Nintendo DSi

Categories: Gaming Reviews   Tags: , , , ,
We love
There's not a handheld console as innovative. Improved screen
We hate
Can't play GBA games. Poor battery life.
The Nintendo DSi is pure, unadulterated fun. Just not a massive leap from the DS Lite.
Launch Price

Nintendo DSi

Looks like Nintendo’s had a touch of the Apple iPods with the DSi: this is the third generation no less of the handheld console! And while the improvements may seem slight – bigger, brighter screens and a couple of low-res 0.3-megapixel cameras – the new DSi actually has a lot to offer.

For starters Nintendo has added an SD card slot allowing for a much improved storage capacity. You also now have the ability to download games from the online shop – DSiWare store – that brings the DSi bang up to date with the latest fad buzzing the mobile phone world.

The biggest improvement though? It’s nothing new tech-wise. It’s more to do with the design. The DSi just feels a lot more comfortable to hold now. Significantly cutting down the risk of getting Nintendo Claw (NB not a real affliction).

It’s not all good news though. Ninty’s promised second touchscreen failed to materialise and Nintendo chose to kick the GBA slot into touch – that sound you can hear is the sound of a billion Nintendo fanboys sharply sucking teeth. Oh and the battery life took a hit as well.

Still, for innovative gaming, nothing can beat Nintendo, and the DSi continues that trend in the palm of your hand.

Hot chat, right here!

Our most commented stories right now...