Sony PSP vs. Nintendo Game Boy Advance

quecojones writes, Sony has anounced a new handheld called the PSP. Nintendo says no big deal.

I know I’ll probably get one as soon as they are available, but what about you guys? I’m interested, but I think I’ll need some of those magical coloured papers people refer to as “money” before I can pick one up.

6 replies on “Sony PSP vs. Nintendo Game Boy Advance”

  1. Babbster says:

    If the games are there…
    then I will come. I waited a year before buying the Gameboy Advance, 18 months before buying a Playstation 2, 7 months for the Gamecube and 8 months for the Xbox. I will likely wait a similar period before buying a new Sony portable gaming system if only because I have no faith that there will be any launch titles worth my time.

    I do hope that this steps up Microsoft’s interest in doing a handheld too. Not only do I like seeing the competition but with Microsoft releasing Bluetooth-compatible devices lately, I expect they would look into doing something with wireless multiplayer, as Nokia is already doing with the N-Gage (a gaming machine I have no interest in because of its projected cost, its physical layout and my [odd] lack of interest in most “combo” devices).

    • quecojones says:

      Re: If the games are there…

      I’m just worried about the device’s expandability. The GBA can use cartridges for other things besides games becuase of the electrical connection, but the PSP will use some kind of disc for games.

      • dona83 says:

        Re: If the games are there…

        I’m just worried about the device’s expandability. The GBA can use cartridges for other things besides games becuase of the electrical connection, but the PSP will use some kind of disc for games.

        The PSP will have a memory stick gate and a USB 2.0 port. But the only thing for memory stick are memory sticks (duh haha) and the Wireless LAN stick for the Sony Clies. And USB means cables dangling off the PSP. I say they get bluetooth connectiveity there. Bluetooth GPS, phones, play head to head against others via bluetooth, etc. Until then I’ll stick to my Palm Tungsten T with SONY-Ericcson T68i. My Palm can do everything the PSP can except do 3D. =)

        • CyberZ0||) says:

          Re: If the games are there…

          I’m just worried about the device’s expandability. The GBA can use cartridges for other things besides games becuase of the electrical connection, but the PSP will use some kind of disc for games.

          The PSP will have a memory stick gate and a USB 2.0 port. But the only thing for memory stick are memory sticks (duh haha) and the Wireless LAN stick for the Sony Clies. And USB means cables dangling off the PSP. I say they get bluetooth connectiveity there. Bluetooth GPS, phones, play head to head against others via bluetooth, etc. Until then I’ll stick to my Palm Tungsten T with SONY-Ericcson T68i. My Palm can do everything the PSP can except do 3D. =)

          The disc are the same as the gamecube disc. Sony will realease this at the en of 2004. They have plent of time.

          • Black0Panther says:

            Re: If the games are there…

            I’m just worried about the device’s expandability. The GBA can use cartridges for other things besides games becuase of the electrical connection, but the PSP will use some kind of disc for games.

            The PSP will have a memory stick gate and a USB 2.0 port. But the only thing for memory stick are memory sticks (duh haha) and the Wireless LAN stick for the Sony Clies. And USB means cables dangling off the PSP. I say they get bluetooth connectiveity there. Bluetooth GPS, phones, play head to head against others via bluetooth, etc. Until then I’ll stick to my Palm Tungsten T with SONY-Ericcson T68i. My Palm can do everything the PSP can except do 3D. =)

            The disc are the same as the gamecube disc. Sony will realease this at the en of 2004. They have plent of time.

            Yes what can you do with the cartridge slot.. ad a cheap camera hmm done add memory.. the idea wasnt the greatest due to games being copied. and yes a printer ……. trust me cartridge slots are decitated to the system and arent like a pc slot that you can do almost any thing with them. DS is a cool system but it has quite a few limits for it and using old cartridge technology dosent giveout the greatest quality of games due to its limitations.

    • Black0Panther says:

      Re: If the games are there…

      dude first of all your seem to get the systems late…. Second of all there launxh titles for the psp includes a Metal Gear title, Whipe Out title, Soon there wil be Grand Theft Auto title. Third of all, The N GAGE sucks.. they games stink and are on clearence ant most gaming stores. The PSP offerers you wireles play out of box. The ability to watch movies. MP3, and photos. I dont know why dont you give the psp a chance. And to the microsoft Thing. Yes they may make one but if you want blue tooth and all that its gonna be extremely costly to have. Do your self a small favor and research your systems more. Even xbox ps2 and ps1 had good relise titles. Unless you like very specific titles and thse titles only. If you do good luck.

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