Nintendo DSi XL - Midnight Blue
I will tell you straight.
This is a good buy, not if you’re a kid, not if you’re a serious gamer, but if you are a casual gamer, playing on the old Gameboy games, if you don't care about the pixels, and if you are sick of tiny systems. The XL is comfortable in your hands and it performs the same as the DSi. Most importantly, you can see the game, the screen is clear and easy to look at. Some people say that the screen res doesn't change, they are right. To be honest, the resolution is too high on the normal DSi, too many pixels in too small a space. This results in a blur in the worst possible place, the game text. The letters are fuzzy and not always easy to read. These are not high quality screens, they all still have pixels and can be blurry to the eyes, the XL is comfortable to look at, and most of the people I show it to say "Wow you can see the game." If you are looking for a system to buy, I would recommend this, as it is the most comfortable hand held put out by Nintendo for a while now.
This new DS here is one of the best updated models Nintendo has came out with. It has a lot to offer and the screen is perfect for those who play with friends around. Sounds perfect, works perfectly, but my main turn off for updated models of the Nintendo DS is the lack of a gameboy advance slot. I still play gameboy advance games time to time, but other than that, this thing here is a great product for those who are new to DS handhelds or just looking for an upgrade. Its fun to play around with the camera and add silly effects to them, makes it fun to take photos of friends and family. What I do like about the DSi XL is the size of the screen and the colorfully graphics it display, the colors are more brighter than my old first model DS. I highly recommend this product unless you're waiting for the Nintendo 3DS that's coming out next year.
I can see!
I wanted to pick up a DS once I realized that the PSP I'd bought for my husband was going to be worthless to our small children for a very long time. The DS has games for Early Childhood and looks like it's going to be very beneficial for our homeschool (daughter learns best by playing games and I can only play "ABC Go Fish" so many times.) My problem was that I have fairly severe astigmatism and looking at the original DS screen for more than 15 minutes or so was next to impossible. Enter the DSi XL: I just picked it up this afternoon and was able to play for an entire hour before I felt any strain on my eyes whatsoever. I know the resolution isn't as high as on the original DSi, but the picture actually seems to look better. I don't know if it's just my eyesight, but the XL's picture looks less fuzzy than it's DSi or Ds lite counterparts'. I'm really looking forward to letting my daughters play on this and having it for our many road trips. If I have a beef, it's only that the shiny cover attracts fingerprints........
Do not buy if you are older than 10!!!
I just want to start off by saying DO NOT buy this especially if you already have a ds lite.I sold my ds lite and got this expecting dsi to do so much more than ds lite. It really doessn't. Me and my friend both got it and we both agree it is a terrible system. The web browser is terrible. It can barely even load google. And there is not a single good game in the dsi shop. But the main reason i dont like dsi is because of the games. ALL of the games i have experianced i completed in an hour. And the graphics are barely better than gameboy advance. With this, i have pretty much come to the conclusion that ds is a system for NOOBS. None of the games have any replay value what so ever(yes, even pokemon). And the camera is SO fuzzy that youll hardly ever use it. And dsixl doesnt even fit in your pocket. Well, anyway, next month im trading it in for a psp (whats better, 3000 or go?) and my troubles will be over. Do not by this system if you are older than 10!
amazing fun expierence
this system will bring fun to whole fam.play itnowkk
Nintendo DSi XL
The DSi XL is awesome! The screens are 93% larger, the 2 cameras have great quality, DSi Sound is fun, Flipnote Studio is real fun, Photo Clock helps you adjust the time way better, DSi Shop is cool if you want downloaded games and apps (but i never use it), DSi Browser is alright it's sorta slow, and the 2 Brain Age games are fun when your actually in the mood for learning. Overall i think the DSi XL is a GREAT system. I would recommend this to anybody.
Best System Ever!!!!
First I'll go over the looks. I like the blue color way more than the dsi blue. Unlike the ds lite it has three lights on the left corner. The on light, the light that shows you if it's charging or not, and the light that shows if you have a wireless access point around you. The speakers look different than other systems, however I'm not sure if I like it. They are a whole bunch of holes in the shape of a hexagon, although this doesn't really matter. First is games. I love games in the big screen. It makes gaming a lot more fun, especially if your friends are crowding around you to see what game your playing or how to do a special trick or cheat. The downside is if your playing a poor game with not much effort put into it, the graphics aren't as good and are a bit blurry. Next is the dsi camera. You can get to this by clicking on the icon or hitting either the L or R button while on the main menu. You can save photos on the system memory, or on an SD card. If you don't have an SD card you can only take 300 photos though. If you click camera, you obviously, can take pictures. You can take them normally, distort them, add graffiti, stickers, and draw on them, take them in black and white and touch certain objects to give them color, (I only use this to take a black and white photo. If you touch stuff it just makes it all weird quality) you can tap stuff to change the color, mirror yourself as two different people, in a triangle shape, or in a square shape, (in this you can use your stylus to move the point in which your pictures are centered on) you can use mischief to give yourself two different moustaches, hearts in your eyes, tears, ears and whiskers like a cat or mouse, a big funny mouth, sunglasses, a pig nose, yellow glasses, or big eyes. The emoter trys to change your expression to happy, sad, or mad. It doesn't work to well though. Especially if you have glasses. Merging people is kind of dumb. It just makes both of your pictures see through and puts them on top of each other. Your faces have to be on the exact same spot for it to look right and you can't wear glasses. I dislike resemblance! You both have to be right next to each other and have your faces and the ds at the right spots so it "finds" you both, which is really annoying. Frames are really cool. You can frame it to look like a card, a fancy frame, a movie strip, mario, pink lady gaga hair, a king card, a flower, and you can make your own. In each setting you can click the switch button to move to the inner or outer camera. You can also go to your album and look through all your pictures. You can also edit pictures in your album. You can mark your pictures with a sticker to keep them more organized. You can also easily update them on your facebook. You can delete photos, and lastly, make a slide show. You also have a calender so you can make a caption so you know where the pictures were taken. In other you can copy photos from your system to your sd card of vice versa, exchange pictures with friends, and see a tutorial so you know how to use your camera better. I like dsi sound. You have a bird so you can click it and it will tweet your 20 second sounds. You can record audio up to 20 seconds. I don't like that! Only 20 seconds! You can play your sounds backwards, change the pitch, make it sound like a bird, like your talking into an electric fan, like a trumpet, and you can harmonize. In playing with your music you play and edit your music. Pretty simple, but lots of fun. The brain ages are fun for a couple days, but I don't use them anymore. Pictochat is okay, but when you're that close to a person to use it, you can just talk to them. You can draw and write bigger, and use color. DS download play is exactly the same, nothing new. I use it all the time. You can play games with your other friends with a ds. Flipnotes are cool for people who like art, but the cool ones are like 80 pages and I don't really enjoy art. The bigger screen makes them a lot better for people who like flipnotes. Photo Clock is pointless. All it is is slideshows and alarms. The web isn't that great. Some of the things I posted on my facebook account didn't actually show up, and sometimes you have to tap something a bunch of times for it to click. I don't know how the shop is because I would just rather get an actually game. In settings you can see how much memory you have left and how much space each thing takes up. You can turn your wireless comunications on, adjust the brightness, make a username for pictochat and ds download play. You can chose a color for your menu, type in your birthday so that on your birthday everyone in your pictochat will recieve a cool message saying it's your birthday. You set the date, time, make alarms, parental controls where your parent can decide what you can and can't do, and yes, it's password protected so you can't change it when your parents are done. You can calibrate the touch screen if it isn't working right, test your mic, set up the internet connection, set your language, country, update your system, and clear your memory. Sorry this is very long and if you read the whole thing, props to you :)
I LOVE IT!
I would definitely recommend this! I previously had a regular DSi and I got headaches from looking at the screen. I believe it was because it was too small. Well, i'm not experiencing that with this DS! I absolutely love the bigger screen and it it easier to play games too because it is easier to see things! A+++
I DONT JUST LIKE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!!
THIS IS A GREAT SYSTEM. IT HAS A LARGE SCREEN. A BIGGER STYLIST FOR MORE COMFORT WHEN YOU PLAY. ALOT OF FUN STUFF YOU CAN DOWN LOAD AT THE DS SHOP. TWO CAMERAS THAT WHEN YOU TAKE A PICTURE YOU CAN MESS WITH IT,AND IT WILL MAKE YOU,YOUR FRIENDS,AND YOUR FAMILY LAUGH. IT HAS A GREAT BATTERY LIFE. NOT TO MENTION IT HAS A 93% BIGGER SCREEN THEN THE DS LIGHT. THIS I THINK IS THE BEST DS OF ALL
Best system EVER!
Well i bought it the other day and the system was working perfectly.i got the midnight blue and the pen stylus was huge. somehow i got in the web browser without touching it! the only thing they should improve is the graphics when you look closely at some games it becomes pixolated. i would recommend this to any gamer from casual to hardcore.