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#1 of 15 DeanC

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Posted March 24 2005 - 05:09 AM

Just returned from Best Buy with just my basic PSP unit, cause of income right now. And just so I have one.

I was asking people what portable unit was best of all. Most have to say the GAMEBOY SP

Why because people say its comact, has a closing cover, plays ALL games and the rechargable battery lasts.

No one had a say in the PSP yet but the battery may have a drawback with the power it needs to run movie music or games.

#2 of 15 RichardK

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Posted March 24 2005 - 08:12 AM

I agree, the GBA SP is pretty slick. the portability, durability, game library and all make it pretty tough in the argument. Those comments come from a 31yr old. And since I am 31yrs old, I prefer something a little more 'adult'. In that vein, the PSP will be number one in my book for now.

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#3 of 15 RAF

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Posted March 24 2005 - 09:10 AM

Well, Richard, I'm 62 years old so I'd have to say that I like my PSP twice as much as you do.

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Seriously, up until this point most of my handheld experiences have been with my grandkids' various units (Gameboy Advance, et. al.) whenever I could pry these items from their little hands. This time around, with the PSP, I decided to take a chance and pre-ordered one when it was first announced. In the few hours that I've been using it I must say that it is extremely impressive for a handheld. The games will come (I got 4 games to start: Twisted Metal, Lumines, Untold Legends and Spider-man 2 to have a wide variety) and I'll probably buy that battery pack/case when it comes out to tackle the power situation.)

So many toys, so little time.

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#4 of 15 DeanC

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Posted March 25 2005 - 03:51 AM

Thanks for your kind comments.

Im hoping for some Wrestling games, and StarWars games. For the PSP

#5 of 15 Sam Posten

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Posted March 25 2005 - 06:49 AM

RAFSTER DUDE! We GOTTA have a Scootapalooza this year just to have a PSP head to head freakout!

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#6 of 15 Dave E H

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Posted March 25 2005 - 07:11 AM

I like the SP alot - I still don't see a reason to get a DS. I'm waiting for my PSP to get here (c'mon UPS!) I think it's got the possibility to dominate the handheld market, but for now, the SP has the game selection.

#7 of 15 RAF

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Posted March 25 2005 - 06:00 PM

POST(en)MAN!!

Definitely! Of course, I'll bring along one of my grandsons to do battle. Limberness of youth and all that, y'know!

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I imagine that Morgan will be the GameMaster, right?

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This PSP is impressing me more and more as I use it. We've come a long way from PONG, eh?

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#8 of 15 DeanC

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Posted March 26 2005 - 07:57 AM

Thanks again everyone for the comments
Here is my list of portable gaming systems from best to worst

1.PSP(battery life not proven yet)
2.Gameboy SP
3.Nintendo DS
4.Gameboy Pocket
5.Vectrex
6.Microvision
7.Sega Game Gear/Gameboy Advance
8.Gameboy Colour
9.Sega Gamegear/Atari Lynx/ Geo Pocket colour
10.Turboexpress/Sega Nomad(cause of Battery life)portability.
11.Original Gameboy/that binoculars Nintendo system thingee.

#9 of 15 Dylan-M

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Posted March 27 2005 - 05:27 AM

Virtual Boy! Yeah that was bad.

The PSP had an AMAZING launch, not one game out of the bunch I didn't want to try. It definetely impressed me with it's quality, but hell it feels fragile and I don't want to drop it.

GBA SP is definetly second best. First portable gaming unit with light, 1000+ games including two Final Fantasies... you cant go wrong with either.

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Posted March 27 2005 - 07:19 AM

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I like the SP alot - I still don't see a reason to get a DS.
This is kinda where I'm at with the DS too. Can't convince myself I need one to replace my SP. Posted Image
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#11 of 15 Sean Moon

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Posted March 27 2005 - 07:36 AM

no, the SP was the first GBA with light. The turbografx portable, the game hear, and Atari Lynx all had backlights almost 15 years ago.
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#12 of 15 Dylan-M

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Posted March 27 2005 - 07:46 AM

oh sorry , thats what i meant ...

but it is definetly great especially since it hasn't been seen since that long ago. Ever try playing a normal GBA at night? Yikes.

#13 of 15 Dave E H

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Posted March 29 2005 - 04:34 AM

I wouldn't rank the GBA that low. I put an afterburner in mine, and it pretty much rocked. IMHO, it's almost as good as the SP - obviously since the games are the same.

ANd I actually really like the lynx. With the exception of battery life, it rocked. Afterburner on it was amazing for the day and age.

#14 of 15 Shawn C

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Posted March 29 2005 - 08:44 AM

The Vectrex? Can you really consider that thing a portable? I remember playing with one of those in CA but in 82 or 83 when I was just 10 years old. They had about 20 of them in the middle of the mall.

This was around the same time that the Atari 5200 came out.

#15 of 15 DeanC

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Posted March 29 2005 - 12:53 PM

I am looking High and low for Vectrex accessories at flea markets etc......
My only controller isn't functioning properly, and only ever had 1 game. Don't want to buy over internet.

Yeah Gameboy sp is the very first lit game of this era. My turboexpress and Nomad are too from the late 80's.