April Fools

April 1, 2005

I am not big on April Fools Day jokes for a couple of reasons. The biggest reason would probably be that I suck at coming up with clever pranks. That pretty much means that unless I start planning now, you won’t see a prank next year either. Such is life.

In other news, I can now say that I have had the pleasure of holding a PSP and it is a fantastic looking device in all regards. Sony did a bang up job with the styling on that bad boy, but price continues to be a deal breaker for me and many others out there. Don’t feel bad if you are still hesitant to buy a PSP and a game over something like maybe an Xbox and 3 games.

In the “Does Anyone Actually Care?” Department analysts are kind of split on the [url=http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/03/31/news_6121383.html]success of the PSP launch.[/url] Some say it was fantastic and others were just not impressed. I guess we will just have to see how it pans out.

Still on the topic of portable gaming, Nintendo [url=http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/03/31/news_6121384.html]launched[/url] the Graphite Black and Pure White DS units in Japan last week and the result was an increase in sales of more than two fold. Regardless of how great the PSP is I have a feeling that Nintendo will outsell it with special edition DS units. Turqouise Blue and Candy Pink are slated for release in Japan on April 21st.