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brian11301993
December 8th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I was planning on asking for a DS Lite for Christmas, until I did some research and realized Nintendo will release the DSi to the United States consumer within the next year. I have always played the Pokemon games, but since I do not own a Nintendo DS, I have only played Diamond and Pearl on my friends' DS's. I was wondering if I should ask for a DS Lite for Christmas, and be able to play Diamond and/or Pearl now, or wait for the release of the DSi before playing Diamond and Pearl?

Skymin
December 8th, 2008, 04:30 PM
I'd wait for the DSi. In the mean time, find a emulator to cure your Pokémon cravings.

Snowfire
December 8th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Well...you could always buy a DS Lite now and sell it when the DSi comes out. Or you could just wait for the DSi and get an emulator now. It's your choice, really.

Tac One
December 8th, 2008, 04:33 PM
I would personally suggest a DS Lite, the DSi will not have an Advanced slot, so think of the backwards compatabliity. However, if the new features peak your interest then go for it. I have a DS Lite and I'm sticking with that.

Wulf
December 8th, 2008, 04:33 PM
I'd wait for the DSi. In the mean time, find a emulator to cure your Pokémon cravings.
Yarr?
Depends, if you don't plan on playing any GBA games, then go for it, but on the other hand...you'll want a DS Lite.

Thomas
December 8th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Buy a DS Lite, if you want some kind of multimedia gaming device...buy as PSP.

Zebra Thunderhead
December 8th, 2008, 06:08 PM
This is better off in the Tech Discussion Forum.

-MOVED-

chanchimi
December 8th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Well, it'll be about a year until the DSi is released in America, and Pokemon Platinum should be out by then (I think). It's entirely up to you, if you can wait, or play DS games on an emulator, then you may as well wait for it, but if you're like me, and either can't get a DS emulator to work >.< or just like playing it on a real DS, then you can get one.

I actually have a DSi, but they're very similar, just y'know, with a few nice extra features! Anyway, if you decide on waiting, you could possibly find a friend who will let you borrow their DS, get Diamond or Pearl, and play it on theirs in the meantime.....I'm not sure.

Gumball Watterson
December 8th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Buy an old DS from some junkyard, transfer your Pokemon. Make it look nice and sell it on E-bay.

You still have left for the DSi right?

Zet
December 8th, 2008, 06:36 PM
this thread is best for Other Games

~moves~

hothead
December 8th, 2008, 11:01 PM
DS LITE ALL THE WAY THERE SO MUCH BETTER

Eon-Rider
December 9th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Haha. Moderator conflict. o.o"

I believe it's all up to your needs. If you have a huge collection of GBA game, go ahead and get the DS Lite. If you want all the useless features on the DSi like the camera, go ahead and get the DSI. Simple as that.

Le_Avatar
December 9th, 2008, 04:26 AM
I agree... Those cameras and other extra stuff are only there to make you spend more money on it...

I'd stick with the DS Lite. You'll probably even get it cheaper, as the DSi will become the "Main Product" :P

Razer302
December 9th, 2008, 04:31 AM
I have a DS lite and the DSi doesn't interest me as there is no backwards compatability. I still play my old GBA games on my DS so without the backwards compatability on the new one I don't see the point in getting it. But if you don't want to play your old GBA games and the new built in camera interests you then get the new DSi.

Ascaris
December 9th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Get a PSP

I don't really see what all the hype about the DSi is about. Who needs a camera in a gaming system and who doesn't have an mp3 player these days? The firmware idea is interesting but no backwards compatibility kinda sucks.

-shrugs- If you don't play your gameboy games or already have a gameboy, then I'd say the DSi is better.

Skaterzpenguin
December 9th, 2008, 07:40 AM
A DSi suppose to come out sometime next year, so get a DS lite for christmas...

Forci Stikane
December 9th, 2008, 08:04 AM
If you plan on migrating Pokemon from the GBA games, then the DS Lite is really your only choice, since the DSi lacks the second slot and thus won't let you do so. It's the better of the two, anyway, at least until Nintendo gets that DSiWare stuff up and running.

Lucy Lu
December 9th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Yeah if you want to keep on playing your GBA games, get the DS Lite. Because of the backwards compatibility. I seen the DSi doesn't have a GBA port. But if you don't care about playing GBA games, then go ahead and get the DSi. At first I thought I will wait for the DSi, but then I figured out that it doesn't have a GBA port. And one of those days, I would love to play a few GBA games. So I went and got the DS Lite.

But it is your call. Get the one that is right for you. ^^

Mitchman
December 9th, 2008, 12:19 PM
If you import wifi games get a lite. the i is region locked.

Arcanine
December 9th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Personally, I don't think the DSi will be worth it. I mean sure it's a little smaller and will weigh a little less. But still, for the price and what you lose... I don't think it's worth the wait.
Sure, maybe it'll be ok down the road. But if you want a DSLite for Christmas then go with the DSLite.

Metatron
December 9th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Honestly man, I'd just go with the DSlite for now. I mean yeah the DSi looks cooler and has a ton more features(minutes the gba game-slot), but it'll also run you $120 more. It's not worth the wait imo, and plus, I mean...they both play the same games anyways.

But it's really your choice. I personally already have a DSlite, and most likely won't be going out to pick up the DSi on it's NA release.

Chikara
December 9th, 2008, 02:01 PM
No, I would NEVER use the "specialER" features the DSi has. I barely use the mic on my DS lite anyway, I don't need a camera too, thanks.

And besides. I'm against adding the letter "i" in recent products, it's annoying and repetitive >:|

Dracon9
December 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM
i would choose the ds lite, because it turns out dsi dosnt have the dual slot feature

Lover's Kite
December 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Get a PSP

I don't really see what all the hype about the DSi is about. Who needs a camera in a gaming system and who doesn't have an mp3 player these days? The firmware idea is interesting but no backwards compatibility kinda sucks.

-shrugs- If you don't play your gameboy games or already have a gameboy, then I'd say the DSi is better.


You can say the same thing about the PSP. What ever happened to just systems that play games ONLY. 8( The DSi is pretty neat, but I'd stick to my DS/DS lite, no backwards compatibility stinks...however I'm somewhat interested in the DSi shop feature and such. :3

Cherrim
December 10th, 2008, 04:49 AM
You mention Pokémon Diamond/Pearl specifically, so chances are, even if not at first, down the road you'll be interested in transferring Pokémon to your DP cartridge. Even if not that, just inserting GBA games into the GBA slot will make certain exclusive Pokémon appear in certain areas of DP, so it's a very useful feature to make the most of your games. So in that regard, the DSi shouldn't be an option--it has no slot for those games.

Honestly? I think the DSi is ridiculous. If you get the DS Lite, the difference in system cost ALONE is enough for one or two extra games to go with the console. I'd only suggest waiting for DSi if you're patient (it's not out until February, iirc) and if you really, REALLY like the new features it brings to the table. (They aren't very useful if you already have a cell phone that does the same things which a lot of people do.) The only thing it really has going for it is DSware but we don't even know what that really is yet. :/

TRIFORCE89
December 10th, 2008, 05:12 AM
You'd have to be more patient than that. If you live in Europe, the DSi will be out in the Spring. But, all we really know for everywhere else is that Iwata said sometime before the 4th Quarter of next year. Reggie said we won't see it until "Well into 2009".

So, with that in mind...the latest we'll see it is late June. O_O

Cherrim
December 10th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Oh, did the release date change...? o_o; I remember the conference saying it'd be out around January or February to NA consumers.

Show how much I pay attention to Nintendo news, orz. :(

Wulf
December 10th, 2008, 06:40 PM
I don't see what's allt he hate is for the DSi. $120-$150 is really not a lot these days. Sure, a GBA slot is missing, that's the worse of it. I'm loving the idea of that marketplace thing.

Cherrim
December 11th, 2008, 04:32 AM
I don't see what's allt he hate is for the DSi. $120-$150 is really not a lot these days. Sure, a GBA slot is missing, that's the worse of it. I'm loving the idea of that marketplace thing.
...uhhh... any amount of money is a lot these days unless you're crazy rich and the economy somehow doesn't affect you, in which case I'm jealous. :(

Regardless, if the only decent thing about the DSi is the marketplace--which will probably offer things you can find homebrewed for free already--then why would you want to pay more for it? I'm quite certain the two not-even-decent cameras on it aren't costly enough to add on another $50-80.

*~Frost Umbreon~*
December 11th, 2008, 01:23 PM
I'm going to get a DSi since my Lite broke...

Gummy
December 11th, 2008, 03:10 PM
I'm tired of playing with my sister's Pink DS Lite with my friends. I'll be getting my DSi the first chance I get.

Candace
December 11th, 2008, 08:39 PM
DSLite

You can't use m3game manager with DSi

Voltagenic
December 11th, 2008, 09:17 PM
I'm going to have to sell my DS Lite if I get one.

Eon-Rider
December 11th, 2008, 09:46 PM
I'm tired of playing with my sister's Pink DS Lite with my friends. I'll be getting my DSi the first chance I get.

So your idea of playing the DS is not to play the games themselves?

ソラ
December 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I say Get a DS Lite. Cheaper, you'll be able play GBA games on it. and you can do "Migrate" if you have a DS Lite on Pokemon when you get there, if you want to transfer your Pokemon from Previous GBA Pokemon Games to your D/P games. I mean a Camera for a gaming system, and MP3(well sure some game can play your music when you play them will be nice)... to overrated IMO. But I say A DS Lite.