At the weekend, I had a very good chance to compare the Nintendo DS Lite and the Sony PSP handheld consoles. I fancied a handheld for portability, but really couldn’t decide, so having them side by side with a good selection of games really did help my final decision. Both consoles were good, but one stood out far more than the other…
The Nintendo DS Lite is perfectly sized, sexy and more importantly, the games are amazing. Having tried New Super Mario Bros, Worms and Mario Kart, I was utterly and completely hooked. The dual screen really does add something to the games, even ones brought back from the past revamped and the touch screen makes it very easy to navigate and select menu items.
The Sony PSP I found a little large as it tried to accommodate the widescreen display for the movies available. The controls were a little fiddly especially the analog stick, but what really put me off this device was the UMD format. I couldn’t help but notice the gap on the back of one of the disks that could easily have you touching it, possibly causing problems reading it in the future. The Sony PSP is a nice device, but the Nintendo DS Lite has everything I needed at a very affordable price.
I should be spending the rest of today playing Mario Kart online, but I really look forward to meeting up with some friends, who also have a Nintendo DS to try some multiplayer gaming.