Nintendo DSi - Black
A bit of a downer
I own a light blue, colored, nintendo dsi and lemme tell you, when i first got it, i was quite impressed. The camera feature, the audio studio, as well as the "app" store on the dsi really made it seem like a cool device. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice little handheld device, but it is NOTHING compared to what the original nintendo ds, the ds lite, as well as the 3ds were. The nintendo dsi has cool features, but they get boring and useless quite quickly, especially since the dsi camera is literally like 2 or 3 megapixels. Anyways, aside from the features, the most disappointing part of the nintendo dsi is the games developed for the dsi are pretty bad. Since the dsi does not have a slot for gameboy games like the original ds did, you're stuck with the "ds only" games Nintendo develops. Unfortunately, literally the only good dsi games i've came across were: "Animal Crossing: Wild World" and the new mario brothers game. Other than that, there are really no awesome games left for the dsi. At least the good thing about the 3DS is that it features many old and remade games, so that you can satifsy that feeling of nostalgia and play those awesome, old games like : Ocarina of Time. The DSI has absolutely none of those good, ol' games. So all in all, the dsi is a very physically appealing handheld console, however it lacks the most important element in a console, THE GAMES. Bottom line, not worth that $100. Instead, go out and buy a 3DS or maybe even a Gameboy, and just sit down and enjoy Pokemon: Ruby version! :D
I had owned a DSlite, after it broke I started shopping for a new one. Then the DSi came out. I got it during christmas 2009, and kept until august 2011. I had quit playing it, so i traded it in for a PS2, which I like better. There's nothing wrong with the DSi, I loved it, but the games on DS are designed for younger kids, so over time I became bored playing them. The Camera on this thing never failed me, and worked great. The MP3 player worked great too. Most everyone I know didn't think it was worth it just being a DS with a camera, though the DSi has some exclusive download only videogames and apps, including flipnote studio, and web browser. If I were 10 again, I would buy this because it has everything you'll need to have fun. If your 14 and want cheap games, and good graphics, don't get the DSi, get a used PS2 and play stuff on a budget, because the games are cheaper, you'll save money. Overall buying a game console comes down to what you want it to do, and what games you want to play. Just sit down and compare the feature's, then compare the game library, I can't tell you, and nether can any other reviewer, what you need. So if you decide that a DSi is what you need, it's what you need. If you do decide to go with a DSi, know that Super Mario 64, is the best game on the console.
I love DS systems I grew up with them and when I bought this system (in black of course my favorite color) and I was reluctant at first but as the game library grew I grew to love it! The shoulder buttons curse ( I think a good percentage of DS owners know what I'm talking about) got me but I just kept blowing on the shoulder buttons and it got me by for a year. Then it was time to get a new one when when the shoulder buttons broke completely. I had a warranty so i got the the same color. That lasted me till the 3DS came out. I had just gotten alot of dsi ware and the 4 swords zelda game for free too! But luckily at my Gamestop the employee let me take out my black 3ds and transfer all my stuff too it! I loved my DSI it had a nice run and era but now its all about the 3DS
All about how great DSI is.
The *new* (not really) Dsi's rule! It's like a whole extended version of the ds!(Sadly, there isn't a gba game slot but I don't have any game boy games so it doesn't matter.Plus, it get's dirty so I'm ok with that.) It's like you do all this extra stuff that you coudn't do on the ds like taking pictures, you can see the whole menu, and with extended things on the camera there's even thos ajustment where you can zoom in so it can also be used to spy on people.(Not to stalk people) One more thing: IT'S AWESOME! I think i already said that.
I got this and this is awsome!! I love it! I love playing this with other people. Ds download play accually works with sd lite and dsi. I do not know if it works with the other ds systems. I accually got this a long time ago. I recommend this to nintendo lovers! My dsi is white.
Better than what I expected!
I have tested out the DS from a friend of mine. It was great, and it made me want to buy one. I'm glad the price came down on the consoles, otherwise I would not be writting this right now ^_^. The DSi allows you to play DS games (sadly no GBA port, but I have no GBA games, and I don't think GS sells them anymore), take pictures and manipulate them, surf the net, and chat with others. The games for it are varied (unlike the Wii where the games are repettive, and NOT fun sometimes), the graphics are AMAZING (probably better than the PS2 in my opinion), and I like the touch-screen. Overall, PURCHASE THIS NOW IF YOU WANT COOL GAMES TO PLAY!!! *and to those who say "DS is bad, get a PSP, did you all at least try this first? Also, I might buy a PSP in the future.*
Great for starters
The DSi is a good starting point on the portable gaming experience. I bought this like three years ago and to this day, it still performs great and it is in great condition. It only needed a Game Boy slot just to make it the perfect experience for hardcore and casual gamers. It is also good to enjoy with the family.
its an okay product
The dsi in my opinion is an okay product. The screen is bigger but the graphics are nothing to get excited over.the controls and gameplay are pactically the same from the previous system. For the dsi nintendo tried to imphasize its internet capabilities which I have to say they did alright on. Being able to download games was the biggest plus of this system. Now the web browser is a another story. its easy to use but only thing is it doesn't support flash, so that means no youtube. Another thing is that i'll always get an error message saying out of memory which is pain when trying to browse. Another major feature is the front and rear facing camera that can be used in certain games and regular picture taking. so all in all the dsi is great for yonger kids that don't have high expectations for a product.
Not the best system out there
The dsi is not the best buy out there.What I really don't like is how you can't play gameboy games.There are a lot of good gameboy games as well as ds.So why not have both.Another thing is the battery life. IT cannot go far without charging.The ds lite couuld go 19 hours without charging and it could play gameboy games.And it's cheaper.It's abetter buy to get the ds lite.
Not The Best
This system is not the system you want to spend $150 on. You should just save $20 and by a PSP 3000 or PSP 1000. The PSP plays movies, games, goes on the internet, you can download as many TV shows as you want over Platstation Network, take pictures, and all the DSI can do is play games, go on the internet, take pictures, and that's it. I like watching TV and movies, so for me it's the PSP, a game system, and a TV all in one.