"Poor game library, extremely short battery life, and price takes its toll"2.5 starson by threeball
Pros: Good hardware, nice design, many capabilities, wireless multiplayer
Cons: Awful gaming library, horrendus battery life(3.5 hours!), faulty square button, not pocketable, extras like movies require more $$$, need memory stick, uses discs
Summary: The PSP does not look good. Good hardware and design, but horrendus titles and battery life. Say you want to take a plane trip. It won't last from the time you sit waiting to board and the whole flight if the plane trip takes 3 hours since the battery has been said to last 3.5 hours. The graphics are good, but the games are terrible(and at $50, bad price). It proves that good graphics doesn't make a good game. The movie player/music player capabilites sound good, but that is just more money to shell out for the memory stick($50 for 128 mb) and movies($20) to go along with it. The Nintendo DS, while it doesn't have amazing graphics, makes up for that with its fun and original first person gaming titles, innovative system capabilites like touch screen and microphone, and decent battery life, with a price that won't break the bank. If you want portable gaming, go with the DS.