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Saying that the size of the original GB sets the standard for "portable" ignores changing expectations over time. Laptops and cell phones used to be briefcases...would you be okay with that in 2011? Would that be a "portable" computer or phone to you today? No, of course not. And similary, the size of the original GB is no longer a valid metric for what is considered "portable" in handheld gaming.
remember back then Jnco was huge!! you could fit small children in some of the jeans they made
    
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Well, I did. But technically, they don't like you doing that sort of thing.
Bah. Lol.

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Heck, even the DS is a little too big in my eyes. The standard these days simply has to be smartphone...we all have one, and we can game on it. Anything bigger than an iPhone (or I'll compromise and say an Evo, which is just stupid big for a phone) had better be bringing something completely game changing to the table to justify it's overlarge form factor (e.g., the 3DS). "PS3 level power" may be that thing for some people, but not for me.
I don't think a dedicated gaming (or in this case entertainment) machine should have to live up to a phone's size. Smartphones don't require as much power as a portable console. That is as long as the console isn't designed specifically to be small like the Game Boy Micro. A portable console should offer all that current consoles have if tech is possible, and be a lot smaller + a screen + controller designed to fit in the hand.
Personally, I don't want anything with a screen much smaller than my PSPs for gaming.
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I sense a lot of hate for the psp2.
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Well that is a good question. 5-8 hours for 2D is about par for the course, but that drop to 3-5 hours is pretty steep for 3D gaming. One thought might be that the novelty of 3D will "balance out" the shorter battery life, i.e. people won't mind it as much because of what they are getting in return. That depends on how good the 3D really is, and also on how fast a 2nd generation with better battery can be released (novelty doesn't last forever, just look at Wii sales these days!)
Same must go for the PSP2 just in case? The PS3 handheld graphics should balance out the battery issue.. But I guess that won't be enough since the 3DS has a lot of interesting form of inputs for users..

Oh well.. I'll just have to wait and see for both.. I won't be getting any of these new ones until I see every stuff from each company has to offer.

I can only afford one new console by late this year.
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On the subject of battery life, I'm rarely more than 2 hours from a plug in of sorts. I forget how long my phat lasted me when just playing music. I think I had it playing for over 10hrs iirc. Cpu was at 133mhz or less though.

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I can only afford one new console by late this year.
I shall cry if the PSP2 is awesome and I can't afford it.
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LOL, it won't really be as powerful as a PS3.
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The PSP2 is not as powerful as a PS3 or 360. It's probably abit more powerful than a Wii (which is still good for a handheld)
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Same must go for the PSP2 just in case? The PS3 handheld graphics should balance out the battery issue.. But I guess that won't be enough since the 3DS has a lot of interesting form of inputs for users..
Well that's what I was getting at, yes. For some people, especially existing PSP fans, the increase in graphics power may be enough to justify a large form factor. No argument from me about that, different strokes for different folks. But for me, and a lot of others, it's just not enough...it's just more of the same, I already have HD gaming on my iPhone; so graphics alone aren't enough to dazzle me anymore when the games themselves won't be or play much different than existing PSP titles.

But the 3DS does bring something completely new to the table: glasses-free 3D. That is a game changer, and could easily be the biggest thing in portable gaming since the Lynx brought us color on a portable unit! This is enough to generate interest in even traditional non-gamers, I would think, just like the Wii did. If it weren't for all of the warnings about "don't use the 3DS if you're under 6", and "don't play for more than 30 minutes at a time", I might think this could take off like the Wii did, and I would be buying Nintendo stock! But those warnings do raise some serious red flags on how widely the 3DS will be adopted outside of the existing gaming population.
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Lol haters hatin'

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LOL, it won't really be as powerful as a PS3.
He knows the future...

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The PSP2 is not as powerful as a PS3 or 360. It's probably abit more powerful than a Wii (which is still good for a handheld)
He just knows!
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YA but the 3ds will still kick its ass.
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