games good or not the big thing between the PSP and DS. When people go to buy their kids something for a gift they rarely care about the games its gonna have it for they mostly care about the price and since the DS is a just a bit over a 100$ and the PSP is 250$ thats a very big difference.
In defence of the PSP, it has some kick-ass games. But people seem to think because it's Sony that the games should be on a par with PS2 games. that's unfair.
It's like saying DS games should be the same as Gamecube games.
I have many UMD's and have enjoyed the vast majority of them.
My reccomendations are:
GTA:LCS & VCS
WTF (for those who don't know WTF is kinda like Wario Ware, but you earn money and buy stuff The hand-stabbing game is cool as is wood-chopping)
PES6 Best handheld football ever.
Football Manager 07
Dave Mirra BMX Challenge (I'm pulling your leg here)
Agreed, the PSP price is a big factor and i'm amazed Sony haven't yet reduced it, i can only assume they're happy with the sales it's getting at this price point and will announce a price cut when sales drop off. The DS is ideal for parents to buy for their kids, it's cheap good fun and will play all the Gameboy games they've already got!
The PSP is a toe into the water from Sony and as a first attempt it's doing well. I hope/expect their next handheld to be a big improvement over the PSP.
I like my DS, but in general PSP games have much better longevity. Most DS titles I'm bored with after 2 hours, and that is just not worth £30. At least Sony realise that games should be cheap too. I can walk into gamestation and come out with psp games at £10 each, but with DS it is more like £30.
You have to keep in mind its all about the money. Sony is actually losing money by selling consoles. If they lowered the price it would hurt them alot (the only way they can drop the price is if the manufacturers of the hardware lower the price). In other words, companies dont sell consoles cheap out of the goodness of their hearts.
The reason behind a lack of ps2 quality games, which I read above and feel is fairly a good point, IS NOT a lack of hardware, its lack of interest from developers. The more money they see sony and others rake in the more willing companies will be to shell out thousands of dollars towards game development.
Take that DS
DS cant and wont ever play Metal Gear Portable Ops
I don't think the only reason the DS is selling better than the PSP is the price. The DS is fast becoming one of the best selling game systems of all time, and could pass the PS2 in terms of units sold in the not too distant future.
The DS has a fairly small catalogue of very high quality games. Another plus is the fact that most of the games can be played for a short time and then turned off, ideal for portable gaming, whereas a lot of PSP games are more suited to playing at home. I don't think that is neccessarily a problem, but most of the top PSP games are weaker versions of PS2 games, which you can play at home anyway.
The battery life of the PSP is another disappointment, not great for gaming on the go.
I think the recent announcement of DQIX for the DS is testament to the importance and quality of the system, and losing one of the best selling games series of all time to Nintendo is certainly a huge blow for Sony.
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