01. 15. 2005
I can,Aeot wait until both the PSP and the Nintendo DS are released in Europe. I enjoy playing games on handheld consoles the most, mainly because I don,Aeot even need to sit on the couch to play, I can just keep comfortably lying on one. Though, as excited as I am about the two new handheld devices that are about to hit the European market this spring, I can,Aeot say I feel the same way about the Gizmondo, one of the latest entries in the handheld game console market. Maybe it,Aeos because of the not so appealing name, or because of its design that reminds me too much of an ugly version of the Game Boy Advance, or maybe it,Aeos because of its quite expensive price: $399.
The Gizmondo is not just a game console, but a ,AeuSwiss Army Knife among handheld consoles,Aeu (CNET article); meaning that besides being able to play games on it, you will also be able to send text messages and emails, take pictures and play videos. Despite my skepticism, Gizmondo already has agreements with some of the major game publishers in the market like Electronic Arts, Activision, Sega, and Microsoft, and will have 12 titles available at launch.