PSP2 Vs 3DS: Which Will You Get?

The handheld market is getting a bit of a shakeup, the 3DS has already been announced for release in the US and UK within a couple of days of each other in March. It looks like it is going to be a brilliant little console; of course the main feature is going to be the glasses-less 3DS.

As seen over at PR News, where Tina Chubb has written an article, the specs of the 3DS are pretty impressive, it is said to have 2 ARM11 CPUs running at 266MHz, 133MHz GPU, 64MB of RAM, 1.5GBs of internal flash storage and 4MB of dedicated VRAM. You get all this for $249.99. Eurogamer’s blog also has a detailed list of the specs, you can view it here.

As for the PSP2, we are pretty much working on theory, as things stand, Sony has officially released no details of the PSP2 but there are many leaks coming out. So far we have heard that it will have a rear facing touch-pad and an HD OLED screen. We have also been told that the graphics will be comparable to that of the Sony PlayStation 3. We have also heard that it may even have 3G connection, which opens up a whole new world for handheld gaming, if it’s true then it will be the first handheld games console to be on 3G.

Of Course we are all eagerly awaiting the event in Tokyo on January 27th where the PSP2 details are expected to be released. Of course, we will inform you as soon as the details are released.

Something that we haven’t seen mentioned yet for the PSP2 is if it will be region locked. We have already confirmed that the 3DS will be locked to 3 different regions; there will be the Japanese, US and European/Australian versions. This has certainly been a turn off for the 3DS but will Sony capitalize on this and have a non-region based PSP2? Only time will tell.

We know this is pretty difficult at the moment as the PSP2 hasn’t yet been released, but on what we know so far, which is the most appealing to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Alec

    PSP2 for sure. 3D is just a gimmick in my opinion. Sure the tech is cool but I'm not keen on te idea of playing 3D games on a 3" screen. 3D is only effective in movie theatres or 50"+ televisions. PSP2 sounds amazing. Been waiting for a hardcore handheld for a long time but the PSP didn't interest me due to it's lacking support. If Sony are releasing a complete successor and not a model revision (i.e PSPgo), I think they are trying to reboot their handheld gaming image. Oh, and if the rumours on power are true, this thing is going to be a monster and a potential 3DS killer (obviously not the mainstream market like kids and parents but it could definitely pull the 14-30 year-old customers away from 3DS ). They need to give it an HD screen and make it rival the iDevices in terms of multimedia playback.
    Super excited.

  • Alec

    PSP2 for sure. 3D is just a gimmick in my opinion. Sure the tech is cool but I'm not keen on te idea of playing 3D games on a 3" screen. 3D is only effective in movie theatres or 50"+ televisions. PSP2 sounds amazing. Been waiting for a hardcore handheld for a long time but the PSP didn't interest me due to it's lacking support. If Sony are releasing a complete successor and not a model revision (i.e PSPgo), I think they are trying to reboot their handheld gaming image. Oh, and if the rumours on power are true, this thing is going to be a monster and a potential 3DS killer (obviously not the mainstream market like kids and parents but it could definitely pull the 14-30 year-old customers away from 3DS ). They need to give it an HD screen and make it rival the iDevices in terms of multimedia playback.

  • John

    It all depends on the games, not the raw power or technical specifications. Sure, 3D is a worthless gimmick, but Nintendo never fails to deliver truly entertaining games and the 3DS will feature amazing third-party support. The key point is: would you rather be playing competitive games on the go or sitting at home on a couch, or for that matter on a truly powerful gaming system like a PC? The DSi has/had an amazing collection of games appropriate to be played on the move (plus excellent clasics PLUS games like Castlevania), and that honestly make makes the real difference. If I want to play games with cutting edge graphics and sound, I'd rather use a PC or a PS3.

  • tiger

    3ds all the way . I dont think 3d will be catchy. But it has alot of new features. Plus the psp2 just isn’t a good name.