Just because the DS sells more games doesn't mean they're better games. As a clerk, you should understand that the price difference does matter. Just because Pokemon outsells everything doesn't mean it's the best game in the world.
Have much time have you spent with either system? The PSP certainly has a clearer screen than the DS. One bigger screen is much better than two smaller screens. Also, the PSP doesn't need UMD movies since it's a dead format now. Does EB even try to push UMDs anymore? Wal-Mart pretty much eliminated all shelf space for it. Plus, the PSP has greatly improved its music and movie capablities thanks to PS3's new media server feature. You're no longer bound to converting movie files to strictly Mpegs on tiny Memory Sticks. With your PC sharing files to your PS3, you can remote play image, music and video files of various formats for the PSP via the internet. You can basically This simply isn't possible with the DS, even with homebrew.
It's much cheaper to get Tekken 5 DR on PS3 -- or better yet, wait for Tekken 5 DR Online.
The choice between the PSP and the DS is based on the audience.
If you want a system that has many features at a slightly higher price tag, the PSP is for you.
If you want a system that just plays decent games at an inexpensive price, the DS is your choice.
I have both and like them equally.
HAHAHAHAHA Do you even know what you are talking about?
I have both and I certainly know what I'm talking about. I don't even work at as a gaming clerk, but everybody and their mother knows that the DS is selling better. That doesn't mean it's the better system. DS has a lot of great games, but so does the PSP. And there's certainly nothing wrong with having ports for PSP. Nobody seems to mind that Wii gets a lot of ports from DS. The DS Lite can be brighter, but the PSP screen is much clearer. You can compare the same game available on both system, like Puzzle Quest and it's obvious that the PSP screen provides a much clearer view than the DS. One big screen is better than two small screens. Personally, I find the dual screen gimmick rather annoying on the DS because it can be difficult to focus on both screens at once. That's probably the reason why most developers under utilize that feature of the system and use one active screen and the other for menus or maps. The PSP also has better WiFi features, allowing numerous connections and supports WEP and WPA. DS is only limited to three WEP connections. Nintendo also has some weak WFC servers that are prone to massive lag and disconnections. It just sounds like you've been feeding all the sales numbers instead of selling systems to customers based on their functions and library. Research is important, but so is experience by owning and spending time with both systems.
If I wanted to, I could have lied to customers and put those things out the door.* I can sell ice to an eskimo if I wanted, but I don't like pushing an overpriced gimic on people not looking for everything it offers.* It sat down with the customers, took time I shouldn't have taken (accord to my assistant manager) answering all their questions and addressing their concerns.* The PSP doesn't have the library that the DS does, nor does it have the warrantee to back up the various problems with the system.* Broken thumb sticks are way too common, and no one but Sony itself sells them, for example.* Next we have the fact that the games are usually teen and up, and for those who care about the ESRB rating system, that means their children won't have the age safe games they want.* Next, clearer screen, not really, cleaner graphics.* You can't compare graphics and say one is clearer then the next.* Reminds me of the Sega Game Gear.* Great graphics, but you needed to be under the right light, at the right angle, to see it.* This is also a problem because it lacks the brightness the DS Lite has, meaning clarity isn't there.* Let's continue... Sale numbers mean alot when deciding which system should get which games.* Surprisng isn't it, that Square-Enix, the big name for Sony for years, is putting their flagship series, Dragon Quest (not Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest was THE RPG for them) on the system?* Plus, with the success of Final Fantasy III, they have the sequel to the PS2 game FFXII, coming to the DS aswell (look up Revenant Wings), ontop of a second remake, FFIV.* Next you have the failure of UMD, which, as you stated, is becoming harder and harder to find.* The PSP has become a money pit for Sony, and they are hoping that putting Square-Enix's FFVII on the system as a download through the PS3, along with the prequel to FFVII, Crisis Core, will save it.* Anothe problem is that both Sony systems are hard to program for, and with the limited market, it costs too much to really consider as a viable option.* The only reason Namco Bandai is releasing Ultimate Ninja Heroes for the system is because they have the Sony rights to the Naruto series and can't produce these games for any Nintendo system.* Simply put, you can say a system is good because of your own personal enjoyment, but face the facts, the Sega Dreamcast was horrible, the Xbox 360 is a disaster, Sony's PS3 is struggling... Just because you like the system, doesn't mean it is a good one, its success in the market determines that.* Still don't believe me? http://www.gamespot.com/news/6173351.html?action=convert&om_clk=latestnews&tag= latestnews;title;0
I am not a moderator or anything but listen to what I have to say.
First of all the topic says "Do you have a psp yet" not "DFo you think psp sucks" or "do oyu think other systems suck".Second as usual the most popular topics always end up with a crazy argument.Come on if Charlie likes his system them let them be.It is their opinion.If clancop doesn't like psp then let him be.So please remain on topic because this si getting ridiculous.Everyday the same crap with a forum topic getting off topic and ending with a crazy argument not worth.
Back on topic...I have a psp since close to launch.I mainly use it for imports,psp remote play through internet, etc...
nor does it have the warrantee to back up the various problems with the system.* Broken thumb sticks are way too common, and no one but Sony itself sells them, for example.
Aren't you supposed to sell your crappy EB warranty to people? The one where your company charges an excessive amount for a one-year warranty? It's not like the DS isn't without its problems with the scratched screens and broken hinges.
Next we have the fact that the games are usually teen and up, and for those who care about the ESRB rating system, that means their children won't have the age safe games they want.
So you're selling the DS as a kiddie system. >_> *
Great graphics, but you needed to be under the right light, at the right angle, to see it.* This is also a problem because it lacks the brightness the DS Lite has, meaning clarity isn't there.
You already admit that you don't own a PSP, please stop pulling this BS. The PSP's viewing angle is fine since you're holding it right in front of your face. The DS suffers from that problem with the viewing angles because the screens aren't always flat on the same angle. While the DS Lite is slightly brighter on its highest setting, the PSP is certainly bright enough on its own with its four level of brightness. It can be played outside just as well as the DS.
Sale numbers mean alot when deciding which system should get which games.* Surprisng isn't it, that Square-Enix, the big name for Sony for years, is putting their flagship series, Dragon Quest (not Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest was THE RPG for them) on the system?* Plus, with the success of Final Fantasy III, they have the sequel to the PS2 game FFXII, coming to the DS aswell (look up Revenant Wings), ontop of a second remake, FFIV.
DS does have a lot of games, but the PSP definitely has a stronger line-up of RPGs. Brave Story New Traveler, Breath of Fire III, Dragoneer's Aria, Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground, Dungeon Seige The Throne of Agony, Generation of Chaos, Gurumin, Jeanne D'Arc, Kingdom of Heaven, Legend of Heroes, Monster Kingdom Jewel Summoner, PoPoLoCrois, Riviera The Promised Land, Star Ocean The First Departure, The Second Evolution, Tales of Eternia, Tales of the World, Untold Legends, Valhalla Knights, Valkyrie Profile Lenneth, Wild Arms XF, Ys The Ark of Napishtim, etc.
Simply put, you can say a system is good because of your own personal enjoyment, but face the facts, the Sega Dreamcast was horrible, the Xbox 360 is a disaster, Sony's PS3 is struggling... Just because you like the system, doesn't mean it is a good one, its success in the market determines that.* Still don't believe me? http://www.gamespot.com/news/6173351.html?action=convert&om_clk=latestnews&tag= latestnews;title;0
Take a read...*
Dreamcast was horrible? It has an extensive library of games. It was actually doing very well for itself with the success of SegaNet and 2K Sports. Capcom also had some amazing 2D fighters for it and had SEGA not dropped support, it would've been able to hold its own against the other 128-bit systems. Have you ever owned a DC?
The fact that you call the 360 a disaster is just baffling. That system is enjoying a strong library of games and it's pushing ahead with some great new-generation titles this fall. Microsoft has been gaining support from developers as well. Plus, Just because a system isn't on top doesn't mean it sucks. Wait, do you even own a 360? I hope you don't sell systems based on your own person opinions because you're supporting the stereotype of EB employees...
Wow, this is a very interesting battle. Of course, its about the same things that people were complaining about a year ago. Games,screens, kiddie system, bleh bleh bleh.
I agree, let people like what they want, whats the point of arguing with them, are you trying to convince them to give up what game they want to play? Whats the point if that!?
I sorta had a problem like this yesterday when I bought my Zune, and there was another "customer" there trying to persuade me to buy an Ipod, I gave him my reasons behind my desicion and left with the Zune. When I was done talking to him, he didnt have anything to say, becasue I rambled on about the "let people like what they want" talk, and he just kept saying things, stupid things, like "But Ipod can do this, Itunes, more 3rd party support...." Yeah, OK, your just a random person, and the Zune can this, I can still download from itunes, and I would probly never buy that 3rd party stuff anyway.
I hated having to argue with him like a little wimp "oh yeah BUT this" way. But I wanted to leave and he had to stop.
So my point, be happy with what you like, dont let anyone change that, and in return, dont try to persuade other, your just gonna waste your time.