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21. Posted: Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:30 BST
my r and l buttons don't even work
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22. Posted: Tue 8th Sep 2009 01:08 BST
The PSP has a nice "suspend play" thing whear you can turn it off and start right wear you left off
This doesn't sound like a really big deal, but once you experience it, you'll wonder why the DS doesn't have an option like this. Literally, no matter where you are in the game, you can just "fast-slide" the power button and it suspends the PSP (hibernates, whatever) and your game is paused. No need for save points, indefinite pause, etc.
The PSP is a multimedia device imho, you can use it to play songs and movies (even though you've said you don't want to watch movies on it). The web browser isn't too shabby, but I've never used the one on the DS (if it has one, i dunno). The games also seem more "adult-oriented" to me as well. Even in situations where a game was released on both the PSP and the DS, the ds version always seems more "cutesie".
I've got both of them, and I always go for the PSP on trips.
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23. Posted: Tue 8th Sep 2009 04:48 BST
Once again thanks for all the replies. I believe I will eventually get both but I will probably get the PSP first due to its versatility when I travel. Movies, music, internet, and a good selection of games makes it a good choice currently.
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24. Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2009 02:12 BST
Seeing as I had my PSP longer than my DS (PSP, 2005/DS, 2008), I'd have to say that the Nintendo DS is my favorite handheld so far. I just find it more enjoyable than the PSP, and has a tad bit more replayabity.
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25. Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2009 02:15 BST
Both have quite great libraries. I'd like a PSP although personally, I find the DS library to be leagues ahead, there's a plethora of awesome games on it.
26. Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2009 02:28 BST
@Thomas Joseph.... whats up man, just my opinion but it sounds to me like the PSP might be more up your alley for starters because of the better Music/Video options for traveling. The PSP Minis (small downloadable games start releasing Oct 1) might be a huge hit wich will make the PSP a LOT more like the iPhone for gaming as well as the actuall PSP releases and Backlog of games. Sony is doin a huge PSP push and it looks like it will be a great one. Do make sure you pick up a DSi at some point because the games are better on the DS as its more of a gaming system and not portable entertainment. DSiWare has potential but sadly isn't nowhere where it could/should be yet. Hope I could help some and welcome to NL.
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27. Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2009 02:31 BST
@castlehominid99..... dude you can Hack your PSP by pushing your firmware backwards through illegal mods freely available online. Then you can download a illegal emulator for you PSP to put your illegal emulations of N64 games on it unless you already have the game then its apparently not illegal. For the game at least. Oh and the backing up your firmware on your PSP voids your warranty and can be tracked by Sony when you put your PSP online so I wouldnt recommend it.
28. Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2009 13:03 BST
Thanks for the replies so far folks. My desire to get a handheld is primarily because I do a fair amount of traveling with my work, so having a gaming system handy while I'm stuck in an airport or my hotel would help me pass the time.
your situation reminded me of thishttp://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=236
29. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 01:18 BST
I appreciate all the replies folks, and the cartoon as well. I actually did an about-face on this issue. I figured I have a small MP3 player (SanDisk) so my music issue is taken care of, and that movies ... I do Netflix, and figured if I'm going to watch UMD movies, I'd have to buy them and I'm not keen on dropping $10 to $20 on a movie I'll watch maybe once a year. I was intrigued by many of the PSP gaming titles (especially Warhammer and R-Type) but ... I bought the Nintendo DS. I didn't get the DSi because with my Asus EeePC I can take care of my internet needs (at a total of 3 pounds stashed in my suitcase) and while I like WiiWare, I'm not sure I need to double-up on the DSiWare. I figured if I was going to plunk down $170, I'd get the PSP, so for $130 ... it's the DS for me. Picked up two strategy games (Final Fantasy Tactics A2 and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin) and B-17: Fortress in the Sky, so I should be set for the immediate future.
Once again, thanks for the all the responses. It really gave me some things to think about and came in very useful.
30. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 02:45 BST
@Thomas Joseph..... not a bad choice at all. To be honest I do prefer the DS over the DSi. I love the bigger screens on the DSi but the buttons have a pop feel to them when pressed and it drives me crazy as well as I dont care much for the Matte finish on the system. The DS is only the best selling portable on the market for a good reason. When your due another game I would recommend checking out the Mario and Luigi games as they are fantatstic and really shine on the portable systems (DS is backwards compatible with the GBA if you didnt already know )
31. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 02:53 BST
Thanks, I'm pleased with the decision.
And yeah, I know about the GBA backward compatability. That did play a factor in my deciding on the DS. Rather than start a new thread, I'd be more than happy to take any and all recommendations on great GBA games (especially those of the RPG and Strategy variety).
32. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 06:43 BST
I perfer the DS. I have nothing against the PSP, or Sony, but there isn't much that interests me on it. Heck, I havn't bought a new DS game in like 2 years. I personly am not a big fan of handhelds. I only play mine whenever I go on a long trip. Though, I'm really interested in Scribblenauts.
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33. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 06:55 BST
i've own 3 DS's the first one i gave to my dad cause he was out of work for a few weeks and he said he was bored so i gave him mine and a free game i got (crossword DS) i have a DS Lite thats Silver and a Blue DSi and i play them all the time ^^ and have had no problems
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34. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 12:28 BST
Sony has a piece of software that "converts" regular DVD's to smaller memory-stick sized movies. An 8 gb memory stick could then feasibly hold approximatly 4 movies. Or, if you're bringing your laptop, you could store your entire movie collection in this format and then burn them to a single memory stick as-needed.
It's moot at this point of course, but I thought it was worth pointing out.