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Old 2008-10-02, 05:00   Link #1
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Nintendo DSi thread.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/02/n...unces-the-dsi/

http://kotaku.com/5057889/first-look...-dsi-in-action

http://aproposofeverything.wordpress...games-nintendo

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Originally Posted by Kotaku; Comparison to Lite
Size of Liquid Crystal Display
Nintendo DSi: 3.25 inches
Nintendo DS Lite: 3 inches

Liquid Crystal Screen
Nintendo DSi: Possible to display 260,000 colors
Nintendo DS Lite: Possible to display 260,000 colors

Portable Size
Nintendo DSi: Width 137mm, Length 74.9mm, Thickness 18.9mm (touch pen is approx. 92mm in length)
Nintendo DS Lite: Width 133mm, Length 73.9mm, Thickness 21.5mm (touch pen is approx. 87.5mm in length)

Power Supply
Nintendo DSi: AC adaptor for Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DS Lite: AC adaptor for DS Lite

Weight
Nintendo DSi: Approx. 214g (with touch pen)
Nintendo DS Lite: Approx. 218g (with touch pen, Game Boy Advance cover)

Charging Time
Nintendo DSi: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Nintendo DS Lite: Approx. 3 hours

Battery Life
Nintendo DSi: The lowest brightness (9-14 hrs), low brightness (8-12 hours), medium brightness (6-9 hours), high brightness (4-6 hours), highest brightness(3-4 hours)
Nintendo DS Lite: The lowest brightness (15-19 hrs), low brightness (10-15 hours), high brightness (7-11 hours), highest brightness(5-8 hours)

Software
Nintendo DSi: Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Nintendo DSi.
Nintendo DS Lite: Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Game Boy Advance

Input-Output
Nintendo DSi: DS card slot, SD memory card slot, AC adaptor connection, stereo headphone/mic jack
Nintendo DS Lite: DS card slot, Game Boy Advance cartridge slot, AC adaptor connection, stereo headphone/mic jack
They're calling this a whole new Platform, as in "No more DS games" soon.
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Old 2008-10-02, 05:26   Link #2
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As far i can see, i has 2 cameras and a new system interface. I wonder the DSi supports WPA/2 and 802.11g.
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Old 2008-10-02, 05:36   Link #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vTPxcCuy4s

A video of it and new DS games coming out.
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Old 2008-10-02, 05:52   Link #4
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To be honest, the improvements remind me of the announcement of the gba sp, in other words they're marginal.

http://www.entertain-dome.com/comic.php?strip_id=34
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Old 2008-10-02, 06:11   Link #5
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The improvements to the GBA in the SP release were anything but marginal. A lit screen was a godsend, wanted for over a decade. A lithium battery meant no more battery swapping. The redesign was classy and compact, though for some it was admittedly too small.
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Old 2008-10-02, 07:42   Link #6
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Have to sell my DS Lite now before it becomes obsolete. :/

Any news of a release date?
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Old 2008-10-02, 07:48   Link #7
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To be honest, the improvements remind me of the announcement of the gba sp, in other words they're marginal.

http://www.entertain-dome.com/comic.php?strip_id=34
I think it is actually a bigger change, than GBA to GBA SP or NDS to NDS lite. The DSi for example doesn't have the GBA slot. Futhermore it seems the build in SD slot will let you run music and store images without buying additional hardware, see play-yan and ds camera. Also the ability to run downloaded content seems to be expanded in this version, afaik something similar to Wiiware, NDS Ware(?), will be available.

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Old 2008-10-02, 12:33   Link #8
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I guess I won't be rushing to buy this. The new DSi has plenty of new features, but I won't really use all of those fancy new features like web or iPod storage (info from DS thread...). As long as I can play DS games, my current DS is good. What really hurts it for me is the loss of the GBA slot...
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Old 2008-10-02, 12:49   Link #9
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Let's see...
-3 megapixel cameras
-Slightly bigger screen but same resolution
-25-50% less play time
-Less charge time
-Slightly thinner and thinner, but not like the change from DS->DS lite
-Only plays AAC, doesn't support MP3
-No more GBA slot
-Increase in price

DSi...not a single reason why I would want to get one...
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Old 2008-10-02, 13:08   Link #10
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I just wish that Nintendo makes a DS that can print money.

Meh..... It doesn't really have any advantage over the older DS models. My DS can play MP3, OGG, FLAC and many more types of soundfiles thanks to the wonder called Homebrew. If you want to take a photo you'd better buy a real camera.
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Old 2008-10-02, 13:09   Link #11
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Only AAC? Well, that sucks. That means it won't work with WMAs, either.
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Old 2008-10-02, 13:56   Link #12
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As much as I love my DS, I just don't get. Why Nintendo, from the land where everyone plays 3D games on their 8 megapixel camphone, just can't give DS better resolution and graphics.

Well, if there's handheld console trade ins, I'd definitely trade mine for DSi, maybe during christmas sales or something.
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Old 2008-10-02, 14:51   Link #13
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The DSi has probably has some other differences as well, such as more memory. But i think like the psp-3000, most people who have a DS lite, or psp-2000, probably won't be getting the DSi or psp-3000, since the differences are not too big, especially if they already have some hardware expansions such as ram pack (DS) or headset and camera units.
But for me, who skipped the ds lite and psp-2000, i will be getting both, especially since the DSi has wpa/2 support is a big plus for me. Probably importing the DSi with PSZero ^^.
Biggest question is, one sites (watch.impress) has listed under the specification that it will support DS software and DSi software. Will there be games specifially made just for the DSi?
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Old 2008-10-02, 15:07   Link #14
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Will there be games specifially made just for the DSi?
That's my assumption. Otherwise, what's the point of indicating the distinction? They're also referring to this as a new platform rather than a mere update.
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Old 2008-10-02, 20:53   Link #15
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And I just bought the DS Lite, guess I'll pass on this one. Though I really like the new features.... I should have waited with buying the Lite >_<
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Old 2008-10-02, 21:53   Link #16
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In my opinion, the only neat new features about it are the DSiWares and the new speakers, I don't care about everything else since all I want is to play games on it. While the screens are bigger, they didn't change the resolution of the screens so they will look more pixelated. No GBA slot not only affect the retrocompatibility but some of the DS games like Guitar Hero for example. The battery's life time is also a letdown since the Lite can last almost twice as long and last but not least, the price. Why the hell would I pay an extra 50 bucks for a downgraded DS Lite with some added gimmicks?
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Old 2008-10-02, 22:32   Link #17
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I'll have to decide on which games are DSi only here...
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Old 2008-10-02, 22:44   Link #18
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Man literally what I hate is that when I get something, a improved version or something better comes just around the corner. I finally decided to buy a DS lite after some time because I loved the design, and now a DSi is on its way. what a tear jerker
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Old 2008-10-03, 00:04   Link #19
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Man literally what I hate is that when I get something, a improved version or something better comes just around the corner. I finally decided to buy a DS lite after some time because I loved the design, and now a DSi is on its way. what a tear jerker
NP. DSi decreased battery time!
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Old 2008-10-03, 01:33   Link #20
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Man literally what I hate is that when I get something, a improved version or something better comes just around the corner.
You think you got it bad? Talk to a PC hardware enthusiast, where one of their funny sayings would be "If it's already in the store shelves, it's already obsolete." lol


As for me, I think I'm passing on the DSi unless some sort of wicked RPG comes out that's only DSi compatabile. Which I highly doubt, as the genre isn't one to use stuff like it.

Not to mention lower battery life and GBA non compatibility really kills it for me.

Probably it's only advantage are the stuff that involves the SD mem card, but at that point, I'd rather shell the extra dough to get an iPhone.
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