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I'm contemplating getting a DS, DSi, or PSP in a little while. I have tons of free time but they're all in odd places where it's not possible to bring up my laptop. I'm leaning towards the DS or DSi, but would like some arguments for any of them. I had a DSi for reviewing for about a week, but without ever owning a DS I'm not that familiar with any differences. One big thing was backwards compatability, since I have tons of GB and GBA games, but my GBA still works so I really don't care about that anymore. I'm really not a picky about my games and stuff, graphics don't matter, so don't just pick PSP because of the graphics. All I know is if I get a DS I'll want the Castlevania game(s). So, what I'm asking is this: What are the pros and cons of each system, DS, DSi and PSP. Also what are the 'must-have' games for each? Also I'll like to know about.. let's say... each system's ability to get games.. without purchasing them... you know. Though I'll probably buy all my games.
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    I wouldn't go with the DSI, but the dslite is good. Not to mention, you can get an R4 and put roms on it.
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    Posted by Amen I wouldn't go with the DSI, but the dslite is good. Not to mention, you can get an R4 and put roms on it.
    Ahem. May I cut in? I have a DSi. It was worth the money. I sold my DSLite for it, because the DSi is much better. You can also get the R4i (DSi version of an R4) and it is only 10 bucks. I wouldn't go with a PSP. I had one for a few years now, and it hasn't got any better. EDIT: You can also use Wii point cards to download games on the DSi Shop.
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    Posted by Amen I wouldn't go with the DSI, but the dslite is good. Not to mention, you can get an R4 and put roms on it.
    Ahem. May I cut in? I have a DSi. It was worth the money. I sold my DSLite for it, because the DSi is much better. You can also get the R4i (DSi version of an R4) and it is only 10 bucks. I wouldn't go with a PSP. I had one for a few years now, and it hasn't got any better. EDIT: You can also use Wii point cards to download games on the DSi Shop.
    My sister sold her DSlite for a Dsi and said it was a big let down. Camera isn't very good, the web browser loads slow as hell. But I mean, if you really really want something like that, I guess it's worth it, but if I were getting one, I'd just go for the lite.
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    As i said to you on steam. Ds lite GTA Chinatown wars MArio KArt Ds Or get a card like an r4 or m3 etc.
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    PSP! God of War Metal Gear Solid GTA: Chinatown Wars Assassins Creed Resident Evil Gran Trismo Resistance: Retribution etc. I'd wait for the PSPGo.
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    I just bought DSlite because imo it has way better games than the PSP And ofcourse as you already mentioned : backwards comptability I bought it in lime green With this game : It roxx Also i found this :
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    If you really want a PSP (not suggesting it though), don't get a PSP Go. The idiots REMOVED THE UMD SLOT, the primary way to insert games. >.<
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    Posted by BrainZ If you really want a PSP (not suggesting it though), don't get a PSP Go. The idiots REMOVED THE UMD SLOT, the primary way to insert games. >.<
    In order to reduce the amount of shit you have to carry with you. Its now totally digital, not unlike steam distribution. So in summary, the PSP Go is going to be epic. Now I just need some money. 0_o
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    I have a DS, and PSP and the greatest system to have is a Dingoo A-320. I recently bought one like a month ago and it has ruined my life :].
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    Posted by BrainZ If you really want a PSP (not suggesting it though), don't get a PSP Go. The idiots REMOVED THE UMD SLOT, the primary way to insert games. >.<
    In order to reduce the amount of shit you have to carry with you. Its now totally digital, not unlike steam distribution. So in summary, the PSP Go is going to be epic. Now I just need some money. 0_o
    I own retail copies of my Steam games where possible. Actually, for the general audience the PSP Go will be confusing. I can imagine the amount of kids getting a PSP Go and a bunch of UMD games to later found out it won't work.
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    Posted by BrainZ If you really want a PSP (not suggesting it though), don't get a PSP Go. The idiots REMOVED THE UMD SLOT, the primary way to insert games. >.<
    In order to reduce the amount of shit you have to carry with you. Its now totally digital, not unlike steam distribution. So in summary, the PSP Go is going to be epic. Now I just need some money. 0_o
    I own retail copies of my Steam games where possible. Actually, for the general audience the PSP Go will be confusing. I can imagine the amount of kids getting a PSP Go and a bunch of UMD games to later found out it won't work.
    Perfectly understandable. But for me, the PSP Go is perfect. I Don't own a PSP, and therefore no UMD's, so the thought of a single device (smaller than other handhelds) is great.
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    I have a DS fat I can give you for $20, or trade something with me. It has a broken hinge but plays fine.
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    DS is better than the DSi, (can't play gameboy games on DSi) but PSP has all that other shiz like better 3d graphics and Movies and crap. DS is better for games imo
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    PSP I'd say. I'd wait for the PSPGO but PSP nonetheless. You can get N4 emus, PSX emus, Super Nintendo emus, and you can hack it for free games, so I'd go with the PSP, that and all the homebrews going for it
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    I would go for the original ds, it can play gba games for fucks sake. however for the psp, shure it has some good games, but from what i saw from my brothers psp, it ran out of power in a couple hours(5-6 i think) then you have to charge it.
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    Posted by BrainZ If you really want a PSP (not suggesting it though), don't get a PSP Go. The idiots REMOVED THE UMD SLOT, the primary way to insert games. >.<
    In order to reduce the amount of shit you have to carry with you. Its now totally digital, not unlike steam distribution. So in summary, the PSP Go is going to be epic. Now I just need some money. 0_o
    I own retail copies of my Steam games where possible. Actually, for the general audience the PSP Go will be confusing. I can imagine the amount of kids getting a PSP Go and a bunch of UMD games to later found out it won't work.
    Sony claims to be working on a system that allows you to get a digital copy of UMDs you own. How they'll manage that is beyond me, but I plan on getting one once I find out. I have a PSP 1000, and the PSPGo's smaller size and weight look appealing.
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    Well I'd go with the dsi since its the 3rd generation but either dsi or ds is fine. The sound quality is better in the DSi plus the screen is a tad bigger. I highly recommend getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin and if you can get your hands on it Advance wars DS. The New Super Mario Bro's and Mario Kart are a must buy for any ds owner.
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    Taking into account the last line of your thread, I'd say get a psp .
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    There's plenty of homebrew for ds too.
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    Get a DS Lite and a flash card. I have an R4DS with a 2gb SD card, loads of games fit onto that. Battery life is much better compared to the PSP. Also, there are more games worth playing on DS than on the PSP. Don't get a DSi though, the extra cost is completely not worth it.
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