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Five Things To Know About The Nintendo DSi XL

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  • Five Things To Know About The Nintendo DSi XL

    Here are the five key things to know about the Nintendo DSi XL on March 28th.

    1. Yes, it's much, much bigger.
    Much. This is the heaviest, longest, and widest DS to date. Specifically, the DSi XL boasts twin 4.2 inch screens -- 93% larger than the DS Lite and a fair share bigger than the DSi. It also packs a standard stylus alongside a fat new stylus roughly the size of a pen. See for yourself in this handy size comparison pic.

    2. That goes for the battery, too.
    This might be the most overlooked new feature. The supersized battery means you don’t have to charge it up as often, reportedly lasting between 13 and 17 hours on the lowest brightness setting. That's a significant boost over the DSi's 9 to 14 hour range. Unless you're flying halfway around the world, chances are the DSi XL will be a dependable travel companion.

    3. It's pre-loaded with games.
    Although we're not sure they all deserve to be called "games." Two of them are Brain Age spinoffs: one for Arts and Letters, another focusing on Math. The others? A Photo Clock (which lets you turn any picture into a timekeeper), a browser, and the Flipnote animation studio. It's not exactly Mario Kart, but hey, free stuff is free stuff.

    4. It will play all your DS titles.
    Besides, you're not going to waste time with the pre-installed software for long. The DSi XL supports all 1,000 or so DS games released over the past six years. And since it's still technically a DSi system, you can also download DSiWare titles.

    5. It doesn’t really fit in your pocket.
    One of the selling points of any portable game system is, well, its portability. By most accounts, the DSi XL is a little too bulky to tote around in your front pocket. It's not as unwieldy as an iPad, but it's hardly as portable as your iPhone...or your standard DSi.

  • #2
    Nintendo is starting to become the Upper Deck of Video Game companies. Talk about flooding the market with DS systems!! I only heard about the 3DS last week, now this?? I'm still playing DS Lite.
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    • #3
      What about Sony with the PS3? The first release was 20GB and 60GB, then came the second wave a year later with 40GB and 80GB, the next year was 160 GB, now it is 120 GB Slim and 250 GB Slim. What is next? 360 GB Slim? 6 Different PS3 Colors to choose from?


      • #4
        Those didn't really bother me as much as the DS, although the variations in memory is still annoying. The DS variation is a lil annoying though. Big, small, small w/ wifi, 3D, now super big!!
        "The good kid from the mad city, holding a cereal box instead of a glock"

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