Just want to say a couple things about both system's damage resistance. I have both a PSP and the original DS.... however ... my psp is broken. I dropped my psp onto my foot pedal from about a 4 foot drop. Now the LCD screen has a long crack right down the middle and it will cost me around 30-40 dollars to fix it. My DS is perfect but i haven't done much to put it in a damaged state. The ONLY thing i disagree with in this thread is that you say the DS is more damage resistant ... which is true, BUT not for the DS LITE. DS Lites are less sturdy than the original and people have begin complaining that they CRACK when you close/open them, which is why im a little concerned about switching over to the lite. Sure it looks and feels MUCH better but i don't want it to crack and snap in half when i barely open it. Nintendo has noticed this problem and refuses to fix it, they want customers with cracked ds lites to send the ds and $50 to fix it. Just thought i should say that before anyone considers going to buy a ds lite. Remember, its always smart to find info on the product you are buying before you actually buy it.