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#784910 - 11th Apr 2013 11:20am Portable games consoles. Which is best?
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I`m thinking of getting one of the small pocket size games consoles to keep me occupied while i go in Hospital for about a week in june, but don't know which is the better type. Sony psp or the Nintendo ds. I can not afford a new one, so will be looking on e-Bay for one with a few games. I can just about manage to play my kids old PS2 games like Ratchet & clank, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog type games! What would be a good choice of console and games to go for? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#784921 - 11th Apr 2013 12:10pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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DS everytime, you could get brain training and other grown up games.
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#784922 - 11th Apr 2013 12:11pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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#784923 - 11th Apr 2013 12:13pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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I would definitely go for a Nintendo DS. We have a DS Lite and a DSi. You can get a memory card for them called an R4 and they hold loads of games that you can download quite easily.

DS tend to be sold in bundles as second hand ones from most of the game stores in town, worth a nosy. Or try for one with an R4 from Ebay.

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#784925 - 11th Apr 2013 12:25pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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i would personally go for the PSP

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#784948 - 11th Apr 2013 2:01pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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Another vote for the DS, although the PSP is very good.

I have both and the PSP rarely gets used. Perhaps I should sell it? Its boxed, immaculate, with about half a dozen games and a UMD film or two if you're interested.

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#784956 - 11th Apr 2013 2:29pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: Gibbo]
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Hi Gibbo. Yes i`m definitely interested, if you can e-mail me with the details and price etc, i will get back to you once i've decided what to go for.

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#785013 - 11th Apr 2013 5:16pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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Get a second hand DS and then buy a R4i card so you get games from the internet wink

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#785029 - 11th Apr 2013 6:17pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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If you have a smart phone you could just download retroarch free from the store. If you know someone who is tech savvy they can get mario and sonic and all those types of games roms to run on it, so no need to buy anything at all! Otherwise I would vote for the PSP too, the DS is alright but pretty limited in the way of good titles to play compared to the PSP.

However the actual "best" handheld console around right now is most definitely the PS VITA.


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#785142 - 12th Apr 2013 7:09am Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: EvilCycle]
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Whatever happened to reading a couple of good books.

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#785161 - 12th Apr 2013 8:43am Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: saltytom]
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Nothing wrong with a good book Tom. I`ve been an avid reader for the last 18 month, as i did`nt have a tv untill last week! I just wanted to try a different sort of mental stimulation for a change.

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#785203 - 12th Apr 2013 11:52am Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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Hi Gibbo. Yes i`m definitely interested, if you can e-mail me with the details and price etc, i will get back to you once i've decided what to go for.


Will do. I'll get a picture and list of what's there.

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#786114 - 15th Apr 2013 11:04am Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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PS vita is good got one me self but not many good games out for it yet . if ya have PS+ thou there are a few games on there for free


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#786144 - 15th Apr 2013 1:14pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: woofie]
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how do you play the ps2 without a tv?
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#786276 - 15th Apr 2013 8:07pm Re: Portable games consoles. Which is best? [Re: eddtheduck]
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You cant play the ps2 without a tv. Cheers
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