featured reviewss84718 (17) on 12, Nov. 2008 16:17 (HKT)
before DSI release,i already have 2 NDS.But when the DSI came out,i still ordered one from play-asia.Well after i got it in hand,what i want to say is it is worth the money.It is very impressive!Larger screen make everything looks better.The console body has different material from the NDS.I like the feeling when i hold ...[read more...]
- Enlarged screen (17% bigger at 3.25 inches)
- Reduced size (about 12% thinner)
- Two cameras built-in
- SD memory card slot (Allows you to save pictures and display them on the Wii™)
- Built-in browser function
- Built-in music playback function
- Download and store games on your SD card (Japan only!)
- Plays all Nintendo DS™ games!
- Does NOT support Gameboy™ Advance anymore!
descriptionThe Nintendo DSi is the long-awaited successor to Nintendo's popular handheld video game console. Compared to the Nintendo DS Lite, the NDSi features a 17% larger screen and a 12% reduced size at a weight of only 214 grams.Further enhancements include two built-in cameras, SD memory card slot (allows you to save pictures and display them on the Wii™) as well as built-in browser and music playback function.The new Nintendo DSi plays all Nintendo DS™ games. Gameboy™ Advance game playback is no longer supported though.
|Official Release Date||Nov 01, 2008|
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I have recently been spending a lot of time with my older DS Lite and thought it would be nice to upgrade it to a DSi. After trying to get a second hand one in good condition I thought to check PlayAsia - and it turns out you can still get the Japanese language models new.
It truly is new in box like it has fallen through a time portal from 2009. It is also running it's original firmware, which is convenient for homebrew. I had forgotten what a fantastic upgrade the DSi was from the DS Lite. You lose a little battery life but it is still far more long lived than any of the current 3DS / 2DS handhelds. For that you get bigger screens, nicer layout, slimmer body and the ability to adjust the brightness on the fly. It's also great that it takes the same charger as my 3DS so I no longer need to carry the one for my DS Lite.
Setting up the Japanese model was quite easy - I managed to guess my way through although once I loaded up an English game I realised I had the date backwards. Easy enough to fix, and I can now recognize the Japanese symbols for day and month ;). One thing to note is that you can't use the camera unless you go through a very long tutorial on taking an image and making edits to it. Again, I had to guess my way through but it really wasn't that bad.
There is no region locking on NDS titles so now the console is set up I use it to play English games without needing to understand the UI.
Amazing quality of product and the price was perfect. This console is a collectors item and comes beautifully packaged in bold red to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mario.
Sweet as limited edition from Japan. Ordered through Play-Asia, yet definitely worth it. However, the Japanese DSis don't support English language - just Japanese only. However, the console region free and can play any DS games without the need to worry.
I will say the limited edition DSs are worth it, despite me only needing it to play games. So I wouldn't really worry about a Japanese UI. I don't regret buying this - so excited when I got it. Thanks Play-Asia!
I got the Pokemon (White) version DSi (came with the Pokemon Whitegame) and the console is great. I was looking for one in Japanese, and the price from PlayAsia is the best around. The game is fun, and challenging (what with the Japanese and all). The only qualm I had was with the texture of the White DSi. The Pokemon White one has a matte texture that attracts durt and scratches, but luckily they come right off. I got a clear plastic shell to put it in and now it stays clean. Thanks!
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