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    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
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    3. Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
    $149.99
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    $449.99
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    $219.99
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    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

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    Asin: B0007TFLLC
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 3
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Universal Media Disc (UMD):The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is a newly developed compact, high-capacity optical disc, which is the storage device for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system.UMD is the next generation compact storage media, only 60mm in diameter but can store up to 1.8GB of digital datamore than three times the data held on a CD-ROM.A broad range of digital entertainment content such as game software, videos, movies and oth ... Read more

    Features

    • Sony PSP Specifications and Features:
    • Dimensions: Approximately 6.7 in (W) x .9 in (H) x 2.9 in (D)
    • Weight: .62 lbs (including battery)
    • CPU: Proprietary PSP CPU
    • Main Memory: 32MB

    Reviews (519)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Freakin' Sweet
    First, this is not a kid's review, I just used this because it was much easier. At first, i was going to buy a Nintendo DS, but then i saw this. The DS cannot compare to the PSP. This system is AWESOME!!! Were do I start. The graphics are by far the best I've seen for a portable system. The lineup for games is basically the PS2 lineup, with future games like 007 from russia with love, Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Madden 2006 And NBA Live 2006. Now that new movie companies are publishing DVD's the movie line up is good too. The MP# feature will be nice too. But i did find a couple of downsides though. first, it did not come with a USB cable, but "supposedly" they already lose about $60 on each. Second, it scratches easy. Third, the battery only last about 5 hours. And lastley, Memory cards are Expensive! But hey, I love my PSP, so If you have the money, go for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GODLY GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    First of all...This system is god!!!!!!!Im sure thewrte are the wackos that think the Ds os good well i got news for you IT ISNT!!!!!!!!PSP has movies, music, and games and............other suff!!!!it just rocks!and now for some true facts:
    PSP is god
    DS sucks
    end of that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really worth the money
    This machine is incredible!!I bought mine on June 4days ago at TOYS R US, and even the cashier said it is worth the money.I readthese reviews on the PSP saying there is dead pixels, what a total lie whoever is saying that they do not have a mind.This system does it all.Oh and if you buy it make sure you cherish like if it's your child, never let it out of your sight.PSP is simply beautiful.

    1-0 out of 5 stars PSP- a real gamers review
    First of all let me start by saying that most of the reviews on this site are by people who are casual gamers. I personally have been playing games for most of my life and have owned every major console avaliable. The PSP has several major flaws that the competitors do not.

    The first flaw i have seen is the games, the launch titles are mainly football and racing games. i myself am not a sport or racing fan and find no interest in these titles. Although if you were would you really like to play 4 different racing games that are really just the same.

    The second flaw is the console durability, the console is easily broken, i know you are meant to look after it but for a portable machine it is going to be dropped at some point in the consoles life. It has several manufacturing flaws as well, such as dead pixels, scratched screens, unresponsive buttons, and disc that like to fly out the back of it if the console is manipulated.

    The third flaw is the price, it is very expensive for what it does. It can play MP3's and movies which is great but it does at a substandard quality and you need a memory stick in which to store it. It can not play DVD which means you have to buy the UMD which are far more expensive and will only work on the PSP. while you can buy more high quality products such as a portable DVD player and an iPod for around the same price.

    So overall there are far better alternatives to what the PSP can do, for example: portable DVD player; MP3 player. Also having owned a Nintendo DS it is a far more innovative product, with the touch screen bringing wider possibilites for the games. Also if you despartly want the graphics of the PSP in a portable console then please wait till the GBA 2 comes out on the market. it will be far better and have the quality of product that we have come to expect from Nintendo.

    Thank you for reading my review, and i hope that it has helped you in your choice of handheld consoles for the future.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    one word describes this: nice. as with all other Sony products. Stunningly beautiful graphics on a large (4.3 inches i think) screen, analog, cool looking handheld is amazing. I have one myself. The music and the video just adds to the perfection of the PSP. But, there're some cons. 1st of all I would have to say the games are quite pricey, and that the psp may be a bit heavy for some, and as for the dead pixels, i believe it was the ones for sale in north america that may have them, because i saw 2 that had them, and of course mine doesn't, and also with the battery that doesn't have that long of a life, but.... who would play with a handheld for 4 hours? (thats how long psp battery would last) the verdict: cool looking system with crazy graphics, so get it for sure if money allows, but you may have to charge it often, and watch for the dead pixels. ... Read more


    2. PlayStation 2 (new design)

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    Asin: B00004SQPD
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 11
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Dimensions: Approximately 230 mm (W) x 28 mm (H) x 152 mm (D)Weight: Approximately900g Compatible formats:- PlayStation format CD-ROM - PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM - PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM - Audio CD - DVD Video* - DVD-RW (VR mode) * The term "DVD Video" is used to refer to DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.Interfaces: - Controller Port x 2 - Memory Card slot x 2 - USB connector x 2 - NETWORK connector x 1 (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T) - LINE connector ... Read more

    Features

    • Internal volume has been reduced by 75 percent
    • overall weight has been halved
    • thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm).
    • Size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.
    • Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port and modem port for online play.

    Reviews (164)

    4-0 out of 5 stars mostly response to the xbox 360 fanboy
    to make this relevant: i own the orig ps2 and love it, so therefore i would love gameplay on this. as for the differences i understand that there are technical issues but for peopl elike some of my dorm friends who only play casually and value space this is perfect (they love it).

    to the xbox 360 kid review: honestly, get your facts straight before spouting nonsense like that. i wont touch the tech aspects (such as the different TYPES of ram involved in both units, the amount of vram, the teraflops they can poop out, floating point numbers, or any of that). what i will talk about is your talk of gameplay. it is true that square is departing from the ps. oh no, ffxi is coming to xbox! scary. oh wait no it's not. k i'm being a jerk, yes it's true that the games aren't going to be exclusive to ps3. however, I've got two words for you, and this is a HUGE deal in console wars: backwards compatibility. and before you spout of "the 360 is backwards compatible" it's only partially backwards compatible. on top of that the playstation line has a far larger game library to draw from.

    i'm not claiming one's gonig to be better than the other, but i'm defending the ps line before people just write it off when the xbox 360 comes out this year.

    and as the previous poster said, ign does NOT claim that the xbox 360 is far superior.

    and also the ps2 slim is nice if you're only casually using it and need the space/decor.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Should Have Been Free!!
    Sony thinks that they can make up for the PS2s short-comings by releasing a new one right before the next-gen consoles are released?! This should have been exchanged for all of the old PS2s cause they break the DAY after the warranty finishes. Sony has lost yet another customer. Save your cash for the Xbox 360.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Original PlayStation 2 is better
    Don't buy this, the original PlayStation 2 is better than the new design.

    5-0 out of 5 stars In response to "a kids review"
    this "kids review" stated that ign.com said the 360 was more powerfull overall.they said nothing of the sort.in fact, with only number to go off of, ign was reluctant to call a winner.

    however, if tech specs are all we have, then the PS3 is clearly the winner.pushing 2 teraflops, it's twice as fast as the 360, and boasts a GPU twice as powerful as the top-of-the-line NVIDIA GPU on the market today that usually run about $500 apiece.this does NOT mean that the PS3 will cost $1000 dollars (that would be ludicrous), but it DOES mean that it's graphics prowess will be unmatched.combine that with dual RAM of 256 each, plus a 7xCell processor (that's 7 microprocessors in one chip!) verses 360's 3 core chip, and you can start to see the advantages.add bluetooth wireless controllers (7!) and it's clearly the winner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars XBXO 1.5 vs. PS2

    I don't even know if the XBOX 360 can compete with the PS2 this fall. The PS2 is releasing great games. XBOX 360 games look mediocre and not next generation.
    Microsoft can release a new system ,but without games to back it up they will end up losing more money on their ambitious project.
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    3. Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Bundle 5 Games

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    Asin: B0007VZVG0
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony
    Sales Rank: 205
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    From Amazon.com

    To help you start your PSP collection, we've created this special bundle, which includes the games Wipeout Pure, Twisted Metal, NBA, Ape Escape, and World Soccer Tour in addition to the Sony PSP value pack which comes with the AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case, hand strap, Spider-Man 2 movie, and of course the PSP system.

    The era of no-compromises handheld gaming has arrived. Get ready for immersive, 3D gaming on a console that is poised to change the way we think about portable devices. With wireless internet, video and digital music playback, and incredible data storage and connectivity options, the Sony PSP--or PlayStation Portable--is a complete solution for the mobile digital lifestyle. Sony has hit the mark by combining both horsepower and groundbreaking features into a package that weighs just a hair more than half a pound.

    Design
    The PSP's exceptional performance comes from a 333 MHz processor that dwarfs the speed of competing handheld consoles. Add this polygon-pushing muscle to 4 MB of fast DRAM and 32 MB of embedded RAM, and you've got a device with graphics rendering capabilities close to that of the PlayStation2. And because no game is complete without audio, the PSP is generously appointed with built-in stereo speakers, as well Dolby Digital 7.1 surround soundcapability. Sony has also pulled out all the stops with the PSP display. The bright, 4.3-inch LCD sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution--plenty of real estate for heavy gaming action and widescreen-format movies. All of this is powered by a removable, and rechargeable, lithium-ion battery.



    Screen machine: The 4.3-inch display sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Movies and games on the go have never been more gorgeous.

    From a controls perspective, the PSP is made for gaming. If you're familiar with a PlayStation controller, you'll be a pro at the PSP's controls in no time. Directional buttons, as well as an analog stick are provided. Meanwhile, the familiar left and right shoulder buttons, as well as triangle, circle, cross and square buttons are integrated into the device's slim case. Finally, home, select, and start buttons give you quick access and control over the PSP's important functions.



    To have and to hold: The PSP's easy-to-master controls are cleverly integrated into the device's slim profile.

    Supported Media
    At the heart of the PSP is a new, proprietary media format known as the Universal Media Disc, or UMD. Each UMD can hold 1.8 GB of data, enough room for rich and complex games. UMDs, which are housed in a protective cover, slide into the rear of the PSP. Sony has declared the UMD an open format for developers and media content owners, so movies, music and other media are on the horizon from third parties. Sony has also signed on many popular game developers for the platform, so a deep library of titles is on tap.

    While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot. With Memory Stick Duo media, you can store your saved games, downloaded online content, personal video and audio files, and more. When you want access to these files from your PC, simply use the PSP's USB 2.0 port to turn the device into a fastportable media drive. Then, drag and drop files such as your photos, MP3s, and videos onto the PSP, just as you would any other removable storage device. The PSP ships with a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, and additional media with higher storage capacities are available.



    Major media: Sony's PSP-compatible Universal Media Disc (UMD) can hold 1.8 GB of data.

    Connectivity
    The PSP blows away the competition in the connectivity department. Indeed, the PSP's ability to connect to the internet, and to other PSPs and USB-based peripherals, is a real advantage. At the top of the list is Wifi connectivity, or IEEE 801.11b. Use this wireless internet standard to connect to other gamers around the world for hot multiplayer action--all from your couch, or your local Wifi hotspot. As mentioned, the PSP's USB 2.0 port is great for PC connectivity, but it also opens the PSP up for a whole range of future peripherals. Sony has plans for the PSP in other ways, too; the unit's infrared port speaks of remote control capabilities in the near future.

    A Digital Companion
    If you haven't already guessed, Sony has positioned the PSP to be much more than a gaming device. Out of the box, the device is ready to serve as a portable video player and photo viewer. By using the new H.264 MPEG-4 video standard, Sony obviously has its eyes on making the PSP a robust video device with support for feature length movies and more.In addition, the PSP offers a great way to transport and share your photos in JPEG format. And let's not forget the music. Load up your favorite MP3-encoded songs onto a Memory Stick Duo and you've got a portable audio powerhouse. The device also supports Sony's ATRACaudio codec, so you can play songs acquired from Sony's Connect Online Music Store. Sony even ships a nifty pair of earbuds--complete with an inline remote control-- with the PSP.

    What's in the Box
    PSP device, AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case and hand strap. ... Read more

    Reviews (519)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Freakin' Sweet
    First, this is not a kid's review, I just used this because it was much easier. At first, i was going to buy a Nintendo DS, but then i saw this. The DS cannot compare to the PSP. This system is AWESOME!!! Were do I start. The graphics are by far the best I've seen for a portable system. The lineup for games is basically the PS2 lineup, with future games like 007 from russia with love, Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Madden 2006 And NBA Live 2006. Now that new movie companies are publishing DVD's the movie line up is good too. The MP# feature will be nice too. But i did find a couple of downsides though. first, it did not come with a USB cable, but "supposedly" they already lose about $60 on each. Second, it scratches easy. Third, the battery only last about 5 hours. And lastley, Memory cards are Expensive! But hey, I love my PSP, so If you have the money, go for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GODLY GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    First of all...This system is god!!!!!!!Im sure thewrte are the wackos that think the Ds os good well i got news for you IT ISNT!!!!!!!!PSP has movies, music, and games and............other suff!!!!it just rocks!and now for some true facts:
    PSP is god
    DS sucks
    end of that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really worth the money
    This machine is incredible!!I bought mine on June 4days ago at TOYS R US, and even the cashier said it is worth the money.I readthese reviews on the PSP saying there is dead pixels, what a total lie whoever is saying that they do not have a mind.This system does it all.Oh and if you buy it make sure you cherish like if it's your child, never let it out of your sight.PSP is simply beautiful.

    1-0 out of 5 stars PSP- a real gamers review
    First of all let me start by saying that most of the reviews on this site are by people who are casual gamers. I personally have been playing games for most of my life and have owned every major console avaliable. The PSP has several major flaws that the competitors do not.

    The first flaw i have seen is the games, the launch titles are mainly football and racing games. i myself am not a sport or racing fan and find no interest in these titles. Although if you were would you really like to play 4 different racing games that are really just the same.

    The second flaw is the console durability, the console is easily broken, i know you are meant to look after it but for a portable machine it is going to be dropped at some point in the consoles life. It has several manufacturing flaws as well, such as dead pixels, scratched screens, unresponsive buttons, and disc that like to fly out the back of it if the console is manipulated.

    The third flaw is the price, it is very expensive for what it does. It can play MP3's and movies which is great but it does at a substandard quality and you need a memory stick in which to store it. It can not play DVD which means you have to buy the UMD which are far more expensive and will only work on the PSP. while you can buy more high quality products such as a portable DVD player and an iPod for around the same price.

    So overall there are far better alternatives to what the PSP can do, for example: portable DVD player; MP3 player. Also having owned a Nintendo DS it is a far more innovative product, with the touch screen bringing wider possibilites for the games. Also if you despartly want the graphics of the PSP in a portable console then please wait till the GBA 2 comes out on the market. it will be far better and have the quality of product that we have come to expect from Nintendo.

    Thank you for reading my review, and i hope that it has helped you in your choice of handheld consoles for the future.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    one word describes this: nice. as with all other Sony products. Stunningly beautiful graphics on a large (4.3 inches i think) screen, analog, cool looking handheld is amazing. I have one myself. The music and the video just adds to the perfection of the PSP. But, there're some cons. 1st of all I would have to say the games are quite pricey, and that the psp may be a bit heavy for some, and as for the dead pixels, i believe it was the ones for sale in north america that may have them, because i saw 2 that had them, and of course mine doesn't, and also with the battery that doesn't have that long of a life, but.... who would play with a handheld for 4 hours? (thats how long psp battery would last) the verdict: cool looking system with crazy graphics, so get it for sure if money allows, but you may have to charge it often, and watch for the dead pixels. ... Read more


    4. Xbox Core Console USM

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001B15RA
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 14
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Take the power and flexibility of a dedicated computer gaming system and combine it with the easy-to-use, instant-on format of a high-end console system and what do you get? Well, if you also add in DVD playback ability and broadband Internet connectivity, you get Xbox.

    The advanced components inside Xbox make it the undisputed powerhouse among current game consoles. A 733 MHz Intel main processor and 233 MHz graphics processor from industry leader nVidia deliver photorealistic graphics in real time. A cavernous hard drive stores saved games and characters, making flimsy memory sticks obsolete. The built-in Ethernet port enables super-fast multiplayer online gaming over a broadband Internet connection. Four game controller ports allow you and three of your buddies to play at the same time, or you can use them for other peripherals such as gamepads, light guns, and who knows what else?

    But Xbox has more going for it than fancy innards. The Xbox's Windows-based operating system is a breeze to program on, earning it grateful accolades from Electronic Arts, Infogrames, THQ, and other game producers. The less time developers spend struggling with the operating system means the more time they spend tweaking gameplay, which ultimately results in better games. And games are what it's all about.

    Well, games and the fun of owning a green-glowing game console that looks like it came from Darth Vader's living room.--Mike Fehlauer

    The Xbox Video Game System with Controller S includes the Xbox console, the popular "S" style Microsoft controller, and all necessary cables. A DVD kit (sold separately) is required to access DVD playback ability.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Xbox game system (includes Xbox console, one controller, and power and A/V cables)
    • 8 GB hard drive
    • Ethernet port for broadband Internet and local area network gaming
    • 4 controller ports
    • Plays DVDs with separately sold DVD kit

    Reviews (249)

    2-0 out of 5 stars 4 year cycle.
    Microsft lost 4 billion dollars on the XBOX project and is apparently ending support. Nvidia already stopped shipments of their chip for XBOX production.A 3 1/2 year cycle is pretty short for a system and are abandoning everyone who purchased/purchases a XBOX.
    Will the XBOX 360have a 3 year cycle when the Playstaion 3 embarasses it.
    Hope not.We might see the XBOX 420 in 3 more years. Save your money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Definetely worth the money
    Finally ... I got myself a gaming system ... something in life that is just for my pleasure ... nothing else ... don't even have to expect good results, ROI etc.

    After reading a few reviews etc. on various websites I could narrow down my decision to XBox and PS2. It was a pretty tough to bring it down to the final one though. Both had good reviews and both were priced at the same range. PS2 had a wider range of games but XBox has an internal harddrive, PS2 had a slimer console but XBox had better graphics and so the list went on.

    Finally I went with the XBox since I am the kind who likes to save a review games, scores etc. and buying a memory stick every now and then would've been expensive in my case.

    I am a happy customer. At $150 its a great buy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Im being honest here. no offense
    X-box is a good system only for 2 reasons, Reason 1: Halo 1 and Halo 2 these games are goooood! Reason 2: The power of this system and the beautiful graphics that it has. but i gave it 4 stars because the system is huge and heavy. omg just Try to bring this system to your friend's house or on vacation your in for some serious weight lifting. Its sort of stupid that they have to make the system so heavy and they have soo much multiplayer games. And look at the controller, it was designed for king kong to use, or maybe a dinosaur, maybe even a octopus, or a cyclops. ps2 may be a weak system with choppy graphics, But it has much more exclusive games, Metal gear solid 3, devil may cry, god of war, the getaway, dragon ball z budaki, jet li rise to honor,killzone The Smackdown series etc. When it comes to game companies im sorry to say this but Sony is the king of them all. Sony will always be king. They are taking x-box and nintendo to school. Sony has already made there portable system PSP(Playstation portable). Dont waste your money on x-box and especially gamecube. Gamecube has a small library of games. i Bought the gamecube for resident evil thas all that is untill i found out that resident evil 4 will be out for ps2. If you want to bash the ps2 because it breaks alot then get the new redefined ps2 which i got. Its more capable and mine hasnt broke on me or anything. I will never waste my time with xbox, i bought the gamecube and it wasnt what i was looking for. So i made the right choice and traded my gamecube in and bought the better system Playstation 2.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware
    Microsoft is ending the production of the XBOX in a few months. They also might stop making games for the system all together.
    It would be unwise to purchase oneunless you want a ssytem with no new games.
    On the other hand the PS@ and Gamecube will have a wide range of new games coming this fall.

    3-0 out of 5 stars great system...at the end of it's life cycle, anyway
    i really only have one major problem with the ol' 'Box.it's game library is atrocious.the systme unfortunately lacks the variety i've come to expect from my game systems.the only headway into resolution of this problem has been within the last year, starting with Ninja Gaiden.i'm sorry, i just don't like FPS or PC style games.up until recently, Halo was all the XBox had going for it, and again, i don't like FPS.there is nary a Japanese game on the sucker, save for the occasional gem from Tecmo, and Microsoft refuses to support or market it's first party titles in any decent fashion, oftem forcing the development studios to seek out another publisher when they are dropped by the big M for no reason.

    Microsoft, in my opinion, is a primary contributer to the demise of one of the most creative dev houses in the world:Oddworld Inhabitants.

    all is not dark in the world of the big M, however.while i love my PS2 (and it's massive and diverse library), the XBox is clearly superior in visual power.this is about as important as you make it, depending on how hung up you are on graphics.i still adore 2-D sprites, so obviously, graphics, while important, are not #1 on my priorities list.they have also managed to snag a few exclusive titles the whet my interest, such as KOTOR 1 and 2, Fable, and Oddworld: Strangers Wrath by the afformetioned Inhabitants, which did not sell to it's potential due to shoddy marketing by EA (the other big evil), who were pissed because they refused to develop a PS2 version.
    also to the XBox's credit, titles that are offered multi-platform are best presented on the Xbox.

    the hard drive is certainly a nice addition, and XBox Live beats the hell out of anything Sony has going right now in regards to online gaming.the four controller ports are nice, but i barely have a chance for two-player as it is, so it's not a biggie, either.the redesigned s-controller is definatley an improvement upon the previous canned-ham version Microsoft shipped.interesting bit of trivia:the s-controller is actually the Japanese XBox controller that was designed for smaller Japanese hands.

    all in all, i simply find the PS2 a superior game machine.it may not be as powerful, but the proof is in the games, and Sony has it all over the big M in this regard.game variety is Sony's bread and butter, and they have shown unwaivering support for their first party developers like Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Polophony Digital, and David Jaffe's God of War team.Microsoft dropped titles by both Double Fine (Psychonauts) and Oddworld Inhabitants (see above).Sony also has the largest collection of third party exclusive titles.this, too me, explains why the Playstation brand continues to dominate the market.

    it's a little sad that Microsoft figured this out a little too late to really do anything about it.here's hoping they don't make the same mistakes with the 360.they really can't afford to go the way of Sega.they don't have any franchises to fall back on.

    well, at least they always have Windows

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    5. Nintendo DS

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    Asin: B00064MUIA
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 59
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Nintendo (NTRSVKBA) Nintendo DS ... Read more

    Reviews (598)

    1-0 out of 5 stars I HAD A DS
    Hey I had a DS. I thought it was fun and all with the touch screen. I was thinking the the DS would be better but I was wrong. Nintendo wanted to release another handheld. I dropped the DS. Here are a couple of reasons

    Graphics Suck
    Lack of INNOVATIVE GAMES (skip that lack of games)
    Repetitive games and gamplay sucks
    Too much hype about the piece of junk
    It is too bulky

    You have your opinion I have mine.
    Be smart don't be a retart get a PSP you'll be glad you did!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Hey Nintendo freaks...
    Let me make a long story short, everything sucks on the DS. I have a PSP and it is very addicting and better then are worst system EVER!!! I hope you throw away your freakin DS AND BUY THE BEST SYSTEM EVER,the Sony PSP!!!!!


    (PS: Nintendo did a great job on Resident Evil 4. Its my favorite game. I can't wait for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Boo! Bad System with bad games
    The DS is not really a good system. Its weak system wise and the games are not exactly good. TheySUCK!!!. The systems graphics still have 2d stroller games. Don't buy the DS. Get the PSP or if you don't have enough money, save up for Xbox 360, PS3 or Nintendo Revolution. Do Not Waste Your Money on the DS!!!!!!!!!!! Buy PSP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love IT!!!!!! It kicks @$$!!!!
    THis thing is soooo cool.If u want to get a PSP instead, Don't.The Ds is going to have very fun games and will even have the real version of Metroid Prime:Hunters.I have a DS and am very,very impressed.So overall, i give this thing a 1,00000 stars out of 5 stars!!!!!!!I LOVE THE DUAl SCREEN.D-S! D-S! D-S! D-S! D-S! D-S!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The DS deserves more
    Alright people, listen up. I own both a PSP and a DS. While the PSP may be more powerful, I enjoy my DS a WHOLE lot more. My reasoning is simple: Until the PSP receives better software, the Nintendo DS remains at the top of my list. What I look for in a gaming system is not time-fillers, but instead games that I want to continuously play, usually because of the story. But in givin time...Maybe the PSP will rise. ... Read more


    6. PSP Mega Memory Pack with Wipeout Pure
    list price: $449.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00083HI6S
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 337
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    From Amazon.com

    To help you start your PSP collection, we've created this special bundle, which includes the Intec "Dock It" docking station, Sandisk 256 MB Memory Stick, and Wipeout Pure game in addition to the Sony PSP value pack which comes with the AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case, hand strap, and of course the PSP system.

    The era of no-compromises handheld gaming has arrived. Get ready for immersive, 3D gaming on a console that is poised to change the way we think about portable devices. With wireless internet, video and digital music playback, and incredible data storage and connectivity options, the Sony PSP--or PlayStation Portable--is a complete solution for the mobile digital lifestyle. Sony has hit the mark by combining both horsepower and groundbreaking features into a package that weighs just a hair more than half a pound.

    Design
    The PSP's exceptional performance comes from a 333 MHz processor that dwarfs the speed of competing handheld consoles. Add this polygon-pushing muscle to 4 MB of fast DRAM and 32 MB of embedded RAM, and you've got a device with graphics rendering capabilities close to that of the PlayStation2. And because no game is complete without audio, the PSP is generously appointed with built-in stereo speakers, as well Dolby Digital 7.1 surround soundcapability. Sony has also pulled out all the stops with the PSP display. The bright, 4.3-inch LCD sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution--plenty of real estate for heavy gaming action and widescreen-format movies. All of this is powered by a removable, and rechargeable, lithium-ion battery.



    Screen machine: The 4.3-inch display sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Movies and games on the go have never been more gorgeous.

    From a controls perspective, the PSP is made for gaming. If you're familiar with a PlayStation controller, you'll be a pro at the PSP's controls in no time. Directional buttons, as well as an analog stick are provided. Meanwhile, the familiar left and right shoulder buttons, as well as triangle, circle, cross and square buttons are integrated into the device's slim case. Finally, home, select, and start buttons give you quick access and control over the PSP's important functions.



    To have and to hold: The PSP's easy-to-master controls are cleverly integrated into the device's slim profile.

    Supported Media
    At the heart of the PSP is a new, proprietary media format known as the Universal Media Disc, or UMD. Each UMD can hold 1.8 GB of data, enough room for rich and complex games. UMDs, which are housed in a protective cover, slide into the rear of the PSP. Sony has declared the UMD an open format for developers and media content owners, so movies, music and other media are on the horizon from third parties. Sony has also signed on many popular game developers for the platform, so a deep library of titles is on tap.

    While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot. With Memory Stick Duo media, you can store your saved games, downloaded online content, personal video and audio files, and more. When you want access to these files from your PC, simply use the PSP's USB 2.0 port to turn the device into a fastportable media drive. Then, drag and drop files such as your photos, MP3s, and videos onto the PSP, just as you would any other removable storage device. The PSP ships with a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, and additional media with higher storage capacities are available.



    Major media: Sony's PSP-compatible Universal Media Disc (UMD) can hold 1.8 GB of data.

    Connectivity
    The PSP blows away the competition in the connectivity department. Indeed, the PSP's ability to connect to the internet, and to other PSPs and USB-based peripherals, is a real advantage. At the top of the list is Wifi connectivity, or IEEE 801.11b. Use this wireless internet standard to connect to other gamers around the world for hot multiplayer action--all from your couch, or your local Wifi hotspot. As mentioned, the PSP's USB 2.0 port is great for PC connectivity, but it also opens the PSP up for a whole range of future peripherals. Sony has plans for the PSP in other ways, too; the unit's infrared port speaks of remote control capabilities in the near future.

    A Digital Companion
    If you haven't already guessed, Sony has positioned the PSP to be much more than a gaming device. Out of the box, the device is ready to serve as a portable video player and photo viewer. By using the new H.264 MPEG-4 video standard, Sony obviously has its eyes on making the PSP a robust video device with support for feature length movies and more.In addition, the PSP offers a great way to transport and share your photos in JPEG format. And let's not forget the music. Load up your favorite MP3-encoded songs onto a Memory Stick Duo and you've got a portable audio powerhouse. The device also supports Sony's ATRACaudio codec, so you can play songs acquired from Sony's Connect Online Music Store. Sony even ships a nifty pair of earbuds--complete with an inline remote control--with the PSP.

    What's in the Box
    PSP device, AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case and hand strap. ... Read more

    Reviews (519)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Freakin' Sweet
    First, this is not a kid's review, I just used this because it was much easier. At first, i was going to buy a Nintendo DS, but then i saw this. The DS cannot compare to the PSP. This system is AWESOME!!! Were do I start. The graphics are by far the best I've seen for a portable system. The lineup for games is basically the PS2 lineup, with future games like 007 from russia with love, Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Madden 2006 And NBA Live 2006. Now that new movie companies are publishing DVD's the movie line up is good too. The MP# feature will be nice too. But i did find a couple of downsides though. first, it did not come with a USB cable, but "supposedly" they already lose about $60 on each. Second, it scratches easy. Third, the battery only last about 5 hours. And lastley, Memory cards are Expensive! But hey, I love my PSP, so If you have the money, go for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GODLY GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    First of all...This system is god!!!!!!!Im sure thewrte are the wackos that think the Ds os good well i got news for you IT ISNT!!!!!!!!PSP has movies, music, and games and............other suff!!!!it just rocks!and now for some true facts:
    PSP is god
    DS sucks
    end of that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really worth the money
    This machine is incredible!!I bought mine on June 4days ago at TOYS R US, and even the cashier said it is worth the money.I readthese reviews on the PSP saying there is dead pixels, what a total lie whoever is saying that they do not have a mind.This system does it all.Oh and if you buy it make sure you cherish like if it's your child, never let it out of your sight.PSP is simply beautiful.

    1-0 out of 5 stars PSP- a real gamers review
    First of all let me start by saying that most of the reviews on this site are by people who are casual gamers. I personally have been playing games for most of my life and have owned every major console avaliable. The PSP has several major flaws that the competitors do not.

    The first flaw i have seen is the games, the launch titles are mainly football and racing games. i myself am not a sport or racing fan and find no interest in these titles. Although if you were would you really like to play 4 different racing games that are really just the same.

    The second flaw is the console durability, the console is easily broken, i know you are meant to look after it but for a portable machine it is going to be dropped at some point in the consoles life. It has several manufacturing flaws as well, such as dead pixels, scratched screens, unresponsive buttons, and disc that like to fly out the back of it if the console is manipulated.

    The third flaw is the price, it is very expensive for what it does. It can play MP3's and movies which is great but it does at a substandard quality and you need a memory stick in which to store it. It can not play DVD which means you have to buy the UMD which are far more expensive and will only work on the PSP. while you can buy more high quality products such as a portable DVD player and an iPod for around the same price.

    So overall there are far better alternatives to what the PSP can do, for example: portable DVD player; MP3 player. Also having owned a Nintendo DS it is a far more innovative product, with the touch screen bringing wider possibilites for the games. Also if you despartly want the graphics of the PSP in a portable console then please wait till the GBA 2 comes out on the market. it will be far better and have the quality of product that we have come to expect from Nintendo.

    Thank you for reading my review, and i hope that it has helped you in your choice of handheld consoles for the future.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    one word describes this: nice. as with all other Sony products. Stunningly beautiful graphics on a large (4.3 inches i think) screen, analog, cool looking handheld is amazing. I have one myself. The music and the video just adds to the perfection of the PSP. But, there're some cons. 1st of all I would have to say the games are quite pricey, and that the psp may be a bit heavy for some, and as for the dead pixels, i believe it was the ones for sale in north america that may have them, because i saw 2 that had them, and of course mine doesn't, and also with the battery that doesn't have that long of a life, but.... who would play with a handheld for 4 hours? (thats how long psp battery would last) the verdict: cool looking system with crazy graphics, so get it for sure if money allows, but you may have to charge it often, and watch for the dead pixels. ... Read more


    7. PSP Mega Memory Pack Twisted Metal Head On
    list price: $449.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00083HI72
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 675
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    From Amazon.com

    To help you start your PSP collection, we've created this special bundle, which includes the Intec "Dock It" docking station, Sandisk 256 MB Memory Stick, and Twisted Metal: Head-On game in addition to the Sony PSP value pack which comes with the AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case, hand strap, and of course the PSP system.

    The era of no-compromises handheld gaming has arrived. Get ready for immersive, 3D gaming on a console that is poised to change the way we think about portable devices. With wireless internet, video and digital music playback, and incredible data storage and connectivity options, the Sony PSP--or PlayStation Portable--is a complete solution for the mobile digital lifestyle. Sony has hit the mark by combining both horsepower and groundbreaking features into a package that weighs just a hair more than half a pound.

    Design
    The PSP's exceptional performance comes from a 333 MHz processor that dwarfs the speed of competing handheld consoles. Add this polygon-pushing muscle to 4 MB of fast DRAM and 32 MB of embedded RAM, and you've got a device with graphics rendering capabilities close to that of the PlayStation2. And because no game is complete without audio, the PSP is generously appointed with built-in stereo speakers, as well Dolby Digital 7.1 surround soundcapability. Sony has also pulled out all the stops with the PSP display. The bright, 4.3-inch LCD sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution--plenty of real estate for heavy gaming action and widescreen-format movies. All of this is powered by a removable, and rechargeable, lithium-ion battery.



    Screen machine: The 4.3-inch display sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Movies and games on the go have never been more gorgeous.

    From a controls perspective, the PSP is made for gaming. If you're familiar with a PlayStation controller, you'll be a pro at the PSP's controls in no time. Directional buttons, as well as an analog stick are provided. Meanwhile, the familiar left and right shoulder buttons, as well as triangle, circle, cross and square buttons are integrated into the device's slim case. Finally, home, select, and start buttons give you quick access and control over the PSP's important functions.



    To have and to hold: The PSP's easy-to-master controls are cleverly integrated into the device's slim profile.

    Supported Media
    At the heart of the PSP is a new, proprietary media format known as the Universal Media Disc, or UMD. Each UMD can hold 1.8 GB of data, enough room for rich and complex games. UMDs, which are housed in a protective cover, slide into the rear of the PSP. Sony has declared the UMD an open format for developers and media content owners, so movies, music and other media are on the horizon from third parties. Sony has also signed on many popular game developers for the platform, so a deep library of titles is on tap.

    While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot. With Memory Stick Duo media, you can store your saved games, downloaded online content, personal video and audio files, and more. When you want access to these files from your PC, simply use the PSP's USB 2.0 port to turn the device into a fastportable media drive. Then, drag and drop files such as your photos, MP3s, and videos onto the PSP, just as you would any other removable storage device. The PSP ships with a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, and additional media with higher storage capacities are available.



    Major media: Sony's PSP-compatible Universal Media Disc (UMD) can hold 1.8 GB of data.

    Connectivity
    The PSP blows away the competition in the connectivity department. Indeed, the PSP's ability to connect to the internet, and to other PSPs and USB-based peripherals, is a real advantage. At the top of the list is Wifi connectivity, or IEEE 801.11b. Use this wireless internet standard to connect to other gamers around the world for hot multiplayer action--all from your couch, or your local Wifi hotspot. As mentioned, the PSP's USB 2.0 port is great for PC connectivity, but it also opens the PSP up for a whole range of future peripherals. Sony has plans for the PSP in other ways, too; the unit's infrared port speaks of remote control capabilities in the near future.

    A Digital Companion
    If you haven't already guessed, Sony has positioned the PSP to be much more than a gaming device. Out of the box, the device is ready to serve as a portable video player and photo viewer. By using the new H.264 MPEG-4 video standard, Sony obviously has its eyes on making the PSP a robust video device with support for feature length movies and more.In addition, the PSP offers a great way to transport and share your photos in JPEG format. And let's not forget the music. Load up your favorite MP3-encoded songs onto a Memory Stick Duo and you've got a portable audio powerhouse. The device also supports Sony's ATRACaudio codec, so you can play songs acquired from Sony's Connect Online Music Store. Sony even ships a nifty pair of earbuds--complete with an inline remote control-- with the PSP.

    What's in the Box
    PSP device, AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case and hand strap. ... Read more

    Reviews (519)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Freakin' Sweet
    First, this is not a kid's review, I just used this because it was much easier. At first, i was going to buy a Nintendo DS, but then i saw this. The DS cannot compare to the PSP. This system is AWESOME!!! Were do I start. The graphics are by far the best I've seen for a portable system. The lineup for games is basically the PS2 lineup, with future games like 007 from russia with love, Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Madden 2006 And NBA Live 2006. Now that new movie companies are publishing DVD's the movie line up is good too. The MP# feature will be nice too. But i did find a couple of downsides though. first, it did not come with a USB cable, but "supposedly" they already lose about $60 on each. Second, it scratches easy. Third, the battery only last about 5 hours. And lastley, Memory cards are Expensive! But hey, I love my PSP, so If you have the money, go for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GODLY GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    First of all...This system is god!!!!!!!Im sure thewrte are the wackos that think the Ds os good well i got news for you IT ISNT!!!!!!!!PSP has movies, music, and games and............other suff!!!!it just rocks!and now for some true facts:
    PSP is god
    DS sucks
    end of that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really worth the money
    This machine is incredible!!I bought mine on June 4days ago at TOYS R US, and even the cashier said it is worth the money.I readthese reviews on the PSP saying there is dead pixels, what a total lie whoever is saying that they do not have a mind.This system does it all.Oh and if you buy it make sure you cherish like if it's your child, never let it out of your sight.PSP is simply beautiful.

    1-0 out of 5 stars PSP- a real gamers review
    First of all let me start by saying that most of the reviews on this site are by people who are casual gamers. I personally have been playing games for most of my life and have owned every major console avaliable. The PSP has several major flaws that the competitors do not.

    The first flaw i have seen is the games, the launch titles are mainly football and racing games. i myself am not a sport or racing fan and find no interest in these titles. Although if you were would you really like to play 4 different racing games that are really just the same.

    The second flaw is the console durability, the console is easily broken, i know you are meant to look after it but for a portable machine it is going to be dropped at some point in the consoles life. It has several manufacturing flaws as well, such as dead pixels, scratched screens, unresponsive buttons, and disc that like to fly out the back of it if the console is manipulated.

    The third flaw is the price, it is very expensive for what it does. It can play MP3's and movies which is great but it does at a substandard quality and you need a memory stick in which to store it. It can not play DVD which means you have to buy the UMD which are far more expensive and will only work on the PSP. while you can buy more high quality products such as a portable DVD player and an iPod for around the same price.

    So overall there are far better alternatives to what the PSP can do, for example: portable DVD player; MP3 player. Also having owned a Nintendo DS it is a far more innovative product, with the touch screen bringing wider possibilites for the games. Also if you despartly want the graphics of the PSP in a portable console then please wait till the GBA 2 comes out on the market. it will be far better and have the quality of product that we have come to expect from Nintendo.

    Thank you for reading my review, and i hope that it has helped you in your choice of handheld consoles for the future.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    one word describes this: nice. as with all other Sony products. Stunningly beautiful graphics on a large (4.3 inches i think) screen, analog, cool looking handheld is amazing. I have one myself. The music and the video just adds to the perfection of the PSP. But, there're some cons. 1st of all I would have to say the games are quite pricey, and that the psp may be a bit heavy for some, and as for the dead pixels, i believe it was the ones for sale in north america that may have them, because i saw 2 that had them, and of course mine doesn't, and also with the battery that doesn't have that long of a life, but.... who would play with a handheld for 4 hours? (thats how long psp battery would last) the verdict: cool looking system with crazy graphics, so get it for sure if money allows, but you may have to charge it often, and watch for the dead pixels. ... Read more


    8. Playstation 2 Console with Jak II (FREE) and Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
    list price: $189.97
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000765NHC
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 370
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars new ps2 awesome two award winning games awesome
    this new version of the ps2 is awesome smaller and thinner way better than the last it can fit some places the last coulndt so this ps2 is a great idea i have it, its perfect and maches my game room ,ha! sometimes i cant even see it!! jak 2 is a great game, for me its the game of 03-04 its really cool i have beaten it and ratchet and clanck:g.c. is a great game for all ages i love this set real satistfied and its not a waste of money youll like it trust me ,hope this was helpful

    5-0 out of 5 stars PS2 rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The PS2 is slim and smaller,better desing than the old one.JakII and Ratchet and Clank:Going Commando the best PS2 Games.And buy Smackdown vs. Raw. ... Read more


    9. Game Boy Advance SP - Platinum

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002TB4D6
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 47
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The system is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery good for about 10 hours of game play and takes only three hours to recharge. Amazingly, the battery life increases to approximately 18 hours of continuous play when the Front Light Screen is turned off. All current and future Game Boy Advance games are compatible with the new system. And, similarly, Game Boy Advance SP is backward compatible, allowing use with virtually all games and accessories previously released in the Game Boy l ... Read more

    Features

    • Screen: 2.9" Reflective TFT Color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.61" x 2.41"
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
    • Color: Simultaneously display more than 32,000 colors.
    • CPU: 32-bit RISC-CPU with embedded memory.

    Reviews (85)

    5-0 out of 5 stars this thing is outdated, but it's still fun
    the GBA SP was a success for nintendo (they rock!!!!) as GBA WAS getting pretty old. this IS A GREAT HANDHELD, but DS IS BETTER. this sysytem plays any GBA, GB, AND GBC games. it also has a light up screen which is great for playing late into the night. so for those of youwho still have a game boy or game boy color, you're missing out on all the fun! and the price is 80 bucks, so go out and buy one NOW!!!!!!!! WELL? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!?!?!?!? GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO AAND BUY IT.... NO, I MEAN NOW!!!!!!!!!! NOW WHY ARE YOU STILL READIN THIS?!GO AND BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IIS YOUR FINAL WARNING! GO AND BUY IT NOW! .....3....2....1......0....UHOH, TIMES UP! YOU.....ARE.....DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really Cool!
    I love this version,Orange and Green. They have never done that in gaming. The graphics are alot better. The Cartidges are smaller(duh everyone knows that). But I perfer the DS. Finnaly, An actullal GameBoy with lightup screen. The controls are in the right place,fold up. It's just not as fun as other systems. It plays GBA,Game Boy Color and even Game Boy. I have a Red one of these. But the Green/Orange idea is one of the best ideas since the DS came out. It's 20.00$ cheaper so buy one now to enjoy the gameplay.

    4-0 out of 5 stars THIS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a must-have. I got one in Easter (2003?).
    HITS/MISSES
    + built-in light, with a button to control it.
    + rechargable
    + charge indicator[it disappears when it's charged]
    - when using the GBA-GCN link cable, it covers the charger socket
    OVERALL:*********

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest Invention Ever! By Maggie
    Ever since I played my friends Gameboy, I wanted one. I saved up money to buy it. Then for my birthday I unrapped a present and it was a Gameboy! I immideatly began playing it! It was soooo cool. The graphics are crystal clear. Perfesct size. Plus it's got really cool games you can buy. There are some games that you can't buy for Playststion, Xbox, or Gamecube. I love it. I definitly don't regret putting it on my birthday wish list!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game System For The Money.
    I'm a 35 year old man and -- I admit it -- I bought this thing for myself.Once you've made the initial investment in the hardware, the games cartridges themselves are relatively inexpensive(...) making it a good system for the casual video-gamer (like me) or the serious hobbyist.

    Game cartridges are also within the monetary grasp of many older children's allowances, so a GameBoy Advance could be used to teach children discipline with money.In other words, buy your kid(s) the hardware (and at least one game) to start with and then let them purchase other software when their funds permit.And, of course, game cartridges make inexpensive presents when birthdays or holidays come around.

    As for me, game play is very enjoyableand I'm thoroughly impressed with the graphics considering the screen size and pixel depth available to the system. (Currently I'm playing my first two cartridges: Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith.)

    Overall, for young or old, the GameBoy Advance is a great system (even surpassing its gimmicky touch-screen sibling, the Nintendo DS).The only thing an adult player has to consider is that the majority of games are marketed mostly to those in their early teens and younger.Other than that, its excellent.To top it all off, a GameBoy Advance can also play movies and TV shows with GameBoy Advance Video cartridges.

    In short, if you're looking for an affordable expandable video game system, either for you or for your children, get this. ... Read more


    10. Sony PlayStation 2
    list price: $179.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C7GHG
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 125
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The PlayStation2 is equipped with a 128-bit Emotion Engine processor that enables lightning-fast gameplay and impressive graphics power. The console builds on its home entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player and accommodating most of the original PlayStation's vast library of games. PS2 is known for its excellent selection of titles for the older gamer. ... Read more

    Features

    • Lightning-fast gameplay
    • Backward-compatible with PlayStation games
    • Includes console and 1 controller
    • Plays DVDs
    • 128-bit Emotion Engine processor

    Reviews (416)

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT CONSOLE
    Between the Nintendo GameCube,XBox and PlayStation 2,PS2 is the best because you can play any PlayStation 1 game(you can`t save them with a PS2 Mem. Card you need a PS1 card) you can play D.V.D.s or C.D.s you have some of the games have OL play(Online)it also has good graphics,good sound abilities and uses the PS1 controller,which is the heaviest but easiest controller to use.XBox was great for graphics,online play and that you could put your own sound tracks in some of the games.GameCube was great because it has smooth graphics,and some excellent games that all could have fun with.
    PlayStation 2`s Best Selling game was 2002s Grand Theft Auto:Vice City which i have completed myself a dozen times.
    PlayStation 2 has been the best of the 3 consoles and more expensive by £/$ 20-50 but its "generation" is gonna change in 2006 with the Sony PlayStation 3,MicroSoft XBox 360 & Nintendo Revolution making their debut and they will have the SpotLight and the WWE SmackDown! series(PlayStation) will no longer be officialy for PS2 or the Grand Theft Auto games unless they make one at the end of the year plus other gamesand one day PS2,XB&GC will be defunct just like the PlayStation 1,N64 & DreamCast.PS2 Will always be a fun console even though it beginning to crumble in sales and games.
    psi heard there will be a The GetaWay 3 coming out on PlayStation 3(is there realy any point apart from that Sony are gunna create it).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works great as a DVD player too!
    I'm gonna be completely honest. I bought this more as a DVD player than for the games! Is that weird?But it works to wonderfully, no second thoughts at all. I've had it for almost 3 years now and I love it!I do play a few games on it and have never had any problem with it's performance.It's a great item to so both. Save the $$$ and get this for both your movie and gaming needs!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Console Ever!
    Playstation 2 is the best console in the world - if you don't believe me buy one and see! There are so many extras in the world of Playstation 2 like singstar, eye toy, as well as exculsive PS2 games. And there is already the newer design to the PS2, it's called the Slimline, it's the size of a DVD case, seriously. And what makes it better is that Playstation 3 will be coming out next year!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this!
    The playstation 2 console is a great machine for video games... until the warrenty runs out!After that it breaks down, has disk error and everything else.Save your money and buy the XBOX 360!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars CRAAAAP mine broke
    one christsmas my family received a ps2(yr 2000)it broke for no reason x-mas 2003 its been a yr and a half since then any way after it broke i was crushed I have no clue wy but i abandonded
    sony and got a gc (booooo)big mistake i loved it at first for like 2 months but now it just sits there on my shelf (I cant find a good deal to sell the thing)but in the last yr i have been saving up my money i would have bought a ps2 by now but no
    I want my return to the loyalty of sony gaming to be big I am going towards a bigger prize im going to get the... the... the... ps3 yes you heard me the ps3 i would have gotten the psp but its games arent doing well i will give it a year before i buy it( the psp) but any way by all the money ill have by then
    i am going to get the ps3 one cotroller a memory card(if the rumor about a certain sony hardrive doesnt work out as planned)
    the best launch title(s) and the newest in the dynasty warriors series (that is my most favorite game when my ps2 broke i had all characters all secret weapons all forces all secrets all every thing) tip:sighn up for psm its the greatest tells you stuff way before it comes out (I knew of god of war 3 yrs before release and the psp and ps3 3 yrs ago) any way I hope to see you in socom 3( I know from psm) online or on 25 to life or the godfather wich has snoop dogg in it(snoop dogg in 1930's ?) anyway see you losers ive got ps3 cash to earn and and games to get. ... Read more


    11. Game Boy Advance SP - Cobalt

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    Asin: B0002TB4CW
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 48
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    New illumination feature and sleek flip-screen design making it the most distinctively stylish, compact and portable Game Boy system ever

    Building on the significant improvements and refinements already introduced in the current Game Boy Advance, the new Game Boy Advance SP features a revolutionary Front Light Screen making game play easy in any lighting condition. The system is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery good for about 10 hours of game play and takes only three hours to recharge. Amazingly, the battery life increases to approximately 18 hours of continuous play when the Front Light Screen is turned off.

    All current and future Game Boy Advance games are compatible with the new system. And, similarly, Game Boy Advance SP is backward compatible, allowing use with virtually all games and accessories previously released in the Game Boy line.

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    Features

    • Screen: 2.9" Reflective TFT Color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.61" x 2.41"
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
    • Color: Simultaneously display more than 32,000 colors.
    • CPU: 32-bit RISC-CPU with embedded memory.

    Reviews (85)

    5-0 out of 5 stars this thing is outdated, but it's still fun
    the GBA SP was a success for nintendo (they rock!!!!) as GBA WAS getting pretty old. this IS A GREAT HANDHELD, but DS IS BETTER. this sysytem plays any GBA, GB, AND GBC games. it also has a light up screen which is great for playing late into the night. so for those of youwho still have a game boy or game boy color, you're missing out on all the fun! and the price is 80 bucks, so go out and buy one NOW!!!!!!!! WELL? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!?!?!?!? GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO AAND BUY IT.... NO, I MEAN NOW!!!!!!!!!! NOW WHY ARE YOU STILL READIN THIS?!GO AND BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IIS YOUR FINAL WARNING! GO AND BUY IT NOW! .....3....2....1......0....UHOH, TIMES UP! YOU.....ARE.....DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really Cool!
    I love this version,Orange and Green. They have never done that in gaming. The graphics are alot better. The Cartidges are smaller(duh everyone knows that). But I perfer the DS. Finnaly, An actullal GameBoy with lightup screen. The controls are in the right place,fold up. It's just not as fun as other systems. It plays GBA,Game Boy Color and even Game Boy. I have a Red one of these. But the Green/Orange idea is one of the best ideas since the DS came out. It's 20.00$ cheaper so buy one now to enjoy the gameplay.

    4-0 out of 5 stars THIS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a must-have. I got one in Easter (2003?).
    HITS/MISSES
    + built-in light, with a button to control it.
    + rechargable
    + charge indicator[it disappears when it's charged]
    - when using the GBA-GCN link cable, it covers the charger socket
    OVERALL:*********

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest Invention Ever! By Maggie
    Ever since I played my friends Gameboy, I wanted one. I saved up money to buy it. Then for my birthday I unrapped a present and it was a Gameboy! I immideatly began playing it! It was soooo cool. The graphics are crystal clear. Perfesct size. Plus it's got really cool games you can buy. There are some games that you can't buy for Playststion, Xbox, or Gamecube. I love it. I definitly don't regret putting it on my birthday wish list!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game System For The Money.
    I'm a 35 year old man and -- I admit it -- I bought this thing for myself.Once you've made the initial investment in the hardware, the games cartridges themselves are relatively inexpensive(...) making it a good system for the casual video-gamer (like me) or the serious hobbyist.

    Game cartridges are also within the monetary grasp of many older children's allowances, so a GameBoy Advance could be used to teach children discipline with money.In other words, buy your kid(s) the hardware (and at least one game) to start with and then let them purchase other software when their funds permit.And, of course, game cartridges make inexpensive presents when birthdays or holidays come around.

    As for me, game play is very enjoyableand I'm thoroughly impressed with the graphics considering the screen size and pixel depth available to the system. (Currently I'm playing my first two cartridges: Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith.)

    Overall, for young or old, the GameBoy Advance is a great system (even surpassing its gimmicky touch-screen sibling, the Nintendo DS).The only thing an adult player has to consider is that the majority of games are marketed mostly to those in their early teens and younger.Other than that, its excellent.To top it all off, a GameBoy Advance can also play movies and TV shows with GameBoy Advance Video cartridges.

    In short, if you're looking for an affordable expandable video game system, either for you or for your children, get this. ... Read more


    12. XBOX Wireless Adapter
    by Microsoft

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    Asin: B0000C5FMJ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 685
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Now you can add your Microsoft Xbox video game console to your high speed wireless network! Play Xbox on any TV in your home, with the assurance of the leading wireless security.The Microsoft Broadband Networking Xbox Wireless Adapter makes it easy to add to the 802.11g or 802.11b wireless network in your home.The Wireless Xbox Adapter (XNEWT) is a Wireless Bridge that converts the "Ethernet" signal that the Xbox uses to connect to the internet and turns it into a Wireless signal. ... Read more

    Features

    • Adds an Xbox console to your high speed wireless network
    • Wirelessly play on the Xbox Live service with anyone anywhere
    • Internal and external antennae to maximize range and throughput
    • Intuitive Xbox Dashboard interface
    • Full compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11b Wi-Fi networks

    Reviews (55)

    5-0 out of 5 stars please help me.....
    i realllllly want xbox live (but i dont have an xbox). I'm thinking seriously about purchasing an xbox with the xbox live starter kit and a few live games. but i need to know something. if i buy this adapter, what else do i need? if my computer is upstairs and the xbox will be downstairs, do i need this and a wireless router and an adapter for the pc? or just this and a router? or just this? or something more? PLEASE answer my question, it could mean you have a new competitor on xbox live.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great - No Lag
    I was skeptical at first about this, seeing as how I had never gone wireless before. However, this adapter really works and there is not a spot of lag. Actually, I was having more lag problems when I was directly connected to a modem.

    Linksys offers an alternative to this called a game adapter. It is the same price and I imagine that it works just as well. Don't make the mistake of trying to save money and buying another router or an access point, it won't work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars XBOX LIVE WIRELESS ADAPTER
    Excellent so easy to set up less than 1 minurt i was registering for xbox live recomend it for all.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Took a while
    well i tryied to get on to xbox live the ip and all that stuff was ok so i didn't really know what to do.So basically i upgraded the adapter's firmware Heres the link http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/broadbandnetworking/10_DLoadMain.mspx microsoft should make it easier to find stuff basically what you do is you plug in the wireless adapter to your ethernet port and install the file and it will detect and update your firmware.I tried that and it didn't work so i also updated my linksys WRT54G's firmware and it worked heres the link for that http://www.linksys.com/download/firmware.asp?fwid=201
    great product after the updates its full 54mbps at two floors below

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Solution
    We recently relocated my son's X-box paraphernellia to a kids-only area in our basement. This has been a great arrangement for everyone except we were unable to let him use the family Internet connection anymore to play his X-box games online. Well we could have strung ethernet cable from one end of the house to the other, but that wasn't an option.

    Enter the X-Box Wireless G Adapter.

    Well, actually, first came the the Lyksys Wireless B game adapter ($63.53, Wal Mart), which did not work after hours of goofing around with configuration, numerous calls to their outsourced tech support in New Delhi and a royal headache. Although I suspect that it could have worked with the right techno incantations, I finaly realized that saving a few bucks was not worth all the time. I took it back and ordered the Mirosoft adapter ($99.99, Game Spot, via Amazon, $7.49 S&H) and made myself at home in the age of wireless.

    As other reviewers have mentioned, this thing is ridiculously easy to set up. I just plugged it in, it detected my wireless network, IP adresses and all that rigamorole and TA DAH. My son says he experiences no lag and the connection is totally reliable and I've not noticed any problems using the Internet while my son is playing on line.

    For you gear heads here. My service provider (QWEST) offers a wireless broadcasting DSL modem (basically it acts as a wireles router would). All I had to do was get into the hood and turn the wireless mode on and set up a 64-bit (or 128-bit) WEP key, which already had done while I was futily trying to get the Linksys adapter to work. Security options on the X-box interface were easy to find and after I typed in the WEP key, the X-box (or the adapter) did all the rest.

    You'll save a lot of time and headaches just going with the Microsoft gear in this case.
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    13. Super NES System

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    Asin: B000035Y6D
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 228
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • For 1 or 2 players
    • Nintendo game system originally released in 1991
    • Multiple scrolling background
    • Stereo sound
    • Internal memory

    Reviews (72)

    5-0 out of 5 stars zelda a link to the past
    their are a few legendary games that come along but this game is what the nes is all about,it is worth buying the nes just bfor this game

    5-0 out of 5 stars Super Nintendo!
    SNES is one of the most innvoative consoles of its time.Gone were the days of pixilated sprites and linear backrounds.Heck, this system even pushed some polygons by the end of its life (Starfox and Stunt Race).Get this system...

    5-0 out of 5 stars a kick-a$$ system
    the SNES is such a great video game system i still have my snes and have quite a few gmes..it just never gets old for me

    5-0 out of 5 stars You Rock!!
    The nintendo arrived early and worked great!! It was wrapped up like it was completely brand new and so where the games. Thanks so much for the nintendo. My boyfriend loved it, i gave it to him on our one year anniversary and he absolutly loved it!!!! thanks again,kassy

    5-0 out of 5 stars You can't beat the classics!
    SNES is my favorite game system! It has most of the best games! who coulden't rember final fantasy,mario, sonic and my all time favs! earth bound and kirby!

    yeah, theres X box and all that other stuff, this may be old but seriousely. no matter what you can't beat snes! Snes is the best gaming system! it stinks that they don't sell it in stores anymore. ... Read more


    14. Game Boy Advance SP- Onyx

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    Asin: B000087PM3
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 404
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Building on the significant improvements and refinements already introduced in the current Game Boy Advance, the new Game Boy Advance SP features a revolutionary Front Light Screen making game play easy in any lighting condition. ... Read more

    Features

    • 32-bit RISC CPU
    • Backward-compatible--plays all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games
    • Onyx handheld video game console
    • Clamshell design with built-in lighting
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers 10-18 hours of continuous play (included)

    Reviews (44)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A good deal
    If you have a normal gameboy Advance don't spend your money. It's the same thing except they fixed all the mistakes (but they took ou the head phone jack). The new built in lighting system is the main reason I wanted to get it. You can play old and new games on it (you can't do that with the Nintendo DS). A verry good deal. I'd rather have this than any other new or old portable game system.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The 100% Better Version of GBA
    The SP is a small step for gamers but a giant leap for Nintendo. The convience, fun, and portability of the GBA just got better. The SP is smaller, easier on the hands, and has an illuminator behind the screen so you can actually see the game you're playing. Also the SP doesn't switch games so you can still get the GBA Games for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great things do come in small packages
    I just purchased the GBASP, and while I have not played at great length, I must say that initially, I am blown away! I was attracted to it not only by the compact size and small screen, but the exceptional low price as well. It will be great to take my gaming habit wherever I want to go. In addition, it is not loaded with bells and whistles like it's newer brother, the DS, and is simple to use. I know of a few people whose only system is the Gameboy, so if you want something simple and portable, this is for you!
    the SP is very easy and fun to operate. In addition, the endless list of games will keep you busy for a long, long time.
    While everyone seems to be raving over the DS, I'm having a great time with the SP.

    Tip. Be sure to get a carrying case, as if you put it in your pockets, lint, dust, etc. will get into the system.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Handheld Ecstasy
    The Game Boy SP is the greatest thing I have ever held in my hands that was not distilled in Scotland.

    I've never owned a Game Boy before this; my sister has had an original Game Boy for a good while, but I've had nothing in between. I hear the GBA was terrible without a light, and certainly this looks beautiful with its light; I actually like playing it in the dark, since I can see the excellent graphics so well. The rechargeable battery is sheer genius and lasts a good long time, even with the light on.

    This thing is tiny and there's no problem carrying it around, but it manages to pack enough power to play some great games - Metroid Fusion is particularly pretty. The Super Mario Advance rereleases are a great idea, since those are some of the best games Nintendo has made; I bought Yoshi's Island, as it is clearly the best of the group (see my review). If you want to play the old Game Boy games, you can't get a DS, since that's only compatible with GBA games, whereas this will play anything from Super Mario Land (giggle, don't laugh) on up.

    I would like to address problems people have had with this that have no merit before I get to the legitimate problems that caused me to rate this lower than five stars. The battery pack recharges five hundred times before you need to buy a new one. That's roughly five thousand hours of playing time. If wearing the battery pack out is a serious concern to you, get the following: a. a job; b. a girlfriend; c. a life. If you can play this enough hours out of the day to worry yourself that the battery might go bad, you need to step outside maybe once a month, at least to buy groceries.

    It's true that older Game Boy games stick out of this since they longer than GBA games and the slot isn't designed for them, but you'd have to be a bigtime neurotic to care about this. When you're playing the game, you can't even see the cartridge, and if you're holding the system right up against your chest, you're a freak.

    Real problems? As has been mentioned, the system is so small that you have to handcuff yourself to play it. Over extended periods of continuous play this can be very painful. Also, the system requires a headphone adapter, and can't simply accept standard headphones without this extra. I don't use headphones anyway, but this is certainly a disadvantage to the system.

    My major beef is the control scheme, since the buttons are too close together and it's painful to play for very long, but I still give it an excellent four-star rating. For pure fun this is perfect.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gameboy Advance sprocks!!!
    The Gameboy SP rocks!
    The first time I saw the SP, I thought it was pretty much the same Thing as The Gameboy Advance except it was shaped like a Laptop. But when I saw my Friend's Gameboy Advance Sp, I realized it had two BIG improvements, a Built in Light and a rechargeable Battery. Then, I decided to ask for one for Christmas. It was my best Christmas Gift ever! I also got some Games(Pokemon Leafgreen, Sonic Advance, and Classic NES series Pacman). If you ever get a Gameboy Advance SP, You should get a Case because they're delicate. The Gameboy Advance SP rocks!!! ... Read more


    15. Nintendo DS Bundle with Spider-Man 2 and Pro Gamer's Kit
    list price: $219.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006VHV8C
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 1026
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    In a surprising number of ways, the Nintendo DS is quite unlike any video game system that's come before. First, there's the two screens, one above and one below. The idea might seem like a gimmick -- the screens are far enough apart that you won't be able to see them as one long screen -- but the format works in a complementary way. Depending on the game, the DS serves action in one screen and details, maps, stats, or alternate views in the other. Switching your eyes between screens takes a little getting used to, but quickly becomes automatic, like checking a rear-view mirror while driving. Both screens are back-lit and a little larger than that of the Game Boy Advance SP, so they'll be easy to see in most conditions.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Players can control games using the touch-sensitive bottom screen of the DS.
    The bottom screen also functions as a PDA-style touchpad. It comes with a small stylus, as well as a stylus that attaches to your thumb. This touch screen might be both the best and worst feature of the DS. One one hand, it brings the freedom of PC-style mouse control into gaming, but using it also tends to block what's going on in that screen. For example, while playing the Metroid Prime: Hunters, you could use the left thumb pad to move, the left shoulder button to fire, and the touch screen to look and jump. As you track foes on the bottom-screen map, however, your view will be partially obscured by your own right thumb.

    The good news is that Nintendo has stressed a lot of comfort options, both in the operating system and in their games. Want to play Metroid without the touch-pad? Select a different control scheme in the game's option menu, which also includes configurations for lefties. You can even customize your DS to automatically play the inserted title or to start with the main menu, choose which screen to display your GBA games, to add a nickname for wireless play, and more.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Up to 16 players can connect wirelessly within a 100-foot radius.
    That's right, the DS is wireless-enabled. Say good-bye to that daisy-chain of network cables that was previously necessary for portable multiplayer gaming. Nintendo's proprietary wireless format has a radius rated at 30 to 100 feet depending on environmental interference with its signal. Surely, it's more than enough for friends to game from one end of the bus to the other. We experimented in a small, nearly empty parking lot and got great reception at the upper end of that rating. The DS network can handle up to 16 users, though you can expect the maximum number of players to vary from game to game.

    Also, unlike all but the earliest video game systems, the DS comes with a built-in application. It's called PictoChat, and it allows people to write and draw pictures in a chat-room format. Since it's built in to the DS operating system, you'll always be able to interact with other DS users.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    The built-in program PictoChat lets you write and draw with others.
    But not all is new; Nintendo has re-invested some favorite features of older platforms into the DS. It's backward compatible to the Game Boy Advance, which means that older Game Boy and Game Boy Color games won't work in this machine but GBA games will run fine (sadly, the wireless feature doesn't extend to GBA games). Like the GBA SP, the DS is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides approximately 10 hours of play on a four-hour charge. Old timers might recognize the A/B/X/Y face buttons from the Super Nintendo controller, though they're not in the same positions. The standard headphone jack and wide-body comfort of the first GBA model is back, coupled this time with the SP's screen-saving clamshell design. In terms of its ability to display graphics and sound, the DS is a little better -- and a whole lot smaller -- than the Nintendo 64.

    Overall, the Nintendo DS represents a rather large leap in portable gaming. With some mystery shrouding the future abilities of its internal microphone (voice recognition) and its IEEE 802.11 wireless network, the DS may have left some surprises up its sleeve. --Porter B. Hall

    Pros:

    • Great design marries innovative new features with great features of old systems and lots of customizable options
    • Wireless up to 100 feet
    • Built-in PictoChat lets you write and draw pictures with up to 15 other DS users

    Cons:

    • Sometimes hard to see and use the touch screen at the same time
    • Wireless multiplayer feature won't work with GBA games
    • Can't connect to other wireless devices...yet
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    Reviews (12)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Great System... but where are the games!?
    I'll be honest, as I was in my review of the PSP.I don't care about the competition, and going up to my best friend saying "My system is better," that in itself is childish.Any self respecting gamer buys a system to play some games!I'm not looking for a gaming entertainment center, I'm looking to have some fun and play some games!I want everyone to know that this review is for the DS alone.You won't find anything in this review about the PSP at all.I figure if you're curious about the PSP, you'll be smart enough to find a review on it.

    From a certain standpoint, this is quite a revolution in gaming. The Nintendo DS is without doubt one of the most amazing things Nintendo has ever presented to the world. The Nintendo DS is a handheld powerhouse.

    To begin, this is not just another Gameboy system. This is a system capable of handling 3D graphics and smooth frame rate. It has wireless capabilities, and a touch screen.

    Let's start off with the gold. What makes the DS a treasure. The DS supports 64-Bit graphics, making it possible to present games in full 3D. Not only that but the picture is clear and crisp. If you have a Nintendo 64 you'll also note that the DS presents games looking a bit more lavish (look at Super Mario 64 DS for instance).

    The touch screen is a new addition to gaming, and the DS makes good use of it. Enjoying the DS's touch screen is just one of the biggest joys of it. Each DS comes with a stylus. Use the stylus to touch the screen. It makes some things more convienent than sifting through a menu.

    The DS is also more than just a gaming system. You can set the date, time and even an alarm clock. The DS is also wireless up to 100 feet. Using the wireless connection you can go into chatrooms with up to fifteen other people. It also makes playing multiplayer a lot easier. No more link cable!

    The sound is presented in stereo. There are now two speakers as opposed to one. Plug in some headphones and the games just sound incredible!

    As for GBA games. There's a seperate slot to put them in. You can select whether you want the GBA to display on the touch screen or top screen. Regardless, GBA games look clearer than they did before. They show up much brighter on the DS than previously.

    The DS also comes with a charger. As with the GBA it takes about three hours to fully charge. You can play the DS while it charges as well.

    In addition to the games. If you have something you must attend to but don't want to leave the DS on, just flip it closed and the system automatically goes to sleep. It's much easier than having to press certain buttons or select "sleep" from the menu.

    But with all the good comes some bad. Every system has some sort of flaw. And the DS unfortunately has a few flaws of its own.

    Firat of all, the games are brutally small. They're about an ince tall and an inch wide. If you don't keep your games in some sort of game case, you'll undoubtably lose them.

    Another problem is that the DS doesn't have any grand titles out.The lack of games is almost insulting.If it weren't for the ability to play GBA games, there would be almost nothing for this system out.

    While the DS plays GBA games, it doesn't play normal gameboy games or gameboy color games. So just because you get a DS doesn't mean you throw your previous GB systems to the side.

    The buttons are small! My fingers are pretty big and it sucks to press the "B" button and suddenly hit the "Y" button along with it. I was also disappointed to find you can't configure the "Y" and "X" buttons to act when playing a GBA game.

    The touch screen is nifty, but the DS almost requires the Stylus. If you touch the touch screen with your bare hands you could damage it with the oils on your fingers. The stylus is also small and easy to lose. Luckily, the DS has a place that stores it for you. It may also prove troublesome at first to keep your eye on the touch screen and the top screen.

    Lastly, wireless multiplayer doesn't work with GBA games. So if you want to play a GBA game up against a friend then you'll still need the GBA link cable to do it.

    The DS is a wonder, true enough. But there are a few glaring things about it. It's worth the money, but a few small things about it may grow into big problems in the long run. It's an incredible system but the small problems keep it from being perfect.

    The good
    +It can handle more power than the GBA
    +You can still play GBA games
    +Surround Sound and Stereo!
    +Touch screen brings more intuitive gameplay
    +Lavish presentation
    +Not too complex or complicated to understand
    +More than just a gaming sytem. It has a clock, calender and alarm clock set.
    +Wireless connection of up to 100 Feet
    +Wireless connection is easy to use
    +Chat with other DS holders
    +Small and compact. It fits in your pocket just like a GBA

    But of course those cons
    -You shouldn't touch the touch screen with your fingers
    -The games are SMALL
    -You can't play GBC or regular Gameboy games
    -The buttons are a little small
    -Wireless Multiplayer doesn't work with GBA games
    -Not enough games.

    A great system with forgiveable cons. If you loved your GBA you'll only be doing yourself another favor by purchasing this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars N/A
    I think this game is great overall but i know uve heard alot of complaints about the ds. people who tell u to get the psp and all saying it can play mp3's and videos well guess what? buy a dang mp3 or video player the ds is made to play games it may be big but it just means it holds a lot more stuff within like the mic or the pictochat even downloading games and it can play ur old games while the psp may be small but that just means the puny thing has no memory ha u psp people actually need memory sticks overall i think the ds is a greater buy.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nintendo DS:Another failure!
    A Kid's Review

    I was dying to get one of these but I didn't want it anymore, because I found about PSP that has better graphics, memory, sound, features, and MUCH MUCH MORE. A PSP can play dvds, mp3s, and pictures. My friend got a DS for her birthday and it was big. A PSP is smaller and lighter. Anyway, a DS is not that fun as a PSP. By the way, PSP is a portable playstation 2. If you touch the screen on a PSP, it doesn't mess up like a DS. If you want to find out more about PSP, then go to www.EBgames.com. So take my advice, and PLEASE do not buy this. A PSP have all of the DS features AND more. If your looking for small, lightwieght, exciting portable entertainment, PSP is PERFECT for you.

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    3-0 out of 5 stars NDS Rocks, the rest.... not so much.
    Ok, these review is about the entire bundle, not just the DS (wich deserves a 5 star score on its own). I desided to buy the hole bundle thing because (in my partuclar case) it was cheaper than buying a single Nintendo DS concole at a store, beleive it or not... I'll just put everithing that comes with the bundle on a list a tell you my opinion:

    Nintendo DS: its a brand new NDS, perfect condition. comes with the DS, battery charger, instructions, metroid demo, an extra stylus pen and a strap. 10/10

    Brief case: grate for keaping the investment (150 dollars is a small investment to me) BUT smells like spray paint on the inside! Hoe can some one sell somethig like that, I mean if you leave it open for a while (a long while, I mean) it goes away, but I dont thuink thats fair counting the price. 6.5/10

    Head Phones: Those are very nice, thy can get rolled in a n out. They sound just fine, the question is, for how long?... head phones are, in general, a poor desing, plus my ears arent made for them, Ive never had a pair of head phones that I could really wear. 9//10

    Touch screen protector: these is a total waist of money. First, you don reaaly need it (as long as you don hit, and I mean HIT the screen). Second, it fell of right awy. Third, it makes the touch screen a lot less sensitive! you have to push harder in order to use the touch screen!... 5th. I think thats enough. 1/10

    Strap: Not really needed but fine, its alot longer than the one the DS brings (but that one has a purpose). Its ok thou, it is safer because you can hang it around youre neck. 8/10

    car battery charger: I dont trust these, basically because its not an original nintendo product and its not really needed if you charge the DS before going on a long trip. 5/10

    Game holder: cheap little plastic box, holds Game Boy advance games but not the DS games. 7/10

    Spider Man 2: the game is nice, a bit difficult! but entertaining. 8/10

    I belive thats it, in general its ok, I play alot but I have to keep it stored for long periods of time. One last thing, the hole thing is very heavy.5 pounds. If you can get the DS with a different game (Mario 64!) and the lather case, I think hats the very best choice, I had my reasons to buy these thou.

    2-0 out of 5 stars NotAll THAT!
    I was dying to get one of these but I didn't want it anymore, because I found about PSP that has better graphics, memory, sound, features, and MUCH MUCH MORE. A PSP can play dvds, mp3s, and pictures. My friend got a DS for her birthday and it was big. A PSP is smaller and lighter. Anyway, a DS is not that fun as a PSP. By the way, PSP is a portable playstation 2. If you touch the screen on a PSP, it doesn't mess up like a DS. If you want to find out more about PSP, then go to www.EBgames.com. So take my advice, and PLEASE do not buy this. A PSP have all of the DS features AND more. If your looking for small, lightwieght, exciting portable entertainment, PSP is PERFECT for you. ... Read more


    16. 8MB Memory Card
    list price: $34.99
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    Asin: B00004YRQA
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 24
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Fast. Essential. Take care of yourself with the card for PlayStation 2 that can save game positions, various controller settings, high scores and much more. A handy carrying case will keep the gunk and junk off the card. The Memory Card is thinking when you're not. ... Read more

    Features

    • Platform: PlayStation 2

    Reviews (223)

    5-0 out of 5 stars You need one.
    A must have for anyone who owns a PS2, with this you can save your game files so you can continue playing. They are compact and strong. Highly recommended.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Building another Terminator
    Using the technology from this 8MB Memory Card (left over from the dead Terminator), you should be able to construct another Terminator robot and send it through time.

    If you create a bad Terminator robot, you should definitely soup it up like the A-Team van, with some crazy special powers that will help it destroy mankind.If you create a good Terminator robot, just make it like normal (and P.S. thanks for saving mankind).

    4-0 out of 5 stars good, not great
    The official 8MB PS2 memory card is good if you have only a couple of games.otherwise you need to buy more than one.It is said that it runs 200 times faster, which isn't entirely accurate (usually about 185 times, but 200 is supposed to be the max).I bought this thing used for $17 dollars.That's expensive.If you have an oldr model of Playstation, it would be better to shell out $100 for Final Fantasy 11/hard drive bundle.The hard drive is 40 gigs, which is 5,120 times larger than this memory card.If you have a slim ps2, you can't use the hard drive.In that case, buy the 2 pack memory cards from Sony. It runs from $32 to $40, so get that package.Overall, a fast, reliable card, but Sony needs to produce larger cards.

    3-0 out of 5 stars be aware
    ill tell you it is a good memory card but over time it will erase everything if you action replay max and if you use it on the getaway game it will erase every thing so if you have it just to let you know that

    4-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A GOOD MEMORY CARD
    MEMORY cards are quite dear and hold 8 blocks of Memory,games like The Sims ect. take up alot of Memory space so saving other games are more difficult to save,i do Prefer The GameCube memory cards b-cs they have more space so ide often have to delete memory from Magic Gate 8MB(8 Memory Blocks) to save my newer games.The PS2 is backWards Compatible with its predcessor`s games,PS ONE wich is very useful but PS2 is a different console and PS2`s Memory Card`s can`t save any PS ONE game(and PS1 Mem. Cards can not save PS2 games)So ide recommend that if you are buying PSX games for a PS2 to buy/Make-sure you have a PS ONE memory card if you i am concidering getting a PlayStation 1 Memory Card for my PS2 so i can save these PS1 games ime concidering buying;WWF In Your House,WWF WarZone,WWF SmackDown! 1,WWF SmackDown 2:Know Your Role!(I am a WWF/WWE fan),GTA1,GTA2,Driver 1 and Driver 2 and all of these games are popular and very fun to play thats Y ime gettin a PS1 Memory Card and And these games though PS2 games are more Fun now and better graphix.Only get a 8MB card if you have&play 8 games.JOHN CENA AND RANDY ORTON are the best WWE superstasrs!!!!1 ... Read more


    17. Final Fantasy XI with Hard Disk Drive
    list price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00012TIWS
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony
    Sales Rank: 421
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) offers PS2 games an extended gaming world by providing a dynamic experience through expanded applications, downloadable entertainment content, and episodic play experiences. The Hard Disk Drive comes pre-installed with Square Enix's highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XI. The combination of hard drive and network adapter (sold separately) allows for the first time cross-platform play between the PlayStation 2 and a personal computer over the Internet.

    PlayStation2 with HDD and separately sold Network Adapter
    The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) slides into the back of the PS2. The separately sold Network Adapter attaches to the HDD.
    In Final Fantasy XI, PlayStation 2 and PC players can create communities, as well as alter-egos that can be completely customized by race, sex, nation of origin, trade skill specialties, and numerous other physical traits. These communities co-exist in the world of Vana’diel. Users can immerse themselves in an expansive, original storyline that eventually builds the world’s history. Vana’diel is made up of vast, never-ending environments with more than 100 areas to explore. It is composed of three unique nations--one of which players choose to inhabit--and once players start their adventure, they may congregate, chat and do battle with the forces of evil, creating Vana’diel’s history through these interactions. Communication tools have been incorporated into Final Fantasy XI to assist in interaction between players, including easy-to-use chat and messaging systems.

    Warriors from Final Fantasy XI
    Once online, you can join parties with other PS2 players--and even players of the PC edition of the game.

    • Final Fantasy XI allows gamers to live in a truly persistent world that changes and evolves every time a player logs on.
    • The first truly trans-Pacific game experience online with no barriers with either platform or geography. Personal computer and console gamers can play aside each other in this new world whether they are in the U.S. or Japan.

    Features and Specifications:

    • 40 GB of memory storage
    • 5400 RPM
    • 66MB
    • Pre-loaded with Final Fantasy XI, Tetra Master, and PlayOnline
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    Features

    • Internal hard disk drive for PS2, pre-installed with Final Fantasy XI
    • 40 GB hard drive allows PS2 gamers to download game expansions and modifications over the Internet
    • Hard drive also allows for faster loading times
    • Final Fantasy XI already installed--play online with thousands of other Final Fantasy fans
    • PS2 Network Adapter (sold separately) and Internet connection required

    Reviews (99)

    3-0 out of 5 stars BIGGEST FINAL FANTASY FAN
    Let me start by saying that I'm a big, big, big Final Fantasy fan. I have played and beaten every single Final Fantasy game ever made. I say this because my review of this game is not great.

    The Good:
    The graphics: are great which is nothing out of this world for any final fantasy game since this series probably has the best graphics of any other.
    Online: You get to interact with players form all over the world, which is a good change since you are playing with real people for a change.
    Music: Also not strange that this is one of the better parts of the game.

    The Bad:
    Everything else.
    The whole game is about leveling your character. And this takes so, so, so long its ridiculous.
    The world is so big that getting form one place to another takes forever specially when you are in the beggining of the game. ITS HUGE.
    There is almos no story line here so you will probably spend 100 hours doing basically the same thing which is LEVELING.
    Once you manage to get to a decent level (45 and up) the game gets just a little intresting.
    You also spend such a long, long time getting the hang of skills such as fishing, or gardening or woodworking or things like this to get other things that you then have to sell at the auction house and wait more to get money to spend on better tools such as fishing rods and then spend a lot more time doing the skill.
    The most looked for character in the game in party play is a white mage but for this character, to get to a high enough level to start fighting in a party takes longer since they are not very powerful and they die easier because they don't have a lot of HP

    Anyway, I could go on and on and on and on about the bad things about the game. I guess there are certain people who have the time to play this game A LOT and like the online thing. For me it just didn't do it and I would sadly have to say that this is the worst game in the series. Which still makes it much better than most other games. You have to hold it to a higher standard since it is a Final Fantasy game.

    RECOMENDATION: If you are not used to online games, at this cost I recomend you find out what the game actually is by reading, asking friends or if you can by actually playing it. If you know how an online game is played such as everquest and you like it then this is a great game for you. If you like more of a story driven RPG like myself then don't for any possible reason buy this game, even if money is not an issue its just a waste of time.

    I HAVE TO SAY THAT I DON'T HAVE A CLUE AS TO HOW YOU COULD POSSIBLY EVER FINISH THIS GAME. IN FACT I DON'T KNOW WHAT FINISHING THE GAME FOR THIS GAME IN PARTICULAR MEANS.

    3-0 out of 5 stars *Getting Started
    Well I am currently new at the online gaming deal & trying to get set up with this Final Fantasy X1.I have the Playstaion2 thick version & finding out that you need one accessory after another just to start. I had to buy the new Hardrive& Fantasy Game version than the Network Adapter & than found out in order to keep from rebooting you will also need a router which i went with a Linksky's but still waiting to get it to hook up.I give the game 5 stars cause I know the game will be worth it,but i give overall three stars due to the complexity of just getting started....

    I called playstaion2 & they walked me through setting up the network adapter/Harddrive than got to the on screen keyboard & found out now i need to attach my computer keyboard to the USB port on the front of playstaion2. To my-luck my keyboard has a 6-pin din hook up and now it wont connect to the USb port, so now i am deciding between the keyboard adapters or just plain buying a USB keyboard cause the Adapters are as much as a keyboard.

    Now i find it very frustrating to have to buy all this additional accessories & feel that Sony could of made this a little easier to get started but if you want to play, you have to pay and they know this....My only fear is that once i get my router I know i will be in for more problems getting it set up and working with my DSL/playstaion2 but I only hope I dont have to buy anymore accessories.....it would of been cheaper just to buy the new playstaion2 version & then the Final FantsyX1 PCversion which is what i should of done to begin with.To avoid all this non-sense..

    All in all though I am looking forward to eventually getting started cause I am a "Final Fantasy" FAN & know it will be all worth it in the end....c-ya online soon

    5-0 out of 5 stars Humanity is so dumb sometimes
    1. this game is fantastic (this comes from an avid player of all FF games and video games in general).This mmoRPG is more of an RPG than any other game in the FF series.You play the ROLE of a character and have complete freedom.

    2. If you didn't know there was a monthly fee, you need to READ boxes and research items beore you buy them.

    3. If 13 dollars a month is too much for you get a job...Seriously people.Even with minimum wage in this country you can make 5 dollars an hour.That's 3 hours a month and this game is payed for.You people are DISGUSTINGLY lazy!!!I don't care how old you are (I started working when i was 14).This is NOTHING in comparison to the bills you people are going to have to pay when you a. start driving b. have to pay off a mortgage or even c. pay off student loans.

    4. don't complain if you haven't played the game for more than 1 month.

    5. I work full-time and play in a band and i STILL have time to level my character and enjoy the game thoroughly.I have a LVL 42 PLD and a LVL 38 WHM (although i only play the PLD now and am considering deleting the WHM).

    Anyways...yeah this game is incredible.I suggest it to anyone who has a sense of responsibilty and who would like to delve into the world of online gaming.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good, but be warned.
    Final Fantasy XI for PS2 is great, especially if you don't have a powerful enough computer to run Final Fantasy XI for Windows. However just a fair warning, and this isn't really stated clearly enough: YOU CANNOT USE THIS PRODUCT WITH THE NEW SLIM PS2!! Just in case you dont know or were wondering. It is not possible to hook up the HDD to the new PS2. So if you are interested in this game, it is well worth the money, but only get it if you have an older PS2 (SCPH-500XX or SCPH-390XX).

    3-0 out of 5 stars Fun, but...expensive.
    This game is very fun.You can play with other people from Japan, U.S., Mexico, China, and more places in the world.If you don't want to see people from other countries, than you can just change your options.
    There are four countries.They are the republic of Bastok, the kingdom of San'doria, the federation of Windurst, and the grand duchy of Jeuno.
    There is racism also.The races are humes, elvaans, tarutaru, mithra, and galkas.In some of the races, you can choose to be either male or female.
    There are a ton of jobs.They are warrior, monk, white mage, black mage, red mage, thief, paladin, black knight, beastmaster, ranger, bard, summoner, samurai, ninja, and dragoon.When you first start the game, you can only choose the fist six jobs.The other jobs, you must earn by doing quests.
    There are some people that need help in Vana'diel.(Oh, and Vana'diel is the name of the world in which FFXI takes place at.)The people will tell you what to do.If you complete it, you will be rewarded of given nothing at all.(Don't worry!Most quests will give rewards.I only know one that does not.)The more quests you do, the more famous you become in the country and Van'diel.You're mog will even be happy.
    A mog is your so-called servant at your mog hour house.Your mog house is where you live in Vana'diel.To go to your mog house, all you do is step one foot into the residential area of a country.All countries in Vana'diel have residential areas.
    In FFXI, you can choose the country you want to serve as only at the beginning of the game.You choose any country you want to live at except for Jeuno.If you are not satisfied with your country, than you can apply for citizenship for a different country.You don't have to start the game all over again.For example, let's say you choose to be a mithra from Windurst.You want be a citizen of Bastok.All you do is go to Bastok, look for the federal area, and ask a lady for a citizenship application.It is not as hard as it sounds.
    You need money to survive in Vana'diel.The currency there is called gil.Gil can be obtained by completing quests, selling items, or defeating specific monsters.If some players are generous, they will give you gil.That is very rare, though.
    I could go on and on explaining but, there is no reason to.After a week or two, you will get the hang of it.You probably will also start making friends but, remember some stuff.
    1.Don't give away personal information such as your age, sex, address, phone number, or anything like that.
    2.Watch what you say!The Fianl Fantasy XIgame board people have some people playing the game looking for any mischief.This means that some players are actually supervisors.It is okay to use mild profanity but, don't use stong profanity.If you say something unfriendly to a person and they don't show up anymore, your game might be canceled.All I am telling you is watch what you say.
    3.Remember the warning "Game experience may change during online.You can't control other people.The game is rated "T" for animated blood, and violence.Some people might sing a song with bad words in it.
    The fees are high for this game.You buy what are calle "content ids."Content ids are what you use to make a character.You must pay for it.It cost 12.95 a month for FFXI and 1.00 a month for each one after the first one you purchased.You can purchase up to 16 content ids for FFXI.
    Not that many people talk about Tetra Master.Tetra Master is a card game that comes with FFXI.It is not that much fun.It is a magical weird way of "Yu-Gi-Oh!."You play with other players.
    I don't know which FFXI pack you should buy.The pc or PS2.The PS2 one is 99.88.The pc one is more than two-thirds cheaper.The problems here is memory and money.The PS2 version is more expensive than the pc version but, there is so much more memory available in the HDD.The pc version is cheaper but, memory here is the problem.FFXI takes up over 8,000 megabytes.That could cause a problem when it comes to installing new files.In any way or so, I suggest the PS2 version.
    I hope you make up your decision.The game is very fun.My character is a hume named Deene who's nationality is Bastokan.I hope to meet you in the game! ... Read more


    18. Electric Blue Nintendo DS Hardware

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    Asin: B0009I95T0
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 182
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    Product Description

    Nintendo (NTRSBKA) Nintendo DS Electric Blue ... Read more


    19. XB Live 12 month Starter Kit

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    Asin: B000209V8K
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Microsoft Software
    Sales Rank: 312
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Add new characters, new maps, and exciting new levels with online content downloads
    • Includes Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge (Rated T)
    • Track your stats and rankings against others with your own unique ID number -- the GamerTag
    • Get connected anywhere people are playing Xbox games
    • Talk up your skills and challenge your buddies with the Xbox Communicator, then strategize for future games

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The greatest online invention ever to hit consoles!!!!!!!!!!
    This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. Xbox live is a great way to take your gaming online because it works with numerous amounts of games and is something you can never get bored with. A little too much, but every penny is worth it. The new revolutionary way of communicating over the internet is phenomenal. People actually talking into a headset together while they are playing.

    More features about xbox live is the fact you can create a gamers tag, which is just any silly name that pops into your head with also an optional voice sensor. This allows your voice to sound anything you want it to. It is the coolest and funniest thing alive.

    The people online are very friendly and helpful, but sometimes you get those people who do not give a dang about rookies. People who just bought this item; stay absolutely away from Halo 2 for right now. The people in the multiplayer matches will slaughter you in seconds. Take it from me. One minute the enemy is vanished and the next minute they are wacking you over the head with their gun.

    You have the choice of a yearly renewal or monthly. Im not sure how much the monthly is, but the yearly is fiftly bucks, which is well worth it.

    There is only one slight problem with xbox live. If you do not have internet connection from the room you are playing in, then it may become costly. You would have to get a game adapter, a wireless modem, and a bunch of other connections. This alone boosts the price up to somewhere you cannot afford.

    All in all, this product is fabulous and recommend it to people who feel lonely playing with AI all the time. Isn't time for another challenge. Maybe someone that is actually real and can be more of a challenge.

    You decide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This RULES but bundle with a new game already, PLEASE!
    Before I get to all the good stuff.It would be nice if XBOX bundled with a different game already!!!We all have that game, we all need another headset, we all need to renew.So bundle with a new game!(I realize this needs to be said to XBOX not Amazon, but they probably read these reviews.)

    XBOX Live is the greatest thing that ever happened to video games!You will find your self not even finishing games because online play is so much fun and addicting.No matter how sophisticated developers make the ai, it can never compare to human intelligence and challenge.After playing online you will go back to the game campaign with new skill.Xbox live adds an infinite amount of life to games.Some games have a much more advanced Live experience then others, ie. Halo2 with matchmaking and ranking systems, that really adds to the experience and playability.

    Guarantee...You will spend way too much time playing Live!The house could catch fire and you will not put the controller down.You will find yourself thinking about yesterdays matches while you should be thinking about your work/school.You will be so wired, sleeping is just not an option.Your sex life will go down the tubes, unless she plays Live with you (let her win, and don't tell her she sucks.)You will forget you have kids.Dinner, what for?What day is it? Yes this will happen to you.

    Be aware (in all games) for cheaters and those that taunt, swear and spray racist comments.This is a problem with the Human race not XBOX Live.Some people can really get carried away and ruin the experience for all of us.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Reason For Buying Halo 2
    Now I got xbox live back in 2003 but I never really saw a reason to use it
    In November 2004
    I recived a package in the mail
    as soon as I opened it I screamed at the top of my lungs HALO 2!
    I started to play it and it was so fun
    but there was something missing
    something that didnt feel right
    And as soon as I could put my finger on it I knew what it was
    Xbox L.I.V.E. (Livin In Virtual Ectasy)
    I rushed and found my microphone and all of my stuff
    and the rest is history
    Now alot of people says that halo 2 story mode was pretty bad
    and right away u have to know that
    theyve never played xbox live
    with xbox live
    ur halo 2 experience is
    complete
    the friends list is in all live games
    but it doesnt work as well in other games
    than it does in halo 2
    buy it
    and ull see the reason
    why xbox rules
    1

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great deal, but get a better headset
    I just bought this package for my first experience with X-box Live.I love the network (although the level of discourse isn't always that high).The inclusion of a $20 game (Crimson Skies) was a great addition to the one year subscription.While some might complain it's an older game, being new to the X-box, I'd never played it.

    The only complaint I had was the headset.I find it very hard to wear.It's hard to keep it behind my ears when I'm wearing my glasses.Because the wrap-around portion is one size fits all and extends back so far, I can't sit back in a chair with a headrest without knocking the headset off.Just generally I'm not impressed with the headset.

    5-0 out of 5 stars must get it!!!!!
    Oh my god!!! i have been wanting xbox live now for some time, but had never played it. well i just played it at my friend's house and it is great!!! 10 thumbs up!!! I must get this!!! But mostly because Halo 2 was really fun! ... Read more


    20. SanDisk 256 MB Pro Duo Gaming Memory Card
    by SanDisk
    list price: $44.99
    our price: $27.47
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    Asin: B0007TJ7US
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SanDisk
    Sales Rank: 372
    Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    SanDisks Memory Stick PRO Duo is half the size of a standard-size Memory Stick PRO media and it offers the same technologies including high speed data transfer, built-in MagicGate, and high capacities. The Memory Stick PRO Duo is the ideal solution for the most portable devices such as pocket-size digital cameras and with the use of Adaptor, it can be used in all PRO-compatible devices. ... Read more

    Features

    • Save your game levels, listen to digital music, play your favorite video, and download and store game cheat code characters and game skins
    • Utilizes exclusive MLC memory and controller technology developed at SanDisk
    • Meets all MS specifications, and is guaranteed compatible

    Reviews (1)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this for PSP
    First off to start I am not a kid, I did this because I didnt want to go through the crap of writing a normal review. I bought this stick for my PSP and bought a memory stick reader with it. When I put the stick in my PSP it acknowledged it, yet when I put it in the reader and tried to put music on it, Sonicstage said that it wasnt compatible. I tried changing my music system from Sonicstage 2.0 back down to Sonicstage 1.5 but to no effect. To have something to compare it to I tried putting music on the 32 mb card provided by the PSP and it worked fine. My computer acknowledges the memory stick, but says it doesnt have any memory on it. For those of you looking for a better deal than the more expensive sony cards, if you have a PSP just go with the sony cards ... Read more


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