So I got really tired of the DS. Mario Kart and all those other games only get you for a few weeks. So me, in my infinite wisdom, traded my DS Lite and all it's games (5) for $150. Not a bad trade, and the guy I knew that works there immediately said when I walked in, "Trading in your DS Lite for an Xbox 360?" It's like he read my mind. Then he said the DS sucked and he did the same thing, got rid of his PSP to get it. So did I. And then he got an Xbox 360. And I had remembered him boasting about his 360 when I went to trade in MY psp for a ds lite. I realize now, that I should have just gotten the 360, instead of getting a DS Lite and a whole bunch of games.
Portable gaming in general, just doesn't appeal to me anymore. There's something about console gaming that pulls me in. One reason, is because I can just hook my 360 up to my CRT Monitor, which looks awesome by the way. Plus, I can play all those games that are coming out, like Halo3, TF2, HL2: Eps2, and Gears of War. Also, I have to say that Dead Rising is freaking sweet. It's like GTA with zombies everywhere instead of people. That and Ghost Recon were just awesome.
Anyway, DS sux. If you don't have a 360, get one. You won't be disappointed. But remember this when buying. Get the premier, cause you need a hard drive. Trust me, you NEED it. Also, wireless controllers are amazing and first experience I've had with them is on the 360. For god's sake, you can start the machine with the controller. And if you have the extra money, get a VGA cable for the 360. If you don't have an HDTV, but do have a CRT or LCD monitor, this is great.
Another thing that's sort of funny, and saved my ass by the way, when I went into gamestop, I had $255 and $150 in DS Merchandise. As you can tell, I didn't have enough money to buy the 360, and I realized I was going to over draft. But I was crazy enough to not care. However, even after the cashier counted my money three times, he counted it to be $355 instead of $255. I kept my mouth shut. He knew he did something wrong but I just didn't intervene. Then I went home, and I got a call from the store from that same guy. He said,"So how much money did you hand me, cause something definitely went wrong." I replied with," I don't know dude, do you want me to come down?" And luckily, he said no and said it wasn't a big deal. So, thanks to a stupid employee, I gypped gamestop by $100. Sweet!