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Sony NGP (PSP2) Vs Nintendo 3DS: Which has better Graphics?

If you are planning to pick up either the Sony NGP or the Nintendo 3DS handheld, you are probably wondering which system has the best graphics. You may think that Sony is the easy winner here, but a video we’ve got to show you proves otherwise.

If you watched Sony unveil the NGP (Next Generation Portable), in Japan recently, you’ll know that the hardware specs are very impressive, and the initial lineup of games that were shown are very promising.

On the other side, Nintendo are raising a few eyebrows too, with the obvious step up in graphics quality compared to the now outdated Nintendo DS. The video below gives a demonstration of some of the graphics on offer for both systems, as well as giving side by side comparisons of some of the same titles on the 3DS and NGP, such as Metal Gear Solid.

It’s true that the NGP will be bringing portable versions of Killzone and Uncharted at some point, but we think the 3DS is equally as impressive with the likes of Super Street Fighter IV 3D almost on par with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Which handheld do you think has the best graphics? Take a look at the video below courtesy of RealGamerNewz and let us know your choice. Are you going to buy both systems or just one?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Bobdoughnut
Bobdoughnut

Hey anyone want to know somthing funny the psp2 with ultra graphics is failing. According to what all you guys said it’s like the ds vs the psp all over again, actually more like the wii vs ps3 and if you look it up nintendo’s winning it all. Actually if you look at the history of each gaming generation the weakest has always come out on top except for the dreamcast. Oh how I wish for a Dreamcast!!!

uv
uv

you are cheating!!!
you are comparing the best looking games of the ps vita with the worse looking games of the 3ds
the 3ds is much more capable than the ps vita!!!

roy
roy

I used to be a huge nintendo fanboy until the sony ngp came out…
and now…
the 3ds sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

lololol
lololol

even if i have to eat can food for a month im getting a ngp :)… btw that video sucked… looks like the ngp video was either filmed with a cellphone or the video was stretched lol. pokemon was the only game the made the ds. now that i use emulaters to play pokemon i dont need a ds :]. so yeah… lemmie guess the price. $300 for the psp for like 8 months. then bam $250! lawl

the war ends here
the war ends here

HEY PEEPS WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE NETWORK CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE 3DS AND THE PSP 2? what the psp 2 doesnt have is how many ways you can communicate each other. one feature is the video chat or even streetpass! you guys dont realize that the 3ds goes a longer way then the psp 2 is what i think.

Lunias
Lunias

Valkyria Chronicles 2, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Portable Ops, SOCOM (any), Burnout, Disgaea, Persona 3 Portable, Jean D'Arc. All these are games NOT included in any franchises you listed that are great. I don't see why people don't take the time to find good games. If you don't look around the internet and commercials, then you won't find the best games. If you only bought the PSP for games you know of, don't make a generalization about games you don't even know.

Tom
Tom

And what is also funny is that people are still commenting about how much better the ps3 is than the xbox. Wrong they have crap networks that don't work, the power of it is misused where as the xbox 360 is easier to take advantage of and the xbox is in almost everyones price range. I am not a fan boy but i am still yet to see the potential in the playstation and i grew up with it, hating the xbox. This is not the Ps3 vs Xbox war. Its the Ngp vs 3DS And i will always go… Read more »

Tom
Tom

From what i can tell they just gave the psp a better field of depth and made the texture better by about 5% giving the illusion of better graphics and just slapped a new name and a new price on it, if you expanded it on a full size screen you can see how the graphics really differ. To be honest I think the 3DS has the upper hand here since the graphics are a huge leap compared to the Tiny cobblestone staircase the NGP has climbed (YES IT WAS A MINECRAFT REFERENCE!!!!)

Rica_Hayato
Rica_Hayato

THE TOPIC IS " WHICH HAS BETTER GRAPHICS?" NOT WHICH DO YOU LIKE THE BEST/ WHICH HAs THE BEST GAMES ETC. CRAP.. Go post somewhere else and post your own topic. Which has better graphics? NGP will annihilate 3ds in this department. SSFIV3d? are you even serious? it doesn't even have a moving background! HOw can you compare that to console version? Yes it's 3d but still the limitations is up there. In terms of games I bet NGP won't be beaten badly like PSP vs DS this time. Why? DUAL ANALOG STICK! The real limitation of the old PSP… Read more »

gamer_boy
gamer_boy

nah, i think it would be same as PSP vs NDS.
it's not about the console (like the graphics, features,etc)
but, it's just about YOU.
WHICH DO YOU LIKE THE BEST?
each console has its own advantages.
so, it will be your choice!

opinionated gamer
opinionated gamer

i dont understand how graphics= level of hardcore. just because it has good graphics doesnt mean its superior to the 3ds. the ds was just as "core" as the psp. more gamers owned it and it had the same number, if not more quality games, that appeals to the core gamer, especially rpg and platformers. the psp did however offer superior shooters i assume. the min difference tho, is that nintendo appealed to the majority of gamers, we all hate to admit it, but the majority of gamers, are casual player. we're just the minority. so the psp, just like… Read more »

3ds101
3ds101

i now that the 3ds will get people to buy it i am getting one day one so i dont one a ngp the name sucks i have a ps3 so do i need one no i will be good with the 3ds will have 3d movies in high reslution so i now its no peace of crap ok i will be fine with it

Joseph
Joseph

Nearly every comment before mine jumps instantly at the prospect of ps3 graphics on a handheld; yet noone has ever stopped to consider how much such a contraption will cost, and I sincerely bet with ps3 level graphs, its screens a BUILT in GPS, and many other things that I probably wouldnt need for my gaming system; are going to rack the price up astranomically. a GPS alone is what 60 to 100 bux, a four core processor for ur comp 100 bux plus, Ps3 alone now a days is 300… its starting to make the 250.00 price tag of… Read more »

Joseph
Joseph

I think its funny all the people shit talking the 3DS Dispite the DS before it raping the psp's ass 3:1. On top of that nobody here is taking into account how amazing xbox level graphics may be in 3d (which has been cited to be powerful.) I have yet to see the 3DS and its full 3d capibility, but it seems like Nintendo shows a lot of practicle wisdom in not trying to outdue their competitors graphic wise only. Instead they are doing things that may make games much more fun in general for a wider varity of people.

Nevil
Nevil

On PSP Vs DS , PSP Had better graphic great multimedia system and so better display monitor and DS had noting but tuch screen and buttry life time (You can change the battry to 4400mah and win this one too) AND NOW NGP have DEFENETLY GREATER Graphic , Greater tuch system and some more controle stuff ,and mor powerfull DISPLAY ,and this time 3DS have nothing but 3D Tecnology….. oOPS 3D display is not a new tecnology, its for mor than 40 years old tecnology and unsucsesfull one ,whay ? coz you can`t play mor time whit 3D pictures you… Read more »

3DS
3DS

It's all good about the power, one thing you seem to forget psp2 is only displaying in on a 5 inch screen. Unlike the PS3 via 50 inch. All that power goes to waste, heck some 3DS games don't seem too far away to what the NGP can do. It's a portable so you really aren't gonna see the best from a 5 inch viewing. You can bash all you want, 3DS graphics aren't looking bad either. To sum it up, yes NGP is powerful but goes to waste on a 5inch dsiplay. Something less powerful can come close to… Read more »

fishyowns
fishyowns

Definetly the Ngp for me!
I'm pretty sure the Ngp has better graphics.

jACK
jACK

NGP has better graphics.
im getting a 3DS though because the games aren't shit

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

exxbot
exxbot

Street Fighter IV 3D, as a prime example of graphics for 3DS Mr. Alan Ng? Are you serious? Do you know how 3D fighting games are made? They are the most graphics & polygon count efficient games as they are the least data unlike multi level games like Uncharted.

Pei Hoon
Pei Hoon

This article is written to create controversy. Fanboy aside, even a dim wit will realize the sheer graphic power of the NGP over 3DS.

Haris
Haris

3DS cant have better graphics cause 1) the games are on 240p instead of 544p we are speaking for 300p graphic quality deference ffs 2) The best graphics that 3DS can have is those of PSP and PS2 nothing more :S cause it have only 64MB Ram and 266|MHz CPU instead of 1GB Ram(rumored) and 4 core CPU on 3,2GHz(the GHz is Rumored) of NGP its obvious that 3DS can't have the same graphic quality as NGP, that's a fairy tale for Nintendo fan boys. 3DS is good only for Arcade games not even a single one hard -core game.… Read more »

@pinnaps

And i can understand how can you compare impressive MGS4 with a PS2 looking game with slight bump mapping and textures. Its nowhere the same league we are talking about here

@pinnaps

Continuation: A single SGX543 core would be anywhere from 4 to 8 times more powerful than the Pica 200 in the 3DS. Let alone the actual Quad core version used on the NGP, which is anywhere from 16x to 32x times more powerful than the Pica 200 used on the 3DS Also if the rumored ARM11 CPUs is true expect a major bottleneck, The 160MHz speed for the GPU makes sense now since anymore wouldn't be taken advantage off A Cortex A8 is a MAJOR improvement over the ARM11 in performance/efficiency let alone the Cortex A9. Comparing the ARM11 to… Read more »

@pinnaps

Note: Both the 3DS and NGP are great in their own ways, it all comes down to personal preference. This response to the argument is strictly from a technical point of view Tech wise The NGP Graphics capabilities are whole league ahead of it For starters they use completely different CPU/GPU architectures: The NGP uses a Quad Cortex A9 and SGX543MP4 (note: 543 not 535). The 3D uses a 200Mhz Pica 200 underclocked to 160Mhz with a rumored dual ARM11 266Mhz CPU. The SGX535 inside the iPhone is technically more capable than the Pica 200 on the 3DS, which decision… Read more »

Akira
Akira

Are you kidding? Its kind of obvious, just by looking at the video… The PSP2/NGP is at least 3-4 times better for graphics… and if there are any DS fanboys out there, saying that sony copied the touch-screen, well screw them! Sony have a better touch-screen than Nintendo's and also for some total originality: a touchpad on the back! The 3DS is only really good for one thing: playing very cartoony style games, and pokemon! The PSP2 on the other hand is for Hardcore gamers as well as those android-loving people (playstation suite), offering the best of both worlds… Despite… Read more »

anthony madden
anthony madden

i dont know who is gonna win

Demure
Demure

this is a joke! for one….who the ef wants to walk around holding a weird awkward device with two different sized screens, a sylus in one hand and only one analog stick? two…there is a clear difference in the quality of graphics (maybe not in this shitty video). the ngp can play ps3 games from the get go, and the 3ds looks like its capable of later ps2 early xbox graphics. im getting the ngp

Kenneth McMorran

@Hoffman

There is a difference between a platform not having ANY decent games and a platform not having the games YOU like, you gave an example of one game genre 'arcade air war game'…in your onslaught against the sony software lineup.

Both platforms had great games and will have great games in the future, it is all a matter of preference. Try not to make sweeping generlisations next time >.>

Anne Hernandez

3DS graphics processing power is no slouch, but experiencing graphics on the NGP will be better even if the 3DS has the 3D effect. Why? OLED! It is amazing compared to most LCD screens. Plus, NGP offers the bigger screen, better viewing angles, and higher resolution. I expect Sony to draw most of the third party support that won't just offer the cartoony graphics we find in most Nintendo systems. I am not just into playing games or watching 3D movies in a 3.5 inch screen. Most iPhone owners are asking for a minimum of 4 inch screens on the… Read more »

andrew hoffman

Bought both the last time round and the Nintendo is the only one I still use.Sony has a real crap range of games-only ever bought 2 games and they were crap so the stupid thing just sits there.I really like Mario Kart and it still works just as well as the day I bought it.Sony doesn’t haVe any decent arcade air war games so it just sits there in a permanent state of hibernation-great graphics are useless if there aren’t any decent games.That really made me angry Sony.

scott
scott

I think the NGP wins the graphics war, although it is really hard to tell since the NGP was just recently announced. we really didn't get to see much of the games. as far as i can tell the 3ds has graphics close to the original psp. with sharper colours and better anti aliasing, so i guess it more or less looks like top self ps2 games. in the uncharted and "demo" it looked about like the ps3 version of the game, it wasn't really on par though. same with Killzone and Resistance. they looked great but wasn't as good… Read more »

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