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Who Is Importing the DSi?
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:18:55 AM »
Cause I dunno if its worth it? Will it play American Games? Can I DL DSWare from Japan?

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 01:43:52 PM »
I am honestly shocked that this doesn't appear to be a spambot.

Unless you have money to burn, it's probably not worth it.  Import prices are $300+ and the unit will likely retail for under $200 when it is released sometime in the first half of next year.  It can play all cartridge games, but DSWare is region locked and I don't think you'll be able to download anything unless you fly to Japan.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 02:43:03 PM »
Well no spambot here... I havent ever imported anything before... so I have no idea how it works... sounds insane, maybe i can get someone to get it for me, I know people who go to japan from time to time.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 06:14:02 PM »
I don't think it's a good idea.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 07:23:11 PM »
I was tempted too, especially since my DSLite is now severely cracking (2nd DSLite).  It is being held together right now with a bunch of scotch tape....

When the import price was announced it shut the door for me.  If my DSLite holds up I'll wait till next year....otherwise I'll be borrowing my sister's DSPhat.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 07:58:14 PM »
FYI for you potential importers the Japanese DSi only has Japanese as a language option for the console menus.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 01:06:59 AM »
Well that really sucks, guess I better get My japanese coach for my DS Lite haha.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 08:24:49 AM »
Just wait till the US or which ever region you live in version.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 03:55:52 PM »
I am in the US... and if i can get it cheap enough, reasonable enough price and if it will get released with an English Language boot than I will get it.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 03:13:29 AM »
The topic is valid. It's probably going to be a good year before the english DSi comes out, there will be importers. I'm just going to wait. Being patient seems like the best option sadly.

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008, 07:58:26 AM »
I checked out pictures of the power brick it's double the size of the DSlite powerbrick.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 10:44:27 AM »
Isn't it confirmed that a Japanese DSi will not play US download games?  That sounds like a pretty good reason to not import to me.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 10:28:01 PM »
after watching the video demo of the DSi on 1up.  I now want this extremely bad.

But i'll wait until the summer for a US version. or whenever it comes. 
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2008, 09:12:18 AM »
Isn't it confirmed that a Japanese DSi will not play US download games?  That sounds like a pretty good reason to not import to me.

Yeah like the Wii, the DS shop is region locked. Also unlike the japanese DS and DSlite, the japanese DSi only has one language option which is obviously Japanese.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2008, 10:37:00 AM »
after watching the video demo of the DSi on 1up.  I now want this extremely bad.
What was the feature that made you want it?

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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 01:54:06 PM »
Triple touch screens for sure
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 03:36:34 PM »
after watching the video demo of the DSi on 1up.  I now want this extremely bad.
What was the feature that made you want it?


haha, I just like the little gimmicky stuff.  Like the camera and the music play back. 

But the DSi ware stuff was surprisingly quick to download IMO, so that makes me look forward to  the downloadable content.
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Re: Who Is Importing the DSi?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 09:17:44 PM »
is there any word how what's the largest SD card it reads?
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