Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I had heard about this from a friend, and though I didn't think they were lying, I didn't think that we could expect Nintendo to release a new version of the DS so soon, I guess... haha, but yeah the Nintendo DSi is the newest model of the DS it will be slightly larger (due to larger screen size) but slightly thinner (meaning they took out the GBA port for GBA games). It will come equipped with a 0.3 megapixel camera, and though that may not be the best resolution wise it's definitely something to look forward to due to the fact that there are many different things you can do to distrort/add to photos.
NDSi will also include an audio playback fucntion that will allow you to listen to music, and in turn record your own voice, with these functions the NDSi will include and SD memory card slot for storing these files (a long with interal memory), on top of all this the NDSi will include a shop that will include downloadable content that is very similar to that of the Wii (the shop will include a free downloadable browser and a free download of Moving Notepad). Moving Notepad is a note pad that allows you to make an animation, and then record vocals onto it with the DSi Sound tool.
The DSi will be released Nov. 1st, 2008 in Japan, and sometime in 09 in Europe and North America, the system will cost somewhere around 18,900 yen (roughly 200.00USD).
I hope to order it online when it's released in japan :)