New Nintendo DSiWritten by Ender on October 9, 2008 · Filed under Games
Nintendo just can’t stop can they!! A new DS is about to be released, known as the ‘Nintendo DSi’.
There are a few new features added to the DSi which include bigger screens (17% bigger to be precise), top and bottom. The ability to play back music with improve audio capabilities, and save data onto an SD card, and you can also take photos with the built in 3 megapixel camera.
The camera has a maximum resolution of 640 x 480, which is a decent size for such a small console. Gamers will also be able to download games which will be known as DSiWare and can be stored on an SD card. The Opera browser which is used on the Wii, will be built into the DSi as standard. Some of the DSi ware will be free, but others you will have to buy using, you guessed it, Wii Points. The points values will be set 200, 500 or 800 depending on what it is that you want to buy.
But they have removed the ability to play GameBoy advanced games. But I can’t really see that as such a massive loss personally. The reason for the removal is because of the SD card slot, and they’ve made the DSi 12% thinner than the DS Lite.
The DSi has a release date of November 1 2008…..in Japan. With a European DSi release date not that far behind in the Spring of 2009. So at least we don’t have to wait that long. There will be 2 “flavours” that you can choose from on release, white and black.
Will this new little addition to the DS family make it even more successful? Or are gamers going to stick with what they already have? I personally think this is a great idea as it’s just like a mini Wii or a ‘Wiiny’. I should patent that shouldn’t I?!
How about you? Do you have a DS or DS Lite and fancy an upgrade to the Nintendo DSi or are you happy with what you have and think that this is just another money making scheme from Nintendo? Let us know!