Thanks to GameSpot for its Greg Kasavin-authored 'GameSpotting' editorial discussing comparisons between Sony's PSP and Nintendo's DS handheld systems
, in a piece subtitled: "Five Capital Letters, Two Little Systems, One Big Bloodbath"
. Kasavin points out: "It's very, very easy to jump on Sony's bandwagon... it's also very, very easy to root for the relative underdog that Nintendo's lately turned into. But... neither of these companies expects your loyalty or necessarily deserves it. They're both these big, huge Japanese firms designed to pull a serious profit year in and year out."
The piece continues: "There's a lot of evidence to suggest that the Nintendo DS is a reactionary device that lacks focus"
, although concedes: "To be fair, Sony has also done its fair share of double-talking with respect to the PSP"
, before marginally favoring the PSP, "designed with an 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' mind-set."
Elsewhere, Game Informer also weighs in, with a two-part series "analyzing the upcoming handhelds"