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What should I buy? - Nintendo DS Lite or Sony PSP?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Right, well the last computer I had was a Sega game gear a very long time ago, and I haven't a clue about what computers are up to these days.

After all the advertising, I have really been tempted to treat myself to a DS Lite with Brain training game for myself.

I am not gonna be willing to paying out 30-40 pounds for games though after i have bought the brain training, so my hubby said I would be better off with a PSP, as then you can download games off the net. Obviously though, the PSP will be more costly to start with, so I just don't know which way to go.

Please can someone advise me which would be better just for a casual gamer, the pros and cons and can you recommend some good games/accessories for a 20-something year old lady?

I would be VERY grateful for any help!
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
ds can also have downloaded games but you will need to obviously own them first.
#2
Please forgive my total lack of knowledge but don't get you - I can download games onto the DS but only if I buy the game first?
#3
I'm 23 & hubby's getting me a ds for Christmas :) Most games are between £15 - £25 for it :)
#4
use to have a PSP - Sold it coz the games got so boring as they were basically ports of PS2 games. This was last year tho, so things may have changed.

Got a DS. Much better imo.
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mrszerrouk
Please forgive my total lack of knowledge but don't get you - I can download games onto the DS but only if I buy the game first?


Check your PM's ! :thumbsup:
#6
mrszerrouk
Please forgive my total lack of knowledge but don't get you - I can download games onto the DS but only if I buy the game first?


He means that it is illegal to download the games unless you own the actual games themselves first therefore they are just backups....copyright n all that
#7
Ah thanks, I thought that but didn't know how to word it! :giggle:
#8
I've got a DS and I love it. Depends what kind of games you're in to I think, if you prefer fighting/driving, get a PSP, but if you like brain/puzzle games, get a DS.
#9
I prefer the DS as a portable system, the clamshell design makes it more durable for chucking in a bag, the batterylife is better for just picking up and playing and the cartridges are tougher, smaller and quick to load. If you're not intent on pirating all software for it, the DS is region free and places like Movietyme (http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/default.php?osCsid=a3bdfbf8375aaa01bddcee406810ee72&osCsid=a3bdfbf8375aaa01bddcee406810ee72&cPath=241) offer good prices on DS games.

The PSP has its share of strong games although I think they're a bit more niche, Every Extend Extra is one of my favourite games this generation but it's not for everyone.

John
#10
PSP.

better graphics on the games, longer games in some cases, better sound quality. Can be an mp3 player and mp4 player too. MUCH better online wireless mode than the DS. Faster loading times etc.

I had a DS and just did not like it. PSP everytime.
banned#11
Argos do a range of games as buy one get one free, they range between £20 and £30 so at most its £15 each.

And Tesco do games from £7 each http://www.tesco.com/entertainment/browse.aspx?Ns=P_Sort_Price&sortQueryString=Ntt%3D4650%26Ntk%3DP_HIDDEN_Special_Id%26N%3D4%26Ntx%3Dmode+matchall%26Nr%3D293&showall=1&Ntk=P_HIDDEN_Special_Id&Ntt=4650&sort
#12
I had to choose recently,
I got a ds.
As i thought whats the point in getting a psp when the games are near enough ports of games i've already played
#13
Im a 29yr old geek and have both, the PSP since release and I got the DS lite from when it was redesigned.

I much prefer the DS for its design and games + much easier to carry about and much better battery life, the PSP feels poorly designed and the games just feel too limited.

Though back when I was a kid I also used to prefer my gameboy to my gamegear.
#14
Get them both. I am a DS convert, but the PSP is far too good to dismiss too. Each have their own specialities. The PSP is all about graphics and video/music. The DS is about kiddish games that are quite simply fun to play. Get 'em both.
#15
I take it then that you are offering to buy them both for me? :whistling:
#16
Thanks everyone, think I will go for the DS as planned.

Dont mind waiting till after xmas, reckon they will get a bit cheaper?
#17
mrszerrouk
Thanks everyone, think I will go for the DS as planned.

Dont mind waiting till after xmas, reckon they will get a bit cheaper?


Cheaper than £99 not really unless its a bundle, best get it from john lewis with £20 off voucher making it £80.
#18
mrszerrouk
I take it then that you are offering to buy them both for me? :whistling:


You asked for advice, I gave it. I have both. You can buy a PSP and a DS for less than the price of a Wii or, even more so, a PS3.
#19
I am getting a DS for Christmas - hopefully.
You can get the games from the WEB, as backups to the ones you haev already purchased, but where? And how do you load them onto the DS? (should your originals get corrupt - of course)

pm's appreciated.

Also I will probably get one bought from Spain, as that is where some relatives live. Anyone know if that will be a problem and things will come in Spanish? Or is there normally an option to specify the language on the console and in the games?

Thanks.
#20
col
Cheaper than £99 not really unless its a bundle, best get it from john lewis with £20 off voucher making it £80.

What £20 off voucher is it? I can't seem to find it?
#21
scabbers
What £20 off voucher is it? I can't seem to find it?

TEL225JLP OR TRY TEL258CCT200 BOTH ARE £20 OFF WHEN YOU SPEND £100 OR OVER AT JL
#22
Scribbles
Get them both. I am a DS convert, but the PSP is far too good to dismiss too. Each have their own specialities. The PSP is all about graphics and video/music. The DS is about kiddish games that are quite simply fun to play. Get 'em both.


Sigh hate it when people act like that, whats kiddy about platformers and even stuff like Hotel Dusk.

Think you are mixing up retro and kiddy.

If they are kiddy then why were they so popular back in the 16 bit days
#23
col
Cheaper than £99 not really unless its a bundle, best get it from john lewis with £20 off voucher making it £80.


Thanks, great tip :thumbsup:

Just gotta keep checking for them to come back in stock now!
#24
ryouga
Sigh hate it when people act like that, whats kiddy about platformers and even stuff like Hotel Dusk.

Think you are mixing up retro and kiddy.

If they are kiddy then why were they so popular back in the 16 bit days


I think you took the word "kiddish" as a criticism of the console. On the contrary, i'm saying that it's kiddishness is it's main draw. The games are fun and intuitive for that very reason. After using one, I can positively say that there is nothing wrong with the DS as a console. It's just aimed at a different audience to the PSP is all.
#25
davemichael
I am getting a DS for Christmas - hopefully.
You can get the games from the WEB, as backups to the ones you haev already purchased, but where? And how do you load them onto the DS? (should your originals get corrupt - of course)
pm's appreciated.
Also I will probably get one bought from Spain, as that is where some relatives live. Anyone know if that will be a problem and things will come in Spanish? Or is there normally an option to specify the language on the console and in the games?
Thanks.

Anyone know where I can get cheap DS Lite games. And then the website I can go to get backups of them? ;-)
#26
Anybody know where to get a bloody DS Lite in the first place?
I'm having my own personal nightmare trying to find one.

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