The new Nintendo DS, or the DSi if you're a Nintendo exec with access to Sony's walkman range of phone's, will have 3.25-inch screens - that's 17 % bigger than the current model. It will also feature a 0.3-megapixel camera. Yes, a whole .3 megapixel!
You'll be able to take pictures with the DSi, save them to a SD card and view them on your TV via the Wii. Yes, as if the plethora of party games that make you look like a spasticated mental patient with tourettes wielding a video remote as the number 78 bus goes by isn't enough of a reason to own a Wii, you can now own one to look at incredible poor images at a low res from the comfort of your own home! The price of such a wondrous feature is steep though, the GBA cartridge slot is being done away with.
Which means no more Guitar Hero DS for you. Yes that's right, no Guitar Hero on the DSi. That's even worse than the...fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire! I mean, it's not like they've heavily marketed Guitar Hero on the DS or anything, it's not like it's going to be one of the biggest sellers this xmas. Oh, wait.
Disturbingly, Nintendo's own DSi website also tells us to expect a drop in battery life from 19 hours on the DS, to a potential 9 hours on the DSi.
So, that's pretty shit then. The question I'm left asking is, why gimp the DS for such crap features Nintendo?
Article by: Adam Moore