"Quit thinking and just go get one"4.5 starson by thadly_j
Pros: Better games and gaming selection available, games available for almost every market, lighter weight than the previous DS.
Cons: Attracts fingerprints, no movie, internet, or MP3 capability.
Summary: I don't know where Sony fanboys can get off beating this marvel of electronic genious down. Nintendo has even come out and said that they are not trying to compete with sony or Micro$oft, so do they even truly have a right to beat it down? Not when Nintendo is targeting a completely different market.
This system boasts a plethora of nice features.
1) An extremely brighter and more readable screen.
2) A massive pre-existing library of GBA and DS games. (However the GBA games do not work with Multiplayer on the DS)
3) Long Battery life
4) I already mentioned a massive library of games, but the games being enjoyable to play is also a bonus. Having owned both a PSP and a DS, the DS is definitely the way to go for enjoyable gameplay selection, unless you truly need a multimedia device.
5) No analog stick (Having owned the PSP, I found the analog stick to be useless, if not painful to use. Analog sticks should be left for a platformer, not a handheld.)
6) Although we have yet to see it, The president of Nintendo, Saturo Iwata, has made statements that the DS will be compatible with the Next Gen Nintendo Console known as the "Wii", making future game demos available for in home download to the DS through the Wii Connect-24 service.
7) Sleek new looks lowered weight.
The only negative points I know of are:
1) No multimedia capabilities (MP3 or movie)
2) I know it has no internet browsing capabilities, but who honestly would actually use it. That is not what it was made for.
I could have gone a totally different direction with this review like all the Sony fanboys do in here, but I chose not to. If I have something bad to say about the PSP of the PS3, I'll go to their respective review page. I wish others would follow that example.