unique portable game device
no GBA port
Cons poor resolution camera
pricey dsiware compared to apps on the iphone
not mp3 compatible
Summary If you are a hardcore gamer go with a psp or ipod touch but if you're a casual gamer or a huge nintendo fan it's great. If you haven't upgraded from the ds lite or original ds wait for the 3DS it seems better than the dsi.
Pros It's thin, a music player, design, 2 cameras, bigger screens, and DSi Shop, downloadable Internet browser.
Cons No GBA slot, Only plays AAC which can get annoying, and Low photo quality on the cameras.
Summary It's a great console, though it needs some improvement. I'm glad they didn't have the glossy finish on this console. I really have never liked the glossy finishes on electronics. Like I said before it's a great console but it's not the best and needs some improvement.
Pros Bigger Screens, 2 Cameras, New MATTE Finish, Awesome sound/picture editor, HUGE list of games to buy, Touch screen, SD Card Slot for adding music and pictures, New Menu design, Faster Processing power, Software updates, and new Nintendo DSi Shop.
Cons Lower battery life from the Ds Light, Dose NOT play MP3. Music files, Camera's are only 0.3 Quality, No GBA slot for playing the old Gameboy Advance games.
Summary I just want to start off with saying that i LOVE my Nintendo DSi. I am going to tell you ALL of the PROS and CONS of the device in a FULL review. Here we go.
First off the overall design of the device is PERFECT. Switching from the glossy FINGERPRINT MAGNET to the Clean/Sleek Matte Finish was a Perfect idea. Next, Adding the new SD Card slot was another amazing addition to the dsi. You can now add your very own pictures and music on your DSi to share with friends and family. You can also edit and mess around with your audio clips and pictures with the very fun editing tools that are on the DSi. The DSi dose NOT play MP3. music files sadly. it only can support AAC. File music which is mainly what I-Tunes music is from. But other than the, The music quality is great and the pictures look very nice and colorfull on the DSi's screens. The 2 new cameras That were added to the system were a pretty cool new touch that they added. It opens new doors and ideas for new games that will be comming to the dsi on the new DSi SHOP. The DSi SHOP is another new feature on the dsi that the old ds's didnt have. You can look and purchase new and old ds games or features from the dsi SHOP using wii/Nintendo points. Your wii store account CAN NOT be linked with your new Dsi SHOP account sadly so you will have to add new credit cards and points to your dsi. But the Dsi STORE is a very nice and fun addition to the Dsi to keep it's life runing for a very long time. The dsi still can play all your old and amazing ds video games along with The NEW Dsi SHOP games. The 2 cameras take quite nice pictures (if your in good lighting) and you can UPLOAD THE STRIEGHT TO FACEBOOK! It's very easy to use and VERY FUN as well. All in all, the new features on the Dsi work PERFECTLY in my opinion. I am hopeing the new 3DS will make a huge improvment to the handheld gameing industry but for now, we can just have our fun on the new Nintendo DSi.
Pros I like how the touchscreen is resistive or squishy, which means you can use a stylus or your hand. It also has 2 cameras which you don't see included on many other handheld video games. Pictochat is pretty nice too.
Cons As a gaming system it is really bad. Poor graphics and bad controls. An analog stick would have been nice
Summary I like it for talking with my friends, and two cameras is pretty cool, but for a gaming system it is very poor. It cannot keep up with other new handheld systems such as the PSP. The PSP may not have two built in cameras, but it does have a flash player that supports YouTube. With the Dsi all you can do is view a thumbnail, details and comments for a video. Nintendo as I have noticed does not believe graphics quality is important, to me however it is. It also has poor choice of games. For the Dsi I have never seen any titles higher than teen. This would be a great system for kids 11 and under but definitely not a good choice for serious gamers like me. I own a 360 elite a Ps3 a psp a wii a dsi and an itouch. I like my ps3 the most out of all.
Pros Almost nothing, maybe the two bigger screens and thinner design, but that is it.
Cons I am a fan of the Pokémon series, and having the dual-slot feature is essential for convenience. Also, outside of that, it would be nicer to just have 2 consoles for the price of 1. And, when a console upgrades, it should have more features, not less
Summary Unfortunately, I think that the DS Lite still is better than the DSi, (I am speaking for myself), because I do not need 2 cameras, bigger screens, a SD card and so on, when I just want to play games! Come on! Is that so hard? Seriously, when you start to mix a console with a computer and an iPod, you end up with a MESS, and that is final.
I still like my old PS 2 because it does what I am expecting it to do: let me play my games (I am so not going to buy another console such as the PS 3 or the Xbox)
My advice? I think it is still better to opt by the DS Lite, but if the lack of the Dual Slot Feature doesn't bother you and you like the new features, go for the DSi.