DSi dated and priced for US!

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Feb 18, 2009
  1. CockroachMan
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    [​IMG] DSi dated and priced for US!
    Out April 5th 2009
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    Nintendo has today announced the official launch date and pricing of the new Nintendo DSi - the 3rd generation DS handheld. The DSi will be launching in black and blue, with the pearl white verison nowhere to be seen. Read more below.

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  2. Hadrian

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    Yay Rhythm Heaven out April 5th!

    Don't really care about the other thing, $169.99? Jesus that is too much just for a 5 year old handheld, a little extra ram, slightly bigger screen and a low quality camera and some DSiWare which you have to pay for anyway.

    Now it'll be available widely perhaps the hackers can go about getting DSiWare to work on our flashcarts (I'm guessing if its possible we'll require some sort of CSM or loader) because that is the only feature I am remotely interested in.
     
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    WOOT.

    Not to far off actually. Love how they added a color blue. Hope they release a Crimson. [​IMG]

    I might wait a couple of months before buying to see what happens in the homebrew scene of this. Not many people are hacking it due to it being Japanese, and that they'll just be releasing a dead program for it because not that many people even have a DSi.

    Thanks for posting this!
     
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    The DSi is such a con. Shame Nintendo stooped this low.
     
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    Finally, it time to decide what DS I will get for my replacement.
     
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    I too agree the DSi is a shameless scam. DSiware looks like mostly puzzle games (which are decent, but a dime a dozen) and shovelware. The camera, well WHY would I want that in a gaming system? At least before, game cameras were separate accessories. In fact, I think there was one for GBA. If so, you can just hook it into your old DS' GBA slot I guess.

    As for the extra specs, we'll see what comes of them.

    And dammit, I forgot the MOST important negative- no GBA slot. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
     
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    I was really going to get one of these until I found out that WPA encryption still isn't going to work for the wi-fi in DS games.

    The only reason I'm still considering getting one at launch is because of the update-able firmware. It may turn out down the road that the launch firmware is hackable, but future firmwares aren't, etc, etc. Not really the type of thing we've had to deal with on the DS yet, but still a possibility.

    Plus, I sorta want a black DS. I just don't want to pay $40 extra for it.
     
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    whoo DSi will come in 5/4/2009 cant wait two month i really like the ice blue DSi cant wait i will get the ice blue ^^
     
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    I'm yet to know someone that really uses his DS to play GBA games.. only problem I see here are the Guitar Hero games. Really, complaining about the GBA slot is just nitpicking.. if you want to play GBA games, stick to your current DS or GBA.. you don't have to throw it out just to get a DSi.
     
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    ^ IF I were Nintendo, I wouldn't care, it's money, baby. I think the DSi will utilize the camera in its games...hmmm.
     
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    wow they are really trying to make so much money off this
    we pay more for the system, pay more for DSiware

    BUT THE BLUE IS AWESOME
    i might wait until prices drop a bit
    and get the blue
    *drools*
     
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    I'm not getting one, but congrats for those of you who are. I'm pretty shocked that we're not getting the white model... why blue? That's so random...
     
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    Imagine: Stripperz
     
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    Wow, fuck you Nintendo for adding a new color so soon. :/
     
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    whats wrong with adding a new colour?
     
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    I hope the European DSi one will cost no more than €20 from the DSL €150.

    The official Nintendo price of the DSL in USA is $150 or $170?
     
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    I will not be buying a third DS.

    I will not be buying a third DS.

    I will not be buying a third DS.

    ... Goddamn you Nintendo.
     
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    no white dsi damn just going to go back on learning how to do shell replacements
     
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    its weird how america wont get it in white.Hope we do in UK.
     
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    It's strange if you think about that the WII is more than 3 years out and it has not got any other colors
     

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