Sunday, April 5, 2009!!!
This handheld console will be the third integration to the Nintendo DS family. It will have two cameras: one on the hinge and one on the front. The cameras will be used to manipulate pictures and edit pictures. You also have the option of sending pictures wirelessly via local wireless. You can watch your pictures in a slide show. You can even use your Nintendo DSi as a digital photo frame. You can also sync your photos to your Wii and look at your photos there and send those pictures to your Wii Friends using WiiConnent24. The DSi can also manipulate and play music. It can also record your own voice. The Nintendo DSi Shop lets you download games and applications to your DSi. You can buy these things using Nintendo Points.
The Nintendo DSi is 12% thicker than the Nintendo DS lite, thanks to the removal of the Game Boy Advance slot. It also has improved speakers, bigger screens, and an SD Card slot.
Like I said, the launch date for Canada and America is on April 5, 2009. The MSRP will be at $169.99 in the US.
Now Canada, however, may have a problem with the pricing. And, since Sony released the PSP at $169.99 US and $199.99 CAN, Nintendo might do the exact same thing. This will be a problem for me since I live in Canada. So this is something that we will have to see.
Also, I would like to make an announcements.
- I will start to launch Nintendo DS demos between April/May 2009.
- The Nintendo DSi countdown will start at February 25, 2009
- I will start the gameplay videos on Fall/Winter 2009
One more thing. I apologize to the people who wanted to see the NPD Data for 2008 and January 2009. Because of the date I might not post the NPD Data for 2008. I will however, post the January 2009 NPD Data at the same time as the February 2009 NPD Data. Thank you.