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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?



Cost:
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)

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

Weight:
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

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

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

Media:
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)

Wireless:
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

Features:
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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