Which was better?

DS 62 65.96%
 
PSP 32 34.04%
 
Total:94

PSP
Crisis Core, Dissidia, Persona 3 Portable, Tekken Dark Ressurection, Peace Walker - I put so much time in these.



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When looking at the actual libraries, niether was a bad option. DS was just, by far, the better option.



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DS had a lot more games that I liked, so I'm going to go with that.
But PSP was really good as well, and pretty cool as a device since you could emulate stuff and watch videos before smartphones.



DS. You don’t mess with Nintendo in the handheld space. Too many time tested IPs. Pokémon, Metroid Hunters, Advance Wars DS, Golden Sun to name a few.

Sure PSP has some late life sales improvements over DS, but by then it was too little too late



 

 

My PSP Top 10 (in no particular order)
-Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
-God of War: Ghost of Sparta
-Burnout Legends
-Crimson Gem Saga
-Final Fantasy Tactics
-Jeanne D'Arc
-Resistance Retribution
-Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
-Final Fantasy Crisis Core
-Jak and Daxter The Lost Frontier

And don't get me started on the PS1 games I missed out on like Grandia and Xenogears.

DS Top 10 (in no particular order)
-New Super Mario Bros.
-Advance Wars Dual Strike
-Advance Wars Days of Ruin
-Mario Kart DS (my first online game, EVER)
-Super Mario 64
-Tetris
-Metroid Prime Hunters (kinda sucked, though)
-Crono Trigger
- can't think of a tenth game so I'm gonna add Soul Calibur Broken Destiny for PSP. The DS library is so bad, I have to add a PSP game to make it look good. You're welcome.

And the GBA games were great as well. Metroid Fusion, Zero Mission, and the Super Mario Advance games really stand out.

Both systems had spectacular libraries but the PSP suited my tastes more at the time. Tons of great games in virtually every genre. My daughter an I owned 2 PSPs and 6 DS systems total (3 original, 2 Lites, and one DSi). We loved the console but I just can't see myself going back to play games like Cooking Mama or Nintendogs instead of Metal Gear Portable Ops or Syphon Filter Dark Mirror.

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Sorry Sony fans, but only one system had 'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' and it wasn't the PSP.



I had a DS and my neighbour had a PSP

I liked his PSP far better



The DS. Touchscreen, excellent battery life, the clamshell design protected the screen while being carried around and sent the system into sleep mode as soon as closed without pressing any other buttons, a software library of over 3,000 games, backwards compatibility with GBA games, and no need for costly proprietary memory cards.



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...

When you play a game where you switch between menus, a second screen where the menu is always visible is a godsend. This is the case with Chrono Trigger on the DS, which still is imo the best version of all. 




Mandalore76 said:
The DS. Touchscreen, excellent battery life, the clamshell design protected the screen while being carried around and sent the system into sleep mode as soon as closed without pressing any other buttons, a software library of over 3,000 games, backwards compatibility with GBA games, and no need for costly proprietary memory cards.

PSP memory cards weren't really expensive at all. They were made by a lot of different companies. I think they were just digital camera memory cards. I'm sure they were more expensive than nothing (DS didn't need anything extra) but it wasn't a PlayStation Vita situation.

One thing about that clamshell design that plagued the original DS--broken hinges. All three of my originals broke. The Lite was awesome, though. And it had muuuuch better screen quality.

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