Same great DS, fewer calories

So. Nintendo finally announced their redesign of the DS.

The DS lite.

Yes, I’m going to get one. Just like I have the GameBoy Advance, the GameBoy Advance SP, the GameBoy Player for the GameCube, and the Nintendo DS. Not to mention I’m considering getting one of the new GBA SPs because of the brighter screen. That or the Micro. I haven’t really decided yet.

“But Fil,” you ask. “What about the PSP?”

What about it? What games? What would I do with it other than watch overpriced movies on UMD and play substandard ports of games that I have already played? Sure, there are homebrew apps, but SONY continually releases firmware that breaks any and all homebrew functionality. So long MAME and your thousand upon thousands of games.

Kudos to SONY for not recognizing a genuine selling point of their portable device, and alienating their early adopter audience. In other words, way to turn off the geek community, the people who are trying to make your device worth owning. They are the ones trying to turn your product into something better than an overpriced black plastic brick with a pretty screen.

You are hurting them. Stop.

Update: Yuriko sends this comic my way.