So here's my Review----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overall: 9.0
New Matte Finish
Compatible with all Ds Games
SD Card Slot
Browser is slow at times
Limited downloads at the moment
No GBA slot
This system has got the looks and it's made by the franchise that millions have grown up and fallen in love with: Nintendo. I must say they've really outdone theirselves this time. This system is phenominal.
Even if you've just bought a DS Lite you should consider a DSi. The addition of the 2 cameras allow for gameplay that only the DSi can give. This is shown in WarioWare: Snapped a new game available via the online store. While a bit goofy and shallow, this game delivers and is fun to play in short bursts. It uses the cameras to detect your motion while you perform several different movements. Afterwards, you watch it play back the video it has recorded and hopefully laugh at yourself. The online store uses Nintendo (formerly Wii) points. The purchasing categories are Free, 200, 500, and 800+.
The Internet browser is almighty and powerful. The best ever to be seen on a portable video game system ( provided you have a stable connection) it's nice to play around on. Though you can't watch Youtube videos the Browser can display most sites pictures and all. On bigger, content heavier sites (like this one) you might have to downgrade to a mobile version. If you do it takes seconds to connect and is much more enjoyable.
The DSi is of course compatible with all regular Nintendo DS games. It's bigger, brighter screens make you feel like your seeing things in a whole new light and you'll frequently find yourself staring and caressing its new fingerprint proof matte finish. The Online Store provides for capabilities like downloading old GBA games to fill the void. Besides, if you don't buy the DSi you'll miss out on exclusive games that uses the systems cameras.
The DSi's SD card slot also allows you to store music and use it as an mp3. The songs must be converted to AAC before being played on the DSi though. It also provides for more room for photos and the ability to move them from your DSi to your computer. The cameras are the perfect resolution for the system and come out crystal clear.
The bottom line is this system is great and should at least be considered if not bought no matter what version of the original DS you have.
"Welcome to the "i" of the storm."