• DS/DSi incompatibilities? Inconceivable, says Nintendo

    A DS developer, who shall remain nameless, has encountered an issue that seems odd to them. A game they are developing on works flawlessly on their DS test hardware, but crashes regularly on DSi hardware. B-but, Nintendo said “All DS titles are compatible with DSi, with the exception of those that require use of the GBA slot”! Yes, and they’re sticking to that. Read More

  • Video: An overview of the Nintendo DSi's features

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=41890 This is a pretty thorough overview of the Nintendo DSi, which won’t be released in North America for like 87 years. The narration is in Japanese and the video is a little on the long side, but such are the efforts that you’ll need to go should the DSi interest you. Read More

  • Nintendo DSi packaging found

    Japan is getting the Nintendo DSi on November 1st. Stores over there are understandably taking pre-orders and previewing the upcoming handheld by putting the actual packaging out on display. It’s too bad we here in the States have to wait until after the New Year for the refreshed Nintendo DSi. Read More

  • Nintendo Points will not be transferrable from Wii to DSi, vice versa

    When the DSi was launched last week, Nintendo rebranded Wii points to Nintendo points to try and give a sense of synergy between the two systems. Sounds good in theory, but you may or may not have noticed that Nintendo will not allow you to transfer points between the two systems. It wasn’t something I thought about until I just came across it and thought I’d share. But it… Read More

  • Nintendo DSi software is region locked

    In case you were wondering. “DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region locked, eg: European DSi software can only be played on European DSi consoles,” a Nintendo spokesperson has told CVG. “Nintendo DS software however is region free so you can play any DS software on DSi from any region. You can also browse the Internet on your DSi wherever you are… Read More

  • The iPhone is not the center of the universe, Nintendo DSi not competing with it

    In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explicitly stated that the DSi was not going after the iPhone. Why Iwata felt the need to clarify this is unclear based on the excerpt the Edge published, but I’d go out on a limb and say the Nikkei reporter asked the question. “We wanted users to have the device on them at all times,” he stated. “By… Read More

  • DSi and DS Lite will ‘coexist’ (at least initially)

    More and more info is trickling out relating to Nintendo of America’s plans for the just-announced DSi. One of the bigger nuggets of information to come out of Wired’s interview with NOA’s Cammie Dunway (you may remember her from the company’s so-so E3 press conference) is that, as it stands right now, the DS Lite and DSi will “coexist.” That is to say… Read More

  • Xbox 360 sales beat out PS3 in Japan for the first time, Nintendo still kicking ass

    September was a monumental month for Microsoft in Japan. The Xbox 360 console sold 53,547 units to Sony’s 33,071 units sold. But Nintendo’s Wii sales practically doubled that of the 360 with 109,548 units sold. The boost in sales for the 360 had a lot to do with the recent price cut and the launch of Square Enix’s Infinite Undiscovery, says Reuters. The now outdated DS… Read More

  • Videos: Nintendo DSi, new games for Wii, DS

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/ih_Qzj+J5FQ%5D I’ve ganked ’em straight from the source just so you don’t have to guess which button it is that takes you to the good stuff. The new DS stuff looks fun, of course, but the Wii lineup is looking hot as hell. Punch-Out looks filthy, space exploration game looks awesome, whatever Tales game that is looks phantastic, and I’m… Read More

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