The 3DS is at least 50% more powerful than the PSP. Add this to the fact that it's a Nintendo console, which guarantees that it will deliver the best games of the 8th generation (show us what you've got Sony!), oh and there was something else about it....um....I think it had some kind of visual effect that got a few people excited, but I can't quite put my finger on it...oh right! THE 3D!The 3DS is just a tad bit more powerful then the PSP, and the the PSP came out around the same time as the DS. So Nintendo is really far behind.
Point is, after losing some of its fanbase during the 7th generation graphics wars Nintendo is stepping up and showing them that they can make good hardware to go with their stellar software. I'm going to get one 1 month after it gets released and the OoT remake will definitely be on my "to buy, love, cherish and ultimately marry" list.