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Which was better?

DS 62 65.96%
 
PSP 32 34.04%
 
Total:94

I think the DS just had the most quality and variety in games. Also, it was JRPG heaven.



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PSP for me.
It was my "smartphone" until like 2010. Maybe even longer.
-Great games. Felt almost like having a PS2 in my pocket.
-First time I went full digital.
-pictures, music, movies, browser, wallpapers, online play, emulators,

The PSP was a beast. The DS was a toy. A really fun toy with some classics and some innovative ideas but not on the same level as a PSP. I've been playing portables since the original Gameboy but I don't think I've ever enjoyed one more than PSP, even now.

Best handheld, ever.



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Don't tell me people gonna think the PSP library had the better JRPG when all the bigger franchises were actually on the DS haha. The PSP had the best OG FF remakes though. The rest were mostly on the Japanese exclusive side so I can't say it was ultra accessible for us here.

It also has the best M&L game and Kirby Super Star remake. You just can't compete with that ....

Oh yeah, the PSP had the Monster Hunter Portable games for some time. Welp, this debate gets more difficult as time goes on.



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There are still games I go back to play on my DS, but aside from two Mega Man remakes nothing I really have any desire to play on PSP. So, DS.



PSP was the better hardware by far. I still say the dual screens is a stupid design, just do one screen! Everybody only ever looked at the top screen unless there was some dumb gimmick that made you try and hold a stylus and push buttons at the same time... however, the DS was by far the better supported system with games so it wins, even though it is a stupid design...



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I liked them both a lot. I think I have to give the edge to PSP. It had my favorite game of the two systems which was Crisis Core. Both were good systems though that I want to revisit. I missed some of the good games on both.



The DS hands down. When it was unveiled people thought Nintendo had lost their mind but that touch screen, that easy WiFi integration and playing multiplayer with other users with 1 game card felt truly revolutionary in the day. Some of the software was ground breaking and the sales of the console show that...



gergroy said:
PSP was the better hardware by far. I still say the dual screens is a stupid design, just do one screen! Everybody only ever looked at the top screen unless there was some dumb gimmick that made you try and hold a stylus and push buttons at the same time... however, the DS was by far the better supported system with games so it wins, even though it is a stupid design...

Nah, the bottom screen was where developers put all the UI icons. This uncluttered the main screen, which needed to be uncluttered to see what was going on, on such a small screen.



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The PSP had exactly zero games that ever interested me in any capacity over the course of its entire life, while the DS had a few. Even Vita had one game that interested me. My cousin bought a PSP because that was the ‘cool’ thing to do, but then he had the same problem with it that I had, so he just proceeded to keep borrowing my DS instead.

So, DS, PSP might as well not have existed as far as I’m concerned.



PSP because CFW. You could emulate anything up to the PS1 on that little sucker and even some N64 games which was a friggin' miracle back then. The PSP also had some great exclusives. It was a well-worthy successor to the GBA to all the folks Like me who nevera really got warm with gimmicks like two screens and a touchscreen.

I don't want to say the DS was bad. But for me personally, the PSP was way better. It was this little system that introduced me, a formar diehard Ninty Fanboy, into the world of PlayStation.

It's a pity Sony doesn't do Handhelds anymore. But on the other hand, the switch is a superb system, so I'm good.



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