There are two new handheld systems hitting the merket soon, the Nintendo DS (www.nintendo.com/ds), and the Sony PSP (psp.ign.com). I think both systems are really excititing. The Nintendo DS has my attention though. It's got 802.11b wireless capability, voice command options, and dual screens, one of which is a touch screen. I've been a Nintendo fan forever, and I view purchasing a Sony videogame product as "cheating." The DS will be released on November 21st, 2004, retailing for $149.99. It's also backwards compatable with all Game Boy Color and Advance games, as well as the new DS games. It will ship with Nintendo's proprietary wireless protocol too, which, along with the 802.11b protocol, will allow for wireless gaming and chat. Nintendo also claims that gamers will be able to play each other wirelessly even if only one person has a game cartridge. However, the Sony PSP (short for PlayStation Portable) has a lot of amazing features, considering it's size. It'll play media off of an optical disc format, called UMD's (universal media discs). The PSP will also be able to play MP3's, AAC, and movies distributed on Sony's proprietary discs. It will too have 802.11b wireless protocol, and a higher resolution screen (16:9 format). It will retail for "under $200" and will be released, I think, in early 2005. The PSP also has more memory then the Nintendo DS and a slightly faster processor. So what do you think? I think the DS rocks, and am definately hoping for it for this Christmas.