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Nintendo DSi (Black) £85 @ Asda
Nintendo DSi (Black) £85 @ Asda

Nintendo DSi (Black) £85 @ Asda

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Was £115
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The new Nintendo DSi is the games console everyone wants to get their hands on.
There are just so many different ways to enjoy the Nintendo DSi. You can take and customise photos, then share them with your friends. You can listen to, and experiment with your favourite music. You can even take advantage of its built-in internet capabilities to download new DSiWare games and more onto your console.

So the only question is, can you handle the fun?

Dual cameras, double the entertainment
The Nintendo DSi comes ready-equipped with two clever little cameras. These accurately detect the way you move your upper body, arms, head and hands to put even more action into your gameplay. But that’s not all the cameras can do. You can snap your friends and family, then use the advanced special effects software to edit, customise or distort the pictures for some awesome results. Imagine turning your Dad into Mario!
All your precious photos can be saved in your personal photo album, then when you’re ready to show off, your Nintendo DSi becomes your very own, digital photo frame!
Friends far away missing out on those special moments? Don’t worry, you can share your snaps with them wirelessly, courtesy of your Nintendo DSi.

Music to your ears
Welcome to your personal Nintendo DSi sound studio! Thanks to the console’s brilliant sound application, you can change the pitch and speed of the in-game music, or add special filters if you want to change the soundtrack to your gaming action. You can even have fun recording your friends’ voices and distorting the playback.
Fancy practising your DJ skills? Use your Nintendo DSi to change the speed of your favourite tunes then add a few special effects to create your own mixes.

New games on demand
Now there is no need to rush to the shops to get new games. The Nintendo DSi gives you quick and easy internet access to the DSi Shop, so you can download all the games and new applications you want, and more. There will be lots of exclusives coming up too! Like some nifty applications for making animated cartoons or mini-movies out of your photos, plus some fun-filled WarioWare software which makes use of the motion-detecting cameras for a completely interactive experience. And thanks to the Nintendo DS's in-built flash memory, all your downloads can be saved straight on your console, so your games and applications can go wherever you do!'

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More than acceptable?

people still being ripped off for these then I see!

85 quid for something that went out of date and was superceded months ago!

Quidco?

crazylegs

people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something … people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something that went out of date and was superceded months ago!



Not everyone wants the 3D version ;-)

Good deal. Hot from me.

crazylegs

people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something … people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something that went out of date and was superceded months ago!



I'm inclined to agree. Bought my DS Lite with New Super Mario Bros five years ago and that was less than £130.
Despite being a newer model it seems insane to buy DS hardware this late in the day unless the price was much lower.

Edited by: "MBeeching" 20th Jun 2011

MBeeching

I'm inclined to agree. Bought my DS Lite with New Super Mario Bros five … I'm inclined to agree. Bought my DS Lite with New Super Mario Bros five years ago and that was less than £130.Despite being a newer model it seems insane to buy DS hardware this late in the day unless the price was much lower.



True.

BUT the 3DS has ONE killer title.

The DS has about 30+ lol. Also, the fact that the DS can use flash cards (I know a 3DS can but only for DS emulation) whilst being £50+ cheaper than a 3DS helps. Also, the 3D has received some harsh criticisms from the media which no doubt has a damaging effect on the market.

As soon as more titles are released and prices lowered (a little) then the 3DS will pick up. However, the PS Vita may blow it away.

^^ PSP "blows it away" on sound and graphics but it still failed to knock it off its perch

3DS is horrible. I played a mates on a train and couldnt focus for ages after. Waiting for the XL to come down in price for my nipper.

frakison

^^ PSP "blows it away" on sound and graphics but it still failed to knock … ^^ PSP "blows it away" on sound and graphics but it still failed to knock it off its perch




agreed, i had a ds lite which i gave to my daughter - i used it alot on trains...its games look antiquated but like the iphone they are pick up and play (and have more substance than iphone games)

i have a psp with 20+ games, some ive never played. it rarely gets played. looks good. button layout is appaling and as for battery life its terrible. how about a bloody warning before it justs switches off.games just dont make you want to play them again. everybodys gold is fun for a while as is fifa11. battery life, size and gameplay are key to portable devices, not pretty graphics and sound. most psp games are all gloss no substance

Edited by: "royals" 20th Jun 2011

Skewen

3DS is horrible. I played a mates on a train and couldnt focus for ages … 3DS is horrible. I played a mates on a train and couldnt focus for ages after. Waiting for the XL to come down in price for my nipper.



agreed bought my son a 3ds on launch. hate it and most portable games i play are puzzle games anyway so fancy graphics are no real benefit

I appreciate that the 3D effect is not for everyone all of the time, but you can easily turn it off and still enjoy games that are much better than on the old DSi (technically speaking of course - gameplay comes down to personal preference and the game in question as always). I just think of the 3D as an added bonus, but the games (at least the ones I've played) don't revolve around the 3D aspect, and turning it off will not automatically mean you aren't getting your money's worth from the system.

Having said that, I have owned and enjoyed most consoles and handhelds from the big manufacturers over the last 15 years, but I honestly think the PS Vita has the potential to be the best yet. Whether it will have the games to realise that potential is anyone's guess though.

DSi > 3DS
3D is gimmicky and as a result, 3DS suffers from bad battery life (4 hours!?)
IMO, DSi is a more complete package at half the price.

The most botched launch of a bit of technology ever. At least now it does have a web browser and an eStore. The eStore is frankly appalling mind you. They should be appearing on eBay soon after people have had enough of throwing frisbees for their Nintentdog.

SgtPepper

I appreciate that the 3D effect is not for everyone all of the time, but … I appreciate that the 3D effect is not for everyone all of the time, but you can easily turn it off and still enjoy games that are much better than on the old DSi (technically speaking of course - gameplay comes down to personal preference and the game in question as always). I just think of the 3D as an added bonus, but the games (at least the ones I've played) don't revolve around the 3D aspect, and turning it off will not automatically mean you aren't getting your money's worth from the system.Having said that, I have owned and enjoyed most consoles and handhelds from the big manufacturers over the last 15 years, but I honestly think the PS Vita has the potential to be the best yet. Whether it will have the games to realise that potential is anyone's guess though.


Am I the only one who thinks PSvita is gonna be a fail?
Like the first PSP, it caused alot of hype as it had similar graphics to PS2. However, after like a year, developer support fell and hardly any new games came out. There were no more exclusive titles and the only new games it was getting was Fifa and Smackdown vs Raw 20##.
This time though, it's worse for the Vita. It has competition from Smartphones which also has great gaming potential but in a nice all-in-one package. Once again, PSvita is getting a lot of hype as it has similar graphics to PS3 but is that even good? Rumours say that next-gen consoles (xbox 720 and PS4) are going to become available by 2013. So as PSvita is coming out in November, it will only have a life span on 1 - 1 1/2 years. Once again, developer support will fall and PSvita will be an 'old gen' device by then.
Add to that is its GPU. It's only 2x better than the iPad 2... iPad 2 is not even a gaming device and Smartphone/Tablet GPU's are sure to better the PSvita GPU when the Quad-core's come out.
At least DS still gets developer support despite being released 6 years ago.
So there's my little essay

Seems many people think the 3DS is just a DS with 3d screen. It is not - it has vastly improved hardware inside it. It is like an iphone 3G vs iphone 4. To the unknowing they could be the same just packaged differently, but those in the know that the technical specifications are vastly improved.

chelmsfordman

Seems many people think the 3DS is just a DS with 3d screen. It is not … Seems many people think the 3DS is just a DS with 3d screen. It is not - it has vastly improved hardware inside it. It is like an iphone 3G vs iphone 4. To the unknowing they could be the same just packaged differently, but those in the know that the technical specifications are vastly improved.


But iPhone 4 wan't gimmicky. Features like the Retina display and even it's camera were amazing. Also, 3GS and iPhone 4 hardware (CPU and GPU) are very similar.
IMO 3D is still premature and will only kick off when it's TRULY cimema quality 3D without glasses.

Cool......heat added

have you guys tried turning the 3d effect down? i played my mates for about an hour with the 3d effect up to about 30% and it wasnt too bad. 3d still looked good and didnt give me a head ache either.

chelmsfordman

Seems many people think the 3DS is just a DS with 3d screen. It is not - … Seems many people think the 3DS is just a DS with 3d screen. It is not - it has vastly improved hardware inside it. It is like an iphone 3G vs iphone 4. To the unknowing they could be the same just packaged differently, but those in the know that the technical specifications are vastly improved.



I don't thinked Nintendo's marketing has helped. The system's name and design imply that it is just another DS-->DS Lite-->DSi-->DSiXL type of iteration, rather than a completely new and more powerful device.

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

Am I the only one who thinks PSvita is gonna be a fail?Like the first … Am I the only one who thinks PSvita is gonna be a fail?Like the first PSP, it caused alot of hype as it had similar graphics to PS2. However, after like a year, developer support fell and hardly any new games came out. There were no more exclusive titles and the only new games it was getting was Fifa and Smackdown vs Raw 20##.This time though, it's worse for the Vita. It has competition from Smartphones which also has great gaming potential but in a nice all-in-one package. Once again, PSvita is getting a lot of hype as it has similar graphics to PS3 but is that even good? Rumours say that next-gen consoles (xbox 720 and PS4) are going to become available by 2013. So as PSvita is coming out in November, it will only have a life span on 1 - 1 1/2 years. Once again, developer support will fall and PSvita will be an 'old gen' device by then.Add to that is its GPU. It's only 2x better than the iPad 2... iPad 2 is not even a gaming device and Smartphone/Tablet GPU's are sure to better the PSvita GPU when the Quad-core's come out.At least DS still gets developer support despite being released 6 years ago.So there's my little essay



Here's my 2 cents;
Although the DS was a monster success for Nintendo, the original PSP could hardly be called a failure. It has sold 70m units globally (which is more than the Xbox 360 or the PS3), and continues to enjoy decent sales, especially in Japan (although mainly due to the Monster Hunter franchise). So I think that this time round, given the original PSP's success, there will be a lot more developer support for the machine.
I'm sure titles like the new "Call of Duty" will lure the mainstream, whilst the two touch screens and beefy CPU/GPU should give developers plenty of room to play with.

Of course smart phones pose a massive threat, so it will be interesting to see what Sony, Nintendo et al do in the face of the level of gaming that you can currently get for a couple of quid (of free!) in the app store.

FWIW - we have 4 DS lites at home, all are played often - PSP played only when they can't find their DS's!

None of the later DS's were different enough to upgrade IMO.

As long as whatever comes out is hackable, I'd consider it ;-)

zeroquai

Here's my 2 cents;Although the DS was a monster success for Nintendo, the … Here's my 2 cents;Although the DS was a monster success for Nintendo, the original PSP could hardly be called a failure. It has sold 70m units globally (which is more than the Xbox 360 or the PS3), and continues to enjoy decent sales, especially in Japan (although mainly due to the Monster Hunter franchise). So I think that this time round, given the original PSP's success, there will be a lot more developer support for the machine.I'm sure titles like the new "Call of Duty" will lure the mainstream, whilst the two touch screens and beefy CPU/GPU should give developers plenty of room to play with.Of course smart phones pose a massive threat, so it will be interesting to see what Sony, Nintendo et al do in the face of the level of gaming that you can currently get for a couple of quid (of free!) in the app store.


Personally, I think that the main feature that will ensure the PS Vita's success is the dual analogue sticks. Seems a relatively low-key upgrade at first glance, but consider the number of big current gen console titles that are FPSs or 3rd person shooters/adventurers. I think being able to play those kinds of titles on a handheld, with the same control scheme as on PS3/Xbox, and with pretty much the same graphics, will be a big draw for a lot of people.

HOT

crazylegs

people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something … people still being ripped off for these then I see!85 quid for something that went out of date and was superceded months ago!



Yeh thats why games are still in development for dsi?

OOS

Wow! What an introduction to this opportunity. I dropped off after the first five sentences. Did you make it all up yourself? You should be in marketing.
Not a bad price though.
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