QUOTE(Altima NEO @ Dec 15 2004, 09:06 AM)
only things ds has going for it are the touch screen, and the longer battery life
however, Im for the PSP, despite the shorter battery life.
Im sure some third party developer will make a longer lasting battery, like they did for GBA SP. Sony intends to release movies and music on UMD format. Plus, because its a disc system, music in games are cd quality, as opposed to DS and its synthesised music. Not to mention PSP games can have full motion video. Ahh, what else? Its just so damned cool
OH yeah, more mature games are on PSP, where as DS will have pokemon and mario, which is fine if youre into that stuff.
You are a fucking idiot. The DS Game cards are merely proprietary format Memory Cards resembling the likes of MMC/SD/CF cards. The DS can play divx format video just like the gamecube (check out the metroid demo). Synthesized music?
Have you even played a DS? I'm done. The PSP looks interesting with promising titles like Medievil and Ridge Racers. However the limited battery life and the whole UMD format are big turnoffs. Because it uses a disc it (the laser) wastes even more power constantly reading (accessing) the disc. However there is speculation that the PSP will be able to load programs, etc. from the memory stick slot (like it does with movies/music), however if the psp is as much a pain in the ass to program for as the ps2 was, that really amounts to nothing, because as we all know the ps2 homebrew scene is pathetic. Also the textures (although not as bad as DS) do seem kind of shitty, or for a better word, lacking, albeit crisp (a result of superior AA capabilities I presume). Only time well tell, I hope that Nintendo fairs well with it's new found sense of innovation, but it will be hard to stop the successful marketing machine that is Sony.