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Are all DS games compatible with the DSi?

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Initial post: Nov 25, 2009 7:01:53 AM PST
B. Selvage says:
I'm new to the Nintendo DS, so I was wondering if the Nintendo DSi can be used with all DS games.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 10:54:52 AM PST
Mo G. says:
Yes it can. Currently there are no real "DSi only" games so the games are interchangeable between systems. The difference between the two systems is that the DSi can download dsiware from the internet so that you can store games on the console.

Another difference is that the Ds lite has a slot for Game Boy Advance games, which, if you're new to the system probably won't concern you since you probably don't have a collection of those older games.

But yes, to answer your question in a nutshell, all "ds" cartridges work in the DSi system.

Posted on Dec 1, 2009 10:24:24 PM PST
A. says:
You cannot use the Guitar Hero or Band Hero games. I have a DSi as well, and since there is no GBA slot there is no place to fit the attachment. They may yet develop one for the DSi, but for now that's all you can't play and I'd say it's worth getting even though you miss out on those games.

Posted on Dec 4, 2009 11:27:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2009 11:27:50 PM PST
No. Like stated before, Guitar Hero and Band Hero need the Game Boy Advance slot which has been removed on the DSi.

Also, Tony Hawk's Motion has a "Motion Pack" which goes into the GBA slot also, so that's not compatible either.

I think The band & Guitar Hero series and Tony Hawk Motion are the only games that won't work on a DSi

Also, The DS will play games from other countries while the DSi is region locked.

Some games, like iCarly DS are have DSi Only bonus features

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 3:40:41 PM PST
No, all DS games absolutely do NOT work with the DSi. They must be DSi compatible. I only know this because I have several games I've purchased that DO NOT work on our DSi, but DO work on our DS lite. That is definitely NOT what consumers are led to believe. I just got off the phone with Nintendo support and was told that you need to ask the store clerk if the game is compatible or they have the games listed on their (Nintendo) site. I'm so frustrated!!

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 6:23:49 AM PDT
Can the DS play 3DS Games as the 2DS can? Wondering if I should take a hand me down DS or purchase the 2DS...

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 2:04:54 PM PST
jeep991999 says:
Hi! Is there a skylander game that goes with DSI?
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