomber
08-07-2004, 02:13 AM
I'll probably end up buying DS because I don't want PSP to beat Nintendo in Handheld.... Nintendo may not rule in the living room console area, but they should in hand-held gaming!

Astrotoy7
08-07-2004, 03:32 AM
The DS pic I saw from E3 was blue and looked toyish, that nice shiny one looks OK, but it still perhaps seems big for something with relatively small screen space.... The fact that it folds is cool. This is the main thing Im worried about with the PSP, with the screen always being exposed its much easier to get it scratched etc.... My GBA has all sorts of little marks on it on the outside but inside the screen is still in perfect condition. :D

Im still leaning towards the PSP in a huge way....

Troop, you know Shetland Ponies and Zebras are capable of mating and having offspring........I have it on video......

j/k :p

mtfbwya

Alegis
08-07-2004, 05:40 AM
DS. Fun games for like, cartrips etc. I aint interested in a handheld that has high graphics n ****, all i want for that is just a new card in my pc

Pad
08-07-2004, 08:45 AM
The only thingy to play with is a gameboy I have since, well, 94 or so :rolleyes:. And thats probably the only one I ever will have. A pc is more then enough for me.

Dr Edison 007
08-07-2004, 09:41 AM
Neither, I prefer to spend my money on over-priced DVDs.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-07-2004, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
Troop, you know Shetland Ponies and Zebras are capable of mating and having offspring........I have it on video......

j/k :p

mtfbwya

Yeah that's all we need are some midget striped horny quadrapeds :rolleyes:.


And please don't show me the 'making of' video. PLEASE :eek:!



ok maybe just a little peekypoo :D

legameboy
08-08-2004, 12:54 AM
NDS.

jokemaster
08-08-2004, 01:05 AM
HMMM....I'm gonna wait for more info before I make my choice. On the one hand, the DS comes with all the Nintendo franchises built in, is more innovative, and will most likely be cheaper, have longer battery life, and come out before PSP. On the other hand the PSP is supposed to have better graphics, and has a Metal Gear game coming out for it.

Eh, I'll probably sell my GBA, buy a DS, and later buy a PSP.

BongoBob
08-08-2004, 01:18 AM
I think I'll get both if I can. I want both anyways.

:)

Acrylic
08-11-2004, 05:43 PM
DS 3rd Party Titles Confirmed (http://www.gamespot.com/ds/strategy/theurbz/news_6104547.html)

So, theres about 45 or so. Like Goldeneye, Viewtiful Joe, Castlevania, Final FAntasy Crystal Chronicles series, and more!!!

Ill definiately get the DS first now. :)

legameboy
08-11-2004, 06:35 PM
That sounds great! :D

I love Nintendo, so that'll add to my preference. This'll be a nice compensation for the Gamecube that didn't turn me on the way all of the previous hand-helds/consoles they did. :p

Jed
08-11-2004, 06:46 PM
I'll wait until Nintendo's comes down to around 70 bucks, then I'll buy one and wipe my ass with it.

I'm bitter at Nintendo for screwing me over in the last console war. I should have bought an XBox >:|

But in all seriousness, I'll wait until prices start to fall, see which one has more games that I like, and get that one. Which looks like it'll be the PSP.

Mex
08-11-2004, 06:50 PM
The Nintendo DS. Who needs graphics when you've got those games.

Lynk Former
08-12-2004, 08:07 AM
Nintendo is the king of handhelds, no doubt about it. However, you have to take into account the immense popularity Sony has. Taking that into account the PSP has gotten Nintendo worried and the DS is Nintendo's very calm way of dealing with the competition for its Game Boy series.

Yes. I am a Nintendo fanboy, but I can see the reality in things too. At first the competition between the PSP and NDS will be close, however here's the thing...

I like the PSP, it's like that lil gadget everyone wants, sleek, sexy and gives a look of power. However... If I wanted to play complete 3D games from the PS1 and 2... I'd buy a PS2, I'd get my moneys worth with it and I'd get to experience it on a big ass TV and everything. Nintendo on the other hand is givin me something that I can't get from the GCN or a PS2 or an XBox. It's new, it's VERY interesting and it has so much portentual.

Does anyone remember the N-Gage? I'm not saying the PSP's run will be like that, but in the end the PSP will most likely be used more as a multimedia device rather than a handheld gaming device. What I'm saying is that Sony better come up with something very new and engaging for the PSP otherwise the only real value it'll have is to make people look cool and to watch lil movies and listen to mp3s on it. Which isn't a bad thing from Sony's view, as long as they sell em, I don't really think they care what we do with em.

The NDS... well. Nintendo caught me off guard with the NDS. It was at a time when I was losing faith in Nintendo, but the NDS, MP2:E the new Legend of Zelda and the Revolution renewed my faith :p

I love the idea of a new type of interface. I loved how there were shoulder pads on the SNES and I loved the analogue stick on the N64 and the analogue with digital clicking shoulder pads on the GCN were a great idea though most games don't use that feature very effectively.

The touchpad is popular with the developers and that's a great thing to hear cause it's gotten them excited. And when developers are excited you can expect a lot of interesting games to come out. I can't wait to see these new games, and I really can't wait to see what kind of magic Nintendo will cook up with their mascot games for the NDS.

toms
08-12-2004, 08:28 AM
I think i'm probably in the "wait and see" category. Although at the moment the DS looks the more appealing.

Unfortunately, neither looks perfect, and i may well end up getting neither and waiting until the NEXT generation of handhelds.

DS Pros:
Stylus could be interesting.
Clamshell design. (more compact, less scrathing and generally better)
Touchscreen and dual screens could lead to some interesting control methods.
Battery life.
GBA games (already a huge library with some great ones)
Utilities (Organiser, chat etc...)
DS Cons:
Stylus could be a big mistake and only work in gimmick games
Stylus could scratch screen.
Doesn't look as stylish.
No analogue stick.

PSP Pros:
Analogue Stick.
More Power!! grr!
Lovely design.
Supposed movie and music abilities.
PSP Cons:
Not clamshell.
PS1 game ports may not translate well.
UMD Disks not recordable ( this means you need to buy seperate copies of movies and music in a format you can't use anywhere except on your handheld. They had better only be a few quid each).

As i already have a GP32 that can play movies, mp3s, doom, sam'n'max, GBC, SNES etc... games i'm not sure either of these handhelds will provide me with much i can't do already.

The 3d abilities may well make them worth getting, but in general i think that 3d games aren't going to work as well as clear, cartoony sprite based games (which nintendo excels at) on such a tiny screen. I don't tend to use my movie and music capabilities much (and i can just rip my own, which a PSP user cant) as i already have an mp3 player, and it is rare that you are on a journey long enough (and alone) to watch a whole film uninterupted. (except on planes, where they already show them). All i tend to use it for is watching short episodes of anime or transformers as cartoons work better on a small screen.

So, both look interesting, the DS looks slightly better, but it will all come down to control methods and games. :D

Alegis
08-12-2004, 08:38 AM
there are about 120, not just 45 games for DS

Anyways, with viewtiful joe etc this could be really much fun :)
"psp is for the hardcore gamers"...hardcore gamers game on their PC or console on a big-ass tv/flatscreen

Anthony
08-12-2004, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Jed
I'll wait until Nintendo's comes down to around 70 bucks, then I'll buy one and wipe my ass with it.

I'm bitter at Nintendo for screwing me over in the last console war. I should have bought an XBox >:|

But in all seriousness, I'll wait until prices start to fall, see which one has more games that I like, and get that one. Which looks like it'll be the PSP.


I can kinda agree with you. Gamecubes a good system and all, but for me theres barely any games that I would buy. I don't care about online compatability, because I'm not willing to pay monthly for Microsoft's and Sony's service anyway. Its just the fact that theres few games that I would enjoy.

Acrylic
08-12-2004, 05:07 PM
Even though the PSP is really sleek and stuff, the DS to me is more stylish, because its foldable. Plus, Fingerprints show up VERY well on the PSP, if you've seen Hi-res photos of the PSP. It wont be the case on the DS, on account of they're using a different kind of plastic.

Astrotoy7
08-16-2004, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Acrylic
Even though the PSP is really sleek and stuff, the DS to me is more stylish, because its foldable. Plus, Fingerprints show up VERY well on the PSP, if you've seen Hi-res photos of the PSP. It wont be the case on the DS, on account of they're using a different kind of plastic.

thats why you gotta get a white one :p

mtfbwya

Acrylic
08-16-2004, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
thats why you gotta get a white one :p

mtfbwya

EEEEEEWWWWW!

THOSE PSP's WERE THE UGLIEST PSP's EVAR!!!!! :(

Pie™
08-16-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Acrylic
EEEEEEWWWWW!

THOSE PSP's WERE THE UGLIEST PSP's EVAR!!!!! :( Aaw, come on, you sound like a preppy spoiled rich girl :p

jokemaster
08-16-2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Pie™
Aaw, come on, you sound like a preppy spoiled rich girl :p
She is a preppy spoiled rich girl.







*runs*

gorganfloss
08-16-2004, 03:29 PM
Whoah! Nintendo's making a new thing. I think I'm out of the loop...
And if you don't mind, I think I'll stick to my shiny blue SP.