psp is so popular coz it makes people so much money who sell them and its not just that, they make LOADS off the software too!
The gp2x however is more of a personal entertainment player. with emphasis on the word PERSONAL. You see, you can pretty much do what you want with it. With a psp, you can watch film... play games... um. general things like that really. With gp2x you can do whatever you like! skin all the menus to have pictures of whatever, listen to any mp3s you like, watch divx xvid etc movies! no need to buy crappy umd movies, just buy the original dvd, and rip it to your pc to an avi and watch it on your gp2x! and the amazing thing is that the movie library is much MUCH more vast for the 2x than the umd library is!
GPH as i was saying want to make best and cheapest unit. And they succeeded! When you hold it, you WILL cry! and everyone who i showed it to are AMAZED!
oh, not to forget that you can plug it into your telly and have your own console or movie player on there!
you also dont need to do much to the movie files! because when you watch it on telly you will want the files to be bigger and better looking than just 320x240 size!
Another thing is that it is a TRUE portable console, built in batteries are AWFUL, especially if you use it alot. With a psp you watch a film, play a bit of a game and its dead! and you gotta pay £40 for another battery if you want to continue without having to wait for a recharge!.
For £40 you can get LOADS of batteries which are rechargable, and you can use them for loads of other things too.
gp2x has got its brain where digital cameras have. digital cameras use chargable reusable aa or aaa batteries coz simply they eat up batteries! and its useless for the user if it goes dead and you cant find a replacement anywhere! also sd cards are SO much cheaper than sonys memory pro duo sticky crap!
So everything about the gp2x is geared more towards US, than making profit for themselves. Which is why we love it so much i guess!
Its different to the psp, completely, so do not compare it! i find it better than the psp because personally apart from games, everything else the psp is just an expensive gimmick in my view. it just cost too damn much!
But with the 2x you got great people to help you out, not a crappy sony helpline, and you got REAL people who understand your problems and are generally great and love games and everything about the 2x, i mean, ask craigx hes DA MAN!
There is always going to be something new for you and your gp2x, and im sure that you will have great joy with this, and the whole experience!
The gp2x seems a bit crap now, because its only about two months old really, and gamepark holdings have rushed it out. But as soon as they iron out the problems, even with a unit you by NOW, there will be no problems!
And you are in good hands when you come on here for some help, you wont get this from any other product!if you want a unit which is PERECT right NOW then dont get a gp2x. everything is great now, a little buggy at the moment, like when you turn it on, it doesnt boot first time, and some iffy directions with the joystick and the screen has a couple of wavey lines. But this is to do with the firmwares configuration, not any hardware defect.
Just wait for the new firmware i say, and let us review it for you. if you see the moany people in here smile when the new firmware is out you will know then if its worth getting!