Now I've always been a big Nintendo fanboy, ever since the early days when baby Jay learned to PWN DUCKS with a lightgun, but upon the release of the DS, I was already fed up with Nintendo's absurd handheld policy (having just bought a GBA when the SP was released, and was on the verge of buying an SP when the DS was released). So, I waited for the PSP, as a result of my lust for an MP3 player, and soon learned of homebrew. I led a friend to it, and the two of us ended up using our PSPs for that one purpose only, due to the lack of good games. Frankly, the PSP is capable of some really good stuff, and game developers have taken advantage of that, making carbon copies of console games on the PSP. But, thats part of the problem. A lot of times, I don't know whether to buy the PSP or console version of a game. And then theres the fact that some PSP games, while good graphically, are uninspired and lame experiences. I LOVED need for speed Rivals, and I LOVE my psp for having played that game, but after trading it in for the sequel, I am swimming in a pool of regret. NFS MW SUCKED.
I currently own three PSP games. Liberty City Stories (great game, loved reliving my GTA3 days some), DBZ Shin Budokai (shoulda just picked up Budokai 3, would have been better), and Me and My Katamari (fun game, but too few levels and kinda irritating to play, but I never owned one of the console ones so it didnt take long to adapt). Right now every time I boot up gta its jutst to kill a hooker or two, then load my homebrew via GTA eloader. I'm still hooked on some Earthbound, in fact I'm on the final battle with Giygas right now.
But every now and then I see that Nintendo's doing a little better with the DS. Its evident in several titles that Nintendo might have been trying too hard to keep up with PSP titles in graphics, which the DS just couldn't pull off as well, instead of focusing on games that look good within the restrictions (as is Nintendo's style, after all) and utilizing the unique control opportunities. Now with games like Kirby Canvas Curse and the New Super Mario Bros, things are looking up, and its starting to remind me of the good old days.
The look and feel of the DS remind me of my old Gameboy. White, indestructable, and good forever. Not like my PSP, which I'm constantly worried about breaking or getting dirty. And now that my friend has denounced his PSP for lack of good games and returned to his rightful home in nintendo by buying a DS Lite of his own, I feel like jumping on the bandwagon back home.
He wants be to buy a DS so I can play New Super Mario Bros with him. It's amazing how so many good games on the DS can play with just one cartridge. Game sharing on the PSP is few and far between.
I'm not sure what to do. I want one, but the thought of having two handhelds bothers me. I don't want to lose the need for my PSP, but then again, I DO have two pockets. And I'm not quite sure I want to spend the money to buy one being as indecisive as I am, yet I dont want to get a cheaper used one since the DS Lites seem so much cooler.
Help me out here, DS fanboys. What should I do here?