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Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi
alaScore 89

1960 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1960 reviews of Nintendo DSi. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DSi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 601 user reviews of Nintendo DSi from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, portability, design, size

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo Handheld Console DSiNintendo DSi Handheld Console (White)Nintendo DSi Handheld Console (Metallic Blue)

Oct, 2015


Expert review by: Damon Brown (

Nintendo DSi


Nintendo isn't known for upgrading systems without reason, and the new DSi adds considerable power to the company's handheld line. Fresh features like brighter/bigger screens, Secure Digital (SD) Memory card support and twin digital cameras prove cool...

Intuitive to use; fun multimedia options; slick WiFi gaming; online shop

Weak camera; no editing of non-DSi photos; lacks GameBoy Advance support; limited music compatibility

WiFi gaming capabilities and fun camera and sound activities make the DSi a welcome upgrade for most Nintendo fans.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Daniel S. Evans (

Nintendo DSi


The new Nintendo DSi portable game system ($169.99 list) follows Nintendo's new tack of making its consoles less about a given game and more about the overall playing experience. Other handheld gaming consoles, such as the Sony PSP focus on flashy...

Improved Wi-Fi access. Dual cameras. SD Card Slot

No Game Boy Advance slot. Small library of downloadable games

The New Nintendo DSi is a lot of fun, but, like the Nintendo Wii, it's not for the hardcore gamer.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Kohler (

Review: Nintendo DSi


How many Nintendo DSes are cluttering up your house? Need another? Yes, you do: If you're a fan of the company's products, get ready to...

Downloading games is going to be awesome. Bigger screens and slightly longer stylus pen make for better gaming sessions. SD card slot

Can’t run games off the SD card slot. No more Game Boy Advance port. Web browser about as fast as a cement truck with four flat tires

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (

Best hand held game system


The Nintendo DSi tops most lists as the best hand held game system available. It's an update to the popular Nintendo DS Lite (*Est. $130), but with larger dual 3.25-inch screens, two cameras, an SD card slot and access to online game...

Dual 3.25-inch displays, online game downloads, two cameras, facebook integration

Internal storage of only 256 MB, not compatible with GameBoy Advance titles, graphics are average, shorter battery life than predecessors

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Richard Teahon (

Nintendo DSi Shop Review – Hands On!


This is a look at the DSi shop.

The DSi shop is a good addition. The games are on the whole well put together, and the titles varied.  The idea is also on the money: Why go to a shop or online and buy a game when you can simply download and play? The downside is that you cannot play...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Briggs (

Scribblenauts review


Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS is a kind of adventure game that you don't see often — actually, there hasn't ever been a game like Scribblenauts; an adventure game where your character progresses through the levels by you typing the name of an...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Anderson (

Review: Nintendo DSi After a While


I had grand plans to do a review of the Nintendo DSi right after I bought it on release day back in April – I was going to take a quick look at the new cameras, SD slot, MP3 player, and the DSiWare store. But at the time I was in the middle of playing...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Sandy Berger (

Nintendo DSi Review


Our review of the new Nintendo DSi handheld gaming device. How is it compared to the original DS and the DS Lite? Check it out.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Humphries (

DSi purchase from Wal-Mart contains nothing but rocks


Regardless of which retailer you choose to use when buying a new piece of gaming hardware you expect to get what you paid for. But in the case of one DSi purchase from Wal-Mart the customer did not find a shiny new piece of Nintendo hardware when she...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Arnold Aranez (

Mr.Gadget Nintendo DSi Screen Protector Review


Got a spanking new Nintendo DSi and want to protect your screen? Please do yourself a favour and get...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The Nintendo DSi is the third model of the Nintendo DS platform, following Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite, and Nintendo has developed Nintendo DSi with the aim to further expand the Nintendo DS audience. Some typical functions include the ability to change the pitch and the speed separately by using the touch screen. The ability to freely manipulate the audio pitch and the speed can expand how the audio player can be used in more practical ways as well. You can fast-forward a podcast to economize the time. When you use the repeat-run function with the stylus, it becomes easier to copy the music, to play a musical instrument or to practice foreign languages. Also, since Nintendo DSi has a microphone, Nintendo is incorporating the DSi sound function to make use of it. Nintendo DSi has internal memory, just like Wii. After storing the data there, you can choose to activate this data from the menu screen.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.25in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.3cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DSi
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system/Handheld game system / Handheld game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad