GBA SP Sadly is still the Best Hand Held

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Jun 3, 2011
  1. ferret7463
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    Recently, i have been doing a lot of waiting outside. I tried using my PSP, DS and 3DS. They are for all of their bells and whistles is useless for me to use. The main reason you can't see them!!!! The GBA thrives in the sun light, small form factor, and has a great battery life. Also for me being able to hold it in one hand and still being able to play RPGs, Tactics games, and yes even read a Ebook . It is kinda sad that game companies have forgot that when you are mobile chances are you are outside. Does anyone else have this problem?
     


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    I just turn the brightness down and its okay.
     
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    It's the best handheld because you can see it outside and hold it with one hand?

    So.. I can see my DSL outside and hold it with one hand while still playing games, does that make it the best handheld?
     
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    DS Phat.

    Plays all the games that the SP does, has a brighter screen, and it fits comfortably in your hands.
     
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    What!?? :wtf:

    I can still play DS Lite, 3DS, DSi, and DS Phat outside...
     
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    Many mobile phones can do what you just listed, that doesn't make them the best handheld.
     
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    you must have very large hands , because when i tried it on a lite i could either reach the action buttons with my thumb on one hand or the D-pad on the other. Also if you are in the out side in the sun you will have to strain your eyes in order to see it and just becomes annoy. I have discovered if you increase the light it shows a little better , but that is at the cost of battery life.
     
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    No I don't lol.
     
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    This. :3
     
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    The GBA has some great games. Just sayin'.
     
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    GBA > All other handhelds. I do agree.
     
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    Hell no, DS finest video game system ever
     
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    Real Life. Finest video game system ever.
     
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    Yes, the backlight on most consoles makes it hard to see when outside.
    It happens with anything that has a backlight.

    Setting the backlight to 2 or 3 will be better.
     
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    PSP by far has the best library of any portable system to date. All of PSX + at least 10 or so awesome PSP games = gaming goodness.
     
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    GBA & GBA SP . Difference flip ?
     
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    yeah the gba are the best handheld imho, but nothing can beat the gameboy micro, very small, great battery life, and most people thinks that is a cellphone XD
     
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    there is a reason for the ability to adjust he brightness... if i was to plan on playing my handheld in sunny locations i would spring for a battery pack meant for that.
     
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    I agree. With CFW a psp will have full access to SNES, Genesis, NES, GBA, etc games. Incredible portable, imo.
     
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    what the fuck are you talking about
     

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