Nintendo DSi XL

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May 7, 2010

Nintendo DSi XL by Another World at 7:28 AM (4,938 Views / 0 Likes) 33 replies

  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] Nintendo DSi XL
    "mini" review
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    GBATemp is proud to present the Nintendo DSi XL "mini" review. This review was written for users who have not yet used a DSi. Images of software, Homebrew, ROMs, and games have been intentionally left out. Although I do understand how some users may want to see side by side comparison images from the DS Lite's screens verses the DSi XL's screens. As a result of that understanding I may edit the review at a later date with a few side by side images.

    For now enjoy the review. Please post any comments, questions, or typo discoveries in the discussion thread.



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  2. coolness

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    Another world
    you have forget something by the Cons
    the sound at the DSi menu
    it`s shitty
     
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    what are you talking about? the dsi menu sound was fine for me. the elevator music it plays can get annoying but i didn't experience any glitches. so do you mean "shitty" as in you would have used another genre of music? if so... that isn't a con is an opinion.

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    When you set the music of the DSi hard at the Menu
    than the Sound is BAD!!!
    i have heard it on the DSi of my little bro his friend
    even my little bro says that the sound is bad
    only when you play a game than it`s beautiful
     
  5. MarkDarkness

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    Borrowed it for a week to try out...

    It's too heavy. It's supposed to be portable. What the fuck?

    I wish Nintendo had done something that actually gave benefits to players instead of this unit, which brings nothing to the table.
     
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    THis is by far the best ds model till date, the new screes are brilliant and after playing on them I will never go near a normal dsi again.The sound is better too so i use my dsi for music now too [​IMG]
     
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    The DSi XL sure has advantages. My mother-in-law got one, she is about 65 years old and she claimed that it is hard to read on our (normal) DS. So the target audience is definitly older people.
     
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    so the ones who complain about it are the ones who actually doesnt own the unit
     
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    Thanks for the effort on yet another review, Another World. I look forward to the other ones you're outputting too.
     
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    or people with fat hands.

    i've played more than one game that'd make my hands cramp up on the ds.
     
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    well when someone buys something(in this case the DSiXL) even if there does seem to be some glitches, one starts to get used to it or work around it so after a while it becomes non evident .. Hence you won't hear them complaining even if they want to complain, while the ones who haven't bought it will complain because it the things they are complaining about which refrain them from buying it even if they can afford it..
     
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    i would have loved to get this one but seeing the 3ds is on the shoreline, its better to wait
     
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    actually, about the "No user choice for which "free" games are included"
    when i bought it i actually got the mentioned DSiware games/apps as well as 1000 nintendo points to spend on DSiware of my choice.
    and photo clock was replaced with a pretty fun dictionary app(very usefull for figuring out japanese words, you can just take a photo of them and it displays it in several other languages)
     
  14. Another World
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    you got 1,000 points on a card in the box or as some store promotion when you purchased it?

    -another world
     
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    The 1,000 point bonus ended in Europe at the end of March. If the Netherlands benefited from the bonus as part of Europe, maybe he got them from that if he got the console in time.
     
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    Very nice review, Another World!! i really enjoyed your last 2 Reviews. (wow, i am such a kiss up)

    but maybe, include a video of how games look? or that thingy you mentioned about AKAIO
     
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    the AKAIO thing is just an observation that on the larger screen it is easy to see the native imperfections on the dsi hardware. you won't really noticed it in games, i haven't, but i see it in homebrew fonts - that rough edge.

    i am going to take some images next week of homebrew running side by side. then i'll make a follow up post to the review with the images.

    -another world
     
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    Thank you Another World
     
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    Ok Heres a Con you might want to Another World i tried to Transfer my DSIware March of the Minis to my DSI XL and no luck it says it cant be Transfer

    Unless you mean this then ok you didnt Forget - Most applications can not access the SD card directly

    PS:I Bought it Todays so yeahhhhh PROUD OWNER OF A DSI XL!!!
     
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    yea dsi ware is locked to the dsi you downloaded it too. this is a "security" feature of the dsi. i would feel the same way if i wanted to transfer something i bought to a second dsi in my house. but consider your 10+ friends who have a dsi who also want that game or appliacation. so on one hand it is a con but on the other it makes perfect sense. should it go in the con list? i'm not really sure. =/

    -another world
     

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