PSP vs DS: At moment, PSP is winning big for me.

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I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
say on this:
Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
and low points.

Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
(Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
play these tonight.

At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.

If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
is winning big with me.

Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.

- Richard Hutnik
 
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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>


I don't think Nintendo expects the DS to compete with the PSP. It is just a
space holder.

> - Richard Hutnik
>
 
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The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.

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Kirby Touch and Go? I will need to check that out. I am likely to at
least dump a few of the DS games. Again, as I said, as an controller,
the DS holds potential.

- Richard
 
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Yoshi Touch and Go offers new play mechanics and is replayable (levels
are different each time you go through the Marathon level, which also
interests me). This is why it interests me. I am into innovation.
The Bomb Defusing game also is piques my interest to, as does Mercury.

- Richard Hutnik
 
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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik
>

Interesting post. I only disagree with your plan to sell your DS. The
upcoming Kirby Touch Go sounds really sweet from the preview on IGN, and
there are many other games, like a potentially new Lunar RPG, and a new
Katamari Damacy in the works. Give it time; more and more developers will
get more accustomed with the system's strengths.

Anyways, in the meantime have fun with your PSP. Almost bought one today at
Target!
 
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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik

You like Yoshi much more than I do. 30 bucks for a freaking tech
demo/mini-game turned into a full blown release. No thanks. I'm trading mine
in towards one of the upcoming PSP releases ...perhaps MLB or MVP. Maybe the
bomb defusing puzzle game that's coming out soon.
 
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yay, a mine diffusing puzzle game.

Minesweeper, anyone?


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> <richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1111717543.854377.173290@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
>> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
>> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
>> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
>> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
>> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
>> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
>> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
>> say on this:
>> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
>> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
>> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
>> and low points.
>>
>> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
>> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
>> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
>> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
>> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
>> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
>> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
>> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
>> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
>> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
>> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
>> play these tonight.
>>
>> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
>> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>>
>> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
>> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
>> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
>> is winning big with me.
>>
>> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>>
>> - Richard Hutnik
>
> You like Yoshi much more than I do. 30 bucks for a freaking tech
> demo/mini-game turned into a full blown release. No thanks. I'm trading
> mine
> in towards one of the upcoming PSP releases ...perhaps MLB or MVP. Maybe
> the
> bomb defusing puzzle game that's coming out soon.
>
>
 
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richardhutnik@hotmail.com wrote in news:1111757333.022871.86820
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> Kirby Touch and Go? I will need to check that out. I am likely to at
> least dump a few of the DS games. Again, as I said, as an controller,
> the DS holds potential.
>
> - Richard
>

As long as you've *already* bought both the DS and PSP, I can't see
the logic in selling either. Neither system has had time to prove
itself.

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Aaron, I get credit to trade in, so I can save money and get other
games. As far as I am concerned the PSP has proved itself enough.

- Richard Hutnik
 
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As a die-hard GBA SP user, I am happy that the PSP is doing very well. This
will lead to an inevitable firesale of GBA/DS cartridges at the video game
stores and I'll be more than happy to help them to clear their shelves of
these obsolete games.

It will be a buyer's market for the die-hard GBA/DS users :)

<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik
>
 
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richardhutnik@hotmail.com wrote:
> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.

I'm not particularly passionate about either of these systems
(although I will probably cave and get a DS eventually, even if Metroid
Hunters is the only game I ever buy.)
However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
(apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way. Just be careful
with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
being taken on the move.
I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
(non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
beautifully. (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
systems are nigh indestructible.
 
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The Eternal Lost Lurker wrote:
> Could be worse.
>
> Could be Virtual Boy. :p
>
>

I'll say one thing for the Virtual Boy: the 3D actually worked. Okay,
another thing: virtually (no pun intended) all controllers these days
use the same control configuration, with a directional control on both
sides, so in that way its legacy lives on. :)

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Stephen Williams wrote:
> I'm not particularly passionate about either of these systems
> (although I will probably cave and get a DS eventually, even if Metroid
> Hunters is the only game I ever buy.)

I will wait at least a year before I buy a DS. After a year several
things will happen: either a great DS game will come out that I have to
have, or Nintendo will release details on the next Game Boy (which I'm
really really hoping is a portable GC), *or* DSes will really come down
in price (probably to combat the PSP).

> However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
> named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
> system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
> (apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way.

What the heck does that mean? Is she saying it's another piece of
defective Sony hardware? (sleek and sexy in the store, three months
later it's in a package on its way to Sony customer service where it
will be ignored)

> Just be careful
> with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
> susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
> being taken on the move.
> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
> (non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
> premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
> beautifully. (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
> especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
> two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
> systems are nigh indestructible.

Well, that's certainly true, they do make some tough cookies.

I think the PSP's power will be its Achille's heel, so to speak.
Nintendo will be able to drastically lower the price of the DS sometime
this year without taking much of a loss (if any), whereas Sony could not
do that without taking a humongous loss (they're probably already taking
a loss of at least fifty bucks per unit if I had to guess, just look at
that screen). Now, this may be less of an issue as time goes by,
perhaps they'll put out a PSP SP with better battery life (they may have
to wait for new battery technology to be invented though) and the chips
and LCD screen could be cheaper too. These are all maybes though. You
could watch TV on the Game Gear's big color screen, didn't help it
against the under-powered Gameboy. In a portable device, low price and
battery life is key, possibly moreso than the library of games (people
aren't as choosy with portable games compared to console games, they're
more accepting of quickie puzzle titles and anything that seems like it
was released on a console ten years ago).

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"Stephen Williams" <steve1.williams@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
> named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
> system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
> (apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way. Just be careful
> with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
> susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
> being taken on the move.

Which is why an optical drive on a handheld game system is a bad idea.

> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
> (non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
> premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
> beautifully.

Dude, dropping a GBA isn't going to bust it. Gamespot's reviewers *flushed
theirs down the TOILET* and it ran just fine once they dried it off.

> (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
> especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
> two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
> systems are nigh indestructible.

That's because they know what can happen to game systems in the hands of
rowdy kids. :p


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The Eternal Lost Lurker wrote:
>> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
>>(non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
>>premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
>>beautifully.
>
>
> Dude, dropping a GBA isn't going to bust it. Gamespot's reviewers *flushed
> theirs down the TOILET* and it ran just fine once they dried it off.

Yes but were there turds and urine in the bowl as well, or just water?
That's not a very thorough test.

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"AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

>The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
>interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.

Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
"cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
it.

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> "AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>
>>The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
>>interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.
>
> Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
> "cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
> unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
> work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
> honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
> it.
>
> Joe

You should feel foolish for the lie you are telling about having one.
 

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> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik

I'm planning on picking up PSP within a week or so, but still have high
expectations for the NDS. At the top of my "wish list" for the NDS is a
standard 802.11b capable web browser and email client. Such applications
would be a perfect fit for the DS, with it's two LCD's and touchscreen. I
want one handheld for both internet capability and game playing. As of now,
I have to carry around both a PDA and the DS.
 
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Joe62 wrote:
> Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
> "cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
> unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
> work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
> honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
> it.
>
> Joe

I remember thinking the CD-i was pretty cool. 7th Guest looked awesome
on it, moreso than the PC. It had "flash factor," for sure. Of course,
it had a lackluster library, which I could also say for the PSP and DS.

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I have ordered my PSP with 6 or so games from a shop in Glasgow.

Chap promises me I will have it on Tuesday, will let you know how I feel it
compares to the DS. All I can at this early stage, it will need to pack one
hell of a punch to rack up the hours my DS has.

If your interested, I am paying £249.99 for the unit, and £39.99 per game.
I have ordered the USA PSP and the following games:

a.. Wipeout (US)
b.. Metal Gear Acid (US)
c.. Ridge Racer (US)
d.. Ape Escape (US)
e.. Lumines (US)
f.. Mercury
Apparently one or two of the games wont be with meon Tuesday.

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Gary Whittle wrote:
> If your interested, I am paying £249.99 for the unit, and £39.99 per game.
> I have ordered the USA PSP and the following games:
>
> a.. Wipeout (US)
> b.. Metal Gear Acid (US)
> c.. Ridge Racer (US)
> d.. Ape Escape (US)
> e.. Lumines (US)
> f.. Mercury
> Apparently one or two of the games wont be with meon Tuesday.
>
> Gary.

If my exchange info is right, you're spending around $900. Why not wait
for the European release? Won't it be cheaper?

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> If my exchange info is right, you're spending around $900. Why not wait
> for the European release? Won't it be cheaper?



I dont think there is a set date, and I hate waiting.

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"Eric" <ericmau001a@hotmail.remove.com> wrote in message
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> <richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1111717543.854377.173290@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
>> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
>> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
>> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
>> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
>> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
>> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
>> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
>> say on this:
>> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
>> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
>> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
>> and low points.
>>
>> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
>> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
>> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
>> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
>> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
>> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
>> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
>> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
>> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
>> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
>> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
>> play these tonight.
>>
>> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
>> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>>
>> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
>> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
>> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
>> is winning big with me.
>>
>> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>>
>> - Richard Hutnik
>
> I'm planning on picking up PSP within a week or so, but still have high
> expectations for the NDS. At the top of my "wish list" for the NDS is a
> standard 802.11b capable web browser and email client. Such applications
> would be a perfect fit for the DS, with it's two LCD's and touchscreen. I
> want one handheld for both internet capability and game playing. As of
> now,
> I have to carry around both a PDA and the DS.
>
>
There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC, Age of
Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very good
titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC. Definately
visit this website www.pocketgear.com

To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to play
console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in the
future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &
Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).
>
 

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"yleas" wrote in message

> There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC, Age
of
> Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very good
> titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC. Definately
> visit this website www.pocketgear.com
>
> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to
play
> console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in the
> future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &
> Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).

Yeah, there are some good PDA games out there. (I do have a PPC and a
couple of them.) Personally, I just find PDAs to be clumsy platforms not
only for gaming but pretty much for everything. Having had three PDAs now,
I've given them their chance. I have my current PocketPC, a WinCE PDA
before that, and a "pocket manager". Oddly, the device that I ended up
finding the most use and enjoyment with was the "pocket manager" -- Casio
BE-300. The BE-300 is extremely customizable with so much 'homebrew' stuff
out there for it, such as eXpod. Its only $120, but there is software for
it that enables it to do pretty much anything a PDA can. My main problem
with all three is the screen. The vertically oddlong screens really aren't
the most practical, for anything. The Nintendo DS, with it's two LCD's,
would be a much better platform for software applications.

Yeah, thats pretty much what I'm hoping for with the PSP as well. ("console
quality"). I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.

Cheers!
-Eric
 

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