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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:22 pm

http://ds.ign.com/articles/915/915766p1.html
This link basically lists the features of the upgraded system as well as battery life.

http://ds.ign.com/articles/915/915599p1.html
This link goes in a little depth with some of the features.

http://ds.ign.com/articles/915/915507p1.html
The announcement article.

Pros:
* Slimmer, smaller form factor
* Larger screens
* 2 x built-in camera
* Updated Wii-style interface
* Music playback
* Photo manipulation software
* DSi Shop/DSWare download service
* Increased internal memory / SD Card support
* 5 brightness settings

Cons:
* No GBA port
* Less battery life.
* $180 (estimated)

http://ds.ign.com/articles/925/925744p1.html
2 days left til launch.

At first, I was going to wait for it when it comes out, but now I'll probably get it at launch. Also, it's releasing ni Japan in 2 days with no conformation release date in the US, but I can wait.
What about you guys?

*the thing says you must have a minimum character limit of 10 for the topic... that's dumb*

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:30 pm

FIRST. Definatly worth the pickup. I'm saddened by its inability to play GBA games though.

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:31 pm

I have an SP, so no prob.

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Post  Kirby_Superstar on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:39 pm

I'm staying with my Zelda Gold DS Lite for now. Doesn't seem worth it for me, honestly.

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Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:16 am

Blasphemy. What about the guitar hero DS Fanatics? lol.

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Post  Relmitos on Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:56 am

at this rate, it seems like nintendo's just going to do what they should do with the smash series; keep making more types of DS's as long as people keep buying them

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Post  ByDarwinsBeard on Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:32 am

I think I'll end up holding off on this one unless there are some compelling exclusive games for it. I expect the DSi to be little more than a stop-gap between the current DS platform and Nintendo next true handheld platform. I expect the Wii's successor to launch as early as 2010 (yes, that early. There are already reports of Nintendo showing preliminary iterations of the hardware to 3rd parties) and no later than 2012 with Nintendo's new handheld platform to launch six months to a year before that. I can see Nintendo hitting the market with a new handheld in or around the first quarter of 2010 with the launch of a similarly branded home platform hitting third quarter 2010 or, more realistically, sometime in 2011. While I can't guess as to the specs and hardware for the home platform, I can pretty much guarantee that the handheld will use a further miniaturize iteration of the gekko/flipper architecture as it is already very small and energy efficient. Not only would this allow Nintendo to save money on R&D, but by this time developers aught to be very familiar with the hardware and we could avoid the traditionally crappy first year game lineup.
Anyway, this post has had almost entirely off-topic so I'll quit now.
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Post  gaiages on Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:08 pm

Seeing as my luva wanted a DS Lite anyway, I'll be getting this for him. It seems interesting... but I wonder, is it just another remodel, or is this gonna be the next "console" in the series (you know, like Game Boy to Game boy Color)... since it seems that some games could be created some of the features (like the camera) that are only on the DSi and not the other DS's.

Also, no GBA slot's fine with me. That's what the Lite and the SP's for. =D

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Post  ByDarwinsBeard on Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:02 am

gaiages wrote:Seeing as my luva wanted a DS Lite anyway, I'll be getting this for him. It seems interesting... but I wonder, is it just another remodel, or is this gonna be the next "console" in the series (you know, like Game Boy to Game boy Color)... since it seems that some games could be created some of the features (like the camera) that are only on the DSi and not the other DS's.

Also, no GBA slot's fine with me. That's what the Lite and the SP's for. =D
It's sort of both. The innards are mostly the same, but the cameras and the internal flash storage may be used in games that'll be made exclusively for DSi. By the way, the DSi will be hitting the US "By Summer 2009" so it'll be a bit of a wait there.

Also, the DSi will have exclusive downloadable games smiler to WiiWare, it is not known if this will include Virtual Console games as well.

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Post  SurgePox on Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:36 pm

I'm very much looking forward to this, I want to get rid of my fat Launch-day DS.

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Post  Gorblax on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:03 am

No GBA slot? Count me out.

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Post  Smashy B on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:17 am

Is a GBA slot really THAT big of a deal?

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Post  Gorblax on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:20 am

When they start releasing GB/GBC/GBA games for VC, I'll get a DSi.

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Post  Smashy B on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:27 am

When was the last time you seriously played a GB/GBC/GBA game? And the DS can only play GBA anyway.

Got SP?

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Post  Gorblax on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:46 am

Pokemon G/S? Oracle of Ages/Seasons? Those mean anything to you? As for GBA, well...

Advance Wars, Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, FFVI Advance, Superstar Saga, Minish Cap, THPS2, Zero Mission.

Admittedly, the GBA list was a lot longer before I realized "hey, most of those ARE available as NES/SNES releases..." X(

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Post  Smashy B on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:48 am

I'm guessing no on the SP.

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Post  Gorblax on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:50 am

Unfortunately, my SP fell victim to the infamous Open Bathroom Window/Broken Sprinkler incident many years ago. =(

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