Nintendo DSi Review

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Well, since this is a big news for all NDS user so i will review about the new Nintendo DSi which is more advanced in hardware and software, and also thinner than Nintendo DS Lite. Here is the review anyway, enjoy.

The DSi is an updated DS portable that plays the same DS games as the original DS and DS Lite. System manufacturers traditionally revise system hardware regularly after launch to add new features and streamline components to reduce production costs. Sony has updated its portable system, the PSP, twice since the system’s release. Nintendo has also updated the DS twice since first releasing the system. The first DS revision, the DS Lite, arrived in 2006, and the latest revision, the DSi, started shipping in Japan on November 1, 2008.

The new feature additions and design changes in the DSi make it the most drastic system revision to date. While the DS Lite’s upgrades were primarily cosmetic improvements, the DSi includes new hardware functionality, new software, and an updated menu system, in addition to several physical design changes.

We’ll start with the DSi’s cosmetic changes because that is what everyone will see before cracking the clamshell open. One significant change that doesn’t pop out in photographs is the system’s new paint job. Our matte black DSi has a grainy textured surface far different from the slick plastic exterior on the DS Lite. The material feels similar to the inside surface surrounding each screen on the DS Lite, but it’s grittier.

The DSi is thinner than the DS Lite, but the new portable is also slightly longer and wider, so don’t expect it to slide into your front pocket any easier. The top edge of the system reveals redesigned shoulder buttons and a new AC power adapter port shape, which instantly makes all of your back-up power adapters obsolete. The DS Lite’s shoulder buttons sit flush with the top of the system, but the DSi’s buttons protrude out, making them easier to press.

You’ll find the new SD memory card slot on the right-hand side of the portable where the power slider used to be located. The SD card will be used to store pictures, AAC music files, and software downloaded from the online DSiShop–basically anything that can’t fit on the system’s 256MB internal memory. The power button is now located inside the DSi near the lower-left area of the touch screen. The button is fairly stiff, so there’s little risk of accidentally turning off the system midgame. Tapping the power button will take you back to the home menu and holding it down will shut down the unit.

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