This is sillier every time you say it. You've finally given up on the 7800 hate, why not stop the blind Nintendo hate too. First off, I thought you were a parent? Shouldn't you know all about kids? When I'm out at the mall now every kid over the age of 6 seems to have a cell phone or MP3 player on them, and no one seems to much think kids can't handle electronics anymore. No one has thought it since we started this millennium nearly a decade ago. That aside, if you're claiming the DS is well on the way to becoming the best selling console ever, totally based on the 6 year and younger market, I have to question your understanding of market sizes. How many 6 year olds do you think there are? More specifically how many 6 year old game players do you think there are? How many 6 year old gameplayers who have parents buying them handhelds rather than (or in addition to) consoles? New handhelds as opposed to the cheaper GBA? According to you there are what, 80 million 6 year old children in that group?
More importantly though (and outside of the handheld debate I no longer own either system in) I have to wonder about your very visible and public praise for a faceless company that doesn't know you exist. Sony, the company who invented a fake reviewer to review their movies, who made terrible fake viral ads for the PSP, who criminally installed software on their customers' computers, who ran mocking ads of the Passion of Jesus Christ, who released batteries that explode, who made Topher Grace Venom, and are responsible for such cinematic master pieces as Star Ship Troopers 3 and The Grudge 2, that company, you believe is above selling out? You think they allowed Buzz and American Idol games on their biggest selling console of all time, but purposely kept people from publishing potentially profitable games on PSP because they are so very hardcore. I guess games like Naruto: Ultimate Ninjas: Heroes 2, WallE, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 1, Buzz Master Quiz, Petz Saddle Club, Ben 10: Alien Force, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: TMNT, Mind Quiz, Surfs Up, Avatar the Last Air Bender, Soudoku Master, Cars, Ratatouille, Spongbob: The Yellow Avenger, and all the other incredibly hardcore stuff on the PSP is proof of that.
They have "sold out" to that crowd. The announcement of Petz: Saddle Club should make that pretty clear to you. You just don't see as much of it because you actually like the PSP and then pay more attention for good games for it, and bad ones for the DS.
Out in public, I've actually seen more adults playing DS than kids. Oddly enough, they often have kids with them.
I think the problem with PSPs in the hands of kids is fragility. The PSP can't handle drops to the floor like a DS can.