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    Successor to the DS Lite Officially Revealed!

    Due for release in Japan on November 1st, priced JPY 18,900 (GBP 100 / EUR 130) and planned for release in Europe next Spring , the DSi will be available in both white and black versions and will include two cameras, a bigger screen, a DS-specific download service, an SD card slot and music playback functions.

    Nintendo's Satoru Iwata revealed that the new DSi screen will be 3.25 inches diagonal width, 0.25 inches bigger than that of the DS Lite. It will also be thinner than the DS Lite, measuring 137 millimeters x 74.9mm x 18.9mm, in comparison to 133mm x 73.9mm x 21.5m and will also be 4 grams lighter.

    Hardware improvements include a better battery recharge time, on-board memory and an SD card slot.

    Users will also be able to use a new online download service featuring DSi points, similar to Wii ware, allowing us to download full games.

    Other features include:

    Built-in web browser
    Improved audio
    Backwards compatibility with the DS Lite (no Gameboy advance games though)
    DS and Wii compatibility, which will allow you to take pictures with your DS and play them on your TV via Wii.

    In the list of specifications, there does appear to be a backwards step for the handheld - the battery life. With the DSi, battery life will be shortened from 15-19 hours of play at minimum level of LCD brightness and 5-8 at full brightness (DS Lite specs), to 8-15 and 3-4 hours respectively.

    It's fully expected that the cameras will be utilised for future games on the handheld.

    The full specs can be found at the official site , although if you can't speak Japanese you're stuffed. Alternatively, head over to IGN , who have kindly translated it.


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    13 Comments

    Original Poster

    http://img.hexus.net/v2/gaming/screenshots_ds/dsi.jpg

    Not sure if already posted, but look what you all might be buying next year for the little ones!:)

    Very clever of Nintendo......the handheld has only been out a few years and already this is the third version and they seem to repackage the product with slight improvements every time the sales begin to mature and everyone just goes out to buy the same console all over again.

    This is why Nintendo have regained there crown as the market leader in games in terms of profit and current sales while Microsoft and Sony are struggling to make a profit.

    I bet you any money there will be a new "slightly improved" Nintendo Wii within the next year, as sales are finally becoming managable, whereas this time last year was impossible to find a Wii instock longer than 2 seconds.

    Original Poster

    Yeah, and me like a sap always gets one.

    like the PS2 slimline. Can see Sony doing that with the PS3 and maybe even MS with the 360 (Already rumorsabout the 360)

    Original Poster

    An image of it open:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/10/dsi3.jpg

    the price of the DS Lite will decrease now.

    (in b4 TheSaint gets mad :p)

    hiya how did you find out this info because i heard a rumor about a new inproved wii 2 and really want to know more? how would i find out if nintendo are making a mariokart 2
    thanks in advance
    paula x

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    paulam;3097954

    hiya how did you find out this info because i heard a rumor about a new … hiya how did you find out this info because i heard a rumor about a new inproved wii 2 and really want to know more? how would i find out if nintendo are making a mariokart 2thanks in advancepaula x


    in on Todays Yahoo news...I posted this about 20 mins before too lol

    full article:
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    ODB_69;3097962

    in on Todays Yahoo news...I posted this about 20 mins before too lolfull … in on Todays Yahoo news...I posted this about 20 mins before too lolfull article:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/251563/nintendo-announces-new-ds-handheld-/



    OMG when you get engaged to JellyBaby hun, i thought you were waiting for me to divorce hubby:whistling::p............................................jk b4 ne1 starts.

    But i best be invited to the party:w00t: or you gonna make me :cry: lol

    Supermod

    Its a 3mp camera. Not bad!

    Hmm... you reckon they'll have added anything that will interfere with cards like the R4? I can get these delivered from Japan on release no probs. As long as there is no compatibility issues I might get one and seel one of the 'old' DS's.

    Liddle ol' me;3098322

    Hmm... you reckon they'll have added anything that will interfere with … Hmm... you reckon they'll have added anything that will interfere with cards like the R4? I can get these delivered from Japan on release no probs. As long as there is no compatibility issues I might get one and seel one of the 'old' DS's.



    My guess would be yes, unfortunately, but I guess until its released (or at least given to reviewers) we won't know for sure. I expect the companies that make R4 and the like will no doubt work pretty hard to bring out an R4i if that is the case though :thumbsup:

    jah128;3098548

    My guess would be yes, unfortunately, but I guess until its released (or … My guess would be yes, unfortunately, but I guess until its released (or at least given to reviewers) we won't know for sure. I expect the companies that make R4 and the like will no doubt work pretty hard to bring out an R4i if that is the case though :thumbsup:



    Yep - that sounds about right. Time to get that R4i UK website constructed to be in before the competition! [ nips off to book his flight to HK to negotiate 10,000 units ]

    :giggle: Sounds like a nice little earner!
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