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I am wanting to get both my kids a portable game system but am unsure of which one to get? I have been leaning towards a Nintendo lite or DSI? I am a little unsure of all the different features between the two different models. Can someone here help give advice on which may be the better buy? I know the 3D Nintendo is coming and there is the newest DSI XL, But does it offer enough for the price cost increase?
thanx for any and all advice:wave2:
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A 5 year old will bust something like a DS. that = money wasted. Get something old school like a game boy pocket or color and some old classic games for it. like pokemon red/blue. get him started off on the right track lol
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My 6yr old uses a psp got when he was 5.
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The DSI is generally worth it over the DS, and the DSI XL is also worth the extra $30. You get a bit of extra battery (30 mins) and a larger screen. Size of portable screens is important, because when you buy it it will always seem too small tongue.gif
I don't see the 3D technology being implemented to a point where it is worth the rather large price bump. After all, you're getting 3D on a several-inch wide screen, not a large screen where the effect would be more awe-inspiring.
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If is health warning about the 3DS and young children, something about its bad for their eye site.
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A 5 year old will bust something like a DS. that = money wasted. Get something old school like a game boy pocket or color and some old classic games for it. like pokemon red/blue. get him started off on the right track lol

maybe something more oldschool?

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Get a gameboy. Oh man, I could just remember the good times I had.... Damn pokemon always escaped
    
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