Nintendo have upgraded their DS to DSi. The DSi now features the following capabilities: a thinner body, 2 cameras one external 0.3mp and one located on the hinge, larger 3.25 inch screens, and an SD slot for storing music, photos, and games. The SD slot via the new DSi Shop service, lets you download games through its WiFi connection.
Okay, the official website is in Japanese, but you get the point. The new DSi has been all the rage on the web for months now. I kept waffling back and forth between "I'll just get the current DS" and "I'll wait for the DSi to come out." As of last week, I had decided to just go with the current DS, figuring I don't really need all of the new features of the DSi. I can still play Brain Age and Super Mario and Guitar Hero and Personal Trainer Cooking on the current DS and be totally happy. I've changed my mind. Looks like it's not much more expensive either--around 180 bucks.
I am sooo happy, I waited to buy a Nintendo Ds. If I had, I would not have enough money to buy the new DSi. Yeah, it does sound almost like the original ds or the ds lite, except it's a 1,000 times cooler. Everywhere I go, I see some mom or kid walking around with their Ds. It's one of the hottest portable systems ever created. Now it's going to get even cooler. I am not going to rush out and be first though, because it will only be available in black or white. I prefer some color, and not a skin either. I bet they are going to come out with some colors a few months to a year later which gives me some time to save up. Even with the economy being bad, I think these will fly off shelves as quickly as they are put on. If you own a Wii, just go to the nintendo channel, and watch the video. if not, I took some info from a website below. It isn't a new generation, as it will accept DS games in its Slot-1, but it will lose out the GBA cartridge slot. Makes me wonder how the DSi is going to handle various DS games that require the Slot-2 to work such as Guitar Hero: On Tour and the fancy paddle controller used in another title. Other improvements include :- Larger 3.25" displays Reduction in size by 2.6mm (very minor - will see how it pans out in the end) External 0.3 megapixel camera VGA camera on hinge Music playback On-board browser WiiWare compatibility DSiWare download service Each DSi will come with 1,000 free Wii Points for you to get started. Will be available in April.