Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2003 | List Price: ~$44.99 | Buy from Amazon
The Game Boy Advance SP was the first game console I ever owned. I got it as a present for Christmas in 2004. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve had it for almost 10 years now and still play it from time to time. I don’t need to say, then, that the Advance SP is probably my favourite game console of all time. But is it still worth buying today when so many newer, more capable handhelds exist on the market?
Manufacturer: Sony | Year: 2014 | List Price: $199.99 | Buy from Amazon
I am a Nintendo fanboy through and through. I have never owned a video game console made by any other company. A couple of days ago, however, that changed as I bought the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s current-generation handheld and the successor to the PlayStation Portable. I decided to make the purchase primarily to play PlayStation 1 classics and also for some PS Vita exclusives such as Persona 4 Golden and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Seeing that it only cost $200 bundled with Borderlands 2 and including an 8GB memory card, I jumped at the chance. And it’s actually pretty nice! (Note: I’ve only had my console for 3 days, and so far I’ve only played Borderlands 2 and Persona 3 Portable on it. I do feel I have had enough time with it to write a good review, though.)
Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2012 | List Price: $199.99 | Buy from Amazon
So I got a PS Vita the other day, and I thought that I should do a review on it. To set a benchmark, though, I wanted to do a review on the Nintendo 3DS XL, easily my most-played game system ever. I’m going to do hardware reviews differently. I’ll still break it down into segments where I talk about various features and points of interest, but I won’t give a percentage score. Instead, I’ll tell you whether I think the console is worth your money and why. Anyway, on to the review!