Found Major Glitch On Ds!!!! (not really that major)

DevilDog

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I was hooking my DS and PowerBook up to one speaker system with a new 'y' adapter that I had just bought, and I heard Bon Jovi coming out of my DS!!! I had the cable plugged halfway into the headphone jack on Advance Wars DS and It was coming out garbled at full volume. The slider for volume only affects the game music coming out, which was pretty much drowned out by itunes. Im thinking it' kind of like the iPod's video out...Any cable will work, but the things inside are switched so that they are only supposed to be able to work with a certain cable. Can anyone else confirm this? Or is my DS just defective? Will Metroid Hunters be the first game to include the headset??? Or, can anybody figure out how to make it not sound garbled??
 

homerjward

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DevilDog said:
I was hooking my DS and PowerBook up to one speaker system with a new 'y' adapter that I had just bought, and I heard Bon Jovi coming out of my DS!!! I had the cable plugged halfway into the headphone jack on Advance Wars DS and It was coming out garbled at full volume. The slider for volume only affects the game music coming out, which was pretty much drowned out by itunes. Im thinking it' kind of like the iPod's video out...Any cable will work, but the things inside are switched so that they are only supposed to be able to work with a certain cable. Can anyone else confirm this? Or is my DS just defective? Will Metroid Hunters be the first game to include the headset??? Or, can anybody figure out how to make it not sound garbled??
another reason the psp is superior. there's an anti-bon jovi chip built-in on the logic board :D



just kidding :eek:
 

homerjward

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2nyRiggz said:
You can get cursed for jokes like this.....do you know where you are? this is NintendoLand where everything big N is A okay!:p

Bless
i got nothin against the ds--i <3 playin mario kart and advance wars on my bro's--just a joke :p
 

GimmeSlack12

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What a major glich this is indeed, someone please call the FBI on it. We have got to do something.

C'mon, how irrelevant is this? Don't be so dramatic on your thread titles.
 

steve_hill4

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Ditto, I was expecting to read something much more dramatic than this.

Still, it's always valid to post information like this, just don't hype up the title too much or it will annoy some. It would be like me finding the dreaded minus figures in iTunes and then posting a topic "Major bug in iTunes", only for everyone who read it to then flame me for wasting their time on such a minor issue.
 

yankeefan24

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you guys might want to start a head hunt. i love almost everything sony, including the vaio's design, and DEFINITELY the PSP. i have the ds, and it was good until i got the psp and relized how bad it was.
 

GFLPraxis

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yankeefan24 said:
you guys might want to start a head hunt. i love almost everything sony, including the vaio's design, and DEFINITELY the PSP. i have the ds, and it was good until i got the psp and relized how bad it was.
The world disagrees with you.



IMO DS has a way better games lineup, and that seems to be the opinion of IGN and a lot of others.
 

paddy

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GFLPraxis said:
The world disagrees with you.

Dont get me wrong I love the DS but you cant compare global sales between the DS and PSP 'cos the DS has been on sale a few months more.:rolleyes:
 

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Woah! I thought you were going to say something a little more major than that! like game wiping or the top screen being turned into a porn receiver!

I may know the reason for this minor glitch too. The headphone port is really a headphone and microphone input port (you can get headphone/mic headsets from 3rd party companies) so there is a Mic input in the port. My guess is that the sound is that a bit of the line sound is being pumped in.

In other news I can't wait for Tetris DS, Metroid, Zelda, Pokemon :D
 

mrgreen4242

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Dont get me wrong I love the DS but you cant compare global sales between the DS and PSP 'cos the DS has been on sale a few months more.:rolleyes:
DS was first released in NA on Nov 21, 2004, PSP in Japan on Dec 12, 2004. The DS hit Japan next on Dec 2, and the PSP in NA on March 24 '05.

The overall difference globally was a couple weeks. But even if you want to look at NA only, it was a 4 month head start... 13 months vs. 9 months. On a per month basis, the DS is still outselling the PSP by something like 33%.

So even in a comparison that is skewed to help the PSP it loses. Game companies know it, too. Look at the stunning lack of games for the PSP and the huge surge in DS titles. Personally, I'm waiting for both a price drop to $99, and/or a redesigned unit, and/or an online multiplayer Zelda.
 

yankeefan24

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paddy said:
Dont get me wrong I love the DS but you cant compare global sales between the DS and PSP 'cos the DS has been on sale a few months more.:rolleyes:
the ds has been on sale longer, and the ds is not a bad system. i just think that the games on the psp are better IN GENERAL. I'm going to try to find the source of that graph and the most recent sales results. I just think that that graph is inflated or old.
 

kingcrowing

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well, honestly, you can think the PSP is better, and I'm not saying it has no games, It has GTA, socom, infected, and a couple others, but the DS has: Advanced wars, Mario 64, mario kart, FF IV, and then TONS of interactive games like feel the magic, warioworld. trauma center etc. Then it has backwards compatability with GBA games, so you have titels like Zelda, pokemon, and all the other standard nintendo classics, and like jimmi siad, theres still tones of big one on their way to the DS (IE zelda, pokemon and metroid!) and those will all be out by this summer I believe. Not to bomb the PSP, its a very powerful and great system, from a graphical standpoint its awesome, but from a gameplay standpoint its not that great, at least not till there are more games, and also, the DS games are $15-$30 new, the PSP games are $40-$50, so for the price of one PSP game I could get 2-3 DS games.
 

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paddy said:
Dont get me wrong I love the DS but you cant compare global sales between the DS and PSP 'cos the DS has been on sale a few months more.:rolleyes:
The DS was outselling the PSP in the PSP's opening week

I don't want this to turn into a console war, but I prefer the DS because it's a portable console, not a TV console crammed into a portable box. The games are the sorta games that you could whip out while waiting for a train, play for a coupla minutes, then put it away until the next stop.
 

GFLPraxis

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paddy said:
Dont get me wrong I love the DS but you cant compare global sales between the DS and PSP 'cos the DS has been on sale a few months more.:rolleyes:
Take weekly, monthly, or yearly sales, DS wins every time and by quote a large margin.

In Japan, the DS has been outselling the PSP four-to-one for the last eight weeks.

yankeefan24 said:
the ds has been on sale longer, and the ds is not a bad system. i just think that the games on the psp are better IN GENERAL. I'm going to try to find the source of that graph and the most recent sales results. I just think that that graph is inflated or old.
No. That graph is Japanese sales as of three weeks ago. The reason it appears 'inflated' is that the DS and PSP sell evenly in the U.S., but the DS outsells the PSP anywhere from 2x-6x every week in Japan, with the exception of the last two weeks where after selling 400,000-600,000 units a week for eight weeks in a row the DS finally sold out nation-wide. That chart is for Japan.

Trust me on this, it's my job to keep track of these numbers, I was involved in creating that graph.


If you go by worldwide- Nintendo has 13 million DS's SOLD, Sony has 10 million PSP's SHIPPED (big difference- sold means people bought them, shipped means they sent them to stores).

In fact, at this point the Nintendo DS has a record as the fastest selling handheld in history and the fastest console to reach the 10 million mark.


As I recall, the PSP actually did outsell the DS for 2005 (looking year by year) by a tiny amount because it launched (highest sales are always at launch) in 2005, but overall the DS sold a million more. UK sales, the latest numbers I have are from December 2005:
UK total as of December 17:
DS 846,000
PSP 668,600

And I know that the DS has hit a million sold in the UK in that last month.
http://www.nintendoplayers.com/article.php?articleID=34

Game sales in Japan have had 7/10 of the top ten games being NDS games every week, the other three usually Square Enix games on PS2 (Kingdom Hearts II and others just came out).

Even ignoring worldwide sales, the DS outsells the PSP weekly.

I don't want this to be a console war either, but I do want to point out that the DS is selling more than the PSP and DS games are selling more than the PSP so the console can't be as "bad" as you say it is.
 

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Aye I'm just waiting for a must-have title for the PSP. I'm seeing a lot for the DS but none for the PSP. soon as Sony fix the dead pixel issue (or make buying a PSP seem less like a gamble), sort out this homebrew crap (all i'm hearing is that its been blocked here, you have to get around by cracking the Davinci code... etc) and have some games that appeal to me. some thinking game like Advance Wars or an all out brilliant racer like Mario Kart. I'll probably get one next year.

GFLPraxis said:
...I don't want this to be a console war either, but I do want to point out that the DS is selling more than the PSP and DS games are selling more than the PSP so the console can't be as "bad" as you say it is.
course its bad. the DS is ugly and has a major glitch. and its really REALLY bad lolzers.

Its nice to see shops like Game and Gamestation in the UK, who really don't like Nintendo much. they have HUGE sections devoted to PSP and entire walls to PS2, where the GBA and DS have a shelf or 2. even though the DS is outselling the PSP and the GBA outselling the PS2. god i love bias.
 

Thanatoast

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Considering that the PSP costs twice what the DS costs, it can't be too bad to be only losing the battle by 33%, right?
 

GFLPraxis

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Have you guys been keeping track of Animal Crossing in Japan? On its first week it took the #1 spot on the top ten selling games. Second week #2. Third week #4. Then it went back to the #2 spot and just stayed there. Even with Kingdom Hearts II. It is now 8 weeks since launch and it is still the #2 selling game this week and they've already sold 1.56 million copies.

Brain Training is still in 9th place despite being in its 28th week :eek:

EDIT:
Check this out.


That should effectively kill the "DS is only winning because it launched earlier" myth. And to kill the "Well PSP costs more" myth, the PSP costs $199 in Japan, and look at it :p

Also note that in the middle, they are both very close to the bottom. As I recall, in that period the DS was selling 50,000 a week and PSP 30,000. The DS was selling almost twice as much. The chart reflects that, but they're so close to the bottom that it looks like they're close together.
 

2nyRiggz

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Considering the PSP is still a new system and it doesnt have that stack of games that DS have(because of the GBA) give it a few more months when the games start coming then we will see where the standing is. DS games are fun though but the PSP is still holding it's own.

...Now bring on the N Hounds of hell.:rolleyes:


Bless
 

kingcrowing

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I think that the PSP has had plenty of time, its been like a year and everyone KEEPS SAYING that, no games have come out that are really worth $50, its just tons of friggin UMD movies...
 

calyxman

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Wow! We're now mastering meaningless statistics. :rolleyes:

How about we just say "to each his own." Buy the handheld because you like it, not because of some graph. :rolleyes:
 

2nyRiggz

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kingcrowing said:
I think that the PSP has had plenty of time, its been like a year and everyone KEEPS SAYING that, no games have come out that are really worth $50, its just tons of friggin UMD movies...
Do you really own a PSP? There are a lot of good games for the psp...and they are LESS than $50 where have you been? keep that hating to yourself and come up with real facts but thats your opinon and you stated it.


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DevilDog

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Well...

My friend gave me a bunch of "cool" music, so I was still listening to it all. But, can anybody think of a way to make it not come out garbled? It's fairly loud, I wouldn't mind using it as a portable speaker system if I needed to. I tried reverse engineering the iPod video out cable, but that didn't work. I'm wondering what kind of plug would have to fit...a mono one maybe?
 

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2nyRiggz said:
Do you really own a PSP? There are a lot of good games for the psp...and they are LESS than $50 where have you been? keep that hating to yourself and come up with real facts but thats your opinon and you stated it.


Bless
There are a couple of games out there. I wouldn't mind that Streetfighter game at all. I loved the old Wipeout games (though paling compared to F-Zero, IMO) so I might pick that up. and the Tony Hawk game. but even then I'm going to be forking out near on £300 for that experience. I've said it many times before... I'd love a PSP. I'd love to play Sonic 2 (Mega Drive) on the go and the above mentioned games. but there is no way in sweet hell am I going to pay £300 when I could get a new PC, a new iPod, an Xbox 360, a Revolution or just £300 worth of killer DS games.

The sad thing is Sony are taking a loss with the PSP. So I doubt its going to get any cheaper any time soon. Guess i'll wait for the GB2 if I want power and portability.