Handheld Hotness

I really like both the PSP and the DS, but I have to admit that I’d probably choose this over either of them if the price came down a bit.

I remember reading about this guy in EGM (I think) and being impressed by his VCSp and PSp, but playing Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, and Skies of Arcadia away from a TV would rock unbelievably. That and having a portable SNES, of course. Nonetheless, the “portabilizers” (not my term, thankfully) remain an interesting little gaming subculture that’s always worth checking out as they’re getting ever more ambitious and continuing to come out with some seriously ambitious projects. The PSP might be comparable in some ways to the PS2, but these guys actually have portable PS2s! I can’t wait to see how the portable GameCube works out.

Back on the subject of the DC and portability, I know it would be nice to have some good new titles but the PSP seems like the ideal chance for Sega to give some of their underappreciated Dreamcast games a new audience. The power of the DC and PSP seems pretty comparable and when the PSP is crying out for AAA titles Sega have a nice pool ready to go. When it needs a good RPG can you go any better than Skies?

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