A status symbol for nerds with money to burn. I got rid of mine after I found out just how Sony planned to support it. (READ: Poorly) and how they treat anyone who tries to support it well (i.e Lik-Sang)
Sony fanboys delude themselves into thinking that anyone who hates the system is either "poor" or, "a kid" who must own a DS. Which hurts when you use your gaming choice as a measure of your own self-worth.
One common insult, is to attack a person's wealth (and thus, their worth)
The thing is, if you can afford to buy a PSP you can afford a DS (eventually games and accessories destroy any accusations of poverty. Poor people don't buy video games, it goes in with the whole "not having money thing". (surprise!)
The difference is, while the DS owners are busy playing more new games, the only thing PSP owners seem to have are emulated 15 year old games FROM NINTENDO and a Grand Theft Auto port, and you need to hack the thing to play the old games! (and updating firmware, which is required to play the newer games, negates you're ability to hack. And "bricking" the system, which fanboys seem to glaze over is quite common.
You'd think being such "big spenders" (and thus, better than you) they could afford portable DVD players and all the great features that PSP has only much much better. If PSP players are so wealthy, then why don't they buy an Alienware laptop?
It's like a guy with a cool car mocking a guy with scooter, while a guy with 5 luxury cars, a yacht and a helicopter in earshot just shakes his head.
PSP is a like a hummer. Looks cool but runs out of gas before you leave the driveway.
DS is like a sensible, comfortable car. Isn't as flashy but better in what's important.
DS section of store: lined with games not all great but the ratio of good to bad blows PSP away.
PSP section of store: slim section filled with 60-70% movies you already have on DVD with one or two good games swimming a small collection of poorly to average-rated ports.
Most PSP owners are more concerned with appearing cool (which they don't, neither do DS owners). They think ownership of such, makes them better some how, which is sad on so many levels. They wear their ownership of a fucking game console as a badge on honor. It's not.
PSP fanboy: You're just angry you can't afford a PSP.
ME: Actually I owned an imported white PSP and I used it as a 250 dollar MP3 player.
PSP fanboy 2: u phail n00b go play kidee gamez on ur DS PSP pwnz joo!!111!
Me: *marvels at irony of FB2 calling anything I do "kiddie" (Castlevania?) owns me, Really? Why?
Well spoken fanboy: Because you can hack the firmware and emulate SNES games on it for starters.
Me: No kidding? and you find paying $250 for a portable high-end system just to play 15-20 year old Nintendo/Sega games on the go, is worth it?
Fanboy 3: PSP is the best portable ever it owns.
Me: Sounds more like PSP "owns" you.
1. PlayStation Portable: Sony's Handheld PlayStatio-*battery dies*
Hey, wanna play PSP? *disc read error* *UMD flies out*
Stands for PlayStation Portable, Sony's handheld video-game device. Released in Japan in December 2004 and March 2005 in the USA.
That kid is playing his PSP
All of you are wrong. It stands for Pretty Small Penis.
WOW, Jake has a PSP. And did you really play it??? Thats gross!!!
A promising handheld manufactured by Sony which has fallen relatively short of expectations, due to numerous fundamental flaws and a lacklustre games catalogue. Beyond the slick, glossy look and expansive but half-baked media capabilities, lies a surface which attracts finger oils like an oxy pad and demands more care than a mentally-deficient infant, poor memory options with the outrageously expensive 'memory duo stick', a piss-poor battery life, which despite being dependent on how graphically intensive a game is, is still unacceptably low, and a software catalogue which comprises of a plethora of ports and rehashes.
Regardless, it has phenomenal technical capabilities and better titles are further down the line, such as Exit.
One of its trademark symbols is reflective of its functions, which include pictures, movies, music and most importantly, games. In addition, it has its own web browser and frequent firmware updates add various new features, such as support for different file formats.
Open-minded gamer: It's difficult for me to say a whole lot of positive things about the PSP at this moment in time, but eventually Sony will iron out these first-generation flaws and we'll see a better range of games.
Both sony and nintendo fans are acting ridiculous. Ds and psp are both wonderful systems, equally revolutionary in their own way, as well as they both have their own faults. Here we go:
Cost: The DS is an incredible low price as we would expect from Nintendo. Yes, the psp is expensive, but considering it has dvd capabilities and other functions, you cant expect it to cost as much as a DS.
Controls/size: Both of these systems were originally flawed in this category. The ds was bulky and fragile, but the newly released ds lite fixed these problems. As for the psps poor control and size...its Sonys first handheld, give them a break. And the low battery, why the hell would you play for 6 hours straight anyway??
Games: I AM SO FUCKING TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THE DS IS A KIDDY SYSTEM! It is indeed not, they are quality games, that were actually created with care and knowledge of what was going on. The graphics are revolutionary for a handheld. The psp has great games, and slightly better graphics, but graphics do not matter, gameplay does, so its a plus.
In conclusion: Both systems are revolutionary with their graphics, capability, and design. Neither one is better than the other, as their pros and cons even each other out. By bashing because of simple factors only shows you have nothing better to do
I prefer ds, but the psp is great as well.
Hey, I love the psp, but I think Ill give the ds a shot.
short for playstation portable, it is a portable gaming system recently made by sony entertainment in an effort to sweep the legs of nintendo out from under them. at its release the psp said to play games, music, and movies on one system. initially the idea seemed good, but many people began to realize the fatal flaws that Sony had made, including it's proprietary UMD discs for games and movies, a short battery life, bad coding. but above all the biggest mistake for sony was that honestly all they had done recreate the laptop computer, which has done everything the PSP does for the last 3 years.
UMD's cost about the same as a DVD, but can only be used on the PSP, while the DVD can be used by anything with a dvd drive on it.
Sony released for mandatory firmware updates in the first six months to prevent hacking.
the best selling games for the playstation pointless have been racers or puzzle games.
The Playstation Portable, a great system.
The PSP is a handheld game system developed by Sony. It can display excelent graphics, and the 1. generation of PSP games looks as good as the 1. generation of PS2 games.
Many Nintendo fanboys criticises the PSP because it has PS2 ports, low battery life, and because of it's price. The DS, however, has rehashes and ports of Mario Games, which can be played on Nintendo 64 and GC with better graphics, it does not have support for GPS, or Eye-Toy, and it can not play movies, nor MP3s. The PSP is also much, much more powerfull than the DS, and uses 1.8 GB UMDs, the DS uses memory sticks on maximum 64 MB. All this makes it more reasonably priced than the DS. Many Nintendo fanboys ignores this, since they can't find any arguments against it.
The PSP has exclusive games within well known, and classic franchises, such as GTA: LCS, GTA: VCS, Daxter, Tekken: DR, etc.
The PSP vs. DS debate, is more or less stupid, like all the other fanboy wars.