DS lite or DSi?

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Which one?

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  1. Xexyz
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    I'm planning to get the DSTwo and I trying to decide on DS Lite or DSi. I can use the DSi other features, but the DS Lite has a GBA slot. (I'm getting a 3ds after this) The DSi and DS Lite are in similar price. $35~$50. Which one?
     


  2. raystriker

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    Since you're planning to get the DSTWO, you might as well get a DSi:glare:
     
  3. Kouen Hasuki

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    DSLite! Dont have to worry about firmware blocking your card or you accidentally updating something you shouldn't have, not to mention the ability to play Real GBA games rather than emulating them
     
  4. Xexyz
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    like ez flash 3 in 1 with the dstwo?
     
  5. Kouen Hasuki

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    Could do aye, I use a DSTT and EZ 3in1 personally works perfectly fine for me
     
  6. Duo8

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    Since you're getting a 3DS, I suggest a DS Lite.
     
  7. Xexyz
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    I used to have a DS lite but my teacher took it. What does the buttons feel like compared to dsi?
     
  8. Duo8

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    Deeper and softer. Basically better, but not for button mashing.
     
  9. Xexyz
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    Is it like the Wii's controller?
     
  10. Kouen Hasuki

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    Thats relative I found them horrible to use :P
     
  11. ShadowFyre

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    Personally I hate the DSlite's Buttons. TOO mushy for my liking, and unlike the WiiMote's. DSi however, is relatively nice and clicky. However, since you are getting a 3DS, perhaps the Lite is the better option assuming you have GBA games/gba flashcart. You should probably go with the Lite.
     
  12. Arm73

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    Get a DSiXL.
    Best screens, decent buttons and d-pad.
    I kept a DSL for the GBA slot as well ( but only for the GH grip and such, for GBA games I have a GBA SP2 and an M3 perfect miniSD and it's the best way to enjoy GBA games IMO ) , but after playing on the XL, I just can't bring myself to look at the tiny screen, and I rarely, rarely use it.
     
  13. Xexyz
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    If I get the DSi no EZ-Flash 3 in 1, plus im getting a 3ds xl.
     
  14. Duo8

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    Remember that some homebrews are better with SLOT-2 expansion.
     
  15. BORTZ

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    If better homebrew is his goal, then fine, but the best thing is to probably get a DSi. With the DSTWO, you can get TEMPgba and run most GBA games perfectly anyways.
     
  16. Rydian

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    Eh, the DSTwo doesn't run any better on the DSi than on the Lite, and the Lite will give him more options for the games that don't run properly on the DSTwo.
     
  17. king_leo

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    DS Lite is much cheaper, you'll want Slot II w/ an ez flash 3 in 1. I still stick with a CycloDS, but it's out of date compared to the DSTwo. Bottom line is get a DS Lite.
     
  18. The Real Jdbye

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    I would say since you're getting a 3DS anyway, just go with the DS Lite and save your money.
    The DSi doesn't have much extra to offer, but the few DSiWare games that are worth your money are available on the 3DS too.

    Your teacher took it and didn't give it back?
    You should probably tell that to your principal... He probably gave it to his kid or something.

    Anyway, I love the soft feel of the DS Lite buttons but it's very subjective.
     
  19. superspudz2000

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    people, just get a ds lite.

    i used to like the clicky buttons of DSi until i realized they wear out faster and lose responsiveness. also now i think the bigger screen of DSi XL are unnessary, as the actual resolution is the same, they just enlarged each individual pixel, so its down to personal preference.

    although DS Lites are notoriously fragile. not for noobs. so you need a nerf rubber case or "Logitech Playgear pocket" case, also it couldent hurt to learn basic electronics and get a soldering iron and practice soldering skills, so if you need to replace a shoulder button its not a big deal.
     
  20. bourbonwhiskey

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    I don't know much about DS Lite, but I sure do love my DSi even though the R Button is effed up.