This weekend was the annual Penny Arcade Expo, perhaps the world's biggest gaming convention now that E3 has been subdued. Thousands of gamers gathered a few blocks from where I live here in Bellevue, Washington, to look at what gaming looks like in 2006 and looking beyond to 2007.
The conference was a geek fest if I've ever seen them, but there was one glaring constant throughout: the Nintendo DS. Almost everyone and their mother had a DS in hand, either laying on the various cushions in the halls, waiting in line or sitting at the tables. Notably absent was the PSP.