I have been uninvolved in the gaming culture for quite a while. I was a proud SNES and Game Boy owner back in my day and followed all of the developments in the videogame world, as I did when I owned a PlayStation and later a Dreamcast. But I haven’t really participated at all or owned any videogames whatsoever since about the time of the Dreamcast’s fall, for familial reasons. However, I plan to move out fairly soon, and once I save up a little bit of money I’d like to get myself a nice (but affordable) system and some new games.
I know FIFA 07 (probably the first game I’ll buy) is coming out in October for the PS2, PSP, DS, etc. in October, before the secondary version releases with the coming of the PS3 in November. I really can’t see myself being able to afford a PS3 any time soon. I don’t want to have an expensive videogame habit, but I want to be able to keep up with the new games. Should I wait for the PS3’s price to drop, or should I get a PSP or something? How much will the PS3’s price drop in the next year, two years, etc., based on the patterns seen in other contemporary systems? How does the PSP compare to the PS2/3? Are there plans to replace the PSP? If I bought a PS2, how long would it take for me to get left in the dust WRT new game releases? That is, how long will PS2 games keep getting released before I won’t be able to get my fix anymore?
And please feel free to tell me anything else new in the world of games since 2003.