16 Reasons Why the iPhone and iPod touch are better than a PSP
1. No more lugging around stacks of UMDs in a mini-suitcase, why choose which games to bring with you, when you can load them all onto your iPhone or iPod touch.
2. Because changing UMDs every time you want to play a different game sucks.
3. Sorry, Batman called and he wants his belt back. Why carry around an Audio Player, Video Player, Portable Console, PDA, Cell Phone and Netbook, when could could have all these features in one compact device.
4. Save yourself a trip with the App Store’s digital downloads, more convenient than driving to the store, it’s like the mobile version of Valve’s Steam.
5. Spinning an optical disc is great for prolonging load times, think of it as added anticipation built right into the game. And don’t worry about the additional battery drain, you can always buy the super sized battery pack, tumor like bulges on your PSP, awesome!
6. No storage space on the PSP, cost of PSP + Memory Stick = more than iPod Touch.
7. You can’t lose iPhone games, you can re-download them unlimited times, lose your UMD? good luck getting it back.
8. Updating games is painless, update through iTunes or even directly from your iPhone/iPod touch, no scouring the net to find updates.
9. New features and additional content through game updates. When was the last time you saw a PSP game updated with more content/features?
10. iPhone is always connected, multiplayer where it counts most, on the go. PSP only has WiFi multiplayer, AKA playing on your PSP while your PS3 sits idle in front of you.
11. Shelf space is not an issue, larger variety of games, more indie developed games, less cookie cutter released yearly franchise games.
12. News Flash: ACME now using PSPs to build houses due to brick shortages.
13. Innovative controls allow for new games instead of rehashes, geee and I was really looking forward to Street Fighter 23… It’s time for change.
14. Relatively cheap prices, App Store games are usually less than 10 dollars and some are even free. PSP games on the other hand cost on average 40 to 50 dollars.
15. Easily get Music (8.5M) / Podcast (125K) / Movies (2.6K) / TV Shows (30K) / Apps (3K) onto your iPhone and iPod touch through iTunes. You can keep adding bells and whistles to the PSP, but at the end of the day, there is no simple way to get media onto the PSP.
16. John Carmack knows best – “…more powerful than a Nintendo DS and PSP combined.”
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