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post Nov 17 2007, 05:44 AM
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I'm not much of a gamer and thus I lnow nothing about it.
Now my kids want a gaming console and are asking me for advice cause "I work with computers" (doesn't everybody nowadays ?) and because I have a Zaurus (OK, not everybody has one).

Now, from what I found on the www, I could go for (ps1), ps2, xbox, wii, ... but then they are tied to the tele.
I more like Nintendo DS, PSP, ??? (any other choices ?) cause that way they can also use it in the car or while someone else is watching tele.

I keep on asking google some questions and it gives me loads and loads of pages, but what are the pros and cons of these consoles ?
I already found that Nintendo DS plays GBA-roms. Does PSP do this as well ?
PSP's screen has a higher res, Nintendo's screen seems to be better protected (clamshell).

How about the games and their prices ? From what I see the same games seem to be cheaper for Nintendo DS. Why's that ?

Can a PSP play PS1, PS2, PS3 games ? My three brothers own PS1, PS2 and PS3 so it would be nice to play their games ...

From what I know now, balance is going towards Nintendo DS.
Please comment or answer my questions,

From a complete gaming-noob in search for a gaming device,
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post Nov 20 2007, 12:08 AM
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If you're not going to hack the PSP, then don't buy a PSP. A hacked PSP is a wonderful device but if you're not willing to hack it, get them a DS.
I owned both machines, I sold the PSP mainly because of the remanence of the screen.
I'd like to buy the new version someday (I heard the screen is better) beacause with a psp you emulate almost all gaming machines from the 8-16 bits area + the PSone and GBA.

The DS has just so many great games made for the DS and not emulated (and more are coming) that I would recommend this console if you're not interested in emulators of the PSP.
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Chero   Looking For A Gaming Console   Nov 17 2007, 05:44 AM
harvell   I sort of inherited a psp from my sister. I found...   Nov 17 2007, 08:34 AM
Capn_Fish   My impression is that the DS is much more popular,...   Nov 17 2007, 09:27 AM
jpmatrix   well, i own a psp, so let's try to answer : P...   Nov 17 2007, 10:24 AM
Chero   QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 07:24 PM) w...   Nov 17 2007, 10:41 AM
Chero   Thanks for the comments so far ! Keep them com...   Nov 17 2007, 10:33 AM
Capn_Fish   If they like Mario and Pokemon, the DS is the way ...   Nov 17 2007, 11:59 AM
ZDevil   Personally I like the NDS better than PSP. There a...   Nov 17 2007, 12:21 PM
speculatrix   get them an old amiga. seriously. get hold of some...   Nov 17 2007, 02:03 PM
Chero   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 11:03 PM...   Nov 18 2007, 07:46 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Nov 17 2007, 02:21 PM) Per...   Nov 17 2007, 06:01 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 18 2007, 02:01 AM) ...   Nov 18 2007, 05:25 AM
Chero   QUOTE(desertrat @ Nov 18 2007, 02:25 PM) ...   Nov 18 2007, 07:04 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(desertrat @ Nov 18 2007, 07:25 AM) ...   Nov 18 2007, 08:54 AM
Chero   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 18 2007, 05:54 PM) ...   Nov 18 2007, 09:26 AM
koan   I bought a PSP recently. I do not like supermario ...   Nov 17 2007, 08:16 PM
snk4ever   If you're not going to hack the PSP, then don...   Nov 20 2007, 12:08 AM
Chero   QUOTE(snk4ever @ Nov 20 2007, 09:08 AM) I...   Nov 20 2007, 06:54 AM
bluedevils   My son is 5. He has cousins 8, 10, 16 and 18 and ...   Nov 20 2007, 02:07 PM

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