VIDEO The Sony PSP & PS Vita Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by ps2_jedi, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    Has anyone actually got any proof of that, or is this just a self-perpetuating rumour?

    I think it is more of an educated guess than a rumor.

    Assuming it has a screen with higher resolution than the DS (otherwise what is the point of the higher end PS2 chips), plus a motor for operating the disc drive, plus a more power hungary chip set than the GBA or DS, and there's not much chance of beating 4 hours of life without a major advancement in rechargeable battery technology.

    That's not to say that can't squeeze more than 4 hours, but it seems to be a very unlikely prospect.

    It's not expected to play for 4 hours straight, but what about 3 or so shorter increments during a long trip or while away from home?
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    From ps2_jedi's redirected thread:


    MovieTrailerMusic: So this can play DVDS ?

    MonaToral: something tells me the Ds, and what ever the next handheld nitendo releases will beat this thing off teh market
  3. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    A) the DS does NOT play dvds I have it

    B) THAT DOES NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION


    Does ANYONE ELSE KNOW THE ANSWER YET
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    The PSP cannot play DVDs. Rather it can play DVD-quality movies on a different format(the little disc-cartridge things).

    An EGM article a couple months back said that Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Ken Kataragi outright admitted that the PSP's battery life varies dramatically depending on the type of game. He said that a puzzle game could last hours longer than games like Ridge Racer. According to the article, Kataragi hopes to develop a battery that will last 13 to 14 hours. A little late for that, Ken. [face_plain]

    I ain't gonna buy the PSP. Sorry, but 4 hours of battery life for a portable gaming system is unacceptable under any circumstances.
  5. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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    ok The PSP Uses UMD's people!
    and the batter life is 4-6 Hours or so
  6. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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  7. Darman Jedi Knight

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    I've now had the pleasure of playing both the PSP and the Nintendo DS... and I can say unequivocably that the PSP is far better looking, far more fun to play with, far cooler, far more mature... and it's going to blow the DS out of the water in the same way that the PS2 blew the Gamecube away. (And I don't mean graphical power.)

    The PSP is simply fun. The DS is kinda chintzy and the graphics and display are nowhere near as nice as the Sony. They just aren't. It's like the PSP's lame kid brother who follows him around everywhere. "Scram! Get lost!" The 3D stuff reminds of the godawful "2.5 D" the old PS1 used to churn out. Blech. Don't wanna go back there.

    And with the UMD for movies, and the memory cards, this is going to be used for way more than just gaming.

    Whoever was crabbing about 4 hour battery life needs to think about actual usage. You're going to be playing somewhere for FOUR HOURS STRAIGHT that doesn't have an outlet nearby? Please! That's a LONG subway ride, friend.

    And JP's right-- Planet Moon is gonna rock da hizzouze.



  8. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    I still giving the DS the edge. Simply because the PSP seems far to garnd to pull off what they say it can. And they when the makers say a design flaw was purpossly put in, I worry.
  9. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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    Nintendo has been the king of handhelds for many, many years. I wouldn't be so quick to rip the crown off of their heads. When the dust settles, IMO, Nintendo is still going to be the king of handheld gaming...no matter how "cool" and "mature" the PSP is. Look at how many companies have tried to beat Nintendo at this game. They've all failed miserably. Sony's system may last for awhile...but I wouldn't be so quick to pass final judgement just yet.
  10. Darman Jedi Knight

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    It's all speculation, Leonard Shelby (p.s. have you remembered who you are yet? har har)... I'll give ya that.

    But I remember for a long LONG time when Nintendo was the undisputed champ of home gaming... and video arcade gaming... Nintendo's never evolved quick enough to keep pace with their competitors. They're like the Apple of the consoles-- good merchandise, but not cheap enough, not fast enough, and not in the quantities they need to dominate the market.

    And I really gotta emphasize, having had both systems in my hands, there's just no way anyone's going to buy the DS after seeing a PSP.

    Kids might, and that'll account for the majority of Nintendo's business, as it always has, but the DS just can't compete with the PSP, either in graphical power, adapatbility/features, or game library. No adult will sink money into the DS when they could get a PSP, which is essentially a handheld PS2, with a hi-res movie player, and an iPod all put together. That's an extremely attractive combination.





  11. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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    "(p.s. have you remembered who you are yet? har har)..."

    Of course I have. I can remember everything before the accident...which includes my name. ;)


    Hmmm...I see what you're saying...and you bring up a good point. I still don't comletely agree with you...but I guess we'll see how it plays out.
  12. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    Willl the PSP have one of those power plug things

    where you plug it into the wall & unlimited power ?
  13. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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    An AC Adaptor? I don't see why it wouldn't.
  14. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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    For those of you wanting to get a PSP, take a look at this article from IGN.com. They just announced the release date, price and launch titles of the system. Lookin' pretty good. :)
  15. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    hey guys does the PSP play playstation 1 & 2 games ?


    Gamestop started pre orders

    So this week I am gonna go pre order the one that comes with the system & spiderman 2 / metal gear solid / & some other game

    but does this also play ps1 / 2 games ?
  16. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    No it does not. Unless they're rereleased like the SNES games on GBA. It uses a completely different format.
  17. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    That stinks but hey should be good no matter what
  18. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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    Willl the PSP have one of those power plug things

    where you plug it into the wall & unlimited power ?


    Nope, you have to send it into Sony for it to charge ;)
    DUH! Of course it would :p

    anyways, I am short $100 from getting my PSP. (Pre-orderd from Gamestop) what about you guys/gals?
  19. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    I pre ordered it as well with the following games

    Spiderman-2

    Need For Speed Underground Rivals

    Grand Theft Auto


    thats a good start dont you guys think
  20. JK33 Force Ghost

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    I have never owned a handheld system, but the simple fact that the DS is $100 cheaper than the PSP would make me lean towards Nintendo...

    ...that and its reputation, of course.
  21. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

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    DS has of course been out longer NOT everyone has played the PSP yet

    Can't anyone give anything a chance

  22. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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    /\ yeah. c'mon dudes & dudettes!
    give the PSP baby a chance!
  23. OnyxJedi Jedi Knight

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    Honestly I'm not excited by either new handheld. Hanheld was my last bit of 2d gaming goodness and I'll be sad to see it go.
  24. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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  25. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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