Niku wrote:the psp, pre smartphone, was a goddamn revelation to me. it was pretty shitty at most of the jailbroken extracurricular things it COULD do, but man, it was an e-reader, a digital manga reader, a video player, a web browser, a podcast/mp3 player, and a handheld emulator. who cares that i only ever owned two UMDs (three if you counted the pack in UMD of SPIDER-MANS 2), that thing went with me everywhere until the iphone became a big deal.
My DS covered some of those tasks as well, especially handheld emulator and MP3 player. Thing is, long before getting a smartphone, I still had an old-style iPod from years earlier - but in the late '00s, the DS was always with me.
On the other hand, the PSP's got Tactics Ogre, so that's worth a vote.
The PSP thread from 2014, viewtopic.php?t=256&start=20 wrote: