NDSi Availible in the US!

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spaceThat's right kids. The DSi is now live here in the states. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last several months, the new Nintendo DSI is more Nintendo-y than ever. The DSi comes with 2 cameras built in; one on the outside case to take pictures of friends and
whatnot, and one on the inside to make video chatting possible.









Here are the specs in comparison with the original DS (Courtesy of Amazon.com)


DSi
NDS
Display: 3.25 inches 3 inches
Overall size: Width 137mm, Length 74.9mm, Thickness 18.9mm Width 133mm, Length 73.9mm, Thickness 21.5mm
Power Supply: AC adapter for Nintendo DSi AC adapter for DS Lite
Weight: Approx. 214g (with touch pen) Approx. 218g (with touch pen, Game Boy Advance cover)
Charging time: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes Approx. 3 hours
Battery life: The lowest brightness (9-14 hrs), low brightness (8-12 hours), medium brightness (6-9 hours), high brightness (4-6 hours), highest brightness(3-4 hours) The lowest brightness (15-19 hrs), low brightness (10-15 hours), high brightness (7-11 hours), highest brightness(5-8 hours)
Software: Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Nintendo DSi. Software for Nintendo DS, Software for Game Boy Advance
Input-output: DS card slot, SD memory card slot, AC adapter connection, stereo headphone/mic jack DS card slot, Game Boy Advance cartridge slot, AC adapter connection, stereo headphone/mic jack

The DSi released yesterday, April 5th. If you have $170 kicking around, you might want to go see if you can find one. Knowing Nintendo's marketing strategies of the past however, (think Nintendo Wii availibility for the last 2 Christmas' in a row...) it might be a bit of a challenge.

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