Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Got my new DSi. My baby blue was picked up monday morning, with me parked outside of the Broadway Village Gamestop ten minutes before opening.

I thought I would be more pleased with the sleek outer casing and larger, sharper screens, but that just wasn't the thing that grabbed me. In some ways, I liked the smooth plastic finish the DS lite. The most apparent thing about the system is the existence of a new home interface.

In and ode to the uniform layout of the PSP/PS3 the DS's interface has a similar resemblance to the Wii's. Not entirely though, it seems more like playskool Wii, which is funny since the Wii's interface is esentially the digital version of FunMobile. Cute, but nothing eye-popping.

I am very into the power button acting as "menu" button, which brings you back to the main screen with a surprising amount of speed. Ditto on the not having to reset the system when removing and inserting game cartridges. It is the exist of the subtle technological fixes that reveal the DSi as a more sophisticated and versatile piece of hardware. It is really a must own for people who regularly use the DSlite and don't own any other handheld piece of tech that may offer more media features.

I am not going to go into the music and picture capabailites because they are just fine, nothing spectacular compared to an ipod or even a PSP but I feel that Nintendo is going to take a more active approach with upgrading the system with downloadable content and fixes.

If you will excuse me, I have to go get my Pesach on. Buy a DSi buy trading in your DSlite for some sweet credit at Gamestop.

1 comment:

  1. great review of the DSi! I want to run out and buy one right away!