Gamespot is today reporting
on a survey taken by Japanese magazine, Otonafami
. The findings show that the Nintendo DS is just barely ahead of the PSP when it comes to how many people own it, how many games they have for it, and how many people who don't own it, want it. What I find most interesting is, "Seventy-five percent of PSP owners replied "no" when asked if they were using all of its hardware capabilities. Many PSP owners commented that they don't understand how to use its multimedia functions or that they find it too troublesome." This is the N-gage syndrome. If there are too many features on a handheld electronic device it takes away from its main function. Nintendo has always understood this, which is why the DS is a gaming machine and nothing else.
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