Need help what to choose (Flash Cart & DSLite or DSi)

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by xxteargodxx, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. xxteargodxx
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    Okay so here's the deal..My parents got me an iPod Touch 8gb for Christmas and I'm not really liking it..I want something for gaming instead so..I'm going to sell it for $200 bucks buy a DS Lite or DSi and a Flash Cart to play roms on.

    Okay so..I use to have a DS Lite and R4 back around 2 years ago it worked fine for me with no problems though I sold that DS Lite and the R4 as well.

    1) Should I get a DS Lite or a DSi?
    2) What Flash Cart should I get mostly for gaming? and ease of use?
    3) Where can I shop for a Flash Cart? (aka maybe a reliable site)
     
  2. nitrostemp

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    1)DSi
    2)M3i Zero
    3)look on the main page of gbatemp
     
  3. xxteargodxx
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    Okay well I'll see..Dsi new is $170 I could get a DS Lite used for $90 ughh I hate decisions!
     
  4. nitrostemp

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    dsi has much better speakers and better screen too
     
  5. xxteargodxx
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    I could understand that but you see if I manage to sell my iPod for $200 at the least I'll go over my budget which is around $208
     
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    better find an unwanted game to trade
     
  7. Sumea

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    Those numbers still enrage me... and I myself still am in market to nab a DSi for myself (possibly DSi XL)

    a DS lite new costs 140 euros here (STILL!) and DSi 199 euros (STILL) - and possible price drop comes with DSi XL what is going to be 200 euros next.

    Oh, and used ones go for 100 euros still.

    now, to google to you these numbers, ahem:

    Used DSL = 100 Euros = 136.18 U.S. dollars

    DS lite = 140 Euros = 190.65200 U.S. dollars

    DSi = 199 Euros = 270.9982 U.S. dollars

    ... I'd say get DSi, for god knows how much you still save compared to poor bloody europeans:
    170 U.S. dollars = 124.834778 Euros


    Just saying.

    If you want something new get DSi with good flashcart.

    P.S. I would not sell my i pod touch though... not ever, it is more awesome than DS... also 32 gig one was 400 Euros = 544.72 U.S. dollars

    And today shopping with euros has come to it's end, untill next time, shop smart kids!
     
  8. connor_walsh

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    get ak2i from dealxtreme (theres a workaround on the site somewhere instead) ak2is better than m3
     
  9. xxteargodxx
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    Okay found a cheaper price for the DSi..I got one on hold for me at Amazon for $135 and $3.99 shipping only it's used..BUT it comes with 2 games legend of zelda phantom hourglass and kingdom hearts (Which I'll be trading in both as I won't need them).

    Now just have to think a bit about either AceKard or M3..
     
  10. XWolf

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    Personally woud never use DX due to many issues.

    NDS-Gear has a US site...
     
  11. nitrostemp

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    how is ak2 better than an m3i you cant even upgrade the firmware without getting a dslite when it block the card
     
  12. xxteargodxx
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    Decided to change my mind and go with M3i Zero, just have to find a decently low priced site to buy it at and wait for someone to buy my iPod Touch and I'm set!
     
  13. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Good luck selling it for USD$200, given it sells much less in US for a brand new unit (full warranty & a place to return, if faulty, etc). We pay more for our stuff, but I still managed to get one from a retail store for AU$215 pre-Xmas
     
  14. xxteargodxx
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    Yeah Dark..I haven't gotten any responses yet on Craigs List all day at $200 or $175..I am thinking I am going to have to settle for $150 I think that's the least I can get for it.

    That should give me enough to get a used DS Lite for $90, a micro sd card for around $10 and a flash cart still debating which..
     
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    John if I were you I would e-mail the place you ordered from and notify them that the card is not working and that you believe it is faulty. Let them know you would like a full refund as well and order an AceKard 2i.

    I ordered an AceKard 2i and it works pretty good so far with my DS Lite.
     
  16. Jakob95

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    R4 is dead why would you buy a R4? Have fun looking at your cart the whole day without using it. You should have do some research before buying one. Go to the R4 section and check out the sticky where all the R4 firmwares are. And why are you telling us you want a refund? We won't give our money to you go ask the shop you bought it from.