GASP, considering selling my DSi and games...

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  1. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    I've recently acquired a 32GB iPod touch, and I've been using it for EVERYTHING lately. I've been using it for music, portable movies, eBooks, YouTube here and then, and even games. After work, while sitting in my recliner I even use it to check my e-mail and the boards (such as here), twitter, Facebook (which I need to setup for myself sometime, BTW) and others. For me, it has been and end-all, do-all device.

    Then, there is my poor DSi. Now, it does have an AWESOME selection of games and many of them I do really like and would miss. But, I haven't played it much, and it just seems to sit around with a play here and there. My iPod on the other hand is practically with me EVERYWHERE!

    I've even been playing games on my iPod touch, and gradually, and not too surprisingly, they are getting better. No PSP or DSi good but better then they were.

    Now, I'm considering selling my DSi. Any other ideas?
     
  2. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Sell it and buy a PSP 3000
     
  3. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Keep it.

    You'll see a new game come out and want it, then realize how stupid you were for selling your DSi.
     
  4. Dinobot Nuva

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    Sell it and pick up a DSfat on the cheap. Make some money and have a backup plan if you ever have the itch to DS-it-up.
     
  5. Gryph

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    I don't see any reason to sell it.
     
  6. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    you're just in the honeymoon stage with your ipod is all. you'll want the dsi again when a new game catches your eye. it's normal. no need to sell it.
     
  7. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Yeah, after a while, the ipod will stop being in the mood, and you'll be looking for a backup
     
  8. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    exactly. why pay for a hooker later when you already have a mistress
     
  9. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    I LOVE my iPhone, but as a gaming platform, it can't compare to the DS. You may regret it.
     
  10. My03Tundra

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    Thank you all for your input. It is greatly appreciated. Yes, I would miss it. Yes, the iPod isn't the best platform for games but some of the games are quite impressive. The biggest limiting factor is the lack of tactile buttons. The second biggest is the battery. Sure the 3D games look fantastic but they eat the battery. Dexter the game looks great, is a blast to play but the iPod will go for a couple hours. The PSP systems have better batery life and games just as good.

    I keep mulling it around, selling the system and all, but I doubt I will. If I sold it, how will I be able to play Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks? There are a few RPGs for the iPod but they aren't in the same vein as Legend of Zelda.

    The cool thing about my iPod? I'm using it to post this reply!
     
  11. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    same here (when i had my iPhone).
     
  12. toma

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    in my experience, ipods are great for a quick game on the toilet, but for actual gaming i grab my ds.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you could sell it and buy a DSLite, which would also let you play GBA games, and is cheaper. Other than that, I'd hold onto it.
     
  14. toma

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    the way i see it, if you sell it to get a ds lite or a regular ds, you're just going to be downgrading without actually getting any noticable amount of money back in return. remember if you sell it you won't get what you paid for it back. unless you're hard up for 10 or 20 bucks, i'd keep it.
     
  15. Hook

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    Keep it! Each platform has its fair share of great games.
     
  16. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    I've been on TFW on My PSP too......it's not as fast as an iphone but it looks better on a bigger screen.
     
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    My wife got me an iPod Touch a year ago, and I used to play around with it alot. But after awhile I got tired to carrying both that and my cellphone around in my pockets, and the apps do get stale and so is searching for WiFi when I need it to go online. And last night, when I sync it up with iTunes for some new songs I purchased, something happened and I ended up having to get it restored by iTunes, and lost all my apps and the games I brought in the process. Ugh.
     
  18. McBradders

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    Your apps should be backed up on iTunes also. I know mine are automatically.
     
  19. Chaos Muffin

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    Keep it. This may be a temporary relationship.
    It's tiny, it's not like it'll get in the way.

    You might have an itch for some old school nintendo games one day
     
  20. -Superion-

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    Is there any way to retrieve them from iTunes?
     

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