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Nintendo DS vs. Sony PSP . . .

Jamie's right -- Tom Chick says it all . . .

I still think you can't compare the two machines. They are geared to very different markets, and have very different approaches to content.

I would like to see the DS either license some of the deceptively simple puzzle and action flash games floating around the web or introduce a flash card reader that would enable you to select and run the games yourself. Skunk Studios's QBz comes to mind immediately . . .

Probably won't happen, I know, despite the fact that every gamer we know has had a DS hijacked by a girlfriend, wife or mother-in-law to play Zoo Keeper.

An e-book reader would be another nice little attachment for it, since we are turning it into the quintessential girly machine while we wait for Metroid Prime: Hunters (and for the record, the main character is a girl robot bounty hunter, although sadly not a robot ballerina bounty hunter).

The PSP is a lovely piece of hardware, but it is designed for the console-type games. And music. Photos. Movies. Etc. Blah, blah. Sort of a Palm on steroids . . . which is pretty cool, but I haven't found a game for it yet that I want to play obsessively. Even the few puzzle-types, which are kind of annoying rather than OCD ritual inspiring.

I'm probably not the person to ask -- we have both, which makes us very cool, very geeky, or very indecisive.

The Boy is hoping for cool . . .

2 comments:

Brinstar said...

Metroid Prime: Hunters (and for the record, the main character is a girl robot bounty hunter, although sadly not a robot ballerina bounty hunter).

Uhh, Samus isn't a robot. She's a human with Chozo DNA inside a suit.

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