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Title: DSi: Necessary or Nintendo greed


JewelRy9 - January 7, 2009 12:44 AM (GMT)
Is it worth paying more than the price of a lite for DSiWare and some extra onboard features?

Doopliss Boy - January 7, 2009 12:50 AM (GMT)
Well, I would wait to find out what the DSiWare games are and how good they are.

And welcome to SMRPGL.

MetalMario - January 7, 2009 02:38 AM (GMT)
I don't know what to make of the DSi, the camera feature isn't that great looking, maybe of equal or lesser quality of a cell phone, but that's why I have a Camera. If the DS Ware is as crappy as some of the games on WiiWare, definitely not buying it. I probably won't buy it anyway, unless a Mario game gets on there. <_<

number1supermariofan - January 7, 2009 08:59 PM (GMT)
I already got a ds AND a dslite so whats the point? <_<

RPG Fan - January 7, 2009 11:58 PM (GMT)
Unless they make things that are only for the DSi AND really good, there is no point to getting it. Therefore i am not getting it. I mean what is the point of having a camera? If you have a cellphone and you bring it everywhere, there is no point to having a DOUBLE camera because most cellphones have cameras.

TNT - January 8, 2009 01:11 AM (GMT)
What I'm afraid of, is that knowing Nintendo, they will say it is not meant to replace the DS, but then they will start releasing games with features exclusive to the DSi. Then they will probably discontinue the DS lite.

Even though it is very easy to find Game Boy emulators online, it would be kind of cool if they used this for a GB and GBC virtual console. They could have some awesome features like wireless linking and maybe even Wifi for the games that allowed multiplayer. They could also use it to emulate the N64's transfer pack for games like Pokemon Stadium and Mario Golf, between the Wii and DS. I doubt they would do anything that awesome though <_<

MetalMario - January 8, 2009 01:54 AM (GMT)
I was kinda hoping for a GB VC. It's a great idea, and the only reason I would ever THINK of buying it.

TNT - January 8, 2009 02:22 AM (GMT)
Yeah, even if it was to have a VC it would have to have a lot of good games before I would consider it. I'm proud to still have my original, giant, Game Boy-style DS :D

MetalMario - January 8, 2009 02:23 AM (GMT)
Super Mario Land, Game Boy Zeldas, and a bunch of other ones. -_-

number1supermariofan - January 8, 2009 09:02 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (TNT @ Jan 7 2009, 09:22 PM)
I'm proud to still have my original, giant, Game Boy-style DS :D

i got one too

MetalMario - January 9, 2009 02:53 AM (GMT)
Yeah, me too, and then the Lite came out, and there was hardly any accessories for the original DS. <_< So I got a Lite! But I'm not getting a DSi...

TNT - January 9, 2009 03:28 AM (GMT)
I don't like the Lite, its really hard to adjust for the size difference and the different button placements from the original DS.

The original had a better slogan too, how can you beat "Touching is Good"?
:lol:

MetalMario - January 9, 2009 08:43 PM (GMT)
Yeah, whatever happened to that? :huh:

BRANDON_BURK - January 9, 2009 11:12 PM (GMT)
I bought the original at a store for $10 less than the lite which was right next to it. I didn't know the difference back then. =V

Keiji Dragon - January 12, 2009 08:34 PM (GMT)
Meh. They've always done a third revision of there portables before, so I'm not too surprised.

Here's what I mean:
Game Boy > Game Boy Pocket > Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance > Game Boy Advance SP > Game Boy micro

Nintendo DS > Nintendo DS Lite > Nintendo DSi

MetalMario - January 13, 2009 12:56 AM (GMT)
The Micro did horrible.

At least this should be the last DS. It's a good system, but we don't need 3. Sorry, Nintendo.

DR WE1RD - January 14, 2009 11:06 AM (GMT)
I am quite happy with my DS lite. Yes the DSi may have a few extras and more options, but for me its not something I would get. It will not play and gameboy advance games. I think that maybe Nintendo has a hidden agenda behind it to kinda phase out the gameboy advance and its games.

Yoshi_221 - January 15, 2009 03:48 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (DR WE1RD @ Jan 14 2009, 06:06 AM)
I think that maybe Nintendo has a hidden agenda behind it to kinda phase out the gameboy advance and its games.

Too many conspiracies like that are around to rule that out...that's probably their true motives.

But I like the DS. I think they should of waited a bit to make the DSi have two widescreens and PSP-esque graphics because other than that, it's a DS with a camera and DSware.

Unless of course they make GB VC...I like that idea: Super Mario Land...Wario Land...

MetalMario - January 15, 2009 01:30 PM (GMT)
...All those Zeldas I mysteriously never bought. Yeah, I might just get the thing if it has a GB VC. But after a price cut. X-Play got a rumor it's going to be $180. :blink:

Doopliss Boy - January 15, 2009 11:31 PM (GMT)
IGN got the rumor too.

And it would come out April 4th.

The Radiance Paladin - February 18, 2009 06:49 PM (GMT)
QUOTE
Doopliss Boy Posted on Jan 15 2009, 06:31 PM
  IGN got the rumor too.

And it would come out April 4th. 



The Rumor is True!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's pretty awesome that the Nintendo DSI is coming out.

MetalMario - February 19, 2009 02:25 AM (GMT)
Yeah, but I probably won't buy it. -_- I already have 2 DSs. :)

Doopliss Boy - February 19, 2009 05:16 AM (GMT)
170? Hm, well cheaper then it is in Japan (180).

I'll probably get it since I don't have a lite.

RPG Fan - February 19, 2009 09:49 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (MetalMario @ Feb 18 2009, 09:25 PM)
Yeah, but I probably won't buy it. -_- I already have 2 DSs. :)

^ That.

MetalMario - February 19, 2009 11:46 PM (GMT)
HAHA I didn't think there'd be a THIRD DS. :lol: i just hope it's close to the same size as the Lite, or there won't be any accessories that fit the Lite anymore. <_<

luigi4160 - April 3, 2009 11:27 AM (GMT)
I will get it since my DS Lite's L button doesn't work




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