Just the other day, when i spent the night over at my friends house because it was his b-day, one of my friends brought his DS and so did i. The pictochat was very practical for different reasons. One, we used it to chat during the party when we wanted to silently tell eachother stuff with all the other people knowing, and they had no clue! Also, when we played manhunt during night time we were able to tell eachother where the kid looking for us was without making noise and giving away our hiding spots. The kid also hid and i found him using pictochat and him giving clues. The range of the pictochat actually worked in just about all places of the house almost wherever we were, as long as he didnt go far outside. We even played mario and other games from different rooms when we got bored. Trust me, even though the range isnt far, if you sleep over someones house or something you will almost always find them in pictochat. Everyone with a DS, encourage all your friends to buy one. With more DS users, it will make the chances of seeing someone on pictochat higher and will make the DS more fun. And stick with the DS, the PSP is just plain garbage (in my opinion). Oh, and this thread is open to anybody that wants to add stuff about how pictochat was convenient to them.