The DSi XL isn't something you want to find under your tree?!

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  1. ineap09
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    I just saw an article at money.cnn.com. It's name is "Have a mind-boggling Christmas: The tech gadgets you won't want to see under your tree"

    I thought it looked interesting, so I clicked it.

    To my surprise, The DSi XL was the first gadget listed! What is this blasphemy?! I would just about die if I saw a DSi XL under my tree! [​IMG]

    They also named it the "Nintendo Game Boy DSi XL". This is the first time I've heard Game Boy together with DSi. O_O

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  2. Joe88

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    tbh it was just a cheap marketing scheme to get more money and milk the DS
     
  3. emigre

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    I'd much rather have a naughty French maid than a DSi XL under my Christmas tree.
     
  4. Mesiskope

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    CNN? the fuck do they know.
     
  5. Veho

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    Opinions are like assholes, and any "list" like this one has opinions by the bucketful (entirely based on subjective opinions, in fact). Haters gonna hate, etc.
     
  6. Xuio

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    it's larger, heavier and poorer in battery life than its predecessor (5 hours versus the DSi's 9 -14 hours)

    Lol, yeah...
     
  7. .Chris

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    and even more less time if you have a SCDS2...
     
  8. Xuio

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    5h is just... wrong.
     
  9. Overlord Nadrian

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    lol, CNN are idiots.
     
  10. Demonbart

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    They're right about the 3DS killing any potential excitement for the DSi XL, but when comparing the battery life they compare the XL's highest brightness setting with the DSi's lowest brightness setting.
    Also what they say about the image being pixelated is bullshit. To make a screen with 49152 pixels (and yes I acutally calculated that) twice as big, every pixels only needs to be enlarged by amounts invisible to the naked eye. To be honest, in my opinion games on the DSi XL look less pixelated than on the DS Phat (i own a phat and I've played on an XL so yes, I'd know XD).
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  11. Presto99

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    I agree with this...mostly. It didn't kill ALL excitement. It's still cool. But 3DS really soon, I'd rather have a note that says I will get the 3DS as soon as it came out. (as a pre-order for me)
     
  12. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    I bought an XL and have loved every minute of owning it - games just look so much better 2X the size. The accusation of pixelation is pure BS - not one review from a knowledgeable source that I have read cited pixelation. I run mine with a DSTwo on brightness 2 and get about 6 hours from it - I only ever play it in bed or on the couch anyway so charging is not a drag and it still stomps all over PSP battery life. I'm sure I'll buy a 3DS too but I honestly think that the XL is currently the best handheld console you can buy, so why wouldn't I want to own it? For Canadian Tempers who don't know, I believe Zellers is blowing out XLs at $139.99 tomorrow night!

    In future it will be looked back upon as a classic, and it's short production life will make it far more sought after than other DS/DSi models. Not that I'll ever sell mine - it rocks!
     
  13. nutella

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    Actually, pixelation isn't a huge deal. Once you have it in your hands, you'll be surprised. I was.
     
  14. Schlupi

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    It's bullshit.

    I upgraded to a DSi XL and I am loving it.

    THERE IS NO PIXELATION IN THE SCREEN DAMN IT

    I am tired of people saying that.

    And they completely forgot to mention the much improved audio quality, of course.
     
  15. Mesiskope

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    cnn shouldn't be able to use wikipedia.
     
  16. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Someone should send a link to this thread to their tech editor.
     
  17. ineap09
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    That would be awesome! [​IMG]
    But I can't find anyone to contact besides customer service! [​IMG]
     
  18. Sheimi

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    CNN does not know shit
     
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    Fuck CNN, it's supposed to be bigger =.=
     
  20. m3rox

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    I don't see the hate on the XL. I love mine. There is no pixelation like people claim there to be, the battery life is more than 5h on a full charge (dunno where the 5h came from), there is no video camera (dunno where they got that). Also, 4 inch screens are so much nicer to have than those tiny screens the other versions have.