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Thursday, October 22, 2009
I was debating getting a new handheld gaming system. My kids both have PSP's but I don't like them very much. I like something more simple to control (hey, I'm 36). I don't want to have to figure out all the little buttons, especially on something this small. The DS has the stylus/touch screen, so that is what initially drew me. I did my research trying to choose between an iTouch and a DSLite. Naturally, the iTouch can do much more, but hey, it's also much pricier. If money were no object, I'd probably have gotten the iTouch. Anyway, so it was between the DSi and the DSLite. I scoured the net trying to get everyone's opinion. I don't already have a DSLite, so I was starting fresh. Many people complained that the 2 are too similar, not to bother upgrading, and that may be so. But if you, like me, don't have either, go ahead and get the DSi. I love being able to browse the net (although it is limited), check my email on the go, take pics, and those were big issues for me. You're not going to be giving up your puter in favor of surfing with the DSi, it's much slower & aggravating to navigate around the page when compared to a puter, but it's still really good when faced with nothing. I also really like the game selections of the DS. There aren't many downloadable DSiWare games, yet, but you can use all the DS games on the DSi. I'm a 'mature' player. I don't want shoot 'em & kill 'em games. I don't want typical teen type games. I want puzzle style, Diner Dash type, and for that type of gaming, the DSi can't be beat. It comes downloaded with a calendar function, which is nice for scheduling/planner use. I carry this around in my purse everywhere. I've had it for almost a month and I am glad I chose this one!