Compare DS Lite Vs DSi
Out of the box a quick comparison on Nintendo DSi Vs Nintendo DS Lite consoles, visually takes a few moments to spot the main differences are the presence of camera lens and new LED light. Performance wise the main advantages are the DSi is more customisable through downloading DSiWare (software, games) directly onto your console, can play over 1000 DS games and best of all DSi is internet ready, meaning the fun starts the moment you switch it on. Motion-detecting cameras promise an exciting new generation of DSi gameplay.
Like for Like Comparison of Technical Features DSi - DS Lite
|DSi CPU 133Mhz||DS CPU 67Mhz|
|DSi 16MB RAM||DS 4MB RAM|
|DSi Battery Life 9-14 hours||DS Battery Life 15-19 hours|
|DSi Screen Size 3.25 inch||DS Screen Size 3.0 inch|
|DSi Weight 214g||DS Weight 218g|
|DSi Kernel NDS/NDSi||DS Kernel NDS/GBA|
|DSi Outer Video Camera||DS N/A|
|DSi Inner Camera||DS N/A|
|DSi AAC Audio Recorder/Player||DS 2SF Output|
|DSi shop download DSiWare+WFC||DS WiFi Connect|
The advantages of the DSi console are clear to see. The DSi console has backwards compatibility with previous handheld Nintendo DS consoles and software bought of the same region type. DSi games will run only on the Nintendo DSi console to make use of all the new functions. Meanwhile the DS Lite will not be discontinued immediately.
What better things does the DSi do?
- DSi plays Music - compressed AAC
- DSi has Photos - to share
- DSi come with a suite of cool applications: Sound recorder, DS Download Play, DSi Chat and DSi has an Opera Web browser to take the DSi online and surf the net.
What can the DS Lite do that the DSi can’t?
- DS Lite was unlocked, to allow region free DS games to play - Worldwide compatibility
- DS Lite plays Gameboy and GBA games using the DS Lite's GBA slot
- DS Lite can use the Guitar Hero controller
Portable gaming provides convenience. Above all, when you want it, and wherever you may be, pocket sized gaming is yet to offer high definition resolution. In contrast High Definition TV doesn’t offer touch screens for videogames. Although, it would be viable, it is not going to be nearly as fun drawing on a vertical big screen with a stylus.
The Nintendo DSi console starts a new chapter in Nintendos. The choice of colour for DSi is either Black or White. Despite the new handheld games console is to exclude Gameboy ‘tendo games, the substituted card reader interface has greater potential for future expansion. The biggest advantage of DSi over the DS Lite worth having is on demand games to buy from the DSi shop to download. DS Download Play offers similar on demand gaming for Nintendo DS. To recap, the technology advancements include two cameras, one a video camera, the other a photo. External memory card slot of type SD is useful for applications to run on the DSi. Screen size of the two consoles wins in favour of the DSi, bigger and brighter is generally perceived as better. Battery time on the other hand wins in favour of the DS Lite, some 5 hours more game time between recharging the battery.
Around 900 Nintendo DS game titles still on shelves is a great testimonial to the popularity of Nintendo DS. For those eager to buy DSi games, 100 points = 1 dollar. DSi game prices start at 200 points. One great DSi game to download called Dr Mario Express, will cost you 500 points.
In conclusion this is the Best Nintendo portable by far. Finally those doubting, should think in terms of whether DSiWare, a largest screen size, better audio quality and thinner design is worth upgrading from DS Lite to DSi. It’s your call! One thing for sure is that the DS Lite is becoming harder to find in stock, in particular White DS Lite are not in stock any longer. Buy DSi -- Buy DS
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