DSi preorder-announced

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  1. Toni Plutonij
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    I don't think that anybody posted this..

    I just found out that Play-Asia will have DSi available for preorder, which means that we'll be able to import it very soon...

    The main question is, Will it be region locked?!

    Link: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-49-en-70-3163.html
     


  2. Doomsday Forte

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    Uhm...there have been to date no handhelds that have been region-locked, right?

    I presume the DSi would not suffer the same fate as consoles, like all other handhelds before it. But oh, is it going to be amusing if it has English and the other four languages on there already.

    Why can't they simultaneously launch these things?
     
  3. War

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    I'm guessing it's gonna be LEGION ROCKED.
     
  4. Chanser

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    What I want to know is can you select the language of the OS?
     
  5. Orc

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    Games? Probably not.
    Downloadable content? Most likely region specific and bound to the DS via certificate ala Wiiware but probably will be hacked.
    Firmware updates? Most likely region locked.
     
  6. Toni Plutonij
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    Yeah, I have to agree with this...It'll probably play games without any problems, but all extra features will be locked (at least in the start)..
    And I have a bad feeling that firmware will be Japan-language-only..
     
  7. playallday

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    Doesn't Play-Asia send it to anywhere? Maybe I'll buy one...
     
  8. Raven Darkheart

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    i can wait a year so i'll pass
     
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    If I can sell some DS's by then I'll show it off to all of you!
     
  10. RupeeClock

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    I'm going to wait on pre-ordering, because I'd rather have all of the software in English.
    In fact, I'll probably even wait on getting one till an EU release, I can see myself using the web browser and downloads, sounds great.

    ...Just gonna dump this affiliate link, right here. >_>
    http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-zvy-71...49-en-84-k.html

    Actually, one thing has been really bugging me.
    They've mentioned a number of times it has internal storage, which will be used for storing pictures and downloads.
    How much? Maybe 512mb would be enough?
     
  11. gizmo_gal

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    Good, tons of review sites will pounce on these things. Me? I can wait a year or so.
     
  12. Dwight

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    Not going to consider preordering untill I find out if it's Region locked (doubtful) and if you can change the menu language.
     
  13. alex

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    Let me guess, no flashcarts. [​IMG]
    But I would import it. I don't think GameStop would notice if I traded it in for a English version [​IMG]

    Looks nice though, sweet...
     
  14. CockroachMan

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    Exactly.. you can't lock games.. that would screw up the compatibility with the DSL/DSi in a lot of games [​IMG]

    Downloadable content obviously, cause I doubt you will be able to access stores from other regions.. like the Wii store [​IMG]
     
  15. Noitora

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    hmm...
    Camera function built-in (640x480)

    I thought it was 0.3mp.
     
  16. ganons

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    its got 2 cameras
     
  17. jowan

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    one of the main questions is will our flashcarts work on the DSi?
     
  18. RupeeClock

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    0.3mp is 640 by 480, or VGA.
    Actually multiply that, you get 307200.
     
  19. GameDragon

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    The internal camera is 0.3mp

    The external one is 3.0mp.
     
  20. RupeeClock

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