Bought it for my four year old son, he just loves it. My wife and I do too. I've been a fan of Nintendo since 1985, owned just about every Nintendo there ever was. It would be nice if some of these proceeds would benefit the people and families in Japan.
Excellent Nintendo - larger screen; good for older eyes.
Massive library of games.
Nintendo quality. Unique color!
Highly recommend - esp., if 3D is not a need!
Adults will love this version.
I was debating whether this or a PSP. After all is said and done this is better for kids. I have a 7 year girl who loves it. The games they carry are more geared to young kids than the PSP.
There is a wireless connection to the internet but we don't use it. I got a memory card for it and we put a lot of the songs she likes on it and its perfect for long trips. (you can get earphones for it). It takes pictures that she can even write on and with the big screen no squinting and easy for everyone.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary Super Mario Bros. game franchise, Nintendo is releasing a special, DSi XL gaming system bundle for the 2010-2011 holiday season. The bundle is headlined by a beautiful special edition version of the DSi XL handheld console in Mario's favorite color, red. The exterior of this DSi XL carries a notation of the anniversary and representations of some familiar faces from the Mushroom Kingdom of Super Mario Bros. Bundled along with the DSi XL is the classic multiplayer racing game, Mario Kart DS, which revolutionized play on the DS when it was released in 2005. This bundle is the perfect way to introduce players new to handheld gaming to the DSi XL and is a collectors items longtime gaming fans will cherish.
The DSi XL is the second hardware release in Nintendo's DSi product line and is a high-powered handheld video game system with an two extra large, 4.2-inch diagonal viewing angle screens that are 93% larger than those of the DS Lite. Not only does it possess all the features of the standard DSi, it is backwards compatible to all game cards designed for the DS, DS Lite and DSi, allows for access to downloadable DSiWare games and applications through the Nintendo DSi Shop and comes bundled with three DSiWare titles. Additional features include touch screen control via the included full size, easy to hold stylus, the ability to snap, edit and share photos with friends using the two built-in digital cameras, music playback with Nintendo DSi Sound and Internet browsing with the built-in Nintendo DSi browser. From playing games to just playing around, the DSi XL does it all.