What is the minimum age limit to use a playstation portable?

@dentidle (293)
Switzerland
June 4, 2007 7:02am CST
My boy is 4 yrs old. He is interested a lot in computer and online games. I plan to gift him a playstation portable on his upcoming birthday. Will that be an ideal gift? Also, please share your thots about playstation portable.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
my daughter is 4 she has a vtech smile game system i would perfer that over the playstation cause with vtech the games are educational i have never seen any educational games for playstation i would wait til my daughter is older before i would get her a game system like that try the vtech my daughter has learned alot just my opion
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I don't think there is an age requirement for fun and games. They have games out for all the systems that are for four year olds. My daughters first game was the game boy and now she has the gameboy advance. She likes the gameboy advance and at age sixteen still plays. You may want to take him to a store where he can actually hold the game system in his hand and see how he does with it. You don't have to tell him that you are going to buy it for him you can make up a story.
@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
4 Jun 07
I don't think that there is any age limit of video game systems, maybe on which games you give him to play in it, because some of them can be really graphic and violent. I personally prefer Nintendo over PSP, I find the games easiers, I like the Mario games, I don't know your child obviously but he might like the nintendo better because of the cartoon-like graphics, then again I have barely ever used a playstation so they may have games like that, that I've never seen. One thing you might want to do where he is so you in also get that thing that makes the screen bigger and easier to look at because if he loves it and gets hooked on it, staring at a tiny screen all the time from such a young age might hurt his eyes.
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I think that could be a good gift as long as he can take care of it. Of course, I was 6 when I played my 1st system. I think it's a good if he's interested in it. You could try the DS and see how the games are with that. Check out both game libraries and see which would be better.
@Galena (9124)
4 Jun 07
I personally prefer the DS. the controls are easier, and I think they do more games for younger age groups.