June 26th 2009 7:39 pm

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PC Mag says:


The new Nintendo DSi is a lot of fun, but, like the Nintendo Wii, it's not for the hardcore gamer. quote

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PC World Apr 1, 2009

This time around, Nintendo is definitely on the right track, but it feels like a series of half-steps. ... The way I see it, the DSi is one big system update shy of greatness.

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CNET Apr 6, 2009

While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system.

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Gizmodo Apr 3, 2009

There's little doubt that DSiWare will become a serious platform all its own. The question is, how long will that development take, and what is that platform worth to you? At the moment, it's got a handful of games and apps. So our answer would be, not much.

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TechCrunch Apr 4, 2009

If you currently own a DS Lite, then I suggest you wait around for a bit to see what happens with the DSi Shop. If you have an older model or you don’t own one at all, then, by all means, go out and purchase one immediately.

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perfectblu3 perfectblu3

While Nintendo dominates the mobile games market with their excellent DS platform, the DSi is hard to wholeheartedly recommend at its price point of $170, especially to existing DS Lite owners. If you really like the latest and greatest, have no GBA games, and have some cash to spare, the DSi is...

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nickyg600 nickyg600

Decided to jump on the DS train with the DSi. I have been going through both new and old games, and am impressed by the software available. Granted, like the Wii you have to look past the 500 My Little Pony games, but there are still a ton of standouts. The DSiware games are pretty pathetic at...

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Xicano Xicano

I received this as a gift and was skeptical I would really use it, given that I normally prefer strategy games like Civ on the PC but after 8 months I still find games that are fun and engaging for adults. It's got a strong battery that lasts for what seems like days. The sound is crappy,...

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zinsavage123 zinsavage123

It is hard to go wrong with this. In my opinion it has much more pros than cons as well. It is portable, looks good and has many fun and great games. Now if you are a hardcore gamer this probably isn't for you. However if you are someone on the run, with kids or looking to play fun games and...

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