Durability: PSP vs. DS

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Aug 22, 2009

Durability: PSP vs. DS by miketh2005 at 2:27 AM (2,107 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. miketh2005
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    Which system is more durable as in dropping it. I have dropped my DS lite several times. Once from 5 feet onto concrete and nothing broke in it. I'm afraid to even take my PSP phat out of the house, it looks so... breakable.
     
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    My PSP phat fell like 20 times. Didn't brake but gets whole lot of scratches.
     
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    my family friend broke his psp in a week dropping down the stairs ONCE!
    My ds phat lasted for about 4 years now... and dropping down things occassinally.
    wat do u think?
     
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    Dropped my PSP once, nothing really. Small scratch on the faceplate. Dropped my DS a few times, nothing. Touch screen is pretty scratched up due to the fact I can't be bothered to get a screen protector, though. If you're worried about the PSP falling and breaking if you're outside and walking around, just put it in a carry case and make sure it fits in your pockets properly so it won't fall out, assuming you aren't one of those idiots that walks around staring into the screen of whatever portable device they're carrying around whilst ignoring the outside world, in which case if it breaks due to you walking into a lamp post, you deserve it.
     
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    lol. [​IMG] so which is better?
     
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    -erhm- well uh i dropped my PSP (on my Knee(With my Hands)) and yeah it like crashes now [​IMG] but when i "dropped" my ds on my said "knee" it still works fine
     
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    i think according to experiences, ds is stronger though with the compact design of the psp and loose hinge of the ds, it should be the psp
     
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    I don't know about dropability but with no moving parts other than the hinged screens I'd say the DS'd be the tougher of the two.
     
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    DS Phat is the most durable one of the lot. Survived me chucking it at a wall with a more broken hinge and it was still playabl (if a little loose)
     
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    And why did you do that?
     
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    Tried to throw it onto my bed and overshot. It lives on in a new shell.
     
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    prolly cuz of trauma center? i did the same.
     
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    Nah I'd just finished playing a decided to chuck it on my bed for no reason and overshot. Almost glad I did because if I didn't my dad never would've let me replace my ds case
     
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    The DS SHOULD be more breakable, as moving parts normally = more things to break in a fall.
     
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    There was a series of Youtube videos on this subject, and the DS (Lite) won spectacularly. Try searching for it. [​IMG]

    Edit: I can't find them anymore, but I'm sure someone else must also remember them.
     
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    I'd have to argue for the PSP, if you're talking about better resistance to wear and tear. My PSP is older than my DS, been through more stress (my DSL has been babied), and not only has had much, much less happen to it, it's easier to open up and fix yourself. My DSL had problems long before my PSP, and now seems to be impossible to fix...

    My sister's DSL also has gone into life support; it needs a new top screen, and is even younger than mine.
     
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    While the DS clam shell design would seem to have more moving parts, the PSP has internal moving parts ie. the UMD reading mechanism. My brother bought his PSP cheap from a friend since it couldn't read UMDs, so he just hacked the firmware and use it to play backups instead.
     

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