I don’t know about you, but where I live (UK) Nintendo released the new Nintendo DSi.
First, I’m going to talk about the features then you give you my thoughts.
The DSi looks more unique – It’s a better looking version of it’s sucessor DS and DS Lite.
It’s longer than the DS Lite, but slimmer!
It’s a mix of the Apple iPod Touch/iPhone and the Sony’s PlayStationPortable. But this is good in some cases.
Now lets look at some features.
- The Nintendo DSi can play music and video and now has the ability to view pictures. All from an SD card. It also features 2 cameras – One on the front and one near the mic.
You can play with the pictures – Distort them, mirror them, and add cartoon things like a hat. That is pretty cool!
- With the mic, you can record sounds, and play them back – You can also change the pitch and speed.
- Just like the Wii has a Wii-Ware shop, there is a new DSi-Ware shop. Basically the same as the Wii-Ware thing.
- You can now view the web on the DSi when a wireless hotspot is in range.
MY FINISHING THOUGHTS
The new Nintendo DSi looks cool, but I think its quite weird having a camera on a game console.
The camera I would say is good for long journeys. You won’t get bored with games and taking pictures.
The music function is good for entertainment, on or off long journeys 😉
Viewing pictures is quick on the DSi, and you can easily sort them on to the Wii or PS3. ? The camer doesnt take photos too acuratly. There isn’t a good auto-focus either. More to the point, its better on a real camera!
They moved the volume to the left hand side, and it’s now clicking buttons. This is a good improvement. Though, it should have been at the front.
The new interface (menu) looks more organized with bouncy icons..It does look better and clearer – I like that.
There is no GBA slot and this is what people loved. It was useless to me but on forums I see people talking about the fact is has no GBA slot to play Game Boy Advance games.
Viewing the internet on the DSi is a great feature, but it eats up battery. So it makes it half as fun. =[
Playing music also halves the battery life.
The screen is wider so if you have a movie or something, you can watch it in widescreen.
The DSi has a matte finish to it, so its not a fingerprint magnet anymore. This is good!
These are my thoughts and you are entitled to differ!
Overall, I think the DSi is a cool gadget, but not a must have.. It’s not worth buying a new DS just for cameras. But if it was between the PSP Go! and the DSi, i’d go for the DSi.
Also, I don’t think it’s worth buying a DSi if you have a DS Lite.
What do you think of the DSi?
– Mr Funguin