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Nintendo launches DSi, DSi shop in Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Apr 2009 17:17 User comments (7)

Nintendo launches DSi, DSi shop in Europe The much anticipated DSi handheld console has launched in Europe today, and with it comes the launch of the DSi Shop.
There are five games available and the free Opera web browser as well. The games are WarioWare: Snapped!, Pyoro, Paper Plane, Art Style: AQUITE and Art Style: CODE.

As part of the launch promotion, DSi owners will receive 1000 free DSi points after downloading an initial firmware update.

All games in the DSi store are placed in a three-tiered pricing structure, with the cheapest costing 200 points (GBP 1.80), the next tier costing 500 Points (GBP 4.50) and Premium, which is everything higher.

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7 user comments

14.4.2009 6:56

Dose the DSI shop work with on DS's? if not.... Nintendo...you just alienated 100 million DS users.....

24.4.2009 9:33

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Dose the DSI shop work with on DS's? if not.... Nintendo...you just alienated 100 million DS users.....
Of course it doesn't work with the DS lite or original DS. Get a DSi and you can use the DSi shop.

34.4.2009 9:35

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Dose the DSI shop work with on DS's? if not.... Nintendo...you just alienated 100 million DS users.....
Of course it doesn't work with the DS lite or original DS. Get a DSi and you can use the DSi shop.
I'd prefer a M3 thank you.... its cheaper....

44.4.2009 13:37

DSi shop games won't run on a DS/DS Lite with a flash cart. Some of these DSiware games look kinda neat but I'm not dropping money on a DSi until they start putting out some full retail DSi-exclusive games. By then, the DSi will probably be cheaper anyway. $200 CDN upgrade just to play some small DSi minigames? No thanks. The two cameras suck, the DSi is too bulky to be a decent audio player (AAC only? Ha!), the SD card slot is useless if you can't load games off it and you only get a .25 inch screen length upgrade. Not value for money at all at this point. The Math Brain Age game in the North American version DSi shop looks very neat but little games like that don't sell a console I'm afraid.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Apr 2009 @ 13:39

54.4.2009 13:39

Originally posted by inagasake:
DSi shop games won't run on a DS/DS Lite with a flash cart. Some of these DSiware games look kinda neat but I'm not dropping money on a DSi until they start putting out some full retail DSi-exclusive games. By then, the DSi will probably be cheaper anyway. $200 CDN upgrade just to play some small DSi minigames? No thanks. The two cameras suck, the DSi is too bulky to be a decent audio player (AAC only? Ha!), the SD card slot is useless if you can't load games off it and you only get a .25 inch screen length upgrade. Not value for money at all at this point.
Who said anything about DSI games? ^_~

64.4.2009 14:06

Well you asked about whether the DSi shop would work on a DS. I thought you meant you'd rather try getting DSi games on your M3 rather than buying a DSi.

Anyways, I'd agree it's best to stick with the DS/DS Lite and flash carts now. DSi at this point is still a gimmick until they put out REAL DSi exclusives. The DS Lite is still #2 behind only Wii in the west so it does seem odd that they'd release a new handheld this year. But Nintendo had to put out a new DS because the Japanese were starting to flock to a PSP instead and interest in the DS was waning. That's why it's been released prematurely here. And at a crazy price too. Japan is even starting to get tired of the Wii while western soccer moms buy them in droves for their kids and themselves.

At the end of the day, Nintendo's priority is the Japanese market so it is the Japanese market that is going to dictate when Nintendo is going to come out with something new. This might infuriate western DS owners who aren't Nintendo fanboys (not that they're any worse than any other fanboy of a major corporation) OR early adopters but because the Japanese consumer is more important to them, they had to put out the DSi now.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Apr 2009 @ 14:24

78.4.2009 14:36

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By then, the DSi will probably be cheaper anyway.
It won't get cheaper for as long as they sell well...
and they will sell well as long as peoples keep buying because of a brain training game etc. then never go on them again.
look at the wii

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