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The joys of living in Japan.

Out tomorrow(Nov 19th)!!!!

The new portable playstation,named PSP.The picture speaks for it self.



Oh! and just to wet your appetite.Here is a screenshot from the Grand Turismo PSP version!!!!!!

Just imagine playing this on the train to work!!! with your dolby headphones on.



Start throwing out your gameboys!!!.Infact I never bought one.The graphics never impressed me enough to consider it.
 
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You won't believe how much ppl are debating the PSP compared to the DS on the forums at www.gamespot.com. The ppl there are stupid really, they just go back and forth on how one portable owns the other off of battery life, graphics and such. They completely deglect the games....sad :mad2:
 

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There is a problem, I think. People don't want to buy the same game twice, one for PS2 and one for PSP. GT4 on PSP, that's great, but if I already have it on PS2, what can I do? Buy it again ?... Same for movies. I don't want to buy again some of my dvd movies in UMD only to see them on PSP. Especially if the battery can't work more than 3 hours.

But DS doesn't have only quality either... So I prefer to play some games on both of them before making a choice. Indeed, because finally, what is significant is not the toaster, it's the quality of the slice of bread ;) So let's see the games before :p
 

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I'm very fascinated by the DS, on the other hand the PSP is very nice and does have better graphics (that didn't stop me from buying a GameBoy Advance though).

I'm a little worried about the PSP's battery life though. And S2KLuver, yes games matter but for a portable, the battery life is crucial too.
 

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I'm very fascinated by the DS, on the other hand the PSP is very nice and does have better graphics (that didn't stop me from buying a GameBoy Advance though).

I'm a little worried about the PSP's battery life though. And S2KLuver, yes games matter but for a portable, the battery life is crucial too.
Thats right.Even the CEO of PSP department saids that the battery is an issue they are working on.

I wont buy it untill they get it up to 10 hours.Then she's mine!!!
 

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Err....its not out yet!

I went to Akihabara on Saturday and there was no sign of any PSP or adverts for it. They had the DS on display and you could probably buy it on the black market if you offered the store staff enough....even though it isnt officially on sale yet!!!....the PSP comes out on the 12th of December and the DS somewhere around that time.l

The DS has nice graphics but the screen looks worse than the PSP, its smaller and i dont like the touch screen....it just gets in the way of playing the game. I hate to say this because I love Nintendo but they are going to get caned by the PSP. The PSP is designed better, looks better, is easy to hold and ergonomic. I played on the PSP at the Tokyo Games Show in September. The DS feels awkward.....

I know what one I'll be buying in Den Den Town in Osaka on the 12th!
PSP and Ridge Racer!! Woooh!


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Japanese PSP December lineup updated, ad blitz to begin

December PSP lineup dated, save for one; new PSP marketing campaign features mannequins in Tokyo.
TOKYO--Following the launch of the PSP Web site, Sony Computer Entertainment has updated the release dates for the lineup of December's PSP games on its official shopping site. The updated lineup brings back Bandai's Lumines, Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy, Hudson's Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory, and Electronic Arts' Need for Speed Underground Rivals to the list of game's with scheduled release dates originally reported by retailers last week. Thus, all games for the handheld now have official release dates, with the exception of Tiger Woods PGA Tour, which may not tee off until 2005.


Although only a handful of retailers are beginning to accept preorders for the limited-quantity PSP, Sony Computer Entertainment will be launching another unique advertising campaign in Japan beginning November 22.

According to Shibuya Keizai Shinbun, the company will be promoting the PSP in Tokyo by showcasing 30 mannequins that will sport the handheld while exhibiting stunned looks on their faces. It seems that this avant-garde ad campaign will be targeted at young, working-age consumers (who have money to burn) rather than kids, because the mannequins will start off by appearing at popular coffee shops and interior showrooms in the fashion district of Tokyo. After this, they will appear in shopping centers and other locations throughout the city.

The official PSP game lineup, as of the present, is listed below.

December 12
Vampire Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (Capcom)
Mahjong Taikai (Koei)
Mahjong Fight Club (Konami)
Minna-no Golf Portable (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Ridge Racers (Namco)
Armored Core Formula Front (From Software)
Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (Hudson)
Need for Speed Underground Rivals (Electronic Arts KK)
Lumines (Bandai)

December 16
Dynasty Warriors (Koei)
Dokoemo Issho (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Metal Gear Acid (Konami)
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Daijiten (Namco)
Kollon (Cyberfront)
Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy: Shiroki Majo (Bandai)

December 22
Puzzle Bobble Pocket (Taito)
AI Series Igo (Marvelous Interactive)
AI Series Shougi (Marvelous Interactive)
AI Series Mahjong (Marvelous Interactive)
December 24
Puyo Puyo Fever (Sega)

December 30
Piposaru Academia: Dossari Saru-gee Daizenshuu! (Sony Computer Entertainment

Game(s) no longer listed for release in December:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour (Electronic Arts KK)

By Hirohiko Niizumi -- GameSpot
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POSTED: 11/17/04 05:31 PM PST
 

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The problem is rather dramatic :D , the logistic service of Nintendo had not envisaged at all this possibility. They thought they would sell 4 million DS near the end of the fiscal year, at the end of March but finally, the totality of the DS was pre-ordered before the D-day. The release in US was a success, so I'm not afraid about the future of the DS
 
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Thats right.Even the CEO of PSP department saids that the battery is an issue they are working on.

I wont buy it untill they get it up to 10 hours.Then she's mine!!!
from this article i read on the forum it sounded like they were developing a new battery, I'm not sure if it's true but we might get a new battery at or sometime after the launch of the PSP in the US. But ppl think there might be a new version of the PSP sortly after.
 

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You know that Playstation console has been out since it was somewhere between 1995-1998 I just can't remember which one. I read it a while back in the doctors office in a magazine. It has been out in Japan for years and years. It sold for only 25 us dollars and then in korea 15 to 10 and in China and Taiwan even less. 5 dollars I heard in China. Things reach America slow and news gets around slow. I have a lot of connections in certain companies in Asia and Europe and I find out a lot of info before the public. I will try to keep everyone in touch if that's alright...
 
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You know that Playstation console has been out since it was somewhere between 1995-1998 I just can't remember which one. I read it a while back in the doctors office in a magazine. It has been out in Japan for years and years. It sold for only 25 us dollars and then in korea 15 to 10 and in China and Taiwan even less. 5 dollars I heard in China. Things reach America slow and news gets around slow. I have a lot of connections in certain companies in Asia and Europe and I find out a lot of info before the public. I will try to keep everyone in touch if that's alright...
cool inform us if anything interesting comes about. :)
 

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I have a DS right now. They came out here in America the week before Thanksgiving and have been HUGE. We got the system 3 weeks before the Japanese are to get them this coming week.

The PSP has better graphics and technical specs, but the DS has more practical applications such as picto-chat and the wireless capabilities present lots of development oportunities over the next year or two.

BTW, both the PSP and DS are region free!!! In other words, you'll be able to play Japanese games on an American system and American games on the Japanese systems.

Rumor has it that Sony is releasing the PSP region free as a precursor to PS3. PS3 is rumored to be region free in the NTSC countries (US, Canada, Japan). I sure hope it's true. It's about time Sony pulled its head out of its ass over region-coding, which is so stupid!
 

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Hmm, that's odd. i remember seeing the Nintendo DS for sale in Akihabara, Tokyo on the 20th of November. I know it was on sale because I saw it with my own eyes and people walking out of Laox with DS boxes! It looked as though it hadn't just been released either as there weren't exactly swarms of people around it like there usually are in Japan in the few days surrounding a consoles launch.
 

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Come on, whipeout, metal gear, grand turismo, tekken... need i say more? dont get me wrong, i have almost all de consoles of nintendo, and im a bit disappointed, i just want something new. So im gonna get the PSP
 
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