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neo2046
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(10-26-2009, 09:01 PM)
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source: today's Nikkei morning post
http://blog.livedoor.jp/jim115/archives/51286284.html

according to the article
it seems basically the spec and the function of the new model remain the same,
just the screen become bigger
The retaiil price is the same, 18900 yen
The new 4" DSi model will be released within this year in Japan, places outside Japan are still under discussion
Last edited by neo2046; 10-26-2009 at 09:25 PM.
Inferno313
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(10-26-2009, 09:03 PM)
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I fail hard.

:(
Last edited by Inferno313; 10-26-2009 at 09:53 PM.
A Twisty Fluken
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(10-26-2009, 09:03 PM)
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four inches is huge and i can't wait to wrap my hands around it
Stat Flow
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(10-26-2009, 09:03 PM)
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ImNotLikeThem
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(10-26-2009, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inferno313


OP fails hard.

Junior fails hard. Don't doubt the neo2046
Stat Flow
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(10-26-2009, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

Wat??
Pics?
Links?
Articles?
Anything?!?

OP fails hard.

u doin it wrong potner
Subliminal
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(10-26-2009, 09:05 PM)
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How big is the Current DSi?

Also bigger size -> bigger screen -> streched out games?
Magypsy23
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(10-26-2009, 09:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Inferno313

Wat??
Pics?
Links?
Articles?
Anything?!?

OP fails hard.

wow thx

On topic: Wtf, good thing I waited.
Caesar III
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(10-26-2009, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subliminal42

How big is the Current DSi?

Also bigger size -> bigger screen -> streched out games?

3.5"

Games on DSi look kinda stretched already, but it's not a big deal imho.
v0yce
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(10-26-2009, 09:07 PM)
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I don't think I'd want to see DS games (especially DS 3D games) any bigger. That could get pretty ugly. Am I missing something? How much can I expect the image quality to suffer?
A Twisty Fluken
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(10-26-2009, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Caesar III

3.5"

Games on DSi look kinda stretched already, but it's not a big deal imho.

OG DS is 3"
DSi is 3.25"
Xeke
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(10-26-2009, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by v0yce

I don't think I'd want to see DS games (especially DS 3D games) any bigger. That could get pretty ugly. Am I missing something?

DSi 3D games will look somewhat better with more resources, DSi only games will probably start appearing at 4" naturally and 3.25" reduced on the original model.
Neomoto
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(10-26-2009, 09:08 PM)
I kind of remember reading about this somewhere.. wasn't this a version made for "older people" so they can use a bigger screen with things like Brain Training and whatnot? Maybe I'm just imagining things.
Kobun Heat
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(10-26-2009, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

OP fails hard.

no u
Regulus Tera
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(10-26-2009, 09:08 PM)
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And here I thought they would wait two years, not one, for another DS redesign.
Wario64
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(10-26-2009, 09:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Inferno313

Wat??
Pics?
Links?
Articles?
Anything?!?

OP fails hard.

Don't worry, n4g will link to this thread soon enough. Then I can give you a link that links to this thread.
Caaz
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(10-26-2009, 09:10 PM)
Even bigger pixels, yeah. 4 inches is huge, and at the DS' resolution, games are going to be really, really ugly if true.
duckroll
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(10-26-2009, 09:10 PM)
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Newspaper scans are fine neo. :)
LiquidMetal14
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(10-26-2009, 09:10 PM)
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Bigger is better *wink wink*
The Faceless Master
(10-26-2009, 09:10 PM)
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BUT IS IT MATTE OR GLOSSY!?!?

Originally Posted by duckroll

Newspaper scans are fine neo. :)

ballin'
Weenerz
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(10-26-2009, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by A Twisty Fluken

four inches is huge and i can't wait to wrap my hands around it

:lol
neo2046
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(10-26-2009, 09:12 PM)
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source: today's Nikkei morning post
http://blog.livedoor.jp/jim115/archives/51286284.html
the scan is inside the page
Subliminal
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(10-26-2009, 09:12 PM)
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Also,

Has Nintendo Really run out of ideas?

Releasing a slightly bigger screen is just.. Uninspired.
donny2112
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(10-26-2009, 09:12 PM)

Originally Posted by A Twisty Fluken

OG DS is 3"
DSi is 3.25"

The larger screen size is barely noticeable. I can go back to a regular DS and not really see the difference in screen size. 4" is a big increase in comparison, though.
cw_sasuke
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(10-26-2009, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by donny2112

The larger screen size is barely noticeable. I can go back to a regular DS and not really see the difference in screen size. 4" is a big increase in comparison, though.

I thought the difference between DS Lite and DSi was kinda big.
Torhthelm Tídwald
(10-26-2009, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xeke

DSi 3D games will look somewhat better with more resources, DSi only games will probably start appearing at 4" naturally and 3.25" reduced on the original model.

There is no indication that they are changing the resolution, so there is no way for the DSi to make games "appear" at 4". DSi only games might get slightly better textures and stuff, possibly better anti-aliasing, but you shouldn't assume that its getting a resolution bump.
jooey
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(10-26-2009, 09:15 PM)
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oh boy now you can all get your hopes up AGAIN about brand new features it won't have because won't be a real DS 2! it's like christmas for bitches!
ethelred
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(10-26-2009, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subliminal42

Has Nintendo Really run out of ideas?

Yes.

This has been yet another installment of "Simple Answers to Simple Questions."

Originally Posted by jooey

oh boy now you can all get your hopes up AGAIN about brand new features it won't have because won't be a real DS 2! it's like christmas for bitches!

Won't have any new games, either.
donny2112
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(10-26-2009, 09:15 PM)

Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

I thought the difference between DS Lite and DSi was kinda big.

In specs, but the screen size is only slightly larger. Same resolution, though.
Cosmonaut X
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(10-26-2009, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subliminal42

Also,

Has Nintendo Really run out of ideas?

Releasing a slightly bigger screen is just.. Uninspired.

What would you rather - a relatively minor spec change or another major revision hot on the heels of the DSi?
TheChillyAcademic
(10-26-2009, 09:16 PM)
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Just bought a fucking DSi!!

Ah well, the more the merrier.
Dragona Akehi
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(10-26-2009, 09:16 PM)
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If all other specs asides from the screen are the same, you're just getting a much poorer picture quality. Larger pixels = BLEH.
BGBW
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(10-26-2009, 09:17 PM)
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That's rather quick.
MGrant
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(10-26-2009, 09:17 PM)
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Shit, at this rate I'll never upgrade from my DS Fat. Slow down the revisions for a couple of quarters, Nintendo.
Nirolak
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(10-26-2009, 09:17 PM)
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Excellent, maybe one day we can get the DS's resolution on a 5" screen. Maybe even 6"!
The Faceless Master
(10-26-2009, 09:18 PM)
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maybe they'll add more flash memory and mp3 playback


oh wait, this is nintendo

anyway, looks like i'll wait a little longer to get a DSi
inner-G
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(10-26-2009, 09:18 PM)
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ADD A VIDEO OUT

sounds cool, though
duckroll
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(10-26-2009, 09:19 PM)
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It's kinda odd that Nintendo would think the DSi would actually benefit customers by having a larger screen. The screen size right now is fine, and fits the hardware capabilities fine. I'm not exactly sure what the rational is for making a bigger portable with the same specs, when the usual route is to make them smaller while maintaining the same amount of power, or offering a higher spec.
Nirolak
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(10-26-2009, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

It's kinda odd that Nintendo would think the DSi would actually benefit customers by having a larger screen. The screen size right now is fine, and fits the hardware capabilities fine. I'm not exactly sure what the rational is for making a bigger portable with the same specs, when the usual route is to make them smaller while maintaining the same amount of power, or offering a higher spec.

Maybe they're trying to expand into the poor vision market.
outunderthestars
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(10-26-2009, 09:20 PM)
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I am so ready for a new generation of handhelds. Enough tinkering with the existing hardware, give me a new system with better graphics.
grandjedi6
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(10-26-2009, 09:21 PM)
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heh, Nintendo thinks they're Apple.
jooey
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(10-26-2009, 09:21 PM)
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True, hasn't the large screen rumor been around for a few years now? rationalized as an attempt to appeal to old folks?
Aru
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(10-26-2009, 09:22 PM)
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Bigger than the PSP Go's screen and smaller than the PSP's screen.

Not sure what to think about this.
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(10-26-2009, 09:23 PM)
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SMH at haters, first u hate on GB Micro, now Nintendo does the exact oposite and u hate that too!!!
Wario64
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(10-26-2009, 09:24 PM)
I'm guessing the supplier for these screens just produced bigger screens and offering at same cost to Nintendo, so there's no price difference or any new features in this 'new' models.
duckroll
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(10-26-2009, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

SMH at haters, first u hate on GB Micro, now Nintendo does the exact oposite and u hate that too!!!

:lol :lol
slaughterking
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(10-26-2009, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Maybe they're trying to expand into the poor vision market.

I remember there being a rumor about just that. A DS for old people or something.
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(10-26-2009, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by A Twisty Fluken

four inches is huge and i can't wait to wrap my hands around it

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KingJ2002
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(10-26-2009, 09:25 PM)
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Thanks for the heads up neo.

I think this probably is a better indicator if any that nintendo is gearing up to release a DS successor. This is very much a market testor to gauge interest in a hardware revamp.
Kobun Heat
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(10-26-2009, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by jooey

rationalized as an attempt to appeal to old folks?

Apparently that's exactly why they're doing it, says the story.

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