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5.0 out of 5 stars Is the DSi for you?, April 8, 2009
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This review is from: Nintendo DSi Console - Blue (Video Game)
The DSi comes out a few years after the second DS model, the DS Lite. Unlike the DS Lite, which had a lot of obvious improvements over the original model, the DSi's changes are less obvious. The major one is the ability to download games over the Nintendo shop. Some games might be free, other starting at 2 bucks and up, this really has a chance of being the best feature on the system. Add that to another hidden change, the CPU is twice and fast and has 4 times the Ram of the DS and DS lite. This means newer games can be enhanced and offer anything from better graphics to bigger levels.

The cameras are fun even if they are low res (.3 megapixels) but can be manipulated in many funny ways. It can also record voice and play back music, but not in .mp3 format, you'll have to use .acc files. Another thing that might not be obvious but is an improvement is the sound. The new speaker are way better than the old ones.

The lack of a Game Boy Advance slot is kinda bad if you have a lot of GBA games, but personally whenever I want to play those games I use my older systems. Just know that some games like Guitar Hero on DS won't work on the DSi (for now).

So if you don't have a DS, you should really consider getting this version. It has many things that could change the way we play games and will be around for a while.
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2009 11:26:36 PM PDT
A. Lane says:
Nice review - so few realize that this is significantly pumped up under the hood. Add virtualization & emulation ala the Wii VC and first party apps (with enchancements as you pointed out), and we are getting to the tip of the iceberg on the potential of this device.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2009 1:16:00 AM PDT
Agreed, let's just hope it lives up to all of this potential.
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