As far as the Nintendo DSi's new features go, most of the opinions we've heard seem to think unkindly of the upcoming hardware's cameras -- some calling it a gimmick that needlessly raises the system's price, others describing it as an absent-minded addition that hardly competes with their digital cameras or phones.
As someone who runs a column on photographs about handheld gamers, however, I'm thrilled about the whole deal! I expect to see a lot more image submissions from our readers after next, um, April, when the updated handheld finally comes to the States.
With only eight days before the DSi debuts in Japan, Nintendo has put out a trailer with a guide for the portable's new features, including the camera and image manipulation capabilities. Join us past the post break for the four-and-a-half-minute clip.
Will this be the next Game Boy Camera? We need a printer peripheral to plug into the GBA sl -- oh wait, nevermind.
- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.25 inches
- Touchscreen Resistive [stylus]
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad
- Dimensions 2.95 x 5.39 x 0.74 in
- Weight 7.55 oz
- Released 2009-04-05