So the long wait for the Nintendo DSi is finally over and as of Sunday they will be available for sale in the US for $169.99. From the reviews on the interwebs the DSi is going to do for portable gaming what the Wii did for game consoles, making things simple and fun. Maybe that's too simplistic of a description. But from what I understand the awesomeness that is the DSi is how it just lets you mess around with mucic and photos, basically applying fun casual games to normal stuff -- like taking a photo.
Gizmodo has a nice indepth look at the DSi here. And here are some pics too, just click to enlarge.
Here's a couple key points I garnered from the Gizmodo article:
1. The screens are 17% bigger than the last DS
2. The console now boasts an ARM9E CPU clocked at 133 MHz (in place of the original ARM9/66MHz) and has 16 MB of RAM
3. Two cameras
4. Plays digital music
5. Opera web browser
Some blog reactions I've read are saying Apple needs to 'watch out' for competition coming from the DSi since it's a portable gaming device that has camera and plays music. I dunno. I think that's like comparing Apples to oranges.
What do you think?