Prizefight: Sony PSP Slim vs. Nintendo DS Lite Video
Prizefight: Sony PSP Slim vs. Nintendo DS Lite Video Transcript
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>> Prize Fight fans, you know what time it is. It's time for Tech's battle for bragging rights. I'm Brian Tong, and we're here to find out who comes out on top in the battle for portable gaming dominance. In this week's Prize Fight it's a face off between Sony's PSP Slim, and Nintendo DS Light. Let's get to it with round one, we're talking design. Both of these gaming systems received makeovers to bring back the sexy, and it works for them. The PSP is slimmer and lighter, and showcases its PlayStation controller layout on the device. The DS Light had a more drastic redesign, cutting off a lot more fat, and it kind of looks like an Apple MacBook. The PSP screen is enormous, and the DS has dual screens that are smaller. But you can also close the DS to protect its screens, and that makes it more durable too. Both of these devices feel sturdy enough to me, but the DS Light just gets the edge with a four, and the PSP gets a three. Next round, game play. The PSP offers a gaming experience that PlayStation owners are used to. The control scheme is a lot like a PlayStation controller, and I was really able to get used to the analog control as well. The DS Light offers a gaming experience like no other. With its touch screen technology, it's so unique because it offers interactive gaming you can't find anywhere else. It even uses its microphone to give a dog commands, or cool down food when you blow on it. Nintendo strikes hard this round, ugh, with a five, and the PSP gets a three. Sony's getting a little bloody, but if I'm a betting man, their fortunes might be changing. Next round is all about features. The PSP isn't just a gaming machine, it's a multimedia freak, and then some. Outside of gaming you can use it as a music player, a picture viewer, and movie player using Sony's UMDs. That never really caught on, or your own videos on its memory stick. You can stream live TV to it, stream media from your PSP remotely, browse the web, use it for Skype, listen to internet radio. I'm not even done, but you get the idea. It's ridiculous. The DS Light is basically just made for gaming. You can get a web browser for it, but that's about it. There are third party options for music and video playback, but it's not nearly as elegant, and all of Sony's features are officially supported. Both of these are Wi-Fi equipped, but Sony's PSP gets a huge bounce back in its step with ugh, a five, and the Nintendo's DS Light gets a three. Sony's down by one, next up the [inaudible]. The PSP has graphics on a portable that you can't match anywhere else. It's basically a portable PS2, and games look great, especially on its large Wii screen. Game load times are faster than before, but you'll still have to wait a bit. Its battery life gets about four to five hours of real game play, and you'll have to charge it more frequently than you want. The Nintendo DS Light won't wow you in the graphics category, but its battery life is ridiculous. I easily squeezed out eight hours of game play before charging it, and game load times are pretty much non-existent. Nintendo swings back with ugh, a four in this round, and the PSP gets a three. The DS Light leads by two going into the final round. What will decide the final round? It's all about the game library. The PSP's game library tends to cater to the more hardcore gamer, and it does have its stellar titles like God of War and Final Fantasy. But it delivers a gaming experience that isn't really any different from a PS2, which is both a good and a bad thing. The DS Light tends to cater to the casual gamer, but it has such a wide range of unique titles, like Zelda Phantom Hourglass for more serious gamers, to Big Brain Academy for anyone. Both of these systems have great got to have titles, but in the final round, the DS ugh, gets a four for its super diverse library, and the PSP gets a three. So let's look at the final score in this portable gaming dual. The Nintendo DS Light ends up on top twenty to seventeen. The DS Light wins the Prize Fight. Now you know we like to have fun here in the Prize Fight ring. And if you're looking for a unique portable gaming experience, you can't go wrong with the DS Light. But if you're looking for a gaming device that is also a multimedia monster and jam packed with features, the PSP is the one for you. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching. And we'll catch you guys next time on another Prize Fight. Woopah! ^M00:04:16 [ music ]
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