For Phil’s birthday, I bought him a DS. And ever since I did that I have been thinking about getting myself some sort of portable video game system. Sure, I have a Wii, which sits unplayed most of the time. And an XBox 360 which sits unplayed only slightly less (but Forza 2 is a great game.) And a PS2 which sits unplayed slightly less than both of those. And at Kelly’s house I have an old skool XBox, which gets played the least of all. So I’m well stocked on video game systems that I don’t use.
The real problem with each of these is that they are tied to a particular TV. And my life keeps me moving around a lot. I’m only at my house about half the time, and even when I am I’m not in my room very often. And I don’t really want to force Kelly to sit around watching me play video games on the only TV where we are.
Which brought me to the choice. DS or PSP. Everything I read said get the DS. More games. Better games. Better interface. But I went with my gut, and got the PSP, and I couldn’t be happier.
First, the games that I wanted are on the PSP. Nascar 07, Formula One 06 (only in Europe, but the PSP isn’t region locked), and the full version of Lego Star Wars 2. But the real reason that I got in, and am glad that I did, was because of the homebrew. Right now on my PSP I have Game Boy Advance games, SNES games, PS1 games, on top of the PSP games. The best are the PS1 games. The run at full speed so you can’t really even tell that this wasn’t the platform they were meant for.
So I’m going to go out on a limb here, break with tradition, and say get the PSP. You won’t be disappointed.