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Nintendo DS or Sony PSP? Which is the SlashGear holiday choice?

Nintendo DS or Sony PSP? Which is the SlashGear holiday choice?

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.

 

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Nintendo is a happy camper – Sold 653,000 Nintendo DS in a week

Nintendo is a happy camper – Sold 653,000 Nintendo DS in a week

Sony is not the only one enjoying the sales increases on its PS3 gaming console. Nintendo of America reported that it has sold 653,000 of Nintendo DS and 350,000 units of WIIs in the first week of shopping season. Nintendo has been top seller for game console in 2007 as shortage of the Wii continues. Nintendo is expecting 17.5 millions Wii to be sold by March 2008.

653,000 Nintendo DS Systems Sold In One Week, Breaks Record [via gemaga]

Everybody’s Nintendo Wii channel finally launched

Everybody’s Nintendo Wii channel finally launched

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.

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Cyber Gadget’s Famiclone

Cyber Gadget’s Famiclone

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.

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Nintendo holding out on a new DS

Nintendo holding out on a new DS

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.

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Nintendo Japan dropping 1Seg tuner for DS Lite

Nintendo Japan dropping 1Seg tuner for DS Lite

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.

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