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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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PSP or Nintendo DS

Ok, I know it all boils down to personal preferences, but I'm on the fence about what hand held system I should get. Both come at similar prices on ebay now, so pricing is no issue. It's looking like I'll be switching up my position in my company and I'll be traveling a lot, so with that in mind, I don't want to be totally bored at airports and long plane rides. with that being said, here's my take on the ups and downs of both:
PSP(+):
  • Better graphics
  • movies
  • more games targeted at an older audience
  • Memory card allows viewing of video clips/photos/mp3 player like abilities
PSP(-):
  • I hear talks of poor battery life
  • I'm not sure what any hit titles are that are outrageously fun
  • game prices are a bit higher
  • load times for UMD format can be annoyingly long
  • Not sure if i'd pay money for movies I can only watch on the PSP
DS (+):
  • easy hack to get a lot of games for real cheap
  • i heard the games are "funner" than those for the psp
  • when you play against others, you only need one cartridge
DS (-):
  • Poor graphics (relative to competition)
  • a lot of games seem too much like kid games
  • Apparently Nintendo has a new handheld coming out to compete against the PSP - this puts into question the longevity of this DS
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I have 3 DS in the house. I think they rock!!! But then again I am an older chick who prefers the wii to any of those other systems. I think the graphics are great!

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PSP all the way. I have a DS and its a little too "kiddy" for my likes. Plus u can watch movies on the PSP

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I dont know about either but my 10 yo swears by the DS.
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PSP kills DS

Hey, I have a PSP and I love it. I can play games, watch movies, Listen to music, and link up to other PSPs.
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I dont know about either but my 10 yo swears by the DS.
so PSP it is

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I have both. PSP has better graphics.
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I have the DS. Got it when it came out. I like the older style games that came on the original Nintendo which can be played on the Ds. Like Mario Brothers
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I'd go DS. I think Sony screwd up with the PSP. and the PS3

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Hey, I have a PSP and I love it. I can play games, watch movies, Listen to music, and link up to other PSPs.
don't forget you can surf the Net with the PSP too...
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don't forget you can surf the Net with the PSP too...
Is that with any psp, or does it need to have one of those software updates? Also, does anybody know the difference between all the firmware versions? bricked vs. unbricked? version 1001?
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definately the PSP.

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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get a real gaming machine A PC!! or at least a real gaming console n no not the Wii!
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i want a wii so badly...

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i want a wii so badly...
it look fun for certain games n a complete PITA for others.
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i want it for all the sports games, like golf, fishing, bowling etc.

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i want it for all the sports games, like golf, fishing, bowling etc.
We love our wii. I hate when ppl down it and have NEVER used one. If my 4 year old can use it...anyone can!! I have the Pirates of the carribean game (what a work out. PLus I have wii sports, wii play and and ton of other games. We joined game fly too! The kids surf the net with it..they love youtube. Get a wii....you won't be disappointed.

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Thinking of getting the XBox 360 myself.

I pulled out the DS because of this thread. I was playing Super Mario Brothers. I am stuck in one of the castles. I can't seem to get on the platform to open the door and reach the bossman. It is driving me nuts Anyone have any ideas. It is on Level 8. Supposed to be the last castle but I read online that it isn't the end of the game. I swing on the rope but then I fall into the fire instead of on the platform... errrrr I've tired it over and over again to no avail.....




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Thinking of getting the XBox 360 myself.

I pulled out the DS because of this thread. I was playing Super Mario Brothers. I am stuck in one of the castles. I can't seem to get on the platform to open the door and reach the bossman. It is driving me nuts Anyone have any ideas. It is on Level 8. Supposed to be the last castle but I read online that it isn't the end of the game. I swing on the rope but then I fall into the fire instead of on the platform... errrrr I've tired it over and over again to no avail.....
I can ask one of my girls...she solved it. But shes asleep atm!

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