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Friday April 1, 2005 9:53 pm

Sony PSP vs. Nintendo DS

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Video Games

DescriptionWe knew it was coming, after all, the battle started before both systems were even available in the United States. Now that they’re both here, its time to look at the stats. Read them, and let us know your opinion. Who wins the battle between the two biggest handhelds in gaming history?

PSP - $250 (includes 32MB memory stick, headphones, AC adapter, carrying case, demo disc and wrist strap
DS - $150 (includes stylus, AC adapter and wrist strap)

PSP - 6.7 x .9 x 2.9 inches
DS - 5.9 x 1.1 x 3.3 (6 when open) inches

PSP - .62 lbs
DS - .61 lbs

Screen Size:
PSP - 4.3 inch LCD - 16:9 ratio
DS - Two 3 inch LCDs - 4:3 ratio

Screen Resolution:
PSP - 480 x 272 pixels
DS - 256 x 192 pixels

PSP - 16,800,000
DS - 260,000

PSP - 32MB - 4MB DRAM (plus memory stick)
DS - 4MB

PSP - UMD - 1.8GB capacity
DS - Cartridge 1 gigabit (Note: 8 gigabits = 1 gigabyte, so PSP UMD discs hold about 14 x as much as the DS cartdridge)

PSP - IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) up to 11Mbps - 16 players
DS - IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) up to 2Mbps - 16 players

Battery Life:
PSP - 2.5 hours watching UMD movies - 3-6 hours playing games (depending on brightness and multiplayer function)
DS - 6-10 hours playing games

PSP - USB 2.0 port - Analog stick - JPG pics - MP3 music - MPEG4 video
DS - Touchscreen - Compatible with Game Boy Advance - Built in microphone

These are the facts. You decide.

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when it comes down to it, its the games that will determine who wins. DUH!!! Then comes screen size. Features come last.

The end.

Then it also depends on what you want to give your 7 year old child…a PSP with trigger happy games where your child can learn about the wonderful arsenal that they can use in school, or Mario on DS.

PSP not only because of features, but also because the games are so much better.

Ok this must have been posted on some DS forum saying go! protect the DS!

Anyways I love Nintendo, but the DS just isn’t right for me. The game selection is horrible.  The DS has been out for months and there’s hardly any games.

About battery life, the PSP is fine for me.  It lasts for about 2 days for me.  No I’m not playing constantly, but who does?

I don’t know WTF you’re talking about.  I have a PSP, I love it.  I like Macs, I hate Disney.  I hate PCs, I like Fox.

I don’t know where you’re coming up with this, if anything the PSP would be for people that like Macs, because it has style.
DS with Disney because many people consider nintendo to be “kiddy”
And Fox doesn’t really have anything to do with any of this at all.

*note I do like Nintendo, I just don’t think the DS has the power of the games that would make it worthwhile.

I’m not going to try and type in french, I’m way to bad at french…..

Anyways I think the Nyko Charger Case will be great, because it includes a battery to charge the PSP.  It will be coming out in May.

Ok Will you guys just shut up already.  I’ve recieved enough emails about this post with the same people going back and forth saying the same things.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion.  Neither of the handhelds have been out long enough to really say which will be better in the end.

I have nothing but love for Nintendo, however I think the PSP beats the DS.  I hope Nintendo does better on the next Gameboy.

However, many feel that the DS is better.  In the end it doesn’t matter.  Buy whichever system you feel is better,  (Or both and get the best of both worlds) and stop coming here and saying the same stuff over and over.

Anyone who continuosly comes and posts in a thread saying DS sucks, PSP sucks, you suck, I punched someone for having a DS/PSP is going to be ignored by anyone who is trying to decide which to buy.  On’y intelligent posts where the person actually gives specific reasons for their feelings will be considered.  Such as I feel that the DS is better because the screne is better protected from scratches because of it folding to protect the screen, or I feel the PSP is better because it is capable of much better graphics, and I can’t stand to play games with bad graphics after playing whatever games that have amazing graphics.

I want a PSP…...

They PSP is better all around. Than the DS. The DS as the best games so far. But the PSP is getting ready to start getting more good games like the GTA: Liberty Stories and more. You can listen to music and watch movies. Access the Internet. That why it much better than the DS. But I’m hoping Microsoft well show of a handheld at E306. Just maybe.

The ds doesn’t breack as easily as the psp, you see the psp has a camera at one side and the screen on the other so either way it gets broke. cool mad

PSP is the winner


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