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03/23/06 @ 04:22:06 am, Categories: Baka-chan vs. Stupid People, Baka-chan vs. The Gaming Community, Baka-chan on Games, 649 words, 1253 views  

I'm sick and tired of getting into these retarded fights about PSP vs NDS.

It's lunacy. They're in two completely different device classes. It's like comparing a rather feature-filled cellphone (NDS) to a full-fledged pocket pc (PSP).

They both have some of the same features...one has a bit more to it, and is generally more powerful... What's more, they both do EXACTLY what they're supposed to do...but what they're supposed to do is rather dissimilar. Look. There's no friggin comparing them. Really. Get over it.

PSP:

  • Portable Console
  • Plays graphically-complex home console style games.
  • Plays music, videos, views images...
  • Internet connectivity for games, web browser, RSS feeds (So far podcasts only), and Mail (upcoming firmware).
  • Great battery life considering the massive screen it's powering.
  • Good for 'Software' as well as games; Talkman, Korean English-learning software, upcoming GPS unit and software, etc.
  • Massive screen that makes it as good for videos and whatnot as it is for games.
  • Costs upwards of $300.

NDS:

  • Handheld Console
  • Games range from typical fun handheld fare to innovative handheld gaming through use of the stylus.
  • Plays...games.
  • Internet connectivity for games, more utilitarian uses forthcoming. (Though Pictochat is pretty cool.)
  • Great battery life.
  • Stylus interface has great software potential despite smallness of screens.
  • Multiple screens offer interesting opportunities for game developers.
  • Weighs in at a nice round $150.

While we're here, I'd like to categorically shoot down some of the stupider shit people say in these arguments.

But all the games are ports...

stfu, really. Fall down a well and die. First of all, the games aren't 'all ports' though an American gamer probably wouldn't know that, since the US library is shit.

Second, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PORTS?! If you loved a certain gamecube game, you wouldn't want to be able to take that game everywhere on the DS? Though, you probably couldn't because the DS doesn't have that kind of graphical power. (The Metroid games are pretty impressive, however.) Here's the port I'm waiting for: Disgaea. God that game is a timesink. I've got like 30 hours on it, and I'm nowhere. Because I got addicted to the item world. Can you THINK of a more perfect game for the PSP? But I digress.

Also, what the fuck do you call the 735th Super Mario, Mario Kart, Metroid, and Pokemon games? There are worse things than being a faithful portable version of a popular console title.

Now if only it had some games...

This is right up there with the last one. For starters, it's no one's fault but your own that you can't read Japanese, and thus miss out on most of the good games. But DAMN. The PSP has about the same number of titles as the NDS. STOP MAKING SHIT UP.

It does...all that other stuff too...

Ho-ly shit. I can't even comprehend this. I mean... You're saying...that it's...a BAD THING...that in ADDITION to playing games (which it does very well), it can also play videos and music, and surf the internet? I don't even have a rebuttal for this beyond asking the following question:

Do you even listen to yourself?

In conclusion...

I don't bash the DS, just people who stupidly try to compare two completely different things. I want a DS. Nintendo's games are almost a genre unto themselves, and that genre tends to be an incredibly fun play. Nintendo is also the most prone to innovative ideas. (Though I feel they took the stylus from innovation to gimmick in less than six months.) But as I said in my previous post, I doubt it'd get as much use as my PSP does. And frankly, I can justify a $300 swiss army knife, more than I can justify a $150 pogostick. Even though I could have more fun with the pogostick, the swiss army knife is more useful to me in the long run.

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