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Nintendo has announced its latest Nintendo DSi Dual-Touchscreen Console, which comes in Black or White colors.

Featuring a dual touchscreen layout almost identical to the DS Lite, with 12% lighter weight and 2.6mm slimmer body than the previous consoles, it is complementing the existing system, which means it is not necessarily to replace the old one completely.
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#1
Nintendo has announced its latest Nintendo DSi Dual-Touchscreen Console, which comes in Black or White colors.

Featuring a dual touchscreen layout almost identical to the DS Lite, with 12% lighter weight and 2.6mm slimmer body than the previous consoles, it is complementing the existing system, which means it is not necessarily to replace the old one completely.

With newer, brighter and larger 3.25 inches touchscreen, players can enjoy more on the games. More than that, there is an external 3 Megapixels camera as well as a front-facing camera located on the inside hinge. The DSi has an SD slot and internal storage, photos can be taken directly to the Wii Photo Channel on the card.

Nintendo's also launching an online "DSi Shop," which will sell content directly over WiFi, including a free browser app and "DS Ware" game, and the company will offer free wireless connectivity at "Nintendo Zone" hotspots located in Japanese McDonalds. The shop will take the newly-renamed Nintendo Points (formerly Wii Points), 1000 of which will come free with the handheld until March 2010, and content will be priced in 200 / 500 / 800 point brackets.
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Note on the Charger: because this is a Japan imported version, its AC charger is 100V~110V only.
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Specifications:
- Black in color
- 12% light weight
- 2.6mm slimmer body
- Larger 3.25 inches dual-touchscreens
- External Face Detection 3 Megapixels Camera
- Extra SD card slot

General Description
- 1x Japanese Nintendo "DSi" Portable Video Games Console
- 2x Stylus
- Colour: Black
- Fully boxed with Manual (Japanese)

Only available in Japan - (Not released worldwide until Mid 2009/Europe - Fall 2009/North America)
This is the Japanese version of the Nintendo "DSi"

Specifications released by Nintendo on 8th October 2008
- 2x Touch screens. Size: Both measure 3.25 inches - 17% Larger than "DS"
- Nintendo "DSi" is 12% thinner than the Nintendo "DS" Lite
- Built-in music playback function
- 1x Exterior Camera
- 1x Internal Camera
- Built-in browser function
- SD Memory Card Slot - Replaces the "GBA" cartridge card slot
- Download and store games on your SD card (Japan Only!)
- Downloadable games and DSi-exclusive software will be region locked
- The Nintendo "DSi" has no "GBA" Cartridge Slot
- The "DSi" does not support Gameboy Advance anymore!
- Improved Speakers
- Compatible with all Worldwide "DS" Lite Games - Region Unlocked
- Plays all "DS" games
- All Software for the "DSi" will be Region Locked
- 100v AC Adapter
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* Warranty information is located in the specifications section
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* Free EMS Shipping Upgrade: when you purchase this item, everything else that's shipped with this item will be upgraded to EMS shipping at no additional charges.
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Free EMS Shipping Upgrade for customers from the following countries:
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United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A and Vietnam.
#2
cant see any reson to vote cold. found it cheaper elsewhere?
#3
mmm let me think.....worse battery life.....region encoding on games (ie jap console = jap games only)...not much else....oh yeah R4 Cards etc wont work!

COLD...no matter what price
banned#4
So you did not read the question. HAVE YOU SEEN IT ANYWHERE CHEAPER?
#5
defard
..region encoding on games (ie jap console = jap games only)..
COLD...no matter what price


Thats not true for starters, portable game systems do not have region encoding on games.
#6
Why Will R4 Cards,not Work?? Still Got Same Card Slot!!
#7
defard
mmm let me think.....worse battery life.....region encoding on games (ie jap console = jap games only)...not much else....oh yeah R4 Cards etc wont work!

COLD...no matter what price


I agree - why bother importing one if you cant do anything with it?

Actually just found this on wiki (of all places)

'All existing flash carts for DS and DS Lite are incompatible with DSi. Also, just as the Nintendo Wii, the Nintendo DSi will have upgradable firmware like its competitor, the PlayStation Portable. This is a first for a Nintendo handheld system.

It has been reported that the DSi utilizes region locking for DSi-specific software, since it provides Internet services tailored individually for each region, but the DSi itself does not have region lock-outs, so Nintendo DS games from any region can be played. In addition, the DSi uses rating-based parental controls, which differ by country. The WPA and WPA2 support is not backward compatible with original DS games. Only DSi services can use WPA.'

So if that is true it would seem all games created for the DS would work on the DSi, also that most DSi games would work but that ones with downloadable content might be the ones with problems.

Not sure how true wiki is mind??
#8
I give it a month after teh units UK release before we see Firmware mods and hacks to allow any region roms being used directly through the built in card slot!

Have some Heat and Rep and encourage the developers to get hold of the [SIZE=5][COLOR=Red]DSI[/COLOR][/SIZE] and get cracking.

-Forgive the Pun-
Acekard RPG User :thumbsup:
#9
aspireoneguy
So you did not read the question. HAVE YOU SEEN IT ANYWHERE CHEAPER?


http://www.gadget-asia.com/en/home/games-and-consoles/nintendo-ds/consoles/nintendo-ds-i.html
£149.99 here

I wouldnt touch one til they are released over here... i was temped last week until i read some things. menus japanese only and region locked
#10
super chilli
#11
zurich
cant see any reson to vote cold. found it cheaper elsewhere?


Price isn't everything.
banned#12
thesaint
Price isn't everything.


I think this thread was set up for people that DO want the Nintendo DSi Portable Entertainment Console and this is a deal site. So what the hell are you doing here?
#13
It is backwards compatible with all genuine games, not everyone uses cartridges and downloads illegal games..............
#14
Adidas Addict
Thats not true for starters, portable game systems do not have region encoding on games.


Its confirmed that the dsi games will have.
#15
sambo79
Why Will R4 Cards,not Work?? Still Got Same Card Slot!!


They've worked on the firmware so they don't work.

Whether or not a new cracked firmware for the exisiting cards is released we don't know. Certainly plausible however.
#16
aspireoneguy
I think this thread was set up for people that DO want the Nintendo DSi Portable Entertainment Console and this is a deal site. So what the hell are you doing here?

You think wrong. I think thesaint knows just a little bit more about what this site's about than you do.

Threads on here aren't "for" anybody specific. It's important for people to come on and point out the negatives because people might not know that the only advantages the DSi has over the DS Lite are region-specific and on top of that written in Japanese.

I wish people would stop seeing "negative" posts as attacks when they're an important part of how HUKD became the best deals site on the web. If you want a back-slapping hugfest there are plenty other places you can go.
banned#17
Rubisco
You think wrong. I think thesaint knows just a little bit more about what this site's about than you do.

Threads on here aren't "for" anybody specific. It's important for people to come on and point out the negatives because people might not know that the only advantages the DSi has over the DS Lite are region-specific and on top of that written in Japanese.

I wish people would stop seeing "negative" posts as attacks when they're an important part of how HUKD became the best deals site on the web. If you want a back-slapping hugfest there are plenty other places you can go.


This is a specific thread related to a specific product and this is the cheapest price found so far not to find faults with the product. You do not know what you are on about regarding the DSi as it also has camera and more. This is a deal site not a review site. So take your tongue out of other members butts.
#18
Rubisco
You think wrong. I think thesaint knows just a little bit more about what this site's about than you do.

Threads on here aren't "for" anybody specific. It's important for people to come on and point out the negatives because people might not know that the only advantages the DSi has over the DS Lite are region-specific and on top of that written in Japanese.

I wish people would stop seeing "negative" posts as attacks when they're an important part of how HUKD became the best deals site on the web. If you want a back-slapping hugfest there are plenty other places you can go.


That is an excellent post, well worded and reasoned.
#19
aspireoneguy
This is a specific thread related to a specific product and this is the cheapest price found so far not to find faults with the product. You do not know what you are on about regarding the DSi as it also has camera and more. This is a deal site not a review site. So take your tongue out of other members butts.


If anything it seems that you have your tongue in the butt of the OP :P

So, if I start selling my own paintings for £10'000 online, but then sell at a 2nd site for £5'000, you can guarantee a "hot" for my £5k site? Just because its cheaper? Great logic.

Also, this is above RRP..great reason to vote cold
Add customs charges, another great reason
No EU warranty, colder

And just to clear it up (tho your 30 odd posts show that you truly know it all) the site has an "about Hotukdeals page"
http://www.hotukdeals.com/about-us
The purpose of the site is to escape from the marketing messages and ads that surround us and get genuine advice from other people about hot deals.
banned#20
smashed
If anything it seems that you have your tongue in the butt of the OP :P

So, if I start selling my own paintings for £10'000 online, but then sell at a 2nd site for £5'000, you can guarantee a "hot" for my £5k site? Just because its cheaper? Great logic.

Also, this is above RRP..great reason to vote cold
Add customs charges, another great reason
No EU warranty, colder

And just to clear it up (tho your 30 odd posts show that you truly know it all) the site has an "about Hotukdeals page"
http://www.hotukdeals.com/about-us
The purpose of the site is to escape from the marketing messages and ads that surround us and get genuine advice from other people about hot deals.


Find it cheaper then nonce
#21
coming into uk early 2009
#22
aspireoneguy
Find it cheaper then nonce

Wow, that's the level we're operating at now is it?

I pity you I really do.
#23
As I said... read what admin said...
The purpose of the site is to escape from the marketing messages and ads that surround us and get genuine advice from other people about hot deals
#24
also, as your buy from overseas, import duty normally can catch you out on spending over £18.
#25
gram333uk
http://www.gadget-asia.com/en/home/games-and-consoles/nintendo-ds/consoles/nintendo-ds-i.html
£149.99 here

I wouldnt touch one til they are released over here... i was temped last week until i read some things. menus japanese only and region locked


aspireoneguy
Find it cheaper then nonce


Wow..hard to find cheaper...it was on the same thread :roll:
#26
its fair enough to write a negative post if thats your opinion and it contrbutes to the debate but to vote cold on the basis that you DONT LIKE the product is not on. its like voting cold on a cheap bluray because you thought the film was rubbish.
#27
zurich
its fair enough to write a negative post if thats your opinion and it contrbutes to the debate but to vote cold on the basis that you DONT LIKE the product is not on. its like voting cold on a cheap bluray because you thought the film was rubbish.


I haven't seen anyone say that they are voting because they "DON'T LIKE" the product.

It's £70 more than a DS Lite, most people are of the opinion that it doesn't warrant the extra money.
If it had an RRP of £500, and dealextreme were selling it for £400, should it be voted hot just because it were the cheapest?

There is a point where it isn't good value, the general consensus is that this Deal has passed that point.
#28
zurich
its fair enough to write a negative post if thats your opinion and it contrbutes to the debate but to vote cold on the basis that you DONT LIKE the product is not on. its like voting cold on a cheap bluray because you thought the film was rubbish.


The problem is its a lot more expensive than a DS lite and flash card. If it had lots of benefits it would be better received but apart from it been a little bit smaller and the camera which I cant see people using much the only advantage would be the DSI games, which will be jap carts and a limited titles before it gets released here. With 85 million DS and DS lites sold the software houses wont be dropping support for the DS lite anytime soon.
#29
defard
mmm let me think.....worse battery life.....region encoding on games (ie jap console = jap games only)...not much else....oh yeah R4 Cards etc wont work!

COLD...no matter what price


(to go with your COLD)...

"Acekard Announce First Fully Working Dsi Flash Cart"
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...The Acekard 2i is claimed to be the world's first fully-working DSi flash cartridge with cart mavens Acekard claiming the device supports all of the DSi's new features - including the ability to read and store data on MicroSD cards in the new slot.

This video shows what appears to be the menu system (curiously, the site says "The Acekard R.P.G. utilizes the idea of the iPhone which gives the customer a totally new control experience." which I think is just a fancy way of saying that the menu can use the touchscreen) with a quick segue into a probably not-that-legal version of Castlevania. Never mind, Nintendo. You had a good run at being piracy free for, what, two months?...
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More details...
[ http://www.acekard.com/product.php?type=ak2i ]

(Expect similar products to follow as the DSi sees a global release)

BFN,

fp.

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