DS WINS, HANDS DOWN
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.