GamesRadar's potentially annual Platinum Chalice awards 2006

Winner: The PSP

There seems to be a general consensus these days - not helped by Sony's own very loud, very terrible missteps - that the PSP is spiraling around the bowl. Why? We're gamers. We should care about one thing: games.

How does Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops sound? What about Sony's best in-house argument for the PSP, LocoRoco? If not, how about its Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Killzone: Liberation? The twin trips of Every Extend Extra and Lumines II? There are even more originals based on hugely popular series that can stand on their own: Vice City Stories, Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, Tekken: Dark Resurrection, Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins, Me & My Katamari and Daxter. And don't forget the quirky (but quality) Exit (we know you did.)

Yeah, the PSP is weighed down by ports of bad PS2 games, but what about ports of great games? We're talking Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth and Mega Man: Powered Up. More classics were also reborn this year: Sonic Rivals, Bomberman, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X and Lemmings... the list keeps going.

This is a bad system?

Honorable mention: Wii Sports
Nintendo | Wii

The day we first saw these Playmobil people line up for a sports game, there was a collective shudder. Now, the entire planet is so hooked on Wii Sports they're willing to risk launching a remote at the TV just to get in a quick three holes of golf.


  • Jordo141 - March 19, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    Consider you life somehow saved... I sunk 964 hours into Oblivion.
  • Awesomeforthemasses - September 10, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    Okami! I will avenge you! Anyone who could have bought it but didn't, watch out, 'cause I'm comin' for you.
  • gangjute8 - July 13, 2009 11:04 a.m.

    Really, anyone owning a PS2 or Wii who didn't get Okami does not deserve to play video games. It delivered all you guys wanted, and you ignored it. That's like throwing away a computer's mouse, except X100 worse.
  • FrozenImplosion - April 16, 2009 2:24 a.m.

    wow and i thought MY time in oblivion was bad! i had 99 hours and 23 minutes, but that cant possibly live up to 147!
  • superfunk - December 20, 2008 3 p.m.


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