Originally Posted by DarkWolf
or just assuming since it's Sony, people would flock to it.
Originally Posted by RedHornet
Which is what happened.
Goddamnit! I have to remember not to take a drink of coffee before reading threads with potential comedy such as this.
Perhaps you missed the sales figures, showing the DS is outselling the PSP by more than 2:1, nearing 3:1. Oh sure, the PSP has SHIPPED numbers near the DS SALES numbers... shipped != sale.
Originally Posted by V8driver
you can download software to put movies on memory cards
What geeks do, and what the average consumer does, are not mutually inclusive.
If Sony wanted that feature to be widely adopted (thereby allowing people to frivolously break the DMCA by re-encoding their DVD's... given Sony's recent rootkit fiasco, it's unlikely that a company that so loves DRM will ever willingly allow consumers to purchase media once, and use it wherever they want, whenever they want), Sony would release an easy consumer friendly app to rip/encode DVD's to PSP format... possibly even release recordable UMD's and a reader/writer... hell, even release a DVD/UMD reader/writer that will pull a DVD directly down to the UMD with the push of a button, so the consumer doesn't need to worry about such trivial things as compression settings, aspect ratios, and picture sizes.
Originally Posted by 93powerranger
YEa you can get every game onto a memory card.....that psp makes...movies even.....and you can also put old emulators on there...that was the feature i used the most.....got rid of mine to get the xbox 360....but may go back for boring days at work....
Once again... what geeks do, and what consumers do are not mutually inclusive. And little Timmy's parents that just spent $250+ on Timmy's birthday present, aren't going to be too overjoyed when Timmy comes to them with a broken PSP because he tried to hack it to play emulated games from past systems, or pirated games. And most definitely won't be happy when they find out his endeavors have voided any warranties on the system. But perhaps they'll enjoy the new $250 paperweight for the office.
Now, to be a true comparison however, the DS can also be hacked to play "backups" of all the current DS/GBA games, as well as emulators for past systems, movie player, music player, etc. The difference, however, is hacking the DS doesn't void it's warranty (unless you actually perform a firmware flash), as you're not actually modifying any of the hardware. The "modchip" plugs into the system through the DS card slot, and games (and other media) are loaded onto SD or Compact Flash cards, that are then placed into a GBA-flash cart, which is put into the GBA slot on the DS. If your DS should ever crap the bed while still under warranty, you can take it and get it replaced.