PSP, DS, iPhone or Zune HD?

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Which is the best?

  1. PSP

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  2. Nintendo DS

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  3. iPod touch

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Oct 18, 2009

PSP, DS, iPhone or Zune HD? by antonkan at 1:37 AM (1,365 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. antonkan
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    Member antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

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    So these are the current handheld gaming devices (except Dingoo A320 and GP2X) above in the topic tite. Which is best? (Of course, the iPhone and Zune HD are the handheld gaming devices.)

    Here's a comparison:

    Pricing (all are in U.S. dollars)

    PSP: 100 to 200 dollars for older models
    170 dollars for PSP-3000 (a.k.a Brite or Bright) series (130 U.S. dollars in Japan)
    250 dollars for PSP-N1000 (a.k.a. Go) series

    Nintendo DS: 130 dollars for Nintendo DS Lite
    170 dollars for Nintendo DSi

    iPhone/iPod touch: 100 dollars for iPhone 3G 8 GB model
    200 dollars for iPhone 3GS 16 GB model/iPod touch 8 GB model
    300 dollars for iPhone 3GS 32 GB model/iPod touch 32 GB model
    400 dollarsfor iPod touch 64 GB model
    (NOTE: iPhone 3GS and 32/64 models of iPod touch includes a faster processor, which also improves web browser's (Safari) performance. Applications using a faster processor cannot be run on iPhone 3G and 8 GB models of iPod touch.)

    Zune HD: 220 dollars for 16 GB model
    290 dollars for 32 GB model

    Screen

    PSP: LCD screen, 4.3 inches (16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio) for the PSP-1000/2000/3000 series (I'm not sure about the PSP Go's screen in inches)
    Nintendo DS: LCD screen, 3 inches (4:3 aspect ratio) for the original Nintendo DS/Nintendo Lite and 3.25 inches (4:3 aspect ratio) for Nintendo DSi
    iPhone/iPod touch: LCD screen, 3.5 inches (14:9 aspect ratio)
    Zune HD: OLED screen, 3.3 inches (16:9 aspect ratio)

    Case customization

    PSP: No?
    Nintendo DS: Yes
    iPhone/iPod touch: Text engraving from Apple Store
    Zune HD: Yes

    Built-in camera

    PSP: No (NOTE: there is an PSP camera add-on with about 1.2 megapixels, pictures only.)
    Nintendo DS: Yes (Nintendo DSi only), 0.3 megapixels, pictures only
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes (iPhone 3G/3GS only, not iPod touch), 2.0 megapixels for iPhone 3G and 3.0 megapixels for iPhone 3GS, pictures only for iPhone 3G and pictures and video for iPhone 3GS
    Zune HD: No

    Touch screen

    PSP: No (Not sure about the touch screen in PSP Go)
    Nintendo DS: Yes (with stylus)
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes (without stylus, thanks to 'multi-touch')
    Zune HD: Yes (without stylus, thanks to 'multi-touch')

    Built-in microphone

    PSP: Yes (3000 and Go series only)
    Nintendo DS: Yes
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes (not on iPod touch, I believe)
    Zune HD: No

    Accelerometer (when you turn or rotate the device)

    PSP: No
    Nintendo DS: No
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes
    Zune HD: Yes

    Game media

    PSP: Universal Memory Disc (UMD) (download-only for PSP Go)
    Nintendo DS: Game Card
    iPhone/iPod touch: Download-only
    Zune HD: Download-only

    Number of games/applications available

    PSP: about 3,000
    Nintendo DS: about 4,500 DS games (excluding DSiWare game for the Nintendo DSi)
    iPhone/iPod touch: over 75,000
    Zune HD: 15

    Video output (when you connect to a television)

    PSP: all video modes (PSP-2000, 3000 and Go series only)
    Nintendo DS: No
    iPhone/iPod touch: 480p (NTSC) or 576p (PAL) standard definition
    Zune HD: 720p high definition

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    PSP: Yes
    Nintendo DS: Yes
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes
    Zune HD: Yes

    Online store

    PSP: Yes (PlayStation Store)
    Nintendo DS: Yes (Nintendo DSi only) (Nintendo DSi Shop)
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes (Apps Store)
    Zune HD: Yes

    Content available in online store

    PSP: Games, movies/films, TV shows, themes, game trailers
    Nintendo DS: Games and non-game applications (Nintendo DSi only)
    iPhone/iPod touch: Music, podcasts, TV shows, movies/films, audiobooks, applications
    Zune HD: Music, podcasts, TV shows, movies/films, applications

    Speakers

    PSP: Yes (2)
    Nintendo DS: Yes (2)
    iPhone/iPod touch: Yes (1)
    Zune HD: No

    And that's it. Vote for the poll which system is the best.
     
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    What is case customization?

    ..... FAIL! iPhone/iPod Touch and the Zune HD IS NOT A GOD DAMN GAMING DEVICE! Oh and your games on the iPoop are wrong. Out of those 75,000 or so more than half are demos and useless stuff.

    PSP Go does not have a touch screen btw. [​IMG]
     
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    You really can't consider the iphone and zune gaming devices. They're just phone/music players that have the ability to play some games.
     
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    Exactly. The DS is meant pretty much 100% for games, since you can only do non-gaming things with a flashcart (outside of the internet browser and that stupid Japanese music player thing).

    Anyway, all these threads come down to preference. Some people like the PSP selection, some people like the DS selection. No single system is better than the other. Some people still think that the Atari 2600 is better than the PS3. Some people think the Wii is better than the Xbox 360. It doesn't matter, it's preference.
     
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    DS is the greatest achievement in the history of god

    god = suckfest, japs win pop the bubbly

    in defense of iphone, I would count it as a gaming system considering it has big-name exclusives and also prob has some good games
     
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    in terms of media the zune hd and ipod touch win easily
    if u want gaming ide go with dsi or psp go
     
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    You really can't consider PCs gaming devices. They're just typewriters/spreadsheet editors that have the ability to play some games.
     
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    cheers for antonkan he made a good comparsison
    but yeah zune and ipod youch arent gaming devices i voted ds and ipod touch
    ds>psp
    ipod>zube
    IMO
     
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    You can't compare things like this.

    Each device is good at what it does, it's as simple as that.
     
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    Haha. You have a point there! [​IMG]
     
  11. Raiser

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    Imo..
    PSP. It has some really good games, with even more coming (FFAXIII, Birth by Sleep, Jak and Daxter)

    The DS also has some good games like Mario Kart DS, etc, but mucho games are crap. ._.

    But like mentioned before, each handheld is better at one thing than another.
    ie PSP has games with better graphics, DS has "family-oriented" games, iPhone is ideal for smaller mini-games, Zune is more of a media handheld.
     
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    This. Enough said.
     
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    I have a DS, a PSP and got an iPod Touch last week.. all the three devices are good in their own way.

    The iPod/iPhone is great for small, simpler games to be played in short bursts..
    Also, due to Apple's policy on the app store, it's a great place to find innovative and creative indie stuff.
     

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