Is iPhone or iPod Touch more powerful than PSP ?

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  1. henrylo1021

    henrylo1021 Member

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    if it is... why the games in App Store are so simple and boring ? only few games are entertaining or sounds big , like SimCity , Hero of Sparta , or Metal Gear Solid Touch
    Why the developers cant make a PSP-Like game or something ?

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    There was a rumor apple is going to release a Premium app store for premium apps that will probably be just as good as psp games but will probably be at least $20 a game/app so..
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    Probably because the PSP games are up to 1.4gig in size. That would put a lot of load on servers if every game was a few hundred meg even. At the end of the day, the iPod/iPhone is just that, a music player or a phone.

    The PSP is a gaming machine. The PSP is designed with more then 10 mins play in mind with a bigger area to hold and external buttons and large screen. Apple products are not. They are designed to waste some time on the train or at the laundrymat. A quick "take your mind off it" interaction.

    I have no doubt that the iPod could run such games, its just a question of data logistics and interface controls for larger, more immersive games.

    Developers want to sell products. One key to selling is release. You have to have something to release to be able to sell it. If a game becomes massive in size due to it being more complex and involving, it takes longer to develop and thus requires more input to get to a finished product. A fart sound generator takes 1 person about 5 mins to make and sells like hot cakes for $0.99 a pop. God of War for the PSP took a team of guys a year to develop and sells for $60+. You do the maths.
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    And it would drain your battery in no time.
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    Would it really be a strain on servers when you can already download Movies from the iTunes Store - they must be over 300MB?
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    Yes most movies from itunes are at least 1GB.
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    buying apps from itunes is much more popular than buying overpriced(drm) movies from itunes
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    frickinchance113 Banned

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    no there not...
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    mohaas05 New Member

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    It's because the iPhone/Touch is still treated as a mobile platform, so limited resources are devoted to making games for it. In contrast, you'll see large development teams working on PSP games. Although that trend may now change with games like NFS coming soon.
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    One reason is because the ipod touch isn't as powerful. Also, devlopers lose money if they make games for the ipod touch/iphone because psp games take longer and are well-constructed which earns them more money. Also they are huge. Think about it around 25 of them and music and your ipod is full. Etc.

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