Check out the Nintendo DS Lite in pink (for some odd reason it reminds me immediately of the pink Razr). This is sure to be a big seller with the female gamers when it's released on July 20th...unfortunately that's the release for Japan.
It looks like some customers (as reported by Cheap Ass Gamer) have had luck in scoring Nintendo DS Lites a little early. The official release date is June 11, but some lucky people have been able to pick up units at Walmart and Target. No word on why these particular stores have offered them before the street date, but if you feel like testing your luck, you may want to head over to your local stores and check it out.
You would think that Japan would be getting the black Nintendo DS first, but it looks like Europe will have the honors come this June 23rd. Nintendo has announced that Europe will get a black DS Lite along with a Polar White unit this June. Other colors include a navy and a light blue (offered in Japan).
This isn't set in stone....just a few guesses from a couple of analysts and developers who seem to think the PS3 will debut with a price of 500 big ones. I'm fully expecting $500 price point, especially with the included Blu-Ray drive. With the recent unveilings of a couple of Blu-Ray players that cost as much as $1800, $500 for a player plus a video game system seems like a steal. What do you think?
saw the iRiver G10 on Akihabara News. My first thought was the Gizmondo, but I guess I should be a little fair and actually give them a chance to release this device. The iRiver G10 will run on Windows Mobile 5 and will have a WVGA screen (800x480), along with 4 to 8 GB of storage.
It looks like people are comparing this to the PSP and the Nintendo DS, but I seriously doubt that it's on the same level. First, we would need to see what games would be released for it. It's a pretty safe bet that we would see the same caliber games that we see for the DS or the PSP (please, no jokes on the PSP's library of games). The enormous amount of storage is a promising sign, however.....but better suited for viewing movies or television shows.
Popular gaming accessory maker, Lik-Sang is now accepting pre-orders on the Neo 5in1 pad for the PSP. These little device allows you to use Compact Flash, SD, or MMC cards with your PSP so that you can take advantage of the cheaper memory formats instead of using the Memory Sticks. Don't worry, you can still use your Memory sticks through a pass-through port. Using 4 AA batteries or rechargeable Ni-Mh batteries, it also features a built-in charger and a turbo and force recharge button. You can also use it as a USB card reader with a PC or Mac.
Lik-Sang will start shipping the Neo 5in1 pad when its stock arrives on Feb 1. The site says Feb. 1, 2005 (but I'm assuming that's a typo). This will set you back $99.90.
I can't decide whether this is supposed to compete with the PSP or the Game Boy Micro...or both. Either way, the Cenix GMP-M6 features a miniSD slot, 2" widescreen TFT-LCD display, FM tuner, 6 hours of gameplay (20 hours of music playback). It supports MP3, WMA, Ogg, Audio ASF, MPEG-4, and IMA-ADPCM formats.
It's reported that there are 50,000 games available for download (that sure beats both systems, doesn't it?). Selling for only $193, you can get this tiny device in either black or white (whenever it becomes available)
If Santa brings me a PSP for Christmas, I might consider purchasing this device (depending on how much of a hassle it is to get movies to the PSP via conventional methods). The Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 is a recorder that creates the appropriate video file straight from the content. It's basically a VCR without the tape since it records to your memory card. You can connect it to your cable box, DVR, VCR, DVD, camcorder, etc. and it will record to your memory card which can then immediately work with your PSP or any other device that is compatible with a memory stick or CF card (like my Dell Axim x50).
Pressing one button allows users to start up the Xbox 360 along with any other electronic component required for game play. The remote features console-specific buttons that make it easy to navigate the Xbox 360 interface. It will also control the 360 straight out of the box and can control as many as 12 individual devices. Setup is completed via an intuitive setup wizard online.
The Harmony for Xbox 360 will be available in the U.S. later on this month for $129.99. If you purchase it with a Xbox 360 before March 31, 2006, you'll be able to take advantage of a $30 mail-in rebate.