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Paddybhoy said:I'm considering whether or not to invest in a handheld console and I can't really decide, The PSP looks pretty sweet since it can play ps2 games but the DS is made by Nintendo and there is still a lot of loyalty towards the company amongst most of the hardcore gamers overhere not to mention that Nintendo have a knack for making wee silly games that are fun, origianl and addictive!
The PSP DOES NOT play PS2 games. I spend all day squashing that rumor. A PS2 disc would be a couple inches too large to fit inside.
Pedro said:No such plans
Actually, in Japan the PS2 hybrid PSX will be getting an upgrade soon to gain the ability to wirelessly transfer encoded television content to the PSP.
Pedro said:The real question is how do they expect people to wait 20 seconds per load screen when most portable gaming sessions only last 5mins?
Eh, that's not too much of a real question. The load times aren't noticeable, and I seriously challenge the idea that "most portable gaming sessions only last 5 mins." It's easy to spend six hours in a nonstop session in an RPG or strategy game. If gaming sessions were typically only five minutes, then there's be an inherent problem with the vast majority of handheld games being incredibly simplistic. You don't go out and kill a Tiamat or rescue Maniac's squadron in five minutes. Once you get going in an Advance Wars map, individual turns take longer than that.
Sarty said:How is it that the handheld cost more than what I payed for PS2 when it first came out? Thats not cool.
PS2s launched in North America at US$299.99.
Pedro said:'ll be getting the Gameboy Evolution which is supposed to use Gamecube hardware which implies faster, lower cost, shorter loading times. Ofcourse none of this is proveable but with the PSP at that price I'm content to wait and see before choosing.
They've pretty much said they don't anticipate any announcement of a future Nintendo handheld at this year's E3. They will be showing off their new home console this year. The rumors about GBA2 coming in 2005 are mostly silly (and "details" about its technology base unfounded), since the primary game manufacturers make a point NOT to overlap their products whenever possible. I would expect zero information on a new Nintendo handheld until their home console is out the door. Similarly, Sony has been very tight lipped on the PS3 because of the PSP. Now that that's getting out, they can move on to their next focus.