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Old 2008-10-03, 04:59   Link #21
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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.
Question, does the listed battery usage includes wifi on?
There are a lot of questions unanswered, like is the SD slot an SDIO like the Wii, is it 802.11g, does it uses the same ARM9/7 units, how much more memory is included and how big is the flash memory. Another thing is the pedometre shown at the clip, is it connected via Wifi?
With NDS shop announced i reckon we will see something like VC on the DSi.

I mean there are a lot of things not clear at them moment. I guess it is better to wait until november and see what the product is really like, before jumping into conclusions.
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Old 2008-10-03, 05:48   Link #22
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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.
That's because Nintendo understands developers and handhelds. Typically handheld games are easier and cheaper to develop, which encourages their development, instead of just making a game for home consoles. This is why the PSP fails, as it requires the same big budget to make games for it.
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Old 2008-10-03, 05:59   Link #23
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I mean the resolution and graphics are still too low, actually 0 improvement in resolution.

I understand the greatness of the game does not lie in graphics and is the reason I played my DS much more than my psp.

But seeing how squareenix pushed DS's 3D capabilities, not just in the FF remakes, but also amazing games like Sigma Harmonics. These games are already great games to begin with, but their half baked 3D graphics are getting in the way.

Even PSP now has quite an amazing lineup coming up in the form of Dissidia: FF, Higurashi Daybreak, Gundam vs Gundam, Macross F, Miku and IdolMasters.
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Old 2008-10-03, 06:15   Link #24
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-No more GBA slot
No DSi for me.
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Old 2008-10-03, 06:52   Link #25
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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.
The lower battery life part will eventually get resolved, when a third-party accessory designer group decide to make an attachable charger grip thing to work on the DSi. As for the non-GBA compatibility, I guess it is to exchange for the SD memory card slot. Considering the size of the DSi, if it gets too many slots, the size of the DSi will increase significantly, the weight and cost of the product would also become a concern.

I was actually expecting a pocket-sized DSi. However, the SD memory card part sounds better with a built-in camera function seems to make up for the non-GBA compatibility IMO. Besides, most DS games don't have the GBA save file conversion/transfer option.
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Old 2008-10-03, 19:32   Link #26
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This is pretty ridiculous. I don't like how Nintendo is now adding a bunch of non-gaming features to a gaming console at the cost of other gaming features such as GBA backwards compatibility. Plus, some DS games are even meant to work with GBA cartridges for certain features, such as Pokémon DPP.

Not getting this. But I hope it leads to a price drop for the DS Lite so I can get that instead.
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Old 2008-10-03, 20:28   Link #27
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I think how well the internet connection is might sell it for me. I'm very interested in Phantasy Star Zero and several of the other RPGs they look like they have lined up, so I think it depends on how much the difference is with the deal breaker.

But that no GBA slot is a real turn off.
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Old 2008-10-03, 20:29   Link #28
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Not getting this. But I hope it leads to a price drop for the DS Lite so I can get that instead.
I don't think that will happen since the DSi will cost $50 more than a DS Lite.
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Old 2008-10-03, 22:11   Link #29
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I usually find the GBA slot to be a waste most of the time considering very few games ever took advantage of the feature (the only example coming to mind for me right now is Pokemon). Well that and Knights in the Nightmare in Japan... *ahem*

That and on a DS Lite sticking in the GBA game just made your game look fugly. D:
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Old 2008-10-04, 00:02   Link #30
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If you check out the DSi playing DS games you might notice the screen enlargements actually stretching the game out of screen proportions. There is nothing more annoying then watching a movie or playing a game with the incorrect screen ratios (think flat characters and unreadable text). So I don't think I'll want this anymore.
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Old 2008-10-04, 07:12   Link #31
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I mean the resolution and graphics are still too low, actually 0 improvement in resolution.
I agree they could increase the resolution. If only so that it's at least equivalent to the Super NES'. But the graphics? No.
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But I hope it leads to a price drop for the DS Lite so I can get that instead.
Same here. The DS Lite still goes for 150 EUR here. Disgusting.
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Old 2008-10-04, 08:52   Link #32
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Oddly enough, the price drop in my area was just before the announcement. It's now 100 CAN. Wondering if it'll drop to like 80 once the DSI comes out...
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Old 2008-10-05, 11:20   Link #33
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About of the new DSi:
- No GBA Slot
- SD Slot
- Internal storage space
- Two built-in cameras (3MP & 0.3MP)
- Music player (seems like a built-in Play-Yan)
- Bigger screens
- Slightly thinner than the DS Lite
- Just ONE Touch Screen (Same as DS/Lite)
- Built in web browser
- "DS Ware" to be available for purchase (including free apps/games like the Apple App store)
- Will be available in Japan on November 1st for $179.99
- A new firmware and DS Channel/App interface
- Mii support on DS

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I cannot wait until this is release. I'm living in japan right now so, imma camp out in front of yodobashi camera before the store opens on release day xDDDD
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Old 2008-10-07, 22:05   Link #34
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Shorter battery life, and even slimmer design? I have enough problem as it is holding the DSlite without it cutting the circulation in my hands.

No GBA slot means I won't be able to use the paddle controller for Space Invader Extreme... hmmmmm not a chance in hell.
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Old 2008-10-16, 00:32   Link #35
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Damn I got tricked by the bug sig again, I think I just scratch my LCD monitor >_>

Oh and the DSi... lowering battery life? So lame. I'll probably end up buying it though.
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Old 2008-10-16, 01:14   Link #36
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I thought the battery life wasn't that much lower and I really don't mind the lack of a gba slot, but the cameras seem a bit gimmicky. I may get this if they fix the hinge cracking.
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Old 2008-11-03, 21:05   Link #37
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Should I wait one year oor buy a DS right now ?
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Old 2008-11-03, 21:09   Link #38
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Should I wait one year oor buy a DS right now ?
DS. The DSi feels more like a worse and more expensive version of it (with the big minus of no GBA slot), so DS/Lite is good. Plus, you don't have to wait a year.
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Old 2008-11-03, 21:33   Link #39
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Should I wait one year oor buy a DS right now ?
I second what serenade_beta said, buy a Lite instead.
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Old 2008-11-04, 19:51   Link #40
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A lot of games will probably released at DSi.
How i wish some games won't be DSi exclusive.
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