is the original DSi still worth it's price ?

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Oct 26, 2010
  1. Splych
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    so the DSi XL is out .
    the not official named 3DS is coming out some time .

    i've been thinking about getting a DSi ,
    then replacing it with the Kingdom Hearts DSi replacement kit .
    it'd be cool to have the Ace Attorney DSi, but i can't seem to find the replacement case for this one ...

    anyway, it's $150 new at pretty much all stores that even sell the DSi. if i check eBay or Kijiji or Craigslist, i could probably find it used, but my parents would most likely say no .
    maybe even eBay could have a cheaper , new DSi.

    so yeah, yes or no to buying one ?
    maybe wait for Christmas too since im not in a rush ?

    EDIT: any differences between the DSi and DSi XL other than screen difference?
    more durable, less prone to having a broken hinge ...?
     
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    If you don't have a DS, then get one regardless of 3DS. If you have a DS Lite/DSi, I'll say either wait, or get DSi XL.
     
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    OH one more thing .
    did i forget to mention,
    i got 2 DS Lites, but one of em needs a replacement case while the other is on the verge of needing a replacement case . both because the case is cracking [the part covering the hinge].
    i am planning on buying A replacement case for my DS , then maybe leaving the one that is about to break alone till it actually does break. then i will get another replacement case .
     
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    Uhmm.... How do you take care of your DSes?
     
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    hmm...
    my 1st one, not really . i was really care free, it dropped probably 5 -> 10 times . then eventually, after over use, the case just cracked on the hinge area. and it is bare . also, after dropping it, the L button is pretty much dead AND the R button is really complicated to use ...

    now when i got this 2nd one, it was really cheap. but the condition was already bad , and the case was on the verge of breaking so no stopping it now .
     
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    ................. Probably. You should wait till the 3DS come out and they deflate if your not in a rush. Or just repair the cases
     
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    None of my DS's had a broken hinge O.o
    Just the shoulder buttons...

    Anyways, the DSi isn't that worth it if you don't like the DSiWare, camera and stuff.
    Buy the DSiXL cause of the big screen [​IMG]!
     
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    Get a dsi if you have no problems with your eyesight.
    The dsi xl's screen has the same resolution as the dsi's.
    I'm not sure about durability though.
     
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    For 1 thing, the 3DS is the confirmed name.
    2nd, only get the DSi if you want some sort of DS and don't already have one.
    3rd, it is NOT worth getting if you already have a DS Lite. Not sure about Phat, though.

    Exceptions: My DS Lite's top screen was broken, and I wanted my DS games NAO!
     
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    I'll say repair those DS Lite with replacement cases. Since you are prong to drop them get silicone cases as well. Alternatively get DSi XL. Don't settle for a regular DSi.

    DSi XL is more durable than DSi and consume less battery power. In terms of durability I'll say

    DSi XL > DS Phat > DSi > DS Lite.
     
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    i actually dislike the DSi XL for being too big .
    and thanks for the advice .
    i am gonna wait till the 3DS is out .

    do silicone cases really help o_o ?
    they just looked like ... a random extra piece on the DS to me xD.
     
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    If you really want a dsi I'd wait until after the 3ds comes out
     
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    Yes. get it. But also get a 3ds in march/whenever it comes out in canada.
     

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