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NEW NINTENDO DS Answered

Nintendo announced a new DS model at their conference. It's called the Nintendo DSi and has a few improvements over the Nintendo DS Lite. One, media support with an SD card reader and two built in cameras. Unfortunately, it does lack a GBA slot. There is also an online store for it in the same vein as the Wii Shop Channel and uses the same currency for DSiWare. Software on it will cost 0, 200, 500 or 800 points. Essentially it is just an improved version of the DS Lite, but with these improvements, it may well be worth getting. It is set for release in Japan on November 1st 2008 with US and EU releases to follow in Early 2009. What do you guys think?

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smilee
smilee

11 years ago

I GOT ONE YESTERDAY!

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Capt. Kidd
Capt. Kidd

Reply 11 years ago

gfy

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dsman195276
dsman195276

11 years ago

man, i need to start saving for one now. that thing looks uber cool. i don't know about stats, and i need to look into this thing(i can't believe i missed it!) looks like they took the thinks the ds lacked against the psp and put them in. i do see some problems pointed out on other comments but i know some stuff that you don't. i would bet that you can download GBA roms onto the SD card, and or stuff needed for the internet browser and such. but if you are going to get one, i would keep the DSlite since the changes will make the systems pretty different from each other. i need one of these things.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

hmmm...... true. i really need to think about this and the new psp

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 11 years ago

i just found out that the internet browser is built in. as it looks this is a lot cheaper buying a dslite with the internet browser separate.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

ok. well does the internet connect to wpa because that's what we use and the ds lite connects to wep

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bigbodysmallbrain
bigbodysmallbrain

Reply 11 years ago

yes it does it goes to wpa2-psk

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Owenmon
Owenmon

11 years ago

I knew it! I still have the first DS in red. I might get this. but it's 170.00$

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

wow thats a lot

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Owenmon
Owenmon

Reply 11 years ago

Meh, It's as much as a PSP. And this one has a hard drive for downloading games. I think it was 276 MB. And it's also a MP3 player, a camera, and all of that stuff.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

And it can play mp4s, but there is no picture, just sound.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

And AACs.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

I got one!

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bigbodysmallbrain
bigbodysmallbrain

Reply 11 years ago

me too but i does not work with my r4 cart or my action replay ds how am i going to cheat now?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

They have made something called acekard. If you are desperate, try that.

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builder968
builder968

11 years ago

i might sell my DS lite, or, i could just save for it. might take a while, cause im gonna buy some more knex so i can enter in the knexpert search, along with the N-Strike Basic pack.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

11 years ago

Problems: Battery life. It was okay with the lite. But it was reduced by 20 percent! Big, big mistake! I never used the GBA slot. And never will. But it could be a problem for things like the guitar hero attachment. Unfortunately, this will probably hault any future plans of devices like the guitar extention. Which is sad, since there is so many possiblities. Couldn't have just created a camera that plugs into the GBA slot? Like game boy camera, but for the GBA! It may seem difficult to imagine, but it's even thinner. Which sucks. I liked the size of the lite, and making it thinner seems like it would make a frail device. But there seem to be more pros than cons, and I'll probably save for and pick one up. (since my lite got stolen...)

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

i know size was perfect. i might sell mine for it but i dont know. ill have to wait for more details and a pic.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 11 years ago

They have pics! Here's one of the DSi, from the front. The only thing different on the back is the less than dime sized lens in the corner. It's button layout is slightly different, to accomodate for the larger screen. Here it is, held by two creepy japanese ladies:

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builder968
builder968

Reply 11 years ago

lol "creepy Japanese ladies"

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Bigger screens, too.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 11 years ago

Found a more "detailed version". Just noticed, where is the logo on the front? (grabbed it off of kotaku)

dsi3.jpg
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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

hmmm thats ok looking

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, but not good enough.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

i know. im not sure im gonna get it now....

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

i sent you a PM

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

hmm.... i have a ds lite and i dont use it. i might sell it and buy something new. that might be it...

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

*smacks forehead*

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dutchwarlord
dutchwarlord

11 years ago

i don't known i have the pre order next month i've got it

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

Well if you can play the 'newer' games that come out with the new Ds, on an older one, (like the one shown) i'm fine without it

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

Im pretty sure you will be able to. cuz if not they lost lots of the profit they could have had

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

You will be able to download games to an SD card via the internet.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

REALLY???? is it good?

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ll.13
ll.13

11 years ago

Doesn't the lack of a GBA slot mean no guitar hero tab plug in? I have been thinking it'd be cool to get one to play (mod) around with.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

yeah. im not sure what to think. its got its pros and cons...

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

yeah. it would be cool at times, but price will be really high. :(

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

11 years ago

i might. but only for the new features or games. the reason is there is only 1 game i really like right now. (i havent gotten games for a long time)

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

11 years ago

This is a pic the the current DS Lite, Not the one coming out.