Before you go ape****, remember this is a forum for speculation and opinion. Also please realise that I judge the awesomeness of games on their gameplay, not their graphics. The PSP will always have emulators, so I am glad Ibought it in that sense, but for real games there isn't anything out that I can honestly consider making the PSP must-have machine.
I have a PSP and all I ever really play is emulators, I can honestly say that there are very few games coming out in the near future with even less of them looking like they are going to be any good. The DS on the other hand, is kicking ass. Nintendo has dominated the handheld market and for good reason. I firmly believe they will end up on top with the DS as well.
Firstly: The PSP
The first review for Coded Arms is up( http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/920834.asp ) from PSM and THEY think its terrible. To quote a friend,
And that's the lowest they'd rate it. (however you don't need to upgrade past 1.5 8) )Furthermore, there are more and more FPS's coming out on the horizon but the controls just aren't there for the genre (Note: GOOD controls, the Nub is useless compared to a mouse). They aren't.They could be reviewing a turd simulator which is nothing more than a high resolution turd model with the only function of the game being panning the camera with the analog stick to look at the turd from different angles.
They'd give it a 3.5, for good camera control.
I won't even get into HAY GUYS RACING GAEMS because there is probably a sony representative hiding in my house somewhere about to try and shove more of them down my neck at the mention of the genre.
I know its sleek and I know its pretty but good looking games are taking forever to load. Can you justify waiting over a minute for a 2.5 minute race? because I sure as hell can't. Also, if you can you're probably a crazy fanboy who's opinion is irrelivient 70-95second load times are NEVER acceptible.
The DS: lol omg 2 screen r sooo st00pid wat wer they thinkin OMGWTFBBQ
There I said it, now you don't have to okay? God I hate when people type like that, don't you realise that typing r instead of are makes you look stupid? I only have the use of 5 fingers and 2 thumbs and even I know enough to type out full words and use at least post-mesozoic era grammar. But anyways this is an offtopic rant that isn't necessary because if people want to look and act retarded, the best I can do to change the behaviour is to try and lead by example.
I won't lie, there was no reason to buy this system at the launch, unless you haven't played mario 64 yet, but what do I know, Nintendo has been around for over a century they are surely better at this sort of thing than I am. The list of amazing games coming out for this in the very near future and those already out is astounding.
These in my opinion are all pretty killer apps and I've barely scratched the surface
Mario Kart DS
Kirbys Cursed Canvas Out
Advance Wars DS
Electroplankton <-Import Out
Band Bros <-Import Out
3D Mario (Mario 64) Out
The system just keeps getting better while the PSP is stagnating. The DS will be online soon which will only further increase its amazing sales.
For the sake of Fairness let's use Japanise Stats because there is PSP came out 8 days after the DS so its fairly even. But it should be known that in both country's the DS is way ahead. I can't bakc this up with proof unfortunately but the average PSP owner has like 1-2 games to the DSs 3-5. The DS itself is still near the top of the charts in terms of items bought this week in Japan at about 6th place being beaten by PS2 and GBA games as per the usual.
Top selling games:
Warioware has sold 660 000 copies in Japan while I think its Dystany Warriors is at like 400 000.
The PSP is a cool multimedia idea, sure, but anyone who thinks that it will clean Nintendo's proverbial clock is delusional.
I'd love to hear constructive arguments that disprove Nintendo's dominance of the handheld world. I won't even get into how they are 1st overall in terms of profits, this is already too long. (including gamecube/DS/SP vs PSP&PS2 vs Xbox)