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Price: $159.90

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Platform: Nintendo DS

Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (524 votes)

Released: 2009-04-05

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Nintendo DSi Matte – Blue by Nintendo

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Brand: Nintendo Category: Consoles Platform: Nintendo DS ESRB: Everyone


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Description

Nintendo DSi is a new hand held portable game system for anytime, anywhere fun and more. Enjoy the largest screen size, best audio quality and thinnest design of any system in the Nintendo DS family. Download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop. Take pictures using either an inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots. Connect wirelessly to browse the internet, share photos and play with others. Access your music in the AAC format off any standard SD Card. The DSi cannot play GameBoy Advance titles.

Features

  • Enjoy the largest screen size, best audio quality and thinnest design of any system in the Nintendo DS family
  • Download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop
  • Take pictures using either an inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots
  • Connect wirelessly to browse the internet, share photos and play with others
  • Access your music in the AAC format off any standard SD Card

Editorial Review

Modern handheld gaming has long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Each hardware manufacturer has multiple viable offerings derived either directly, or evolving from the respective DS and PlayStation Portable product lines. All of these devices are impressive multifunctional devices, with designs meant to encourage gameplay on the go, integration with the Internet, backwards compatibility to previous games, and so on, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each handheld is the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for a player.

Handheld Console Choices

 
Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo DSi/DSi XL
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PSP
PlayStation Portable (PSP)
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PlayStation Vita
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Suggested Retail Price (prices may vary)
$169.99
$149.99/$169.99
$149.99
$199.99
$249.99 – $299.99
(February 2012)
Display
Dual screen: upper – 3.53″ LCD, lower – 3.02″ LCD touch screen
Dual screen, backlit, 3.25″/4.2″, LCD with 256 x 192 resolution
4.3″ full transparent
3.8″ full transparent
5″ OLED multi-touch screen
Internal Usable Memory
64 MB
NA
64 MB
16 GB
TBD
External Media Storage
SD memory card
SD memory card
Sony Memory Stick Duo
Memory stick micro
New proprietary “NVG” flash cards
Size
5.3″ (l) x 2.9″ (w) x 0.8″ (h)
5.4″ (w) x 2.9″ (l) x 0.74″ (h) / 6.3″ (w) x 3.6″ (l) x 0.84″ (h)
6.7 (w) x 2.7″ (w) x 0.7″ (h)
5.0 (w) x 2.71″ (h) x 0.65″ (d)
7.2 (l) x 3.3″ (w) x 0.73″ (d)
Weight
8 oz.
7.5/11.1 oz.
6.7 oz.
5.5 oz.
TBD
Colors
Aqua Blue, Flaming Red, Cosmo Black
7.5 oz.
Piano black (other colors via bundles)
Piano black, Pearl white
Black (other colors to follow)
Backwards Compatibility
Plays most DS and DSi games
Plays all DS games
Plays all PSP games in UMD format, or available via download; also plays downloadable PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Wireless Communications
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
3G support in one or two hardware releases; standard ad hoc connectivity between devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options in both
Online Media Portal
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo DSi Shop
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
Streaming Video
Netflix*
No
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
Internet Browser
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Console Integration
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Game Media
Game card and digital download
Game card and digital download
UMD disc and digital download
Digital download
Digital download, alternate media TBD
Online Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Local Wireless Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Estimated Battery Life
3-8 hrs
3-14 hrs
4-6 hours
4-6 hours
TBD
Input Method
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons, circle pad, motion/gyro sensor
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Front and rear touch inputs, 2 analog sticks, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Digital Camera(s)
3 (0.3 megapixels); 3D capabilities
2 (0.3 megapixels)
No
No
2
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Graphic Quality
Top adjustable 3D screen – 800 x 240 resolution; lower screen – 320 x 240 resolution
256 x 192 resolution
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
960 x 544 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
General Game Price Range
Standard:
$19.99 – $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 – $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 – $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 – $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 – $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 – $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 – $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 – $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 – $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 – $4.99

Online Play and Functionality

The wireless revolution in personal electronics has made online functionality and connectivity to the Internet a huge focus in handheld gaming. Every handheld console has an online arena that has either been built specifically for it, or that has been adapted to suit the needs of online players. By utilizing these portals players can greatly expand their chosen platform's potential, maximize gaming fun and increase the overall entertainment value of their devices.

Nintendo eShop logo

The Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for exciting downloadable games, videos, applications, and so much more. Discover all-new 3D software, plus legendary titles from gaming past remastered in 3D. Revisit with classic portable “Virtual Console” games starring Mario, Link, many other faces from the Nintendo catalog of games. Gain access to hundreds of previously released DSiWare games, applications and much more. Browsing the Nintendo eShop is incredibly easy, and fun. Find any title in seconds, then view screenshots, game info, and even video to help you make your purchase. You'll even find details and 3D video of Nintendo 3DS games available at retail stores. All games are able to be saved in your own custom wishlist so you can always remember the titles you want to get.

DSiWare logo

DSiWare through the DSi Shop is a service that allows DSi players to download games and applications directly to their handheld console in exchange for DSi Points purchased through a local retailer. Experience new and innovative gameplay, fresh takes on the classics-and much more. Just shop, download, and enjoy. Visiting the DSi Shop is easy, just establish wireless broadband connection, click on the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from your menu screen and browse the shop and use Nintendo DSi Points. Games and applications can be saved to SD cards (sold separately).

PlayStation Network logo

PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PlayStation handheld (or a PS3) and a broadband connection to the Internet Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games, first run and classic movies, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, music and original PlayStation oriented streaming video content. Purchases can be made using a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on external media or within the hard drive of the PSPgo.

* Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.

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Publisher: Nintendo Category: Consoles Binding: Video Game Language: English

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