More Reviews
REVIEWS Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.

The Swapper Review
One of 2013's best indie games swaps its way to Sony platforms.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Forging the Rings of Power in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tolkien fans may now either squeal with glee at getting to play interactive fanfiction... or condemn it to the watery grave of Numenor.

How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

PSP Vs. DS: The GR Portable Prizefight!

Posted on Saturday, March 12 @ 01:12:12 Eastern by Ben_Silverman
 

Round 6: PRICE - FIGHT!

We started easy, so we figured we'd end that way, too. The DS retails for $150; the PSP goes for $250. DS software tends to start out at the affordable $30 price point, while PSP games fluctuate between $40 and $50 (movies on UMD run about $20, same as a DVD). If you have a light wallet, you know where to go.

However, don't let the seemingly exorbitant cost of the PSP freak you out; you're getting just about the fanciest gadget on the market for less than the cost of a standard Ipod. It's not actually the most expensive thing in the world...it's just the most expensive handheld in the world. Point, Nintendo.

Behold the final tally!

PSP: 5

DS: 3

The Verdict

So there you have it: the PSP defeated the DS by a score of 5 to 3. We're not sure what that means since our scoring system is so rickety to begin with, but we stand by our belief that we practice good science. You should see all the cloned zombies around here.

Look, we'd be flat-out lying if we said the PSP was just another handheld that should compete well with the DS. It's truly in another league, and though it isn't without its flaws, it's just about the most exciting product to hit the scene since the current console conflict began in 2001. The screen alone is an amazing piece of tech. Whether or not hardcore and casual gamers agree is another matter entirely, but since when did we care what you think. After all, you're the same people who made Survivor the number 7 selling PC game for a few weeks straight. Shame on you.

Nintendo finally has a reason to look over its shoulder, and while it's still in the driver's seat thanks to a massive handheld install base and rabid fan dedication, Sony is the console market leader for a good reason. The sparks are about to fly, so choose a side, play some games on the toilet, and above all else, duck and cover.

 

>> I want a rematch!


comments powered by Disqus




More On GameRevolution