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Nintendo DSi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1983 reviews of Nintendo DSi. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, design

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo DSi


alaTest has collected and analyzed 610 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 People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price are also appreciated.

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 Handheld Console DSi

May, 2018

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Nintendo DSi games console


The things we love - and hate - about Nintendo's new handheld mobile gamer

A slimmer, sleeker multimedia-minded Nintendo DS; two Webcams

Skimpy internal storage; only AAC music format supported

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer, sleeker multimedia-minded Nintendo DS, with two webcams. But it has skimpy internal storage, and AAC is the only music format supported

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (

Nintendo DSi


A slimmer, sleeker multimedia-minded Nintendo DS ; two Webcams

Skimpy internal storage ; only AAC music format supported

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer, sleeker multimedia-minded Nintendo DS, with two webcams. But it has skimpy internal storage, and AAC is the only music format supported

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : James Kozanecki (

Nintendo DSi sells 100,000 units in 14 weeks in Oz


Nintendo Australia announce sales figures for the latest revision of the Nintendo DS.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Selth (

Nintendo DSi


While it may not be worth upgrading from a DS Lite, the DSi is a great little machine in its own unique ways.

Huge selection of great games ; Larger screen than predecessors ; Capable of playing AAC files ; Slightly faster processing power ; Nintendo DSi Sound program is great fun ; Improved home screen menu

Reduced battery life compared to older versions ; No GBA cartridge slot ; Costly

The DS Lite will be sold indefinitely so it is possible to get a Nintendo DS for AU$199 for quite a while yet. We'd recommend spending the extra AU$100, however, as the additional features in this new DSi version offer some pretty fun and compelling...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (

Nintendo DSi quick review


Nintendo's latest childish diversion may hook some adults as well.

CHOICE enlisted the most expert tester available - a 10-year-old schoolboy - to evaluate Nintendo's latest handheld gaming console and discover what's new with one of the most popular gaming devices on the planet.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Wilson (

Nintendo DSi Review


With the Gameboy, Nintendo revolutionised handheld gaming and conquered the world. And with the DS/DS Lite, they pretty much did it again. The DSi is ...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Nintendo DSi


Overall, the DSi is bad.

Camera editing and cameras

Need new app for every new feature as opposed to updates,no GBA Adv. slot, terrible store games, no DSi specific game carts

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Nintendo DSi


i have a dsi i had it for a while no broken yet there way better than thoes shitty arse dsi xl


nothing at all

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Nintendo DSi


This Is The Best Thing Ever



May, 2010

Consumer review (

Nintendo DSi


Nintendo will not repair the unit under warranty because they consider it to be within acceptable tolerance levels. (Even after a Fair Trading complaint)

If the screens matched in colour

Touch screen is tinted yellow

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


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


Built-in touchpad: No
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Metallic / Pink / Red / White
Gaming control function keys:Power, Select, Start

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:8.25 / 8.97
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192 / 800 x 240
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:7.67 / 8.25
Second display resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

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

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DSi
Type:Handheld game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad




Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP3
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

AC (power) in: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Games included:1
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Internal Memory:256
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240


Built-in memory capacity:1
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.89
Weight:214 / 218 / 235