Nintendo DSi

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  1. Spyro

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    This the infamous Nintendo DSi. This thing is going to be PACKED with features. I'll list a few of the features, there's too many to list(or even remember!). First off, it will have an online store. It will also include internet, a music player, an SD card slot, a music player, 2 cameras, bigger screens, a matte finish, better speakers, a wireless indicator so that you'll know exactly when your WiFi is active, 5 brightness settings, a main menu layout similar to the Wii's channels, virtual console games like on the Wii, DSiWare, and much, much more! That may be all of the features, I'm not sure. There may be more.

    EDIT: American release date confirmed to be April 5th, DSi will be available in black or blue. Other colors may come later.
     
  2. Sage o' G-fruit

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    Do want!!
     
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    this pretty much sums up whatever could be posted in this thread
     
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    Meh, I'm happy with my DSlite. The only feature I really care about is the ability to play games, and the lite trumps this new one in that respect since it can handle GBA games. Plus that matte finish is going to look naaaaasty after a few weeks of greasy fingers.
     
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    I have no need for this, my DSlite is perfectly fine
     
  6. Valkysas

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    No it won't.

    You can on both DS models that are already out. the lights flash.

    Speculation and wishful thinking.

    So far it's just cheap distractions that I can't imagine anyone caring about.
     
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    Got anything to back that up or are you just pissing on the parade for fun?
     
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    um, all the coverage of the DSi confirms what I said, and it's all pretty common knowledge.

    The graphics have not been enhanced at all. the screens are of a higher quality, and larger size, but that's it.

    the wifi light is no big thing, as I explained above.

    no official press has mentioned VC games coming to the system, but a lot of people are thinking it's coming, or hoping it is. there are no VC titles available for the system in japan.

    and DSi ware is full of uninteresting stuff.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DSiWare_games

    Paper Airplane? Solitaire? Uno? Birds and Beans? a "clock photo stand type"? these aren't anything to get excited about, or look forward to.

    I have nothing against the system, and I'll probably get one eventually (currently very happy with my lite). but people need to get their facts straight.
     
  9. QuinJester

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    The DSi is a minor tweak to the existing DS lite that sacrifices GBA support for a tiny camera that nobody in their right mind would use over an average portable camera.

    Wooooooo?

    EDIT: Oh, and it's screens are slightly larger. Same resolution though. Woooo.
     
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    OMFG...a CAMERA?? I didn't realize it came with a camera! Now I have to get one for sure. QJ- I'll be listing most of my gokins for sale so I can buy a few of these DSi units. I'll give you first dibs on whatever you want. Gee-whiz...a camera!

    Honestly though, are there any good games coming out for the DS? A new Mario or Zelda adventure perchance? Dare I dream of a new Street Fighter game? A wicked-awesome shooter maybe? Are games still being developed or do we just get slightly bigger screens and cameras from now on?
     
  11. samtheman

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    I heard about New Super Mario Bros. 2 not sure how true that is. There are over 20 games on my want list for the DS and GBA.
     
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    Atlus is bringing a new SMT game to the DS. I'm going to be all over that.
     
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    Yeah, Devil Survivor looks like it'll be a good one. Hopefully they found a way to work the DSi camera capability into it. (yes, more sarcasm)
     
  14. Spyro

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    There are 2 cameras. Also, this system WILL have somewhat better graphics. It may not be to a great extent, but it will have better graphics.
     
  15. Omnius

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    Better howso? Higher resolution? More colours? Faster rendering? Better z-buffering? Details!
     
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    If they can squeaze an mp3 player in it Id carry it around alot more.
    Maybe even add the option to listen too our own music while playing.
    Also would'nt lose my DS so much in between games

    Keep the memory space swappable so we can all pay a lower price for the whole unit.
     
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    no spyro, the graphic abilities are exactly the same.

    the screens are just bigger. that's it for visual upgrades. increasing the size of the screens and keeping the same resolution is actually going to make a lot of games look worse.
     
  18. cambaprecoz

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    Gawd dammit, I just got my DSlite for christmas.
    Nah just kidding I have like 3 music/video players (Ipod, Cellphone, lil bro's psp) and 3 cameras (phone's, dvd recorder, photo).
     
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    Okay, I'm totally sold on this thing. Do want.
     
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    never owned a DS before. might pick this up. :) 
     

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