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#1 VinceP

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

It came out in the US today. Anybody got this thing?

I think it's a complete waste of money myself. At least for now. The removal of the GBA slot is just an atrocity. And it's way too overpriced.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

I would have considered it if it weren't for the removal of the GBA slot. Sorry, but what the fuck was nintendo thinking?
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:20 PM

Yeah, pretty much agree with y'all.

Well, I was kind of interested to hear about a possible Virtual Console for Gameboy games, off the SD card, but
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:34 PM

If there were some sort of promotional deal where you could trade in your DS/Lite for a DSi I'd get one, but having a Lite I'd rather not waste my money buying one.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:40 PM

I still have the original DS.  The last game I bought for it was Star Wars: Lethal Alliance, but the controls were so awful that I never got past the second boss battle.  

I don't understand why Nintendo won't let DS and DS Lite users have the online capabilities of the DSi.  There's no reason for that.  It would just take a software upgrade.  

Also, you can't use Wii points in the DSi store, or DSi points in the Wii store (as far as I can tell).  Why would they make two separate systems for buying games online?

I get that Nintendo wants people to buy their new consoles, but do they really have to completely neglect the people who got their consoles when they first came out?  
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

It can apparently brick flashcards.

That's enough info for me.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:54 PM

the only way i would have bought one of these is if i sold my current ds and got one of the phoenix wright ones with the blue badger on them




otherwise idk i guess i would get one of these after they had been out a while and the price went down a lot but even then only if the dsi titles were worth it or my ds broke

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

i want my r4 to work and with constant software updates, that will fuck me over... so no thanks.
plus it's not worth buying a whole new handheld console for a DS with a matte finish and a SHIT camera. plus it's missing it's GBA slot.

#9 Kaworu

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:57 PM

man i really want to buy a worse version of a piece of shit.

#10 Kaworu

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:58 PM

Not saying DS is a piece of shit... but when your best game is Pokemon... You're a piece of shit!

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:24 PM

This came out in the UK on Friday and I've had mine since then. It's a pretty good piece of equipment. Over in the UK you can get it half price when you trade in your DS Lite. Even though the screen is only .25 of an inch bigger it looks as though it's huge compared to the DS lite. There is no way I could go back to my DS Lite now. The sound has improved and the sd card slot is a good idea and the added camera is fun too. You can take pictures of people and distort them which is cool. You guys shouldn't judge it until you've actully had one for a bit.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:41 PM

The main thing I'm concerned about is value. Are the additional features worth the extra money? I already have a DS, how will a DSi change anything besides having crappy cameras and probably a worse d-pad and sound (compare to original DS)? The only reason I can think of owning this is for the DSi-only games which don't even look that great.

#13 Kaworu

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

you can be a cool trend whore who values style over substance (which is pretty lol as DS has no substance as it is!!)

I'm ok with playing way-below average quality games a I can take photos of me and my friends at the latest nickelback concert!!!1111

#14 FrostyPink

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:54 PM

The main thing I'm concerned about is value. Are the additional features worth the extra money? I already have a DS, how will a DSi change anything besides having crappy cameras and probably a worse d-pad and sound (compare to original DS)? The only reason I can think of owning this is for the DSi-only games which don't even look that great.

yeah, i feel my camera phone, high quality headphones and r4 already trump what the DSi offers.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:58 PM

I'm with kaworu on this heap of junk!! I mean I'm getting some fun out of my DS recently cause I bought a flash cart and can play all the games illegally buteven doing that it's a stretch to find any worth playing. I don't understand why anyone with a DS would buy a piece of hardware practically identical to the one they own except with a good feature removed and some shitty ones in its place

I guess it's good for people who don't have a DS but why buy a DS it has no software. Unless you're a little girl who wants to play all the nintendogs in which case :)

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:02 PM

Not saying DS is a piece of shit... but when your best game is Pokemon... You're a piece of shit!


phoenix wright hotel dusk professor layton and retro game challenge q.e.d.

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#17 FrostyPink

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

im gonna be honest, there are some pieces of gold in the DS catalogue (GTA, phoenix wright, The World Ends With You, Castlevania, chrono trigger), but the rest is really saturated in casual gamer imagine girlbands nintendogs cooking mama shit.

#18 xanque

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:24 PM

Has Nintendo yet made a piece of software that utilizes both the Wii and the DS?  It seemed like they were going to do something with that, but I haven't heard anything. 

Also, why the fuck did the DS have to have such limited wi-fi capabilities?  I still haven't had the fucking thing connected to the Internet.  Not that it matters anyway, since I don't own any online games... but I might have bought some games with wi-fi capabilities if it would have worked. 

It just doesn't make any sense why Nintendo wouldn't continue appealing to people who bought the original DS.  I'd still be buying games if the thing didn't feel like such a worthless piece of shit, adding to their profits.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:32 PM

remote play from DS to Wii (as a controller) would have been BRILLIANT.

"Hey guys, i only have one wiimote for brawl, sorry guys!"
"Don't worry, we each have a DS!"

would have been so good.......

#20 c0nfu53d

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:38 PM

The only reason I can think of owning this is for the DSi-only games which don't even look that great.


Don't look great? I don't even think any have been anounced yet. If any have i've heard nothing about them. Even if one or two have been announced I kinda think it's abit lame to judge the whole future DSi games on a couple of titles which you haven't played or know much about.
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