Originally Posted by Rather Dashing
It's not a "comparison", not in the same way you mean it, anyway. It's a reason not to take advantage of the many DS trade-in programs that could chop off a large portion of the system's price. If it played DS games perfectly, the trade-in(or trade-up) could POSSIBLY be justified. As it is, keeping a hold of the DS is a good idea if you want to actually have some satisfactory gameplay time with a dual screen Nintendo handheld made in the past decade.
Yeah, but that's not what I was on about at all squire. You were saying how the 3DS has a poor library compared to the DS, which was when I came in guns a-blazin' saying it hadn't even been out even six months and blah blah blah. Not this backwards compatability debacle.
I still have my DS Lite and I play my DS games on that because I don't like the black bars if I can avoid them, it feels akin to playing an old PC game that won't scale up to new fangled resolutions.
To go off on a bit of a tangent, I think what camp you sit in for the handheld affair depends on what kind of games you wanna play. I don't really wanna play Deus Ex* or something at the airport, i'd rather something that's easy to consume in small bites in my downtime when i'm out and about is just the ticket. If you want the full on console experience in yo' hot little hands then it's Sony for you. It's my fond hope that with the improved hardware the 3Ds can sorta do a bit of both, but it's all up to the developers to make the console worth your while really.
*everything at the moment is Deus Ex with me, I compared Mrs. Doubtfire to Deus Ex earlier