Nintendo DSi XL - Burgundy
Best handheld EVER.
I love my XL. For starters, the screen is HUGE. It's perfect for showing my little cousin how to be a Pokemon master! The screen is crisp and bright, and my games look better than ever. I was worried that since the screen is so much bigger than other DS systems that the graphics would be diminished. Surprisingly, the resolution is PERFECT. The sound is good, my only gripe is that the volume control buttons are unlike the DS Lite system, where you had more control (I think) with the volume. This is because DS Lite systems use a single button that slides, whereas DSi systems use two separate buttons for volume control. However, you can CRANK the volume. It seems louder than the other systems, which is good for when you're at a party or loud gathering and you don't have any headphones on hand. There's no GBA slot, so if you're still playing GBA games you may want to invest in a GBA, GBA SP or Gameboy Player. I've only had my XL it freeze up once, and it was while playing HeartGold. This is, in my opinion, the best hand-held that Nintendo has released.
I love it!!!
Well I've had every Nintendo system that's came out I bought it today I wonted to upgrade from my orginal ds that I got when they first came out I can't put it down a lot of my friends told me not to buy it and just get the regular DSi so I decided I would go to my local gamestop and learn more about it i liked that they had a display of the old DSi compared to the XL when I saw the difference in size I had to have it and I loved that they preinstalled 3 of the Brain Age games I think the the screen has a better resolution then my old DS and for anyone that says DS systems and DSi systems r just for kids r stupid there not I have a psp and this DSi XL does a lot more then my psp and the graphics r better then psp also u can hook it up to ur Nintendo Wii the price isn't that bad if ur thinking about upgrading from ur old DS pay the extra $** and by the XL cause when u see how big it is it will blow ur mind
Not a Giant Leap from DSi, Giant Leap for DS Lite
In my chain of DS system upgrades, I started out with the original silver DS. Very old school. Next, it broke down over the course of a few years and I upgraded to the DS Lite Metallic Rose. I was really happy with that. Seeing as I bought the lite literally a week before all of the DSi buzz came out, I didn't see the point in buying the DSi. But now that it's been a few years and the DS Lite is no longer considered new, I got the DSi XL. My reasoning for this was, hey - if your going to upgrade anyway you might as well get the latest technology. The pen actually does make a difference, it's much easier and probably will make adults more willing to play. The only flaw I have found is the outer camera side gets fingerprints on it very easily because of the glossiness and that the top screen wiggles a bit when you lightly shake the system. It's pretty good, but I suggest that you infact do put all lot of effort into finding the right case. I read a few reviews on here and the cases didn't seem that good. Then I went to EB Games and found a perfect case, for gaming girls anyway. It's an animal skin imprint leather and the colours perfectly match with the burgundy. Awesome system!
I got one for my birthday and it is awsome!!!!!! Some of the games have bad graphic but they are ok cause they are so fun. my bro got one too he loves it he wanted the regular dsi cause he did not want bronze but he got the dsi xl and the bronze is not really bronze it is like black so for that he liked it. it is such an awsome thing some people say they do not want it cause they want to take it to stores and play it when there moms or dads are looking but it is too BIG but its really big if you have had the regular sized one but if you havent then you will get used to it. P.S. the dsi xl is way better than the regular ds/dsi...
Awesome system. 3ds not worth it.
i traded in all my games and my blue dsi and it was worth it!!!!! All my friend want the 3ds but its not really worth it i don't understand the concept. And its to much. BUT I LOVE THE DSI XL the full stylus is really good to use for the game art academy. SO if your not to sure between dsi xl and 3ds get the ds xl!!!
This thing is gonna be good!!
I preordered mine at gamestop. Halo 3 odst uncharted 1 and tales of vesperia. This thing will deffinately be a hit. I almost bought the dsi but I stumbled accross a news article about its japanese release date. I waited almost half a year but it should be worth it. The larger screens will let you dominate other players hunched over on their tiny little ds lites. And playing call of duty on it should be alot of fun. I bet there will be people who never wanted a ds but will want this one because of the larger screens. The colors aren't the best but they should appeal to older people. My mom said she liked the burgundy color, granted she would only play it to do sudoku and other stuff like that, but she should like it anyway. No GBA spot but who cares? Some people yes but I never found one game I liked on it. With my card and everything I paid practically nothing! And for a more dollars you can have hundreds of more dollars of fun! I preordered it and I can't wait!
Cannot transfer already purchased DSIWARE...!!!!
This New DSI is for the most part a wonderful idea, the bigger screens and bigger body itself is much more comfortable to use than the regular DSI. The screens are very clear and it really does help you see in great details all the coolest features of the different games. Becuase its slightly bigger... your hands dont feel like they are about to fall asleep after holding it for hours. The fact that it comes with all the pre-installed little features and games such as Brain Age Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters & Photo Clock , Flipnotes and the web user is pretty cool. And the bigger stylus is in my opinion one of the best things. The ONLY FLAW that i find in this system is this: You cannot in any way transfer your already purchased DSIWARE games to this new DSi XL! Sadly Nintendo did not think on this part and are therefore affecting the purchase of this system by many people who have spent loads of money on the downloadable games. If you are one of those people... i suggest not purchasing this system as of yet untill Nintendo finds a way to fix this if they do. Its not a good idea to spend ***'s of dollars on downloadable content only to then spend ***$ on a new system that you cannot transfer your content too!I hope this information helps.
Not too Shabby
As an owner of multiple game systems for the past 20 years, I must say that the new DSi XL has some really wonderful aspects that lack in other systems as well as some aspects I so wish it could improve upon. In comparison to the PSP, its graphics aren't even close. But, that really isn't the point of the DS in the first place. It is more of the game interaction that matters the most. The touch sensitivity of the screen is fantastic, the ability to alter images, and its hand writing recognition software is top notch. What makes this a step up from the DSi is the fact that when you take a photo, you have that larger screen to really SEE what it is you took a photo of. It allows for a larger distance from the eyes and still able to see perfectly well due to the new screen size. This allows a better sense of what is going on within the game or activity taking place thus creating a more successful experience. As for functionality, the "internet" browsing ability is fair. Because you are unable to download and install important add-ons such as "Flash" and "Java," MANY kid web sites will NOT work on here. SO, the desire for kids to explore the WEB is really limited and quite frankly, I find it merely a means for access to buy down-loadable content from the Nintendo store than anything else. Merely a means for Nintendo Corp. to make more money. I know that may seem cynical, but, I do not see much real use from a kid perspective. The pre-loaded games it comes with is a huge plus. My son has already spent a great deal of time with them and as a parent, the educational value of those games are great! I could go on for awhile about the details of this system. In short, it is a wonderful upgrade from the DSi and without any reservation, I would recommend this system to any parent or child as its abilities for interactive play with other DSi owners to individual entertainment is top notch and worthy of every cent you spend on it.
Not worth it.
Ok heres the thing, on christmas i had just gotten the DSi and i love it. Then they come out with this? So the point of the DSi XL is stupid. It has a bigger screen wich is of no use,it has a huge stylus,(pointless) plus it is a lot bigger than the DSi which makes for less ease of traveling. I guarentee it wont fit in most peoples pockets, and that means people wont go out much with it and that ruins the fun of it being a handheld. Lets not forget the reason handheld systems were made was for TRAVELING, so people can enjoy games on the road or at others houses, and with the DSi XL, that defeats the purpose of a handheld system. So to sum it up i think this is a waste of time and money for anyone. So just save yourself about ** bucks and get the normal DSi. But in my opinion all forms of the DS are great, way back to the first DS which was a brick, but an awesome brick. Nintendo should stop making so many systems and focus on the games instead.
I like it so far
I just purchased it on Sunday. I like the bigger screen for one thing. And I do like having the larger stylus, as I have problems with carpal tunnel. The graphics are not any clearer than the DS lite, but it's way clear enough. I love the cameras and the special effects you can do. The emotes function had me laughing so hard at my own expressions I almost cried! I like that it has a SD port. I just need to get the right card now. The web browser is not the best, but I can do some limited stuff on it, especially posting some pictures on facebook. I haven't really tried a lot of web sites there, or taken it to a WiFi spot outside my home, so I still have to check that part out more. When I emailed Nintendo about my problems they were very prompt in responding and giving good advice. I like the limited Brain Age games. The rest I am still working on, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. BTW, the guys at the store had not seen it yet, when I bought it so I took it out of the box and showed it to them. One remarked that it looked like a "mini netbook".