My daughters (7 and 9 years old) each have a DS Lite and when they’re not lost under the couch or carried off to parts unknown by our schnoodle, Daisy, they enjoy them very much. For Christmas this year, they’ve each asked for a new DSi. I can appreciate the new features found in the DSi, but in my opinion, they don’t seem enough to justify upgrading from the DS Lite. I’m thinking they may appreciate getting a new PSP 3000 instead of simply upgrading their DS’s. I don’t think they know enough about the PSP3000 to really make an informed decision on their own and old fuddy-duddy that I am, I’m not much help either.
The way I see it, the PSP has better graphics and better game play, but not as expansive a game library, particularly for young girls. (We rent most of their games from Gamelfy, so making our game library obsolete isn’t a factor). The DSi has two lower resolution screens, one of which is a touch screen. The DSi comes with 2 cameras, but they are low resolution; the PSP doesn’t come with a camera, but you can purchase an add on camera with a higher resolution (1.3 megapixels) than those on the DSi. My oldest daughter is more interested in the multi-media features like music and photos/video; my youngest is mainly just interested in game play.
Anyway, if you were in my shoes, would you have Santa upgrade my girl’s DS Lite to a DSi or would you encourage them to consider getting a PSP3000? Thanks in advance for your input.