So you want to buy a hand-held video game system, but can’t decide on which one to buy. This guide will help decide which is best for your needs.
The PlayStation Portable, or PSP, is either sold by itself or as part of several bundle packages. The Core System, which consists of the PSP alone, carries a sticker price of $169.99, but used consoles are available from Amazon.com for as low as $130. As for the bundles, there are several to choose from, between the God of War, Daxter, PSP 2000, and Star Wars Battlefront Entertainment Packs. The Limited Edition God of War entertainment pack, coming in June 2008, includes a red slim PSP, the God of War: Chains of Olympus game, and the Superbad UMD movie. The Daxter bundle includes an Ice Silver PSP, the Daxter game, The Freakin Sweet Collection of Family Guy, and a 1 GB memory stick. The Star Wars Battlefront Entertainment pack includes a ceramic white PSP system with the Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron game. The bundles mentioned above carry a sticker price of $199.99.
On the other hand, the Nintendo DS Lite is less expensive, carrying a sticker price of $129.99, and available in many colors. Even more so, the original DS can be purchased for around $100 used from Amazon.com. The prices of the games should be determined through the 먹튀플러스 websites. If a game is expensive, then a comparison can be made regarding the rates.
Winner: Nintendo DS
The PSP includes support for a digital camera (sold separately), Wi-Fi (802.11b), USB 2.0, Memory Stick Duo, and an Infrared Port. It also doubles as an Internet Browser, Video player, and Audio Player, as you can play video and audio from a Universal Media Disc (UMD), Memory Stick, or USB stick. It supports many more file formats than a DS, as the PSP plays MP3s, MP4s, WAVs, and so forth. Such files can be downloaded and shared over the Internet with the PSP. You can even watch TV thanks to the optional Tivo-To-Go service.
On the other hand, the Nintendo DS has two screens, hence the name Dual-Screen. The top screen is a normal screen, while the bottom screen is a touch-screen, which can be activated using the included stylus or even your fingertips. It also has a microphone in the center, so you can interact with the game. Also, like the PSP, the DS has a Wi-Fi service which enables you to play your games with anyone else in the world who has the same games as you do. You can also create a wireless network for up to 16 players 30 to 100 feet apart. Thus, if you are in a party and a bunch of you want to play a game with DS, you can do it. PSP has the same local Wi-Fi capability, but they call it an Ad Hoc network.
Both have backlit screens, so you can play without extra lighting. As for backwards compatibility, the DS has far better backwards compatibility than the PSP, as the DS can play almost all Game Boy Advance games. To play older games with the PSP, you can either download them from the PlayStation store or can buy additional firmware.
If you just need a next generation portable video-game system and want to pay as little as possible, go with the Nintendo DS. However, if you want a great portable gaming experience plus all these extra gadgets, like a video player, Internet Access, and all the other trappings of a multimedia device, I would highly recommend the PSP. This is because the DS is basically just for video games, while the PSP plays video games and several other types of content, from videos to audio files to pictures, and can access the Internet.