Cebu City, Philippines (PressExposure) August 14, 2009 -- Nintendo DS is considered by many as one of the most successful type of video game console of the 20th century. As of 28th May of 2009, Nintendo Australia announced that DS sales in Australia have reached 2 million in a record of 221 weeks, and is the best selling gaming console for the three past years. Before that announcement, according to several electronics philippines reviewers, Nintendo announced that it had shipped its 100-millionth Nintendo DS system on March 6, 2009. The one reason why Nintendo DS gained popularity is because of its innovations as well as several redesigns of the console which was also the reason why GameBoy grew popular.
One of the most recent redesigns that Nintendo have released into the market is the Nintendo DSi. Nintendo DSi is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo, and the third iteration of the Nintendo DS handheld gaming console, following the Nintendo DS Lite. As a seventh-generation console, the DSi primarily shares the handheld gaming market with Sony's PlayStation Portable. According to several electronics philippines enthusiasts, to quickly gain traction, Nintendo released their NDSi simultaneously if four key markets between 2008 and 2009. These countries include Japan, Australasia (Oceania), Europe, and North America.
Difference with the original Nintendo DS
Most of the DS Lite's attributes are retained with fewer aesthetic changes made compared to the first two iterations. A major feature that distinguishes the Nintendo DSi is its two interactive digital cameras that can be both incorporated into gameplay and used as a standalone camera feature. The DSi also includes connectivity with an online store as well as internal and external storage of content.
Specification differences Nintendo has released few technical details regarding the DSi system. The company has modified some of the DSi's hardware (as compared to the DS Lite), such as the main CPU and the RAM. The CPU of NDSi has two ARM architecture CPUs, the ARM9 and ARM7, compared to NDS Lite which only has one CPU. Its RAM, which possesses 16 MB, is four times as much as previous models.
According to electronics philippines enthusiasts, the DSi also features louder and better sound quality due to an upgrade to the Codec IC responsible for sound output. Nintendo have stated that, to improve portability without sacrificing durability, the front slot for Game Boy Advance (GBA) cartridges had to be removed. As a result, the unit has lost its backward compatibility with GBA Game Paks and its compatibility with accessories that require the GBA slot. Other changes includes a 256 MB of internal flash memory with an SD card (up to 2 GB) and SDHC card (up to 32 GB) expansion slot as well as a 802.11b/g internal wireless connectivity.