Old 16th December 2009, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I've been looking around a little today in response to son being keen on a DS for Christmas. He's been raving over it since playing "Eye Training" (I think) on a friend's system recently. I'm having a hard time seeing the value in the extra $100 (give or take) in buying a DSi instead of a DSLite. I'm gathering it's mainly the cameras and access to the download store that are the difference? Can't seem to find a link to actually see what's on the download store or the prices though to be able to judge it.

What are some people's views here who have the DSi - am I missing something, is it worth it over the Lite?
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Old 16th December 2009, 05:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The DSI has a larger screen but no GBA slot.
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Old 16th December 2009, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Slightly larger screen, camera function, and overall a slightly smaller frame. Apart from the in-built picture and music morphing software the machine internally, is the same as the DS.
TBH I can't see the extra $100 as being worth it, but others may feel different.
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Old 16th December 2009, 02:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DS lite for sure. Cheaper, and has everything you need. Slot in an R4 or TT card for about $40 to demo any of the games. Trackmania DS is good.

If you really want the DSi, then Toys R Us have them for $239 at the moment.
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Old 16th December 2009, 08:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Ooooo, I'd forgotten about Trackmania DS - will have to point out to him how important sharing is.
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