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Nintendo DSi Console - Blue

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (841 customer reviews)

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Color: Matte Blue
Edition: Standard
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  • Enjoy the largest screen size, best audio quality and thinnest design of any system in the Nintendo DS family
  • Download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop
  • Take pictures using either an inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots
  • Connect wirelessly to browse the internet, share photos and play with others
  • Access your music in the AAC format off any standard SD Card
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Product Details

Color: Matte Blue | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001T8S62Q
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2 x 5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: April 5, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (841 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,235 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Color: Matte Blue | Edition: Standard

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Modern handheld gaming has long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Each hardware manufacturer has multiple viable offerings derived either directly, or evolving from the respective DS and PlayStation Portable product lines. All of these devices are impressive multifunctional devices, with designs meant to encourage gameplay on the go, integration with the Internet, backwards compatibility to previous games, and so on, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each handheld is the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for a player.

Handheld Console Choices

 
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DSi/DSi XL
PSP
PSPgo
PlayStation Vita
Suggested Retail Price (prices may vary)
$169.99
$149.99/$169.99
$149.99
$199.99
$249.99 - $299.99
(February 2012)
Display
Dual screen: upper - 3.53" LCD, lower - 3.02" LCD touch screen
Dual screen, backlit, 3.25"/4.2", LCD with 256 x 192 resolution
4.3" full transparent
3.8" full transparent
5" OLED multi-touch screen
Internal Usable Memory
64 MB
NA
64 MB
16 GB
TBD
External Media Storage
SD memory card
SD memory card
Sony Memory Stick Duo
Memory stick micro
New proprietary "NVG" flash cards
Size
5.3" (l) x 2.9" (w) x 0.8" (h)
5.4" (w) x 2.9" (l) x 0.74" (h) / 6.3" (w) x 3.6" (l) x 0.84" (h)
6.7 (w) x 2.7" (w) x 0.7" (h)
5.0 (w) x 2.71" (h) x 0.65" (d)
7.2 (l) x 3.3" (w) x 0.73" (d)
Weight
8 oz.
7.5/11.1 oz.
6.7 oz.
5.5 oz.
TBD
Colors
Aqua Blue, Flaming Red, Cosmo Black
7.5 oz.
Piano black (other colors via bundles)
Piano black, Pearl white
Black (other colors to follow)
Backwards Compatibility
Plays most DS and DSi games
Plays all DS games
Plays all PSP games in UMD format, or available via download; also plays downloadable PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Wireless Communications
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
3G support in one or two hardware releases; standard ad hoc connectivity between devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options in both
Online Media Portal
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo DSi Shop
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
Streaming Video
Netflix*
No
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
Internet Browser
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Console Integration
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Game Media
Game card and digital download
Game card and digital download
UMD disc and digital download
Digital download
Digital download, alternate media TBD
Online Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Local Wireless Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Estimated Battery Life
3-8 hrs
3-14 hrs
4-6 hours
4-6 hours
TBD
Input Method
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons, circle pad, motion/gyro sensor
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Front and rear touch inputs, 2 analog sticks, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Digital Camera(s)
3 (0.3 megapixels); 3D capabilities
2 (0.3 megapixels)
No
No
2
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Graphic Quality
Top adjustable 3D screen - 800 x 240 resolution; lower screen - 320 x 240 resolution
256 x 192 resolution
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
960 x 544 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
General Game Price Range
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99

Online Play and Functionality

The wireless revolution in personal electronics has made online functionality and connectivity to the Internet a huge focus in handheld gaming. Every handheld console has an online arena that has either been built specifically for it, or that has been adapted to suit the needs of online players. By utilizing these portals players can greatly expand their chosen platform's potential, maximize gaming fun and increase the overall entertainment value of their devices.

Nintendo eShop logo

The Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for exciting downloadable games, videos, applications, and so much more. Discover all-new 3D software, plus legendary titles from gaming past remastered in 3D. Revisit with classic portable "Virtual Console" games starring Mario, Link, many other faces from the Nintendo catalog of games. Gain access to hundreds of previously released DSiWare games, applications and much more. Browsing the Nintendo eShop is incredibly easy, and fun. Find any title in seconds, then view screenshots, game info, and even video to help you make your purchase. You'll even find details and 3D video of Nintendo 3DS games available at retail stores. All games are able to be saved in your own custom wishlist so you can always remember the titles you want to get.

DSiWare logo

DSiWare through the DSi Shop is a service that allows DSi players to download games and applications directly to their handheld console in exchange for DSi Points purchased through a local retailer. Experience new and innovative gameplay, fresh takes on the classics-and much more. Just shop, download, and enjoy. Visiting the DSi Shop is easy, just establish wireless broadband connection, click on the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from your menu screen and browse the shop and use Nintendo DSi Points. Games and applications can be saved to SD cards (sold separately).

PlayStation Network logo

PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PlayStation handheld (or a PS3) and a broadband connection to the Internet Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games, first run and classic movies, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, music and original PlayStation oriented streaming video content. Purchases can be made using a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on external media or within the hard drive of the PSPgo.

* Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.

Product Description

Nintendo DSi is a new hand held portable game system for anytime, anywhere fun and more. Enjoy the largest screen size, best audio quality and thinnest design of any system in the Nintendo DS family. Download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop. Take pictures using either an inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots. Connect wirelessly to browse the internet, share photos and play with others. Access your music in the AAC format off any standard SD Card. The DSi cannot play GameBoy Advance titles.

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814 of 844 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Step Forward for Nintendo's Prime Handheld April 5, 2009
Color Name:Matte Black|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Pros:

+Bigger and slightly brighter screen
+New interface is easy to navigate
+DSi Ware is a nice implementation
+Digital camera to take photos with
+Internal memory and SD card slot are nice for storing data
+Downloaded games are inexpensive and the service has a lot of potential

Cons:

-Photos taken on camera only really look good on the DSi screen
-Shorter battery life
-Web browser isn't the greatest
-The lack of a GBA slot means you can't play GBA games, use some of the DS Lite's accessories (such as a rumble pack) and makes some games like Guitar Hero World Tour virtually unplayable

In 2004, Nintendo released the original Nintendo DS. Just two years later, the Nintendo DS Lite debuted and was better than the original by far. Since its original release, the Nintendo DS has gone on to sell more than 100 million units worldwide. With sales numbers like that, why would Nintendo need to release another revamp of their prized handheld? More than that, are the new features worth picking up if you have a DS Lite or if you still have an original DS? Well, it can be, but if you're perfectly content with your original DS or your DS Lite there's nothing wrong with that, and you don't have to buy it. That's not to say it would be a bad investment. For some it might be worth it.

Certainly if you still have the original DS, it is worth investing in this newer update. There are quite a few new things about the Nintendo DSi that can make it worth buying. One of the first changes that is obvious from the moment you see it is that it's slightly smaller and designed a little differently. The power button has been moved and now doubles as a reset button.
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238 of 259 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Matte Black| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
INTRODUCTION:

I was getting this system, as an adult gamer, with the intention of playing games, and to use this as a browser for when I am away from home. I do not play Game Boy Advance games, although my daughter does. I have to warn parents looking into this system that there is no slot for Game Boy Advance (GBA, for short) or the Guitar Hero interface. This system is by no means a major upgrade with the exception of being able to download games or take photographs.

WHAT IS IN THE BOX:

Console
Two styli
Instructions
Plug

Taking this item out, I proceeded to protect the screen with a screen protector. I purchased a DSi Starter Kit to give me cases for cartridges, extra styli and a carrying case.

CONSTRUCTION:

The Nintendo DSi comes in a matte finish with a smooth texture. The touch screen measures 2.5 inches. An internal microphone is placed in the center just under the top screen. A rubber cover secures the port for the SD card. A slot for the DS games is in the same spot, as previous generations. Volume control is by a +/- switch, unlike the sliding volume switch of the DS phat. An LED indicator notifies you that the WiFi radio is on.

The keypad buttons feel firm not mushy.

The power button also serves as a reset button. This is convenient when switching from one cartridge to the next or when switching from the internet to the main menu. The directional buttons, X, Y, A, B, and L, R are in the similar neighborhood as prior generations.

The matte finish is fingerprint-proof but I have a feeling it is not scratch proof. The screens are very glossy and may create a perceptible glare in bright lights or outdoor settings. The case opens up to nearly flat.
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232 of 255 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Matte Black|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Overall, I really like the DSi and think it is a huge improvement over the DS & DS Lite, however, I wish they had released the device with more games and applications that take into account the new camera system. We also own a DS Lite and my kids are playing with the new version more than they ever did with the older version.

First, the device feels great to hold. I bought the black version and the brushed surface gives the DSi a textured feel that is very comfortable to hold and makes you feel confident you won't drop it.

Setup could not have been easier. The DSi connected with my wireless network on the first try, upgraded the software with no problems, and then downloaded the Opera browser and the WarioWare Snapped game immediately. No problems using my 1 GB SD card (I will be installing a larger SD card soon).

The screen on the DSi is .25 inches bigger than the DS lite. Overall the colors on the screen seem a bit crisper to me and "pop" a little more on the DSi.

The Opera Browser works great, though the screen is pretty cramped and they don't appear to have released a flash player for it yet, so forget streaming YouTube or similar video at this time. The Wii also did not have the Flash Player when it was released, so we can hope that flash will be arriving soon for the DSi as it did for the Wii.

I only wish they had released the game with more titles that take advantage of the camera system. The WarioWare: Snapped is a nice game, but a bit cantankerous. Make certain you use it against a high contrast wall. It's a simple game, but entertaining. Still, I would have hoped for a couple more games that used the camera system to better effect. Hopefully soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy!
The Nintendo DSI came in better condition then I expected, but i wish they had mention that the DSI came with a stylus. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal!!
I give it 5stars almost brand new for a incredibly low price! Almost 90% off! Best $33.00 I ever spent!
Published 3 days ago by Samuel Barboza
5.0 out of 5 stars pink
this was a great present, it works great and she loves it, plus I got this for a reasonable price
Published 12 days ago by Tabitha
1.0 out of 5 stars Perfect...but...
It's in perfect condition...except the fact I have to send it to Nintendo to get rid of the error code. That's another $95.00! Next time I will not buy from anyone on Amazon. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Gaetano P Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars nintendo dsi - pink
my daughter wanted this and in pink for a 5 year old she knows what she likes mommy gets it for her.
Published 22 days ago by Shelly A Rathbun
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet
upgraded the kiddies. no complaints at all. they did not want the 3ds so we went with the dsi. nonstop use and gives us parents a break. keeps them entertained.
Published 28 days ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Very good product, I recommend it. Excellent quality, as it says the publication. presentation is very good, the price adjusted.
Published 1 month ago by Sabina Granado
5.0 out of 5 stars is a good Portable for kids
i like it is very confortable and very strong and my cousin too, he never stop to play with it.
Published 1 month ago by Bryan
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
it was great but didnt have the flip charts or web icon thing but it great for the price :)
Published 1 month ago by rhiannon roth
5.0 out of 5 stars Reaches expectations!
It was everything I expected. The information I was given was exactly what I received, and within a short amount of time!
Published 1 month ago by Christopher O'Neill
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