Nintendo DSi

Published Thursday 7 May 2009 11:23pm | 24
Tags: Nintendo, 360, PS3, Xbox, DS, dsi, Pokemon, GBA, Lite
 
Nintendo DSi

So I have seen alot of discussion and ratings for the new Nintendo DSi but haven't seen alot of people who actually own the thing.

So, I am here just to let you all know how I rate the system.

Rather then tell you what's new (as I would believe by now that everyone already knows) I will just give you all my personal opinion.

In my time I have owned alot of consoles, especially Nintendo.

I own the Original Gameboy which was improved greatly by the Gameboy Pocket which was nicely upgraded by the Gameboy Color which was then finely outdone by the Gameboy Advance and finally the Gameboy Adance SP.

All improvements were greatly appreciated as they all seemed to provide exactly what was needed for the next generation.

The Nintendo DS was released which leaped ahead of the Gameboy Advance and set a new bench mark for competitors.

The Nintendo DS Lite was then released with some minor upgrades and for a reasonable price.

Which brings me to the Nintendo DSi.

Personal opinion. Do not even bother buying one.

Pros:

-2 cameras have been added. One internal and one external.

-SD memory slot added

-Ability to listen to music from SD card

-New downloadable features (Ability to Download games and applications)

-Improved speakers

-Larger screens

-Thinner console

Cons:

-Cameras have worst quality then the first cameras inserted into cellphones

-Music player can only recognise ACC files (No mp3 or WMA)

-Screens are not noticibly larger

-To make the console smaller they took the GBA game slot away. That means no Guitar Hero on your DS, No more catching specific pokemon, No more GBA on DS at all!

-The lack of games that actually take new features into affect (so far I only know of WarioWare which actually uses the inner camera)

-The fact that Nintendo have confirmed that won't actually be designing games to use new features.

As I am being rushed off the computer now I will have to stop my obvious ranting here.

Just hope that if you decide to buy a Nintendo DSi it's because you have won the lotto.

 


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Comments Comments (24)

 
Posted by Srassy
On Friday 8 May 2009 9:20 AM
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Haha. I thought that you would make the review positive to stop all the people flaming it when they don't own one.

Yeah, personally I think that saving a hundred and something dollars for a Lite instead of a DSi is a pretty good idea.
 
 
 
Gazza22
Posted by Gazza22
On Friday 8 May 2009 10:21 AM
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Wa, hey! Your from Lower Hutt! 5 Stars!
 
 
 
fireman432
Posted by fireman432
On Friday 8 May 2009 11:49 AM
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good, been trying to tell my little brother it was just a cheap way for Nintendo to make money, mabye this will convince him
 
 
 
Oliver
Posted by Oliver
On Friday 8 May 2009 12:04 PM
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Yes! Exactly what I've been saying. Especially the point on the cameras. People are like "Ooh, cameras! And two of them!" but they just don't realise how crappy and useless VGA sized pictures are. My mobile phone back in 2005 could take better photos. 5 Stars.
 
 
 
itachi
Posted by itachi
On Friday 8 May 2009 12:12 PM
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Dsi = Fail purchase.
 
 
 
Posted by Munkah
On Friday 8 May 2009 12:21 PM
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Does anyone still play gba on their DS?
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Friday 8 May 2009 3:14 PM
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Hey I noticed this blog is gaining alot of attention for it's short life span.

Seems many people have alot to say about the thing!

Maybe the next system will actually bring some positivity...
 
 
 
ChatterboxZombie
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Friday 8 May 2009 5:30 PM
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i wouldnt turn down a ds1, infact i think owning one would be cool. but the pricetag put me off. i bought my cobalt/black edition ds lite and ive been enjoying it ever since.

nothing lost, nothing gained
 
 
 
ChatterboxZombie
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Friday 8 May 2009 5:30 PM
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8 May 2009, 12:21 PM Reply to Munkah
Does anyone still play gba on their DS?
yeah me lol
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Friday 8 May 2009 5:58 PM
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8 May 2009, 05:30 PM Reply to ChatterboxZombie
i wouldnt turn down a ds1, infact i think owning one would be cool. but the pricetag put me off. i bought my cobalt/black edition ds lite and ive been enjoying it ever since.

nothing lost, nothing gained
It's not that great!
My one just sits there!
I mean yeah if it was $200 it would be top class but not at $400!!
 
 
 
Posted by Kiwi08
On Saturday 9 May 2009 8:45 PM
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Yeah it is a total rip-off. I mean you can buy an Xbox 360 arcade for the same price and a Wii for not much more! DS lite is by far the better option. Nice blog post.
 
 
 
Asator_MK
Posted by Asator_MK
On Saturday 9 May 2009 9:40 PM
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I know how to make a handheld console better then Sony!!, give it two cameras!!
 
 
 
LoNe
Posted by LoNe
On Sunday 10 May 2009 8:14 AM
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winner blog. tell 'em like it is!
5 star.
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Friday 15 May 2009 9:00 AM
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8 May 2009, 10:21 AM Reply to Gazza22
Wa, hey! Your from Lower Hutt! 5 Stars!
Hahahaha Wainui sorry.. just over the hill
 
 
 
Posted by chinaman71
On Tuesday 19 May 2009 7:48 PM
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15 May 2009, 09:00 AM Reply to simcharles
Hahahaha Wainui sorry.. just over the hill
wainui! 5*
GBA i could not live without.... DSi im sorry FAIL
 
 
 
Posted by twisterjamz
On Sunday 24 May 2009 10:53 AM
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Man dsi is so rip off
 
 
 
Ruptunex
Posted by Ruptunex
On Tuesday 26 May 2009 5:12 PM
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Yeah the Dsi is just a gimmick so that Nintendo can squeeze some more money out of the Japanese.
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Wednesday 27 May 2009 10:44 PM
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19 May 2009, 07:48 PM Reply to chinaman71
wainui! 5*
GBA i could not live without.... DSi im sorry FAIL
Someone has heard of Wainui? LOL
 
 
 
J-Deezy
Posted by J-Deezy
On Thursday 30 Jul 2009 7:47 PM
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27 May 2009, 10:44 PM Reply to simcharles
Someone has heard of Wainui? LOL
First, so true man, i love being able to play FireRed and Ruby on my ds and its so stupid they took it out, awesome blog! Second, im originally from wainui! :D
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Sunday 2 Aug 2009 5:07 PM
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30 July 2009, 07:47 PM Reply to J-Deezy
First, so true man, i love being able to play FireRed and Ruby on my ds and its so stupid they took it out, awesome blog! Second, im originally from wainui! :D
Wainui in Lower Hutt?? LOL
CRAZY!!!
 
 
 
africannig
Posted by africannig
On Thursday 11 Mar 2010 9:42 PM
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8 May 2009, 09:20 AM Reply to Srassy
Haha. I thought that you would make the review positive to stop all the people flaming it when they don't own one.

Yeah, personally I think that saving a hundred and something dollars for a Lite instead of a DSi is a pretty good idea.
Deffinately
 
 
 
Master_Deth
Posted by Master_Deth
On Monday 29 Mar 2010 9:56 AM
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lol i will stick to my gameboy color
 
 
 
simcharles
Posted by simcharles
On Sunday 13 Feb 2011 10:08 AM
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It might be time for a new blog
 
 
 
leopardsqueezy
Posted by leopardsqueezy
On Monday 14 Feb 2011 11:42 AM
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1) Go the Hutt
2) ACC files. Files you pay vast levies for but never get to use?