Nintendo finally brings the new Nintendo DSi portable gaming console to Europe starting April 3rd. The Nintendo DSi has been on sale in Japan since November 1st 2008.
The Nintendo DSi was already very successful in Japan and it will no doubt hit a home run in the UK also. The DSi price is set to £149.99 in the UK.
Like in Japan the Nintendo DSi will be available in black or white and is the thinnest and lightest member of the Nintendo DS family. The US will get a matte blue DSi instead of the white version for some reason. The Nintendo DSi comes in a matt finish and is 12% thinner than the Nintendo DS Lite. However, it also packs a punch with bigger, brighter, 3.25" screens.
The Nintendo DSi incorporates two cameras, adding an entirely new dimension to gameplay. The cameras are able to accurately detect facial features and players’ movements. Moving the upper body, hands, arms and head in front of the camera now means play can be directed by movement alone, bringing a whole new way of interacting with the handheld.
The Nintendo DSi’s cameras face inside and outside; mounted on the console’s flip-up lid so users can snap themselves or their friends and families just as they choose. What sets the Nintendo DSi’s cameras apart, however, is that the Nintendo DSi Camera software comes fully loaded with 11 special camera effects so that users can take shots using a range of special effects.
The Nintendo DSi has enhanced volume and sound quality so that users can experience the Nintendo DSi Sound application, as well as in-game music, at its best. As well as bringing portable music to the Nintendo DSi (as players will be able to play AAC-encoded music files on their console), Nintendo DSi Sound introduces new ways for Nintendo DSi users to experiment and play with sound and music – changing the pitch, speed and even apply effects to sound files that are played on the console.
You can customise your Nintendo DSi by downloading games and applications from the Nintendo DSi Shop, in addition to being able to carry around your Nintendo DSi with your very own unique photos & music files. A variety of fun software will be available for download in the forthcoming months. Check Amazon UK for DSi pre-order options.
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