Not a scam in the sense you think. If you've read my other posts regarding this, you know how I feel. But seriously people, for those of you who buy the new psp's, GB, GBA's, DS, etc when they are released even though you own a prior version of said handhelds, you are simply further allowing Console makers to make shoddy systems. They release a version of a handheld fully knowing the released version isn't at its full potential, or isn't as sleek/small as it could be, or leave out backlighting(GBA isn't it?) so they can simply release a newer updated version months later with a brand new handheld price tag on it, full well knowing that many consumer whores will buy it mostly for a look what I have effect. Do you really think the DS phat could not have been the size of lite on launch, you have to be kidding me. Apple has done this with the Ipod and Iphone since their conceptions. Its a joke. It pisses me off. A new DS because it has a camera? What significant additions have they added to justify a new version of the handheld? I'll tell you what significant additions they made, a gimmick camera, the letter i, and a first release date price tag. I know some of you have to have the latest and greatest and I'd like to thank you for allowing comapanies to flood the market with half assed crap. So anyhow, the DSi is purely a money grab. Nintendo is basically relying on the stupidity and materialistic nature of the masses to make more money on a half arsed new version of a handheld. Why make it solid on the first release? We can release 3 more versions of it over the next few years, thus effectively keeping the release date price, and get prior DS owners to bank another couple hundred on this POS. Oh yeah don't forget the kids "But mommy I want this one it has a camera, I don't care that its an arm and a leg more" Oh yeah, flashcarts don't work either. And if I am any judge, if half of us have to pay for games we will use our DS'es even less than we do now.