I think PSP GO has criteria to be a Ipod Killer..
Not just an Ipod Touch killer but also other Mp4 players..
What do you most prepared PSP GO or Ipod Touch?(14 posts) (6 voices)
I think PSP GO has criteria to be a Ipod Killer..
For me I definitely choose PSP GO....:)
Even though i dont have it...but base on what i know about PSP GO
I defenitely choose it than Ipods...
The sound quality on iPods are beyond terrible anyways. People just buy iPods because they are marketed correctly.
Chances are that the PSP go will not kill the iPhone, iPod touch, iPiece O' Shit or whatever Mac is pushing. All I know is that I will never support Mac again after that terrible Nano purchase three years ago.
Mainstream audiences will though :(
I have an iPhone and a PSP Go.
Initially I used the iPhone a lot for gaming simply because it was always in my pocket. However, for 99% of games the lack of buttons and a d-pad leads to frustration. The same sort of frustration I feel playing First person shooters on consoles. I know the precision and speed I have with a mouse and anything else frustrates. Well it's the same with the iPhone. The only games worth playing on it are ones that are entirely suited to touch and tilt controls. If the game isn't designed around these controls then frustration ensues.
Because my PSP Go fits comfortably in my pocket along with a library of games (unlike the old PSP) I tend to carry it around a lot more. I much prefer to play on the PSP go, and I have to admit my iPhone is pretty much just used for making phone calls, browsing the web and checking the weather. When there is a dedicated gaming device in my pocket next to it there just isn't any comparison. The PSP Go blows it away in regards to gaming.
I think it really depends on what sort of games you want to play.
PSP is pretty good if you like action RPGs, traditional JRPGs, fighting games and I would say driving games. Of course, with the PSPGo, only a relatively small fraction of the PSP's library is available.
Ipod Touch is good if you like casual and shorter arcade like games. Seems pretty good if you like adventure games and has a lot of indie type games.
And don't overlook the DSi. It's also very good if you like casual games, also very good for traditional JRPGs and SRPGs, probably the best choice for strategy games and platformers.
Still, the trouble with the PSP in general, Go or not, is that publisher support is waning. The first two years I owned one, I bought 40 games total. The last two years, I think I've bought 3 (not counting minis, which I've bought two). I was hoping the minis program would improve this, but so far it's been pretty much a dud (at least in the US, in Europe it's been a lot better, though still not many I would buy)
@RolDgoTLuCk i think you meant to name the topic "what do you most prefer".
i prefer the psp/pspGO (but really i havent seen what makes the "go" better than the 3000),
because the psp is, the only portable console to appeal to hardcore gamers (like me),
as far as power goes its basically a ps2 that can fit in your pocket,
the only mistake they made with the design was not including a second analog stick (i cant say how long ive been waiting for a right analog attachment),
sure touch screens are cool, but i find them incredibly flawed,
for one thing the touchscreens (and the ipods tilt sensors) arent always precise (you know how youre doing so good on a game then all of a sudden it does something you werent trying to make it do, and then you lose..... or am i just sounding insane?),
and i find when im playing on the (not that i have one) ipod touch with some games my finger blocks my view......
but the controls work for some games, but not games that a console gamer is used to,
i think the platform is best for puzzle games that require the player to move blocks or pop bubbles (i wonder if anyone's ever attempted to make some sort of hybrid),
but the psp can do way more,
it can handle alot of sprites on screen, and almost any concept youve seen on the ps2 is possible to see on the psp.
I didn't get the psp 3000. I have the 2000 and the go right now.
For me the Go is killing the 2000 for two main reasons. I've (surprisingly) been getting a lot of use out of the PAUSE GAME feature. Also, the screen doesn't have that cheap LCD quality where the colors drag when when you're moving.
I also like the analog stick a lot more on the Go, but thats just a minor reason...I could go back to the old analog stick. D-Pad on the go is a lot better too.
I actually prefer the PSP 2000 over both the GO and iPod Touch for one reason...CUSTOM FIRMWARE. If it wasn't for homebrew, I probably wouldn't own a PSP.
"I actually prefer the PSP 2000 over both the GO and iPod Touch for one reason...CUSTOM FIRMWARE. If it wasn't for homebrew, I probably wouldn't own a PSP."
Hmmm, I don't know how to say this without it sounding insulting...but here goes:
This is a website for psp MINIS (ie. games that are less than $10 a piece). Do you really need to steal games that are so cheap? BTW, "No,no....I steal expensive games too" is NOT a good counter argument there.
Beyond that, I'm pretty sure the majority of people on this site are proud to support developers and Sony in general. People using that custom firmware are ruining PSP for everyone. Q-Games already announced they will never make anything else for the PSP because of too much piracy, and we've yet to see who else will follow suit on that one.
Anyways, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think using custom firmware will make you any friends on this website. Get firmware 6.2 and just buy games like the rest of us.
i actually didnt hear him say that he uses cfw to pirate games,
isnt it possible (however unlikely) that he only uses it to download freeware homebrew games?
i think its a little bit sony's fault that people use cfw (not that i use it), because they dont make any way for hobbyists (by that, i mean people who dont have $2000, and might not want to make the major commitments sony asks for) to access their platform, and make (potentially freeware) games,
which honestly ive played some very good games on pc that literally had no budget and the developer asks for nothing in return, and i think its a shame that sony doesnt let people that arent professional developers develop on thier platform.
The only game I ever pirated was Coded Arms which I then went out and bought a week later. I did in fact buy ALL the minis I own. (I actually have to re-fill my PSN account every 2 weeks because of the frequency at which I buy games)
"I don't think using custom firmware will make you any friends on this website"
Not to be rude but, I'm not here to make friends. Just to get the latest news and reviews on minis.
Fair enough. I don't mean to be a jerk either.
Surely you can see how I thought it was suspicious that you're on a Minis website, and if you say you have custom firmware, you CAN'T log in to PSN to buy anything. I assumed you're just downloading illegal copies of minis on the web.
So I guess what you meant with that original post is that You initially bought the PSP to get the custom firmware and then switched to the normal firmware then? If thats the case then no harm done. I'm sure we've all been tempted to mod our PSPs and get unlimited free games (and SNES roms....still would like a full portable snes).
Well, back on topic - iPod touch? pfffffffft Whatever :) PSP and DSi all the way (gotta give nintendo a little credit!)
"So I guess what you meant with that original post is that You initially bought the PSP to get the custom firmware and then switched to the normal firmware then?"
Actually I'm still on CFW (will never go back) And yes, I can access PSN, just not directly from the PSP. I have to use the MediaGO app for the PC to get in.
"PSP and DSi all the way"
Yeah DS owns :)
Yeah, DS is an awesome system too.
Speaking of which....why wasn't that included with the initial post?
I propose we slip that one into the conversation too...I'll go first :)
For me theres no clear winner between PSP and DS. Usually one system is hot and the other is collecting dust and it goes back and fourth every couple months. However, things are getting much more interesting with the online stores for each system now. PSN is obviously the massive winner on that one though.
I refill my PSN account with around $100 to $200 per month, and for the DSi I've only spent $40 since april. To be fair the PSN refills are also for PS3, but also that $40 for DSi I've practically wasted. The games I bought I barely even like (thank god viking invasion came out and I FINALLY have a great DSiWare game to play).
Anyways, for the past few months the PSP is definitely my system of preference, but I am getting Scribblenauts, Kirby Superstar Ultra and Mario and Luigi: Bowsers inside story for Christmas, so that might turn things around for a little while.
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