Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Nintendo DSi vs Nintendo DS Lite
Kotaku reports: [edited]
Nintendo has announced the DSi, the third iteration of its DS platform. But how does it stack up to the Nintendo DS Lite?
Size of Liquid Crystal Display
DSi: 3.25 inches
DS Lite: 3 inches
DSi: 137 x 74.9 x 18.9mm (touch pen 92mm)
DS Lite: 133 x 73.9 x 21.5mm (touch pen 87.5mm)
DSi: 2 hours and 30 minutes
DS Lite: 3 hours
DSi: Lowest brightness (9-14 hrs) highest brightness (3-4 hrs)
DS Lite: Lowest brightness (15-19 hrs) highest brightness (5-8 hrs)
DSi: Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Nintendo DSi.
DS Lite: Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Game Boy Advance
DSi: DS card slot, SD memory card slot
DS Lite: DS card slot, Game Boy Advance cartridge slot
DSi: 3 megapixel camera + VGA webcam
DS Lite: NA
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Brett's 2p'orth: All a bit uninspiring. Lower battery life, no Game Boy Advance slot, imperceptibly slimmer/smaller/lighter. The cameras and SD slot indicate that either Nintendo are trying to move the DS away from being a pure games machine, or (more likely) they are planning games that utilise video, and allow saves/upgrades.