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Which DSi accessories should I buy?

By Edited May 21, 2016 0 0

From the past six years to date, consumers around the world have witnessed a fiery competence among Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft producing seventh generation handheld video game consoles aimed to provide them with the latest mobile technology, which improve significantly their gaming experience. Nintendo pioneered the handheld market introducing Nintendo DS Lite after the successful release of Game Boy Advance. Today Nintendo stays on top of the worldwide sales with the latest DSi console, which accepts many DSi accessories.

Some remarkable features found in DS, DS Lite and DSi consoles share the same clamshell design, dual touch screen, built-in microphone, Wi-Fi connectivity, Picto Chat, Download Play and compatibility with Game Boy Advance, among other features. DS Lite is a thinner redesign of the original DS while DSi, the latest console generation, is the thinnest of them despite touchscreens are larger in this new DS iteration.

Nintendo DSi was first released in Japan during the last quarter of 2008 and hit the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia in spring 2009 becoming a milestone in sales. Besides DSi Chinese version released by iQue in December 2009, Nintendo added to DSi new features and DSi accessories others than the headset MP3 player, guitar grip controller, and Rumble pack available for the DS, not to mention new features and colors available in this console.

Such DSi accessories include single accessories and fully featured kits such as the Ultimate Kit for Nintendo DSi, DSi 22-in-1, 18-in-1, 9-in-1, 5-in-1 and 3-in-1 gamer pack series, dual docks, DC and car adapters, clean and protect kits, cases, wallets and more.

Nintendo DSi touchscreens are 0.25-inch larger than DS Lite screens. They come with two VGA (0.3 megapixels cameras, web browser, photo editor, audio recording software, SD memory card slot rather than GBA cartridge slot included in previous designs, and online store to gain access to dozens of game titles and applications competing directly with iPhone and iPod handhelds, devices which count with similar shopping features.

DSi's specs differs from DS and DS Lite too, starting with its 133 MHz ARM9E CPU, 16MB RAM, 256MB storage flash memory, Wi-Fi with WPA/2 support and larger number of DSi accessories. Even though, DSi LL, is a new DS iteration already launched in Japan and is expected to be realized in Europe and the USA sometime in early 2010 under the name of Nintendo DSi XL, characterized by bigger screens into a larger device.



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