iQue DSi from China?

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  1. WiiCrazy
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    In Turkey NDSi costs 400 USD so I am thinking of getting one from abroad.

    A friend of mine currently living in China will return to Turkey for a few weeks so I'm thinking of ordering one to him.

    First of all, what's the deal with the iQue? It seems Nintendo doesn't use it's usual Nintendo name/company in China but uses iQue instead. Any clue as to why?

    And what's the difference between this
    iQue DSi

    and this

    Nintendo DSi


    strangely, iQue DSi wikipedia page just redirects to Nintendo DSi article, this suggests that they are same but really are they?

    or in general, do you suggest that I buy a DSi from China?
     


  2. Krestent

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    There are a few differences between them. I wouldn't recommend it. Get one from anywhere else.
     
  3. Slyakin

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    You could order from America... we have them for 180 dollars right now. Heck, the DSi XL is 190 dollars... I think.
     
  4. ragde

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    I think he doesn't take the chance because of customs of those European Contries.
     
  5. WiiCrazy
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    Yeah, anything over €100 finds itself in the customs office [​IMG]
    Risky, and some retailers doesn't ship them anyway.
     
  6. Zerousen

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    Apparently, iQue is actually a company that is made up of Nintendo, and a guy and a scientist named Dr. Wei Yen. His company sells Nintendo Products, but under the name iQue. There are apparently iQue shops in China.
     
  7. Zerousen

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    Wikipedia says, "iQue released a Chinese DSi model, with a pre-installed version of Nintendogs, in December 2009;[19] the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun reported that this model features improved security, in order to combat piracy.}". Improved security, as in 1.4 firmware I believe.
     
  8. WiiCrazy
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    Searching a little bit more yielded some good information about iQue... but I now wonder one thing, can these be usable in English language or only in Chinese?

    Apart from this I didn't see a great negative factor about these.
     
  9. soulx

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    Game library?
     
  10. Krestent

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    I believe that the Chinese DS games were region-locked.
     
  11. WiiCrazy
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    I see they ran the usual NDS library, not sure about DSiware and NDSi specific titles though. NDSi stuff currently is not possible through flashcarts anyway...
     
  12. Chalky94

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    I brought a IQue and everything's in English and works fine [​IMG]
     
  13. WiiCrazy
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    What about DSiware?

    ps: by English I mean the menu, the stuff you use while not playing a game and so on.
     
  14. smf

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    I find shipping to a commercial address will normally avoid any problems with customs.
    Even though everything from china & hong kong gets sent as a low valued gift these days, I have never asked them to.
     
  15. rockstar99

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    Everything is the same but the firmware is in chinese and all dsiware is chinese and the shop is chinese [​IMG]
     
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    They made a new company due to laws in china about outside companies selling products inside china or something. Also i know for a fact ique ds games don't work on normal ds' because normal ds' lack the extra Chinese characters in their firmware.
     
  17. WiiCrazy
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    Hmm that's enough for me to not buy the thing I guess... See if any Nintendo brand DSi's are there...
     
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    Dealextreme.com always write down the value of the parcel content a lot. Here in Sweden anything above 100 sek (~ €10) gets picked up by the customs. I've ordered sh*tloads of stuff from DX, some quite expensive stuff too, and the only time any of my parcels got picked up they claimed that it's value wasn't declared and asked for a copy of the receipt.

    Perhaps ordering one from them (or some other HK webshop, guess all of them do the same thing) would be an alternative.
     
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  20. WiiCrazy
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    Well our custom officers in the post center are a bit over cautious. Sometime they don't trust the receipt at all, at one time it happened to me I had bought some comics, books and cds from amazon.co.jp. Though the total cost was below the limit I had to go to post center to pick it up. In another one it was just a semi-priced carrying case for my mobile sl45 from germany, it was picked up by the customs too...

    Anyway, I've changed my mind, another friend will visit Germany in a couple of weeks and I wanted her to purchase a DSi XL there. It's 177€ there, compared to the current price here (275-300€) it's still cheap [​IMG]