I don’t have one but I have heard great reviews on the Wiz, it’s emulation is supposed to be great all around for those systems 16-bit and prior. I am not sure on how well it can do the NeoGeo stuff, the very first gen of the hardware I remember seeing having trouble with some of the bigger games like Garou, SamSho5sp, WakuWaku7, and Metal Glug 3 and up.
PSP is good for emulation as long as you get the Slim model. The first gen has a terribly dpad. The DS also does very well with NES, Genesis, and Neo Geo emulation. You can also play Gameboy Color and a few other systems on it that I can’t think of offhand.
thanks for the feedback people. After having a bit of a poke around the net, I’m now leaning towards getting a PSP. The controls/screen size of the Wiz are kind of putting me off. Plus all the emulators I’ve seen running on the PSP look pretty good (including PSX).
If i can get a PSP cheap enough i think I’ll probably go with it come pay day.
Just looked up some stuff on the Dingoo A320, and it looks like a sweet little device. I especially like how it comes with applications right out of the box for playing emued games, video file types, and music. Very convenient.
Did an e-bay search, they’re about $100 shipped new. Interesting.
I’m not familiar with the GP2X or Wiz. How easy is it to get Emu games & videos to play for them?
Yes but how difficult is it to get all that stuff functioning on the PSP? Also isn’t it still in the nigh $200’ish range?
Cool here is an accessory i found which looks to make it better. From what i gather one of the reasons its not as good, is because the D-Pad is a bit too recessed into the unit. Making it difficult to judge when diagonals are hit.
These PSP button enhancer caps have been used by some and are said to make things better. By raising the surface area and providing more thumb “grip”:
Ive been around the gp2x scene for awhile owning all of the systems including the new wiz. I have a psp also, and personally i much prefer using emulators on my wiz the screen although smaller is gorgeous. The emulators are excellent on the gp2x and wiz. I personally found the mame emulator superior on the wiz than on my psp. In my opinion owning both i would recommend a gp2x or wiz over a psp for emulation.
I’d consider the Wiz if it was not so expensive. Dingoo A320 is not just cheaper but looks pretty good right now. Its only weakness so far is emulation still needs work. However, that could very well be fixed in the future with updates so it has the potential to be great.
I have a GP2x F-200 model…shit is awesome.
Im about to get the New Gp2x Wiz in the future.
If i were you, id get the Gp2x Wiz.
The Pandora is just not worth it IMO…as much as that thing cost you might as well just buy a cheap laptop and be done with it.
oh, btw…the GP2x Wiz is 2 times more Powerful than the PSP.
and with the GP2x Wiz…everything is already open sourced…no need to hack this or that…get around this thing or that thing and all other unnecessary hassle you have to go through with the PSP in order to get homebrew to work on it, doing all this while risking the chance of BRICKING your PSP! and never be able to play it again!..with the Gp2x Wiz…its all ready to go right out the box and will NEVER BRICK!
The Gp2x Community is Very nice and friendly…plus, they have more programs and applications than what the PSP community can offer.
Gp2x Community came up with and now have a working N64 EMULATOR! does the PSP have that? last time i checked it didnt…and with the current hardware on the PSP it’ll be impossible to run it anyway but you’ll never know.
…and lastly…the GP2x uses SDHC Sandisk memory sticks…which will allow you to hold storage high as 32GB! in size…and soon to be released 64GB SDHC memory STICKS! and they’re pretty cheap too. Unlike the PSP on the other hand, with their Memory Pro stick Duos that only go up to 8gbs in size and cost a FORTUNE!!!
Why are GP2X units so damn hard to find? Quite a few times in the past, such as now, the thought of a handheld emulation system sorta gripped me. Among the options around i always checked out the GP2X, but that was always out of the question because the damn things were so SCARCE. Those units i could find were usually too costly to bother with.
I’d much rather buy a dedicated emu unit like a GP2X than bother with a PSP, but that does not matter if i cannot find any, and for reasonable prices at that.
The dingoo A320 on the other hand is perfect. Readily available, cheap, convenient, and decent-good Emu performance. With potential to be much better in the future.
Sorry but there is NO n64 emulation yet on the gp2x or wiz. The d-pad is not the best for fighters but i can pull all the sf moves off on it. The reason the gp2x is hard to get hold off is because they have been discontinued. The wiz has just come out from a south korean company, and although its more expensive than the dingo i feel it will have more support in the long run. However thats not to say that the dingoo is bad, its just very new. I would still recommend a wiz or even a dingooo over a psp.
BTW, the cost of the Wiz is exactly the amount of what i paid for the F-200 when i got a hold of it…the Wiz is 100 times better than the The F-200 trust me, Hell if you want i can sell you my F-200…LOL