As the holiday season fast approaches, we've been getting questions from readers regarding which portable games console they should buy for themselves, their friends or their kids. It's hard to believe that there are still people out there who haven't decided on a side in the PSP/DS war, but here are a few factors you should consider before splashing your cash either with Sony or Nintendo.
The Nintendo DS is becoming the device everyone secretly wishes the PSP could be. The latest addition to the DS is no different, it uses a microSD card in conjunction with a DS cartridge to deliver video, comics, and books to your DS.
Well, at least in Japan. What’s it good for you might ask, well lots of things, but mainly release date info, promo vids, and streaming DS demo downloads.
Oh, did that last one get your attention? Figured it would, you read right, if you live in Japan, you can now download and play demos on your DS from your Wii. It’s kind of like the deal Sony has going with the PSP and the PS3.
The Famicom is the Japanese version of the old-school Nintendo Entertainment System. So imagine my glee at hearing that I can now get a Famicom(NES) adapter for my DS’s GBA slot.
It even adds a TV-out port so you can hook up your CRT and it will be just like the good ole days. This adapter does however lessen the portability of the DS, but for the ability to play NES games on the go, I’d say it’s a worthy sacrifice.
Yeah, I know, we already covered this, but we have box shots and a definite price now. The Zelda box comes with a gold DS lite adorned with the tri-force logo.
It also comes with a copy of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass. The Nintendogs box, same deal, a copy of the game, and a pink DS lite with a paw print on the top.
Rumors have been floating around the gaming community that Nintendo has completed a redesign of their explosively popular DS portable gaming system. The official word is "no comment." But maybe Nintendo's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communication, George Harrison, didn't get the memo.
Apparently the Crimson and Onyx Nintendo DS wasn't the last new version of the portable gaming system that we'd see this year. Thanks to a leaked Black Friday ad from Sears, we know to expect two more versions before the year's end.
It has dual antennas and catches 1Seg signals. The video will be viewable on the top screen with the controls being on the bottom one.
No word on whether it will support the programming guide info that is built into the 1Seg signals or not. But hey, they are just doing what the PSP already can, which is ok, because the DS has a better implementation of it.
I've been in need of a new game to carry around with my DS, and I think I may have found the perfect one to fill those voids of time where I'm away from home and bored out of my brain. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass hit stores this past week, so being a fan of the series, I grabbed a copy.