Swedish developer A Different Game announced today that the DSi will soon aid ghost hunters on their quest to vanquish and/or send back the ethereal to the underworld. Ghostwire will utilize the DSi’s camera and mic to help you hunt down the ghosts haunting us all and determine why they’re still creeping around our plane of existence. → Read More
No matter the device Nintendo makes, there is always some company attempting to improve on it. Usually this is ill-advised, and that’s why licensed Nintendo products are always your safest bet. Sometimes though, you just have to take a chance, throw caution to the wind, and buy a DSi grip. → Read More
If you’re prone to fits of rage triggered by lackluster updates from Nintendo then steer clear of this post, friend. I can’t be held responsible for you throwing your computer out the window or head-butting it. Today, Nintendo updated the DSiWare channel with Animal Crossing Calculator and Animal Crossing Clock. I don’t speak Animalese nor do I wish to speak Animalese. Just give me… → Read More
As I was doing my business at some establishment in San Francisco I noticed that the mirror above the urinal was warped. Upon closer inspection I found that it was an advert for the DSi. Needless to say it creeped me out. → Read More
We’ve seen the iFixit teardown of the DSi, but this one from TechRestore should be the new standard by which teardowns should happen. TR’s Brian Northway compiled this video with 1,304 images and countless hours of tweaking to get everything just right. And the reassembly is a nice touch, which we don’t typically see. Enjoy!
Thanks for the tip, Billy S. → Read More
It’s not live yet, but Activision’s Mixed Messages is the first third-party title for Nintendo’s DSiWare line in these United States of America. It’s a 2-21 player game that sounds a lot like the telephone game from when we were kids. Mixed Messages will cost 500 DSi Points. Nintendo also added a new 1-player game, Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games for 200 DSi Points. → Read More
Earlier today at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata made it abundantly clear that his company is doing just fine despite the global recession. → Read More
The TekCase from TeknoCreations adds a bit of bulk, protection and battery life for your Nintendo DS Lite or Nintendo DSi. A hard polycarbonate shells protects your precious handheld and adds up to 3x the battery life for extended gameplay. The case charges over USB and comes with a USB wall adapter. → Read More
Nintendo’s first US commercial for the DSi made me ROFL and plays up the picture editing effects on the DSi. Check it out and a trailer for Japan’s latest batch of DSiWare after the jump.
Oh, and if you missed your opportunity to grab our early copy of Rhthymn Heaven then we’ve included the commercial for that as well. → Read More
We kid, we kid. Sean Kenney, apparently some sort of LEGO artist who may or may not be a virgin, was commissioned to construct this massive LEGO Nintendo DSi. The entire beast weighs over 250 lbs and comprised of 51,324 LEGO blocks. To bad the screens aren’t working touchscreens cause, well, that would make it the awesomest f’n thing ever. The Rockefeller Center’s Nintendo World Store has it on… → Read More
The DSi shop wasn’t supposed to go live until Sunday, but it looks like Nintendo opened it up late last night. We’ll have video shortly, but in the meantime check out the games and apps that are currently available. Videos are now live demoing the DSi Shop and the DSi Browser. → Read More
First, apologies for not taking video, but I’m not in range of Wi-Fi, so I hope the picture gallery will suffice for now. I’ll be sure to take video of the DSi menu and all its little treasures later on today. I’ve been fortunate enough to have manhandled the DSi in Japan back in February and last month at GDC, but having my own to tinker with is something else. I can’t say that I prefer… → Read More
Nintendo launches the third iteration of its popular DS handheld, the DSi, on April 5th and today they’ve announced the first batch of DSiWare titles. This is important because we all get 1000 DSi Points to redeem in the DSi Shop. Aside from the following five titles, you can also download the DSi Browser for your Internet viewing pleasure. → Read More
A few things went unannounced during Nintendo’s GDC keynote this morning and the biggest news on the DSi front is the confirmation of 1000 free DSi points if you purchase the third generation DS within the first six months of launch. That’s quite a bit of free swag considering DSiWare games and apps will be divvied up into four price tiers: free, 200 points, 500 points and 800+ points. The… → Read More
Wouldn’t it be rad if Nintendo announced Virtual Console for the DSi at GDC this week? We’re unsure if this will actually happen this week, but there’s a rumor going around the web that this was mentioned last night at an event for Club Nintendo members. If true, you’ll be able to download classics from the Gameboy and Gameboy Advance era, but they’ll be limited to first-party titles. → Read More
Last year, Microsoft Games head Shane Kim suggested that once sales numbers for consoles started approaching 100 million, then we could declare a winner. That Wiinner is all but declared, and the continuing strong sales of the DS only cement that victory. Not much more to say here, but 100 million really is a pretty insane landmark. Strictly speaking, the record-breaking units have only been … → Read More
Nintendo today in Japan announced three new colors for the DSi [JP]: Pink, lime green and metallic blue. The new handhelds will be sold in Japan from March 20 and cost ¥18,900 ($196), just like the regular models in black and white. → Read More
It’s actually just a peek at the packaging for the blue DSi in case you’re interested. → Read More
The Nintendo DSi will finally land in American gamer’s hands on April 5th and Gamestop is already taking orders – as they should be. You have two options. → Read More
Once again we’re getting the short end of the stick. Nintendo announced this morning that the DSi would be launching in Europe on April 3rd, which is two whole days sooner than us.
Update: European trailer for the DSi after the jump. → Read More
I’m glad I didn’t buy a DSi when I was in Japan the other week.
Today, Nintendo announced that the updated portable gaming system would be making its way Stateside on April 5th. But that’s not all. There’s a new color, too! At launch, there will be a black and blue DSi for $170. Wait. We actually have something that Japan doesn’t? → Read More
A little bit of electronic know-how is all it takes to turn your DS into a solar powered gaming device. Captain Planet would be proud. → Read More
The next-gen Nintendo DSi is already for sale in Japan and American gamers should get access to it within the coming months. It seems that The DS Lite Onyx might be the first of the current generation to get that axe. This comes from an internal GameStop newsletter and begs the question if other models will soon join this model. → Read More
According to the latest Internet rumor, American gamers will be able to get their hands on the Nintendo DSi on April 4th for $179. That date is significantly before the summer release that Nintendo had perviously stated but the handheld is selling like Hello Kitty panties in Japan so it only makes sense to launch it here as soon as possible. → Read More
If you’re anything like me, you’ll understand that rather than being a bane to Nintendo and Sony they breathe new life into portable consoles. The DSi has its own hacking cart, the Acekard 2i that lets you run homebrew and backups and, when it’s available here, will even let you Tweet from your DSi. → Read More
Flickr’d Nintendo’s printing factory continues unabated! More than 500,000 DSi’s were sold last month in Japan, its first month of availability (the DSi won’t come out in North America or Europe till the first half of 2009), which suggests that gamers there are still enamored with the device. The exact number of DSi’s sold was 535,379, from November 1 to November 30. → Read More
You know the drill. A hot new gadget launches and someone – most often a nerd-type – tears it apart for some circuit board pr0n. Hey, we can’t blame ‘em and the next up in this age-old ritual is the Nintendo DSi. The new handheld just launched to an eager Japanese gaming crowd last week, selling over 200,000 in the first few days alone. Chances are one of those units is… → Read More
There is little doubt that Nintendo’s evolutionary DSi will be a hit and eager Japanese gamers snatched up the first round of units within a few days. Reportable, it took only two days for Nintendo to sell through 170,000 of the 200,000 available DSi’s with the remaining 30,000 held up in unclaimed pre-orders and back-up inventory. The company has prepped another 100,000 units but… → Read More
Nintendo is looking to cash-in with early holiday sales by launching the DSi in Japan tomorrow, November 1, 2008. The tech giant still hasn’t announced a US release date but at least narrowed the launch down to the summer season. Japanese gamers can pick up their DSi tomorrow though for ¥18,900 ($192 USD). Supposable, Nintendo has shipped 200,000 gaming handhelds to Japanese markets and… → Read More