Should I get a DSi XL (in exchange for a DSi and Wii)?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by R2DJ, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Get the XL!

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  2. Keep all!

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  1. R2DJ

    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 30, 2008
    I hardly play my Wii anymore (last game I played with it was Mario Galaxy 1 and I just feel that the Wii has lost its touch now. The DSi, well I love it, but I hate the sucky battery life and the XL is really, REALLY tempting. Should I go for it?

    Also, for the people who would recommend me to do so, I got a few Q's:

    1) Can I trasfer my DSiWare purchases?
    2) Are the different colours just aesthetic changes? No special features whatsoever (color X has more battery life than the other colours)?
    3) I'm planning to get the Mario anniv. bundle...I'm also tempted by the other colours (green, blue and yellow)...what should I do?

    And no, I'm not gonna wait for the 3DS. I'm gonna go out with a limb and NOT go with the first version. I'll wait for a 3DSLite or something like that. [​IMG]

  2. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Have you tried the newer Wii Games? The Wii has really stepped its game up, Donkey Country Returns [no more bongo crap], Mario Galaxy 2 [milestones better than the first], and Kirby's Epic Yarn just to name a few. There's also No More Heroes, New Super Mario Bros Wii... At least give those a try.

    Honestly, I'd say no. It sounds like a rip off. Wii + DSi for DSi XL? No way.
  3. stylow

    stylow GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    1 no
    2 all colours have the same features and battery life
    3 if you have enough money 2 buy a dsi xl and a game apart from each other then dont buy the annniv bundle
    (feel free to correct my english)
  4. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    United States
    Good ole Phoenix...
    If you lived in Phoenix, AZ I would have done it. I have the 25th Aniv. XL and love it! I can play GS3 for hours before even one power bar drops, but my Wii just died and I really want to play DKC:R. But, yeah you will enjoy an XL more than the DSi itself, plus the bigger screens are way better.
  5. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    He also has to give up his Wii, not just the DSi.
  6. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

    Jul 30, 2010
    don't do it man
    you can get a free xl in
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    don't open it if it is considered advertising
  7. Skv0ra

    Skv0ra Advanced Member

    May 1, 2007
    United States
    You can't be serious mang...
  8. naruses

    naruses GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 8, 2009
    United States
    Your Mom
    If I would be you I would sell the Wii, for I don't know 100? and sell the DSi for 90? and keep the 10 from the anni bundle!!? unless you dont care for saving... [​IMG]
  9. Presto99

    Presto99 You slammin, bro?

    Feb 24, 2010
    United States
    DSi XL is better than DSi, but I wouldn't give a Wii and a DSi (same thing, just smaller screens and battery life) to get it. I have a case for my DSi that has a battery in it, which doubles my DSi's life, so I guess maybe I wouldn't like DSi as much if I didn't have it... But really. It's still a DSi, and I'd rather keep that in addition to a Wii, then give both away to get an XL. Wii has some good games that you should try. But,
    1) Yes, you can transfer purchases if you send in both systems to Nintendo, if you contact them. I think. I know they've done it, but I don't know if they do it regularly, for free, or if they do it all. So that could be a prob.
    2) Duh, they are just different coulors.
    3) But, if you get one, I'd get the Mario one!
  10. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 11, 2009
    United States
    If you're gonna exchange the wii and DS, why the hell wouldn't you just wait the 3 months or so for the 3DS? plus, the DSIXL is just for older people that can't see the regular DS screen well anyway. there's not gonna be a 3DS lite, its already as thin as the DSi and DS lite, do you really want anything thinner that anyway? There may eventually be a 3DSXL, but again, the bigger screen is just for folks with bad vision, I mean I definitely do not struggle playing my DSi at all, but hey, thats just me.
  11. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    I disagree with your statement. While DSi XL was targeted at senior people, it doesn't mean you have to be old to use DSi XL. Plus bigger screens DO make a difference in gameplay experience. Get a DSi XL if you don't believe me.

    I personally think it is a bad deal to exchange DSi + Wii for a DSi XL, but if you don't play Wii that much, you might as well do it.
  12. clonesniper666

    clonesniper666 KRII LUN AUS

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    The Great Underworld Warzone
    I don't think you would be getting a good deal if you have to give both a dsi and wii for an xl, especially since the price of the Xl went down. If you do decide you want to get rid of them both for an Xl then at least get the Mario anniversary edition, this way it may be worth some money one day. But like others have said if you don't like the Wii then go and try some of the newer games out for it, Epic Mickey may be one of the greatest games I have played on the Wii in 2 years.
  13. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 11, 2009
    United States

    I'm not saying that you have to be old for the DSiXL, I'm just saying that its really not all that useful, unless you really do have trouble viewing the regular DSi screen. My buddy has a DSiXl and I've used it a bunch, I admit that its nice to have a bigger screen, but its not nice enough for me to want to "upgrade" to it.
  14. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

    Apr 13, 2008
    Right Here
    As far as I know, the DSi XL is just a larger DSi hence the name.

    I LIKE the larger screen so much I gladly turfed my DS lite for one.

    But if you have a DSi all you are getting is a bigger screen.
  15. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    Who the hell will give a over size dsi for a dsi and wii .
    Just keep the dsi and wii.
  16. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    your not gaining anything by trading the Wii and DSi for the oversized DSi. keep it.