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The handheld gaming world is dominated by two units – the Playstation Portable (PSP) and the Nintendo Dual Screen (Nintendo DS). Sales in the U.S. are about even, so each device has its fans and its detractors. Here are a few sites and articles to help you get started.


Sony PSP

Official PSP Home Page

IGN’s PSP Page
Game reviews, cheats, hints – it’s all here.

Gamespot’s PSP Page

PSP Vault
A blog dedicated to the PSP that also features downloads and reviews.

PSP 411
This site is perfectly named – it contains information (news, reviews, forums) about the PSP.

PSP World
Another site dedicated to all things PSP.

Video on your PSP?
This site offers software that will allow you to download and play MPEG-4 videos on your PSP. PSP Video 9 is a competing site that offers a free application that does the same thing.


Nintendo DS

Official Nintendo DS Home Page

IGN’s DS Page

Gamespot’s DS Page

DS Revolution
This blog features news and reviews relating to the DS.

DS Avenue
This is another blog dedicated to the DS.


Sites

Handheld Museum
This site isn’t related to the PSP/DS battle, but it’s fun to stop by and look at the pictures and descriptions of the hundreds of different handheld gaming units that have hit the shelves over the years.

Portagame
This blog covers all the handheld gaming devices.


Articles

PSP vs. Nintendo DS
Before you buy, be sure to check out IGN’s comparison of the two units. Here is Round 2 of the debate. Also, check out G4’s comparison.

Microsoft’s Plans for Handheld Game Player and “iPod Killer”

If you know of a good site or see a good article about handheld gaming, email me at jpaulsen@bullz-eye.com and I’ll add it to this guide.

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