Expected to retail at £149.99 in the UK, the DSi is the second upgrade to the hugely popular DS console. Featuring larger, brighter screens, an SD card slot and two motion sensing cameras, the new console is, nevertheless, thinner than the previous version of the console, the DS Lite. The new console will also have an on-board web browser, which will allow gamers to download new titles from Nintendo’s new DSiWare service, similar to the WiiWare download service operating on Nintendo’s home console, Wii. There will be games developed specifically for the DSi’s new features, such as the cameras, but owners of a large DS library will be able to use most of their existing game cards with the new console. However, the removal of the expansion slot at the bottom of the machine means that gamers will not be able to play Game Boy Advance titles or use certain hardware, such as Activision’s Guitar Hero grip controller, with the DSi.
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