Dsi xl size question???

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  1. tatripp
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    I read on the official nintendo website and many other less reliable websites that the screens of the dsi xl are "93 % larger than the ds lite." I see the pictures but they don't look that much bigger. if something is 93% larger than 3 inches (the size of the ds lite screens), it should be closer to 6 inches than 4.2 (the size of the dsi xl screens). what the crap? are they including thickness of the screens too or something ridiculous like that? i must know.

    Check out this link on nintendo's official site http://www.nintendo.com/ds
    just go to the link and click the nintendo dsi tab then it should pop up.

    Edit: now i think i will have to buy it
     
  2. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    93%?

    no. the person who wrote it was dyslexic...


    I have both a DSL and a DSiLL -- the screens of the latter are not 93% bigger...
     
  3. Rydian

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    93% more area.

    Think back to geometry class. If you take a rectangular shape and double the length of both sides, you quadruple the area, since it's side*side.

    So it only needs about a ~50% increase on both sides to get a 93% total area increase.
     
  4. Schizoanalysis

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    that would be why I was veggie maths...

    without all those confusing numbers... I would say it is somewhat bigger... more than slightly, but less than grossly... somewhere in the middle...
     
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    Wait until you see it in person. MAN it's so GOOD SNES ROMS LOOK SO DAMN GOOD ON IT! IT WOULD BE CRAZY IF SNEsMULDS RELEASED A 0.7 OUT OF THE BLUE, OR IF JENESISDS UPDATED. THE LARGER SCREENS MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE, I WOULD FALLL ASLEEP PLAYING ON THE DSI BUT THE DSI XL IS LIKE "BAM IN YOUR FACE COLOURS".

    SNESMULDS+JENSISDS+NEOGEODS+DSIXL = [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] THE WHOLE DS GAMES AND PIXEL DENSITY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THESE SO THEYRE REALLY CRISP ON THE SCREENSSSSS !!!

    After seeing the XL in person, the photos & videos I've come across don't really seem to do it justice. Wait until you see it in person.
     
  6. Saddamsdevil

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    This man speaks the truth, listen to him.

    The surface area is INSANE if you're used to lite/phat/i.
     
  7. Arwen20

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    I traded in my DSi for my DSi XL, after seeing a demo unit at a local Gamestop. I knew I would never want to play my regular DSi again. The larger screens make playing any game at least 10 times better.
     
  8. EyeZ

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    I hope this is true, i have just purchased a DSi XL after reading posts like this, waiting patiently for it to charge before trying it out.
     
  9. Da Mafia

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    I wouldn't say 10 times, but I think playing games on the XL feel much better.

    The best part is after you've used the XL for a day or 2 and then you pick up a DS Lite.
     
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    i actually went back to playing my DSi today i ROFLed when i started it up compared to the XL. the screens were so puny. but then i switched back to my XL when i got home and it was just as awesome as when i started it up for the first time.
     
  11. Achilles

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    I used a friends XL the other day and I have to say, I prefer the DSi. The XL is TOO big. It's heavy and there's no way to put it in your pocket. Plus... $190? Too expensive.
     
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    Sorry my friend but I call bullshit because you forgot to take into account the many different sizes & shapes of pockets. From personal experience, I was able to slip the XL into my jeans pocket with extra space left BUT it wouldn't fit into the jacket I was wearing.

    Heavier it is but my wrists won't break from using it.
     
  13. BurlyEd

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    I just tried my DSi again after 3 days of bliss with my new Bronze DSiXL.
    I just cannot go back to those teensy weensy itsy bitsy little baby screens ever again. Goodbye DSi!
    I may l keep my DSL for a while as backup and because of its' slot 2.
    And yes the DSiXL screens are 93% larger by AREA, not by diagonal measurement.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. YayMii

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    93% more area, not 93% more diagonal measurement. If it was 93% more diagonal, then the screens would be about 4 times the size of the DS lite's screen.
     
  15. Stiff

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    I am sooo jealous. The wife will never let me spend 190 bucks on a new one just cause its bigger. Guess I have to accidentally drop my lite.....
     
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    Don't forget that it has 2 cameras, DSiWare shop, built-in browser, built-in memory, SD card slot, a matte finish (except for the glossy top), digital volume control (the volume is at least 50% louder compared to the DS lite), compatibility with DSi only and DSi enhanced games, etc.
     
  17. 5%

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    Improved battery life, speakers, brightness "by a hair" - engadget.com , 3 hinge locks(if you include the last one), etc?
     
  18. EyeZ

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    Well, i have now played on my DSi XL and i gotta say i was impressed, it certainly does make a hell of a difference to the gameplay, especially for RPG's, the text is so much easier to read.

    Also the size makes for an all-round more enjoyable experience, so if anyone is considering purchasing one of these, all i can say is, you will not be disappointed.