The PSP: Yay or Nay?

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The PSP: Yay or Nay?

Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:17 pm

I haven't seen one, let alone played one (where I live), but I would like to get one for one game: Twisted Metal Head-On, as I've been a sucker for TM since part 2.

It may be the only serious to the Nintendo DS.

What are your thoughts?
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:41 pm

I can't say yet.

What I can say, is NOA needs to get their asses off the ground, and start MARKETING WELL. Their idiots right now, they need to start making more GOOD games for the DS, and get Metroid Prime: Hunters released ASAP. Without it, and no shooters for the DS except for the demo, PSP's shooters will steal the majority of the teen audience, which currently is major in the gaming industry. Nintendo is a marketing idiot currently, and some of their commercials are horrid too. *horrid memories of Mario Sunshine* oh god... *shudder* Plus, the DS only has about 5-8 games out, while PSP on it's LAUNCH DATE has 24. *shakes head* Nintendo had a small, repeat SMALL, VERY SMALL advantage getting the DS out before the PSP, and they didn't do anything. They are trying to make a lot more money off the Game Boy, which I can understand, but if they want to compete with the PSP, they will NEED to focus more on the DS. You make more money making games people want FOR the system you want them to buy, instead of continuing making GBA games mainly. They are trying to make the transition as slow as possible, and it would have worked if Sony didn't make the PSP. now that it's out however, Nintendo needs to step up their gear. Also, they need to get Advance Wars DS out soon. It made a lot of money, and also helped along with SSBM to get the Fire Emblem series to the US, which I am currently addicted to.

Overall right now, Nintendo is getting a run for their money. This could hurt them a lot, but one hazard for the PSP is right now: it's price. 300 dollars, but people may not care. It's honestly something I can't take sides on, and I'm a Nintendo junkie.

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Post by Jonathan » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:54 pm

Are you serious? Is it really $300?!? I thought it was only $150. For that price, one can buy 2 brand new PS2s!

I'm gonna have to go with nay. $300 is way too much for a thing that has lesser graphics than the PS2. I'm sticking with my GameBoy.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:16 am

Holding off.

Too expensive and no must have games at the moment.
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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:22 am

Also holding off. Sony's history of poorly built systems for launches kinda turns me away especially after all the shit I went through with my (launch date purchased) PS2. Hell, there's already been many reports of dead pixels on the screen, and that Sony is not yet recognizing this as a problem, saying something along the lines of it's common for those type of screens to have a couple dead pixels. I say if I plunk down the $250 for a system, it damn well better be perfect. If they would focus more on making a great gaming system and not an entire multimedia powerhouse, they would do much better because (a) there's a less likely chance of something screwing up and if something came up it'd be much easier to fix, and (b) they could easily knock off at least $50 off the price to make it more affordable thus selling more units.

I guess I could also say that there's no must-have games for me either, but in the same respect that's never really mattered much to me. There's a handful of games I know I'd enjoy and I won't use that reason as to not buying one. I've played it, very well put together system for the most part, and decent battery life from what my co-worker told me. Then for me at least, I'm trying to buy a car before shinys, but there's shinys I want before the PSP (satellite radio *_* ). I'll be picking one up somewhere down the line, but I have no driving force telling me to get one, at least not until FF7 is rereleased on the system. Once that's out, I'm buying the system if I don't already have it.
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:41 am

one thing I like about Nintendo is they build their systems well, but they can't market worth their life anymore. :cry:

at least with the PSP it has more games out then the DS...
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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:19 am

Eh, quality over quantity is what I always say, and has always been Nintendo's take on things too historically. More games doesn't always mean better, and DS has a lot of good games coming out in the next few months. This should be a good battle and I shall enjoy it.
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Post by Pipestrell » Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:50 pm

Apparantly the eject it strong enough to fire out cds at people.
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Post by Slrjoecool » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:30 pm

I'll definentally pass. I'm not going to spend $250 on a portable gaming system. I was reluctant to spend $100 on the Game Boy SP, and I had games that I could use in it already.

That, and like Dan said, they are having problems with the pixels in the screen. I'll hold out and save up to buy a PS2 before I buy a PSP. (By the time I get around to it, it might be a PS3...)
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Post by Neo Dead Moon » Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:29 am

I'm passing this by. Any portable video game system where you need a memory card to save sounds like absolute bullshit.

Not like I'm defending the Nintendo DS either, though. There's not a single game released in America I want to play that isn't about Wario.

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Post by mizangelamy » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:08 pm

I have to pass on this one too I rather spend $300 of clothes then a system that would brake later.
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Post by RoastedTwinkies » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:24 pm

I honestly think this system is overrated. I will admit that I've never played it myself, but they say that PSP can play movies, but you have to buy them seperately, discs designed specifically for the PSP. I think it's a waste of money. Why would I want to buy the same movies again? The anime titles I enjoy probably won't be available for the system. If regular DVDs could play on the system, Sony would probably make more money.

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Post by Kameko » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:08 pm

I agree with you totally RT. Let's see, buy a movie that can only be played on the PSP with a screen just a few inches big or buy a movie that I can play in a computer, DVD player, PS2 and an Xbox which have screens that are much bigger? I think the answer is simple. Even if a regular DVD could be played in it, I still wouldn't buy it. $300 for a handheld? I can buy two PS2's for that.
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Post by SailorSpace » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:29 pm

I think I would rather hold off on the PSP for the follwoing reasons:

1.) I never have cared for portable game systems. They tend to break easier, plus having to change the batteries in it just to play it gets really annoying aftera while.

2.) Too expensive. No one in my family would be able to afford it, because we already have enough of a hard time getting the bills payed as it is.

Although the features on it, like being able to play music on it, may seem cool, I would still wanna hold off. If I wanted portable music, I could probably buy an iPod or another CD player for MUCH cheaper prices.
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Post by ParaKiss_Groupie » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:04 pm

The system looks amazing, it really does. However, I'm in no rush to buy one. Going off a college student's income, it isn't quite feasible at the moment. I have my GBA. I use it when I (very seldom nowadays) travel. When I want to play games, I play my PS2 or my Xbox.

So, unless they have a game that comes out that really changes my mind, I'll stick with what I've got.

Same goes for the DS.
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Post by KoiNoVash » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:28 am

I'm definitely holding off on this. Too expensive for a poor college student and like MarioKnight said, Sony has a bad rep for problems with the systems they release in their launches.

Also, there really isn't anything I want to play on it yet. So until a must-have game comes out on it, I'm just gonna hold off.
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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:51 pm

Kameko wrote:I agree with you totally RT. Let's see, buy a movie that can only be played on the PSP with a screen just a few inches big or buy a movie that I can play in a computer, DVD player, PS2 and an Xbox which have screens that are much bigger? I think the answer is simple. Even if a regular DVD could be played in it, I still wouldn't buy it. $300 for a handheld? I can buy two PS2's for that.
I also agree with you on that.

Besides who would want to watch movies on a PSP? If I want to watch movies on the go, I'd use my laptop, or I get a portable DVD player.
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:57 pm

DuoTheShinigami02 wrote:
Kameko wrote:I agree with you totally RT. Let's see, buy a movie that can only be played on the PSP with a screen just a few inches big or buy a movie that I can play in a computer, DVD player, PS2 and an Xbox which have screens that are much bigger? I think the answer is simple. Even if a regular DVD could be played in it, I still wouldn't buy it. $300 for a handheld? I can buy two PS2's for that.
I also agree with you on that.

Besides who would want to watch movies on a PSP? If I want to watch movies on the go, I'd use my laptop, or I get a portable DVD player.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:50 pm

Aya Reiko wrote:Holding off.

Too expensive and no must have games at the moment.
Okay, so I waffled. I figured it would be a good thing to waste some of my Tax refund on.

I ordered through Walmart since it's the only one I could customize my order through. (So I wouldn't have to get a game I wanted along with one I didn't.) Got Lumines and NFSU with it, expensive as Hell though...

And I'm still waiting for them to ship the system itself, got the rest of the package, just not the PSP.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Mon May 23, 2005 9:10 pm

Update...

Got it last week, the thing ROCKS!!!

Wow, just wow. That's all I can say. This thing will make you forget about the GBA and the DS, it's that much more superior, well worth the extra greenage.

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