DS WINS, HANDS DOWN

SundayXtra - - MOVIES -

Sony’s PSP is a hand­held con­tender, but Nintendo’s DS line of dual screen por­ta­ble game sys­tems out­sells it by a 3 to 1 mar­gin ( with nearly 136 mil­lion sold). The DS has made many an ex­tended road trip more bear­able for par­ents. Cur­rently there are three ver­sions avail­able, the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL. The dif­fer­ence? At $ 139.99, DS Lite is the least ex­pen­sive and most ba­sic model ( al­though the only DS that will also play Game­Boy car­tridges). DSi is priced at $ 149.99 and in­cludes dual cam­eras, slightly larger dis­plays and a ba­sic web browser. The $ 169.99 DSi XL adds dis­plays 93 per cent big­ger than the Lite’s, a larger sty­lus and more el­e­gant case colours, rep­re­sent­ing Nintendo’s at­tempt at get­ting older gamers into the fold. All three ver­sions are com­pat­i­ble with DS car­tridges.

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