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Bobicon is correct, 3d might affect their eyesight.
Better just get them a PSP
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Quote:
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maybe something more oldschool?

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if youre going to go old old school...
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post #13 of 29
The 3D on the 3DS can be turned off completely via slider on the side of the system, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's some sort of parental controls for it (though I haven't heard anything yet).

If you think he'll take decent care of it then I'd consider waiting for the 3DS. A large library of kid-friendly DS games and the 3DS Virtual Console to download Game Boy classics. You'd also be set for the foreseeable future as 3DS development ramps up over the years.
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well almost all of the kids in his kindergarten class have either a DSI or DSI XL or some kind of portable game system. And I have talked to a few of the fathers and mothers and the kids seem to take care of their machine. They know if it gets broken there will be no replacement. I think the DSI seems like a great deal here for 149.99 Canadian. My son already plays on my PC or my XBOX 360 and he etakes very good care of the controllers. any other advice people. thanx for the replies so far:p
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post #15 of 29
Man...before you know it he'll be staying up until 1AM playing games online with his friends (as I am right now...).

Could be sooner than you think, since you can play online with people on the DS! tongue.gif
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post #16 of 29
I would say go for the DS lite, there is really no need for a camera or internet access for a 5 year old and he can play the same games.

Also you can buy him the pokemon game I am selling for 10 bucks. =p
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post #17 of 29
I'd say a DSi(or DS lite^). My 5yr old nephew got one one for christmas and loves it. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario vs. Donkey Kong are a must. biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 29
As others have said, either a DSi or a DS Lite. They'll have fun with the camera and the little editor and what not and has more then the DS Lite other then GBA games. If he can't live without GBA games, then the DS Lite.

Also, I recommend several different games such as Pokemon and Animal Crossing. Both fun and easy to play and get in to.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn;12402812 
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Loved mine with a passion smile.gif

Heck yes. I was going to post exactly this. These days everyone is spoiled with fancy graphics and hi-def pictures and the actual gaming experience is left out.

I loved the original Pokemon games so you can start there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bushwickbill;12403219 
well almost all of the kids in his kindergarten class have either a DSI or DSI XL or some kind of portable game system. And I have talked to a few of the fathers and mothers and the kids seem to take care of their machine. They know if it gets broken there will be no replacement. I think the DSI seems like a great deal here for 149.99 Canadian. My son already plays on my PC or my XBOX 360 and he etakes very good care of the controllers. any other advice people. thanx for the replies so far:p

get whatever the other kids in his class have, that way they can share games and what not.
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