Sony PSP 3000 Vs Nintendo DSi
Two pocketable gamers: one wants to replace your portable media player, the other just wants to make you smile. So which is your ideal playmate? Check out here:
How does it handle:-
Sony PSP 3000: Although lighter than previous models, this third-gen PSP feels very cheap, from the disc slot to the buttons and the plastic casing. The control layout remains as unfriendly as ever, but the widescreen display is excellent: bright, sharp and large enough for on-the-go movie viewing.
Nintendo DSi: There’s a satisfying, compact snappiness about the DSi that eludes the PSP. It sits well in the hand, while the dual displays, touchscreen and new camera work well together. The front end is a simple scrolling dock, which many will prefer to Sony’s perplexing XrossMediaBar system.
Playing the game:-
Sony PSP 3000: The PSP can do proper 3D, so it gets included in each round of updates from all the big sports franchises and it can also handle racers and shoot-’em-ups. Check out FIFA 09 to see its full gaming power: 22 recognisable players, quality gameplay and realistic match commentary.
Nintendo DSi: Nintendo’s portable gets more games than the PSP, but they’re skewed towards learning and younger gamers. The touchscreen makes up for itss lack of 3D skills, and the DSi camera is already being exploited with the likes of the excellent WarioWare Snapped, available as a download.
Sony PSP 3000: Music and video playback are impressive, while its Wi-Fi connection hooks it up to a PS3, the PlayStation Store and the web. As with the DSi, we’re in web 1.0 territory here, so while pages display well, navigation and text entry are clumsy. Camera and sat-nav hardware are available.
Nintendo DSi: The DSi won’t play MP3s, but it does like music in AAC format. Sound quality is no match for the PSP, but the player includes a few toys for messing with your music. Video is not on the menu. The DSi’s browser is much easier to use (thanks to the stylus) but it also a YouTube-free zone.
Sony PSP 3000: Display- 4.3 inch widescreen LCD, 480×272 pixels, Camera- no, Storage- Memory Stick Pro Duo, Battery Life- 4-5 hrs, Supported Formats- ATRAC3, AVI, BMP, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, PNG2, TIFF, WAV, WMA, Size- 169×18.6×71mm, 189g.
Nintendo DSi: Display- 2 x 3.25 inch LCD, 256×192 pixels (1 x touchscreen), Camera- 2 x 0.3 MP, Storage- 256MB internal, up to 32 GB SDHC, Battery Life- 3-14hrs, Supported Formats- AAC (M4A, MP4, 3GP), Size- 137×75x19mm, 214g.