February 15, 2005
Dear CNET members,
If you have a three-hour commute to work and back each day as I do, you can bet that I keep myself entertained, and not by counting how many gray hairs the passenger in front of me has. Thanks to my portable gaming device, my daily finger exercises and my hand-eye coordination are kept at an optimal level. While gaming isn't flowing as richly in my blood as it once was, the soon-to-be-released Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the already-released Nintendo DS both got my attention. And wow, have these portable consoles evolved, even beyond the gaming realm. It time for this old school gamer to upgrade, but I'm still kicking around the two choices, so help me decide and TalkBack to the debate between the two. Now, if only these new gaming device could whip up a killer latte, I'd be in commuter heaven!
This week's hot topic:
Sony PSP vs. Nintendo DS
In the latest "Sunday smackdown," we put the much-anticipated Sony PSP up against the Nintendo DS. While we assumed the PSP's killer graphics would make it the winner by a landslide, many of you provided great reasons why the DS is a major contender.
Along with its outstanding graphics capabilities, CNET member Leog02 is choosing the PSP because of all the things it can do beyond gameplay. Most notable is the device's ability to play MP3 and digital video files.
Read Leog02's full post in CNET TalkBack
Go with the games
Several of you brought up the point that the PSP will have a much larger library of available games at launch than the Nintendo DS does. CNET member Masahiro goes on to discuss some of the PSP games that he's most looking forward to playing.
Read Masahiro's full post in CNET TalkBack
Along with arguing that the Nintendo's smaller library of games provides quality over quantity, CNET member _Gus_ chose the DS because it costs $100 less than the PSP, giving him that much more money to buy additional games.
Read _Gus_'s full post in CNET TalkBack
Is it game-over for the Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS? Read this week's "Sunday Smackdown" and speak up in the TalkBack section.
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