I’ve pre-ordered Nintendo DSi two weeks ago and received it today, one day before the European luanch. I’ve played a bit with it and it look real cool. Since it doesn’t launch until April 3rd, I haven’t been at the DSi Shop yet. Will have a full review of the DSi by the end of the weekend.
Just a good week left before the Nintendo DSi hits Europe, and a couple of extras for US. Nintendo DSi have already sold 2 million units in Japan, which is a great number. Some hard facts about the DSi:
wifi profile settings can be transferred to other DSi units in the area
Nintendo Wi-Fi USB setup option
1.2U firmware out of the box, but update needed if you plan to use the DSiShop
Nintendo was using a photo-printing device at the Club Nintendo DSi events. No word on if this accessory will ever see a retail release
if you remove your SD card while in photo mode, your DSi will switch to internal storage
It is also confimered that North America will get 1000 DSi points when they go to the DSi Shop. I really hope the same goes for Europe. Would be great to have some points to start with. Also the DSi Browser have to be downloaded, but it’s free.
The rumors has it that you will be able to download GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games to the DSi. Sega is also interested in bringing Game Gear games to DSi, but that is also only a rumor.
Satoru Iwata held Nintendo’s GDC 2009 keynote today, well covered by Joystiq.com. There some great new from that keynote. The most waited for is a firmware update for Nintendo Wii which let you use an SD-card as storage to download to or launch software from. Firmware version is 4.0 and is available now.
Nintendo also announced Virtual Console Arcade which let you download old arcade games. Four games are available today: Gaplus (Namco Bandai), Mappy (Namco Bandai), The Tower Of Druaga (Namco Bandai) and Starforce (Tecmo). Space Harrier (Sega) and Solvalou (Namco Bandai) will be available later.
More than anything we looked to the internal features of the Wii console. They were helpful in making the Nintendo DSi features but also gave us a hint as to what extent we should explain the internal memory to users. But when it came to features that haven’t existed in game consoles before, like the cameras for example, we had to figure everything out for ourselves, so there were plenty of twists and turns along the way. Simply looking at cell phones wouldn’t suffice.