It’s predicted that new Nintendo DSi consoles will be one of the best selling hamdhelds in 2009. The DS is currently the best selling console on the market, even outselling all three 7th generation home consoles. In Japan the white and black DSi combined sold over 170,000 units in the first 48 hours of the product going on sale. It is estimated that sales could have been even higher but the system had sold out in many stores before the launch – a trend that seem to happen alot with Nintendo products. After the just one month the combined sales of the black and white DSi reached over half a million. It still has a long way to go to meet the 24.2 million units of DS sold in Japan but it has certainly brought life back into the sales of the system.
As with previous consoles in the series, the latest edition will at first be available in two colours, a white and a black version of the Nintendo DSi. In the USA there is a Black and light Blue Versions. You should expect more colours to be released in the futures, as was the case with the original DS and the DS Lite. The most popular colour for the DS Lite was the pink version so when there is a pink DSi expect it to sell well.
Nintendo DSi Consoles were officially revealed in October, just one month before its Japanese release. In the UK and USA the release date has been penned in for 3rd April, Pre-order Nintedo DSi sales are already being taken and most online stores have placed a limit on the number of console that can be ordered per household. The Nintendo DSi third version of the console to be released after the original DS and the DS Lite. The latest version features main new features which I’ll briefly run down now then go into a little more detail. The main feature is the two cameras but there are other exciting additions to the system. There is now a web browsers built in (so you don’t need to download Opera for it). You can use it as a portable music player (not mp3 though, only ACC files – like iTunes). The Nintendo DSi uses SD cards for storing photos, music and other files. Finally larger and brighter screens are included while the thickest of the console has been reduced by 12%.
The first upgrade of the original DS handheld games console was mostly a cosmetic design one. This made the Nintendo console seem less like a child’s toy and more of a gaming machine that people of all ages would be comfortable with. It included a few functional feature upgrades too such as the increased screen brightness but mostly focused on appearance. Nintendo DSi consoles on the other hand required less of a visual improvement, although it has a few nice new touches but mostly focuses on new ways you can use the system – including 2 cameras compare to the one on the Nintendo DS Lite.