For a gimmick, its actually what I use it the most for. Maybe its not so much a gimmick for some people, eh? And frankly, putting it in my pocket IS the reason its "pricier" than those other options. Have some perspective on things please, it makes the rant more credible
They did drop the price 100 bucks, its 199 now (not that THAT is particularly cheap).
Anyway, for pure gamer enjoyment, the DS has more bang for the buck. If movies are your gig, the PSP does that and games, and there ARE more games coming out. You can probably get a first gen DS for pretty cheap, and the DS Lite is stylish.
Don;t get me wrong, its a good little gizmo, with
of unrealized gaming potential. Lumines alone will give you months of crack like enjoyment. Then again, so will Meteos on the DS.