DS or GBA? Which handheld do you think was better overall?

#1Rurouni720Posted 12/31/2012 9:39:49 AM
I'm going to have to choose the DS. GBA was awesome no doubt, but the DS's software lineup of quality titles kept me more interested in it throughout it's life cycle imo.

What do you guys think?
#2Darkstorm16Posted 12/31/2012 9:42:37 AM
If it wasn't for alot of the ds games were wifi for extra fun and the fact that my router wasn't compatible with ds games then I would go with that. It's hard to get extra challenges through wifi when you have to hike to a mcdonalds >.>. So the gba wins, I'm just glad my 3ds is compatible with my router.
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#3Solar_CrimsonPosted 12/31/2012 9:43:25 AM
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#4DeathSnipe777Posted 12/31/2012 9:47:07 AM
DS, because it could also play GBA.
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#5MrFwibblesPosted 12/31/2012 10:31:11 AM
GBA, the SP in particular. The DS may have been able to play GBA games, but there was no way to use any multiplayer functions in them, and no backwards compatibility with the Game Boy library. The DS also has awful sound for most games IMO.
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#6TheRealMrManPosted 12/31/2012 10:39:19 AM
#7JurassicBondPosted 12/31/2012 10:58:51 AM
DS. GBA has some great games, but not as many as the DS.
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#8Catcher_FreemanPosted 12/31/2012 11:01:27 AM
DS, no contest.
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#9BatenKait0sPosted 12/31/2012 11:05:07 AM
DS, but the GBA isn't far behind.
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#10GoldenJoe24Posted 12/31/2012 11:07:17 AM
The GBA really amazed me and gave me some of my favorite franchises (Advance Wars, Megaman Zero), but the DS was such a complete monster of a game system that even the GBA can't compare. IMO, it's in the running for best system ever. TWEWY, Space Invaders Extreme, Sonic Rush, and even Tetris was amazing. It did a lot of great things.