|The Nintendo DSi is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek, folding design—loaded with features like touch screen control for a unique gaming experience. Snap photos with the built-in camera, edit and send them to friends, play back your music with Nintendo DSi Sound, or browse the Internet with the Nintendo DSi Browser. From playing games to just playing around, the Nintendo DSi does it all.
Have fun with sight, sound and downloadable games -- and customize your experience.
The Nintendo DSi system comes with the first truly interactive digital camera in a video game system with 10 different interactive "lenses" that can manipulate your photos.
Change the world one photo at a time by coloring pictures the way you want them to be. Snap a photo, and choose your own scenery.
Snap a photo, and choose your own scenery. Iwata Asks: Nintendo DSi Games Download the games and Nintendo DSi applications of your choice* (from online Nintendo store - connect via Wi-Fi to purchase games/apps).
Some features that will be built into the system and ready to enjoy upon purchase include the Nintendo DSi Camera, Nintendo DSi Sound and Nintendo DSi Shop. The most noticeable feature of the slim Nintendo DSi system is its two cameras – one camera is on the external body, and the second one points at the user when the device is flipped open. As the first truly interactive digital camera in a video game system with 10 different interactive “lenses” that can manipulate your photos, the Nintendo DSi Camera offers an easy way to take and share your photos with family and friends. The cameras also present people with unprecedented ways to interact with their games while giving developers a new tool to devise creative games and experiences. If the touch screen gave Nintendo DS a sense of feel and the microphone allowed it to hear, the two cameras give Nintendo DSi the sense of sight.
Another enhanced feature is the Nintendo DSi Sound application, which serves as both an interactive voice recorder and music player that allows users to play with their music while they listen to it. Users can access different audio filters or control the pitch and speed of recorded voice or music files to alter voices or change the tempo of a song. The mic is located between the two screens when the device is flipped open, and there is also a stereo headphone output that lets users listen to music saved on an SD card, even with the screen shut.
In the world of software, Nintendo DSi will be the platform for the most relevant and fun on-the-go games and applications. The Nintendo DSiWare application will populate Nintendo DSi with software that can be downloaded using Nintendo DSi Points directly to the portable system, just as WiiWare has with Nintendo’s Wii console. Developers big and small are invited to create software that makes use of the properties and functions of the hardware. Nintendo DSiWare games and applications will be available at a range of values, starting at 200 points.
In addition to downloadable games, Nintendo DSi is able to play games made specifically for the system and sold at retail. The system can also play most Nintendo DS™ games, and will have access to a library of more than 850 titles originally made for that system.
I enjoyed playing with my DSi (until i got a 3DS) it was very fun. It's too bad that the removed the ability to play GBA games, but i did enjoy things like flip note studio and the built in shop it has to purchase games without going to the store. Finally if you do decide to purchase a DSi i recommend you next by a 3DS although a lot of loved features from the DSi are not their it makes up for it with it's own new features
Needless new SKU6/13/2011
I bought a DSI not having owned a DS Lite, the only reason you should buy one. Over the DS Lite it offers a terrible quality camera and a screen ever so slightly larger. However this comes at the cost of GBA backwards compatibility. So if you have a GBA library this is not the DS SKU for you.
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