Product: 182155

Product Description

Includes: Nintendo DSi XL System, 3 Pre-Installed Titles - Brain Age Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts and Letters and Photo Clock

Two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio

Nintendo DSi AC adapter, rechargeable battery

Nintendo DSi XL Stylus 2 and easy start guide

Manuals (basic and controls) and support booklet

Imported from USA

Modern handheld gaming has long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Each hardware manufacturer has
multiple viable offerings derived either directly, or evolving from the respective DS and PlayStation
Portable product lines. All of these devices are impressive multifunctional devices, with designs meant to
encourage gameplay on the go, integration with the Internet, backwards compatibility to previous games, and
so on, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and
getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each handheld is
the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for a player.

Handheld Console Choices
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Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo 3DS View larger

Nintendo DSi/DSi XL
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Nintendo DSi View larger

PSP
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PlayStation Portable (PSP) View larger

PSPgo
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PSPgo View larger

PlayStation Vita
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PlayStation Vita View larger
Suggested Retail Price (prices may vary) $169.99
$149.99/$169.99 $149.99
$199.99 $249.99 - $299.99
(February 2012) Display
Dual screen: upper - 3.53" LCD, lower - 3.02" LCD touch screen
Dual screen, backlit, 3.25"/4.2", LCD with 256 x 192 resolution
4.3" full transparent 3.8" full transparent
5" OLED multi-touch screen Internal Usable Memory
64 MB NA 64 MB
16 GB TBD
External Media Storage SD memory card SD
memory card Sony Memory Stick Duo
Memory stick micro New proprietary "NVG" flash cards
Size 5.3" (l) x 2.9" (w) x 0.8" (h) 5.4"
(w) x 2.9" (l) x 0.74" (h) / 6.3" (w) x 3.6" (l) x 0.84" (h)
6.7 (w) x 2.7" (w) x 0.7" (h) 5.0 (w) x 2.71" (h) x 0.65" (d)
7.2 (l) x 3.3" (w) x 0.73" (d) Weight
8 oz. 7.5/11.1 oz. 6.7 oz.
5.5 oz. TBD
Colors Aqua Blue, Flaming Red, Cosmo Black
7.5 oz. Piano black (other colors via bundles)
Piano black, Pearl white Black (other colors to follow)
Backwards Compatibility Plays most DS and DSi games
Plays all DS games Plays all PSP games in UMD format, or available via
download; also plays downloadable PS1 games for PSP Plays all PSP games
available via download and PS1 games for PSP Plays all PSP games
available via download and PS1 games for PSP Wireless
Communications Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and
IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity Supports local Nintendo wireless
connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity Local
ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
3G support in one or two hardware releases; standard ad hoc connectivity between devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi
connection options in both Online Media Portal
Nintendo eShop Nintendo DSi Shop
PlayStation Network PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network Streaming Video
Netflix*
No PSN movie rentals, and
other video content PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content Internet Browser
Built-in Built-in Built-in
Built-in Built-in
Console Integration Yes, with Wii Yes,
with Wii Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3 Yes, with PS3
Game Media Game card and digital download
Game card and digital download UMD disc and digital download
Digital download Digital download, alternate media TBD
Online Multiplayer Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Local Wireless Multiplayer Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Estimated Battery Life 3-8 hrs 3-14 hrs
4-6 hours 4-6 hours TBD
Input Method Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons, circle pad,
motion/gyro sensor Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons Analog stick,
D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons Front and rear touch inputs, 2
analog sticks, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons Digital
Camera(s) 3 (0.3 megapixels); 3D capabilities
2 (0.3 megapixels) No No
2 Built-in Microphone Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Graphic Quality Top
adjustable 3D screen - 800 x 240 resolution; lower screen - 320 x 240 resolution
256 x 192 resolution 480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio) 480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio) 960 x 544 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio) General Game Price Range
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99 Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99 Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99 Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99 Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99

Online Play and Functionality
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The wireless revolution in personal electronics has made online functionality and connectivity
to the Internet a huge focus in handheld gaming. Every handheld console has an online arena that has either
been built specifically for it, or that has been adapted to suit the needs of online players.
By utilizing these portals players can greatly expand their chosen platform's potential, maximize gaming
fun and increase the overall entertainment value of their devices.

Nintendo eShop logo The Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for exciting downloadable games,
videos, applications, and so much more. Discover all-new 3D software, plus legendary titles from gaming
past remastered in 3D. Revisit with classic portable "Virtual Console" games starring Mario, Link, many
other faces from the Nintendo catalog of games. Gain access to hundreds of previously released DSiWare
games, applications and much more. Browsing the Nintendo eShop is incredibly easy, and fun. Find any
title in seconds, then view screenshots, game info, and even video to help you make your purchase. You'll
even find details and 3D video of Nintendo 3DS games available at retail stores. All games are able
to be saved in your own custom wishlist so you can always remember the titles you want to get.

DSiWare logo DSiWare through the DSi Shop is a service that allows DSi players to download games and
applications directly to their handheld console in exchange for DSi Points purchased through a local retailer.
Experience new and innovative gameplay, fresh takes on the classics-and much more. Just shop, download, and enjoy.
Visiting the DSi Shop is easy, just establish wireless broadband connection, click on the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from
your menu screen and browse the shop and use Nintendo DSi Points. Games and applications can be saved to SD cards (sold
separately).

PlayStation Network logo PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of
gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PlayStation
handheld (or a PS3) and a broadband connection to the Internet Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store
where users can download games, first run and classic movies, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos,
music and original PlayStation oriented streaming video content. Purchases can be made using a credit
card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on external media or within the
hard drive of the PSPgo.

* Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.