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which game is better to present as a birthday gift for 9 years old girl DS or PSP

janaki
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please give an idea about this..
janaki posted Dec 12, 2010
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MHT962

How mature is she and what type of gaming would she be doing?

Generally, the PSP is geared towards older kids, and the DS, a younger audience. If it's something you'd like her to have and use for a few years, I'd go with the PSP.

MHT962 (rep: 3.2k) posted Dec 12, 2010

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nimrodboy3

it does really depend on what she likes, but i feel like there are a lot more games geared for the female audience with the ds. as for being a kid..i don't think that'll be a problem. i have a DSi and i enjoy it like crazy.

nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Dec 12, 2010

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scotthey

I'd agree with the DS. PSP is geared more towards boys and young adults from the titles I've seen.

scotthey (rep: 2) posted Dec 12, 2010

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honeybun1121

Definately the DS. The games are more for younger kids and also involve alot of learning, so that's a plus.
I love my DS. The graphics are also pretty good. The PSP is for teens/older kids

honeybun1121 (rep: 5) posted Dec 12, 2010

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MHT962

You guys are probably right; the DS may be better for her. I wasn't really factoring in that she was a girl.

MHT962 (rep: 3.2k) posted Dec 12, 2010

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Haydesigner

I would opt for something more along the lines of a stack of good books.

Haydesigner (rep: 258) posted Dec 12, 2010

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Mtlgrl4evr

My daughters want the Dsi, but I think the Ds would still be better than the PSP.

Mtlgrl4evr (rep: 18) posted Dec 13, 2010

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ddgbaldwin

Yeah, I love both our DS and PSP but my first reaction is the PSP has alot more action, boy games. I love games like the new Kingdom Hearts on the PSP but really is for older folks. I always saw scan the game recommendations by age and it will give you an idea which system offers stuff for your receipient. I see more kids that age with a DS. Plus she can get all the cute decorations for her case.

ddgbaldwin (rep: 26) posted Dec 13, 2010

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becky457

The DS has a huge library for girls and my nieces use the DS cooperative mode to play games with their friends while on the schoolbus.

becky457 (rep: 6.4k) posted Dec 13, 2010

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SHAN10

I would definitely say the DS! I'm 20 now, but I always played GameBoy and Super Nintendo games growing up. Now I have a Wii. I'm not very good at video games (ha) and Nintendo has a lot of fun games that aren't too involved and impossible to beat.

SHAN10 (new user) posted Dec 13, 2010

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D3alhunter

If you decide to go with the DSi Walmart right now gives you a $20 gift card with purchase.
http://walmart.richfx.com.edgesuite.net/presentation/media/LA_December192010/?rfx_versioningid=42&rfx_versions=42&drpStoreID=2980&drpStoreID=2980&ec_url=http://www.walmart.com/ecircular/ca_ecircularfinder_results.do?continue=&sfradius=50&sfrecords=&sfsearch_city=&sfsearch_state=--&sfsearch_street_1=&sfsearch_zip=76248&x=16&y=10

D3alhunter (rep: 68) posted Dec 20, 2010

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