DSi vs DSlite

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  1. Bleack
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    Regular forum users will probably get sick of this question as I found out this question is asked a lot. However this search was not sufficient enough to answer my questions because I miss the possibility to discuss.

    Right now I'm leaning towards buying an DSi because of the much improved hardware specifications. However will Nintendo/Game studio's ever take advantage of these improvements, or will they ignore this because of the incomparability in may cause with his older brothers.

    Also a couple of things worry me about buying the DSi. One of my major concerns is that I heard the DSi has upgradeable firmware and eventually will run out of exploits like the PSP rendering your flashcards useless.

    So would you recommend me buying a DSi or DSlite?

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that I got some gift certificates to spend wich will expire, so money is not really an issue. [​IMG]
     
  2. FireGrey

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    DSlite
    You don't have to worry about upgrading/getting new flashcarts when a new DSi firmware is out.
    Plus DSLite are cheaper
     
  3. aimansss95

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    But if you are patient enough maybe you should wait and get the 3DS instead cause there will be a 3DS exclusive game

    EDIT : wait why did i quote you??
     
  4. FireGrey

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    Cause i'm awesome [​IMG]
    But yeah you should wait for a 3DS actually
     
  5. Ringo619

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    i'd go with the dslite its a lot cheaper , has a gba slot unlike the dsi and the dsi stops flashcarts with the new update unless u not gonna use flashcarts but i still would recommended the dslite
     
  6. Bleack
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    I heard that the 3DS has a more sophisticated "anti-piracy technology" so I think I will pass on that one. Also A major issue is that I have quite a couple of gift certificates which will probably be expired before the 3DS will come out [​IMG] and also money is not really an issue because of this.
     
  7. FireGrey

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    DSLite:
    -Works with any flashcart forever
    -GBA Slot
    -Cheaper
    --No Camera
    --Hardly any Accessories for sale
    DSi:
    -Camera
    -Sound Player
    -Apps such as flipnote
    --Updatable Firmware
    --More Expensive
     
  8. DuDutZ

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    buy the DSi if you don't want to play GBA game...
    DS lite if you wanna play it....

    Don't upgrade the DSI firmware if the flashcard hasn't upgrade yet...

    well if you want it simple with no upgrade stuff...buy DS lite...
    If not...buy the DSi...

    thats it [​IMG]
     
  9. gumphfy

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    I'd go with the DSi. But only for esthetic reasons. I like the slightly bigger screen. The feel of the DSi when holding it, compared to the thicker DSlite, is much better. I don't like the glossy surface of the DSlite. And the buttons on the DSi are much more 'crisp' is you know what I mean.
    That's just my opinion anyway.
     
  10. JackSakamoto

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    Buy DSi XL with the iplayer !
     
  11. Rydian

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    The screens on the DSi are great.

    I bought mine, and was a bit let down that they only had the DSi when I went to get a DS so I didn't have GBA playability and would have to still use my SP...

    Then I took the DSi out, opened it up, and smiled.

    Tiny screens are no fun.

    Bigger screens make eyes happy.
     
  12. Bleack
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    Not upgrading sounds logical, but aren't there any games yet that always force you to update like on the PSP?
     
  13. Rydian

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    No.
     
  14. Silent Storm

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    The DSi is superior. The improved interface, buttons, screens, improved and overall feel make it worth the upgrade from a DS Lite. People say GBA, when the controls for GBA on a DS is terrible, I would much rather play my gba games on a gba system which controls better than on a ds. The only downside is you can't play guitar hero and transfer pokemon but I doubt you'd even use that feature at this point.
     
  15. TheTwoR's

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    I still don't understand why people want to friggin' get a DS lite.
    If you're not happy with DSi updates then just DONT UPDATE.
    Hope I made myself clear [​IMG]
    DSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDS
    DSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSiDSi
     
  16. Bleack
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    For me it's actually because I have a PSP 3000, which forced me to update with every game I purchased. And with the selection of good games for the PSP being rather small not playing the game makes the PSP rather useless as well. [​IMG]
     
  17. Rydian

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    Homebrew can't use the DSi's addition CPU/RAM yet.
     
  18. Silent Storm

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    Ok then it's a no brainer. The DSi is the one you should get, especially with the price drop happening today.
     
  19. Didu50

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    LOL, if you REALLY like BIG SCREENS, the price drop that is in order today, has the DSi XL for the same price of the old price of the DSi. [​IMG]