Back in July of 2007 I was searching for a hand-held gaming system so I would have something to do at work (got to love working for State Government). After extensive research and much debate, I went with the Nintendo DS based mostly on the fact that I wanted to play Nintendo games again, like I stated in my blog post. Sometimes I just hate myself for being this way, but it just wasn't good enough for me to have only the DS. So, I purchased the PSP with the Daxter game and 1 Gig memory card. I know, I know - believe me, I've read my blog post. I know what I said and was convinced at the time that I had made the right decision. Do I regret buying the DS? Heck no. I love it!
The PSP offers something else, though. It's hard to describe, really. I guess I would say that the games for the PSP are more "grown-up" (and I hate to say it like that, but I don't know how else to describe it). Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that the DS and Nintendo in general has stuck to being a gaming system for kids. I love it because I cut my teeth on the Atari system and Nintendo came out at the perfect age for me (I was 10 when the NES hit the market). I missed playing those games, even with the onset of the PS, PS2, and XBox I remained faithful to my NES through college (all I did for the first 2 years was play Final Fantasy for endless hours) until it died in 2001 (I had no idea that I could have just bought the parts to fix it, I'm shooting myself now for that one).
I like the PS2 and PSP because the games associated with them are more like the computer games I really enjoy - RPGs. Though the selection of RPG games for both hand-helds are limited, I know more will be developed and I wanted my cake and eat it too. I just didn't want to limit myself to just DS games. The more I read about the PSP system and read reviews by gamers on some of the games, I just wanted it and I couldn't talk myself out of it.
Even more pathetic is the fact that I have considered the PS3 and Wii. I rejected the PS3 as soon as I read some information regarding the compatibility with PS games. However, the Wii is like a bug in my brain that I can't get rid of. It just looks like so much fun to play games on that system - more interaction rather then sitting and pressing buttons for hours on end (which I really don't mind, BTW). I'm sure in less then a year I will be posting that I purchased a Wii.