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PERFECTION! Nintendo Does It Again =),
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Nintendo does it again!
I am going to be honest when i say i really wanted the BURGUNDY colored DSi XL. However, when i stopped by my local Toys R Us today, there weren't any on display. I couldn't imagine myself walking around with a Pink DSi XL. I'm a guy after all! Hahaha
This is an extremely well built device. One can feel the quality when the device is in your hand (Even though it says Made in China on the back). After all, this is Nintendo & they always deliver. I never upgraded to the DSi and i am so glad i held off because i didn't want to sacrifice my DS Lite and lose out on all my GB Advance games. I have been waiting for this device ever since i heard it was coming out last holiday and it's finally arrived in the US. I am beyond pleased with my upgrade. For anyone who is debating on whether they should shell out the money for the DSi XL - I would recommend that you do yourself a favor & UPGRADE! For the two huge screens alone, it's totally worth it. I still kept my DS Lite because I do enjoy the backwards capability of the GBA games. It would have been nice if the GBA slot was incorporated in the fourth-generation DS, but its not.
The main attraction of the DSi XL is OBVIOUSLY the two HUGE screens. All the DS games look absolutely GORGEOUS on this thing. All the games look exactly the same as they do on the original DS except they're all enlarged to accommodate the bigger screens. Yes, the blocks/pixels (Whatever you wanna call it) do look a bit more noticeable, but then again it did as well on the original DS. You'll notice it at first, but after a few seconds of playing you'll find yourself completely immersed in your game to even notice something so minor.
I have the bronze version and the only thing that is bronze is the side accent chrome and the back. The cover is a matte finish and yes, it's a finger magnet, but it has a sheik Manhattan trendy look to it (Very Fashion Forward). However, the cover and the inside look more like a charcoal grey and black more then it does brown or bronze. Even with my lamp turned on right next to the XL, it looks like black. It's still a very portable gaming device on the go. Despite what reviewers are saying, it's still a pocket friendly device and its easy to just throw in a purse, bag, or backpack on your way to work. Its exquisite use for a train ride, a plane ride, a scroll around Central Park, or when traveling abroad and you need a good diversion to keep yourself entertained.
Just when everyone thought thin was in for technology, Nintendo does a complete u-turn and marches to the beat of their own drum.
Good quality sturdy build
Ninety-Three Percent Larger Screens (Absolutely gorgeous)
New Interface (Not for DSi users though)
Music Player (I wish it had a video player)
Three Built in Games (Brain Age Math, Brian Age Arts, & some photo thingy)
DSi Shop (This is probably the future of gaming where everything is digital downloads)
No video player
Micro card (I'd prefer Micro SD)
No Dictionary (I think the Japanese & UK versions had a built in dictionary)
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Initial post: Mar 29, 2010 2:00:41 PM PDT
A. Johnson says:
Great review, very helpful. Thanks so much for the video link. Now I'm REALLY looking forward to getting my XL.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2010 2:30:03 PM PDT
You're welcome. It was my pleasure. There was apparently one person who didnt find my review helpful. It says 20 out or 21 customers thought my review was helpful. I wonder what customers look for in a review?
Was there anything you thought i left out?
You getting the bronze or burgundy? You will love the device. I love it. Its very pleasing to the eyes.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010 2:43:29 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Thank you for the review specially the video. I can't wait for the April 1st when I am able to buy mine. I am so excited.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2010 3:32:51 PM PDT
Enjoy & let me know how it goes.
You are very welcome.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2010 4:01:34 PM PDT
Great review Samsung! The video review is very nice!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2010 6:30:11 PM PDT
You're welcome. Now go get yourself a DSi XL hahaha
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2010 8:24:33 AM PDT
A. Johnson says:
I thought it was a great review! Don't see how it could not be considered helpful. I'm getting bronze any day now. Can't wait.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2010 10:39:38 AM PDT
Enjoy! I love my new DSi XL. Such ashame it didnt come with a built in video player.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2010 12:51:01 PM PDT
Great review! I just got my new Burgundy XL today and LOVE IT! The screens are so gorgeous that I wouldn't go back to my regular Dsi if someone paid me lol.
I do wish it had video recording on it as well but that's ok. The XL is beautiful and enhances the DS gaming big time.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2010 2:17:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2010 2:17:42 PM PDT
DAMN! I am so jealous. Is it pink or a really dark RED?
I wanted Burgundy over bronze.