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Nintendo DSi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1553 reviews of Nintendo DSi. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The portability and price also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

usability, price, portability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DSi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 610 user reviews of Nintendo DSi from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price are also appreciated.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (

Nintendo DSi Handheld Games Console


The DS Lite was the perfect evolution of the original DS, but does the DSi do enough to justify its price?

The major changes are three additions and one subtraction. The first you'll notice is the arrival of a lens pointing out of the top lid, indicating the presence of one of the DSi's two VGA cameras. You'll find the other when you open up the clamshell,...

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


Nintendo has revamped its portable gamer with a bunch of new multimedia features – but is it enough to nail the PSP?

Our fave portable is not getting any younger, but basic music and photo features will extend the format's lifespan

May, 2009

Expert review by : Adam Hartley (

Nintendo DSi review


Nintendo's latest is a refresh of the hugely popular DS Lite, but with downloadable content

Brighter screen ; Fingerprint-friendly matte finish ; Slimmer, with SD support ; Fun camera minigames ; Innovative new sound and music features

A refresh rather than a revamp ; Costly ; Limited battery-life on brightest screen setting

An exemplary refresh of a much-loved handheld gaming console

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Nintendo DSi review


Note to Nintendo: I'm going broke with all the different versions of your gaming handhelds. With this third iteration of the Nintendo DS (that's since December 2004), the Nintendo DSi tacks on a number of extra features while slimming down. It's a...

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer, sleeker multimedia-minded Nintendo DS, with two webcams. But it has skimpy internal storage, and AAC is the only music format supported

Apr, 2009

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Nintendo DSi Console Review


This new, dual-screen portable games console was announced by Nintendo at a recent press conference. Nintendo have announced that whilst the DSi will launch initially in japan, it will soon follow suit in Europe. The original UK launch of the DSi was...

The UK launch of the Nintendo DSi is set for 3rd April 2009. As you’d expect, pre-orders are already at a high level, with recent reports suggestions they’ll surpass the DS Lite launch. The pre-order price is £149.99 and the following links take you...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : James Holland (

Nintendo DSi


Looks like Nintendo's had a touch of the Apple iPods with the DSi: this is the third generation no less of the handheld console! And while the improvements may seem slight – bigger, brighter screens and a couple of low-res 0.3-megapixel cameras – the...

There's not a handheld console as innovative. Improved screen

Can't play GBA games. Poor battery life

The Nintendo DSi is pure, unadulterated fun. Just not a massive leap from the DS Lite.

Jun, 2009

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Nintendo DSI


The world's most popular handheld console becomes a portable media device

May, 2009

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Nintendo - DSi


For the second time since it originally launched the machine, the DSi sees Nintendo restyling its popular handheld console and adding fresh ideas and features to give it a further burst of life. In this case, ...

Overpriced for the extras you can get. The DSi store is potentially great, though, even if the cameras should be sent in shame to novelty corner.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart O'Connor (

Nintendo DSi


New features and a faster processor add functionality - but games are still what the new DSi does best

Simple to use; lots of new features; larger screen size

Photo and sound editing are just toys; wonky Wi-Fi; no GBA slot

Another thing that hasn't been improved is the DS's wonky internet connection. In my two weeks of testing, I found getting online a hit-and-miss affair. The DSi's Browser - a free download from the DSi Shop - is based on Opera, and I can't remember the...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Nintendo DSi


With the Nintendo DSi, Nintendo has added some smart nips and tucks to its already svelte handheld games console, while adding a raft of useful multimedia features.

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Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The Nintendo DSi is the third model of the Nintendo DS platform, following Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite, and Nintendo has developed Nintendo DSi with the aim to further expand the Nintendo DS audience. Some typical functions include the ability to change the pitch and the speed separately by using the touch screen. The ability to freely manipulate the audio pitch and the speed can expand how the audio player can be used in more practical ways as well. You can fast-forward a podcast to economize the time. When you use the repeat-run function with the stylus, it becomes easier to copy the music, to play a musical instrument or to practice foreign languages. Also, since Nintendo DSi has a microphone, Nintendo is incorporating the DSi sound function to make use of it. Nintendo DSi has internal memory, just like Wii. After storing the data there, you can choose to activate this data from the menu screen.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)


Built-in touchpad: No
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Metallic / Pink / Red / White
Gaming control function keys:Power, Select, Start

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:8.25 / 8.97
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192 / 800 x 240
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:7.67 / 8.25
Second display resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.25in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.3cm
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DSi
Type:Handheld game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad




Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP3
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

AC (power) in: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Games included:1
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Internal Memory:256
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240


Built-in memory capacity:1
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.89
Weight:214 / 218 / 235