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Specification for Nintendo DS

Main characteristics
Console Type: Handheld
Platform: Nintendo DS
Gaming Type: Online Gaming
Processor
Processor type: ARM9
Processor Speed: 67 MHz
Memory
Installed RAM: 4 MB
Display
Display Type: LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
Screen Size: 3 in.
Max. Resolution: 256 x 192
2nd Screen Type: LCD TFT (Active Matrix) With Touchscreen
2nd Screen Size: 3 In.
2nd Screen Resolution (Display): 256 x 192
Graphics
Max. Number Of Colors: 260,000 Colors
Audio
Audio Support: Stereo Speakers
Audio In: Mic In
Technical Features
Communication Type: IEEE 802.11
Main Controls: A/B/X/Y Buttons L/R Buttons Start/Select Buttons Touch Panel
Wireless Capabilities: IEEE 802.11
Battery
Battary Run Time: 10 Hours
Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Other Features
Other Features: Dual Screen Voice Chatting Internal Clock with Alarm
Other
Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 14.9 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
External Color: Silver Black
Supplied Accessories: AC Adapter Battery Pack
Supported Languages: English French German Japanese Spanish Italian

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“Really Good Value For Money!”

★★★★☆

written by MissTJ on 16/04/2007

Really Good Value For Money!

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“I got mine a couple of days after it came out, and I...”

★★★☆☆

written by Some Random Person on 20/11/2006

I got mine a couple of days after it came out, and I am generally pleased with it, except when my hands cramp, but after a while you get used to it. The speakers on my Nintendo DS have some kind of defect, and when there's a low frequency noise they crackle.

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“The Nintendo DS is a great handheld console from...”

★★★★★

written by UkDsMadChris on 18/11/2006

The Nintendo DS is a great handheld console from Nintendo, sure it doesn't beat the PSP on the graphics side but it beats the PSP on the games, which range from the fantastic 1996 classic Super Mario 64 DS with a DS twist to it and Minigame Touch screen mania from Warioware Touched! Sure it has a few flaws and maybe the console itself doesn't look all that great, but its a brill console from my point of view and I think Nintendo have done a great job. Pick one up today for hours of Nintendo Fun.
My rating: 9/10

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“Although the graphics are dated (they are between the...”

★★★★☆

written by apediscotron on 25/08/2006

Although the graphics are dated (they are between the N64 and the PSOne), and Pictochat is not Wi-Fi - it is only local area, the Nintendo DS is an excellent gaming system. I got mine on opening day, and I love it. Even most of the launch titles were decent. Now, with online play, and Wi-Fi compatibility, this system will dominate. Also, in June there was a redesign. I recommend it. The screens are better, and it looks much better. There is also a web browser coming out in October for it.

Highly recommended for kids and adults.

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“I think the people at nintendo made a great job making...”

★★★☆☆

written by imick55 on 04/08/2006

I think the people at nintendo made a great job making these features but i would recomend buy lots og games because i bought one game and i was so bored i felt like selling it just buy a psp, the graphics on the ds are rubbish compared to a psp

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“I have had the Nintendo DS games console for about 10...”

★★★★★

written by danieljwright on 31/07/2006

I have had the Nintendo DS games console for about 10 days now and it's great. I am always playing on it, and it was great value for money. I keep hearing praise for the PSP, but when I held one, it was like one of those sporty smart cars; it looked expensive, but when you actually look closer it is hard to control, and I just didn't get the feeling that it was quality. Also, why would I want to spend £30 on a PSP DVD when I could watch it for £3.20 on Sky Box Office, or nothing if it is already in my normal DVD collection? PSP is basically only for people with a wad so thick that you could use it to beat people to death. DS RULES!

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Funkyelmo's Response to danieljwright's Review

Written on: 01/05/2007

hey i totally agree with wat ur saying bout the PSP. like its all classy and stuff but its hard to get the feel of the control
<br/>my nextdoor neighbour has one and when i was playing loco roco it was really hard to controls
<br/>plus if ur the type who likes to twist and turn when ur playing a PSP is bad...but enough bout the PSP i reckon ur review has really convinced me to get a nintendo DS..THANKS 4 UR HELP!!

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“All in all I think the Nintendo DS is worth it. It's...”

★★★★★

written by rokr567 on 19/06/2006

All in all I think the Nintendo DS is worth it. It's not really perfect. But in every gadget there has to be ups and downs and stuff like that so I hope you guys find this helpful.

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“The Nintendo DS is a great console, but it does feel...”

★★★★★

written by porkus123 on 06/06/2006

The Nintendo DS is a great console, but it does feel quite cheap. If you haven't got a DS, and are thinking of buying one, then wait for the DS Lite to come out at the end of June. It has better quality screens, and feels a lot better quality!

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“When I got this Nintendo DS system, I didn't want it....”

★★★★★

written by archgaia on 09/05/2006

When I got this Nintendo DS system, I didn't want it. That's because I wanted a PSP instead. But when I started getting some games for it, I realized that this was as good as the PSP (if not better). Now I believe the DS is better than PSP because of the awesome games that have come out and promising titles Nintendo has scheduled for the future. If you want a handheld made for playing games then you need to get a DS.

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“£70 is good value for a games console. But then £30...”

★★★☆☆

written by oldcoot on 02/05/2006

£70 is good value for a games console. But then £30 for second rate games(with exception Metroid ,Mario Kart and Animal Crossing) with poor graphics compared to the PSP.
You start to think why didn't I save just that bit more for a PSP though the Nintendo DS may be the future of handheld in the present it is definitely not.

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Shane11's Response to 241109_oldcoot's Review

Written on: 07/06/2006

the psp is okay. what i don't like about it is the psp umds break really easy. the clear faceplate that says "umd" on it falls down in the umd really easy. thats why i'm trading my psp in for a ds lite and metroid prime hunters.

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“The Nintendo DS, in my mind, rules the handheld genre,...”

★★★★★

written by flying v on 10/03/2006

The Nintendo DS, in my mind, rules the handheld genre, and it is slowly but surely edging its way further ahead with the release of games that will dominate the DS, like Mario Kart, Metroid and Animal Crossing. The Sony PSP has no games like this, and Sony have tried, but failed in my opinion to create games like Mario. People say Mario and they think Nintendo. People say GTA, and they think stealing, which is not a great message to kids. The PSP is a good contender with its graphics being pretty darn good, but there is no point having good graphics if the games aren't any good.

All I can say is you should choose whatever you think will suit you best, and not let other people tell you what to buy. They both have their own good points and bad points, so it's up to you what to get.

I like the Nintendo DS the most because it is innovative, and it is a different way of playing games. I have friends who have PSP, and they like it because of the graphics and the multimedia functions. They're both great products, but for me it was always the DS.

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Jazzrs360's Response to flying v's Review

Written on: 30/04/2006

Hello, good review but your comment about GTA should be put into context. Of course its not a good message for kids but remember that GTA is age rated 18 years old, so its target audience wouldn\'t really be \'kids.\' I happen to own both the DS and the PSP, and lets be honest, personal loyalties aside, the Sony product is technically superior. The DS does have it\'s own tricks, like battery life, tocuh screen and superb connectivity, but theres no hiding that it appeals to younger buyers and Nintendo fans. The multi-media friendly PSP has a much larger target audience.

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“This new device created by Nintendo called the...”

★★★★★

written by maddevon2222 on 27/12/2005

This new device created by Nintendo called the Nintendo DS literally blows the PSP right out of the water into space.

It has good 3D graphics (not as good as PSP's). It also has the ability to play GBA games. It has an alarm clock and a clock. It even has a calendar. PSP can only play 3D games, play movies, and play music; and the PSP's pixels burn out within 2 months (well that's what I heard). It's very good for home use and on the go.

Highly recommended over the PSP!

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Jazzrs360's Response to maddevon2222's Review

Written on: 07/06/2006

A few things. The PSP's pixels don't burn out within 2 months. I know that because I have one as do my friends. I also know that the DS has no where near the graphical power of the PSP, nor anywhere near its multimedia capabilities. I know that because I own a DS as well. The PSP and DS have different target markets- the DS is aimed more to younger children while the PSP, with its wider age-range games, appeals to generally older buyers with more money. To say the DS blows the PSP away is a little odd, as apart from the touch screen functions and backwards compatability with GBA, the DS offers nothing over the PSP. The games of the DS are only good in their context- if Mariokart was released on PSP, it wouldn't do particularly do well apart from with loyal mario fans as there are other, more exciting and more in-depth racing games out, such as Burnout legends. By the way I've completed Mariokart. Animal-crossing? Wouldn't do well at all, except with younger buyers. The latter can surf the web, play movies, songs, store pics and even watch TV. These are abilities the little Nintendo could only dream of.

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Apediscotron's Response to maddevon2222's Review

Written on: 25/08/2006

Just to let you know, the ds can do multimedia, just not right out of the box. There are 2 ways: Play-Yan, a japanese import device and Maxtor&#039;s 4 GB HDD for the ds.

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Psp Fan's Response to maddevon2222's Review

Written on: 21/06/2006

As far as graphics go, yeah the PSP kicks Nintendos butt - I don't have the PSP or the original DS but I do have the DS lite, much better than the PSP and the original DS. The DS lite will have the opera browser coming out for it in December and you can buy a media player which can put 10 full movies on it - that's much better than the PSP where you could fit like, one music video on it and then fill up your memory card. The PSP also has pixel problems. I don't recommend the DS or PSP but that's my opinion.

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“I have owned the Nintendo DS for 1 year, and I love...”

★★★★★

written by KZ on 23/12/2005

I have owned the Nintendo DS for 1 year, and I love it. In my opinion it blows the PSP to bits. Sure the graphics aren't quiet on par with the PSP, but the graphics are standable. What I wonder is, would the PSP be near as popular without the Web Browsing, Media Music Play, and Movie Player? That's what I hear all the hype on with the PSP. The point I am making is... Nintendo have always believed with 'It's a Video Game System, Lets make it do it's purpose Perfect', and they have got near to perfection with the DS!

The things I believe Nintendo could do to make the DS completely perfect are...

Make the screen about half an inch bigger than their previous handheld consoles (GBA, SP and GB).
By making the screen a little bigger it will improve the graphics.
Make the DS with slick padded corners so it won't rip my flesh off.
Nintendo please sort the sound out! The sound is so quiet, and even with headphone's I can't hear many things.
Make Pictochat Wi-Fi enabled.

That's about it!

The Nintendo DS is all together (my opinion) the best out there. It is great for younger gamers too. My little brother is 3 years old and he gets a kick out of Mario 64. He loves drawing with Yoshi and stuff, and he gets the idea down with having to touch certain parts of the screen. For older gamers try Violent Resident Evil.

I would never think about getting a PSP. It's a waste of $200 if you ask me. If I want to listen to music then I'll buy a iPod. And why would I buy a DVD UMD for the PSP if all I can watch it on is the PSP? I'd rather buy the real deal and get a Portable DVD player and watch it then.

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“The DS is Nintendo's slap in the face to Sony, for...”

★★★★★

written by pepsidew on 10/10/2005

The DS is Nintendo's slap in the face to Sony, for ever even trying to enter the handheld market. The graphics really are good, a huge step past GBA. The Nintendo DS really kills PSP in the games department. The PSP may be getting GTA and Socom, but DS has the Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, and Metroid Prime (all of which are online), the Castlevania Series, Final Fantasy, and a lot more innovative software.

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“Although the Nintendo DS may have 2 screens, 1 being a...”

★★★☆☆

written by dex850 on 01/07/2005

Although the Nintendo DS may have 2 screens, 1 being a touch screen, it definitely does not compromise for better graphics (like those of PSP). When you look at all the the bad points, you'd see how the PSP is definitely a much better option and why the DS is one of the worst handhelds ever.

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Samusaran551's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 04/09/2005

No games for DS, eh? And the PSP has more to show for? Let me ask you a question. Do you even like good games? Have you played Avance Wars: Dual Strike, Nintendogs, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Pac Pix, WarioWare Touched, or Bomberman DS? All 6 of these DS games are awesome. And did you forget about Metroid Prime: Hunters, New Super Mario Bros., Lunar Dragon, Pokemon Diamond, Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing DS, Trace Memory, and Age of Empires? All good titles releasing only for the DS within the next 6 months? On top of that, ANY and EVERY GBA game ever released can play on the DS also. That adds a whole bunch of extra good games to the list.
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<br>The PSP, on the other hand, has no fun games. The only way you can like the PSP games over DS games is if you love sports/racing games. Yeah the music and video files are cool, but I have an mp3 palyer and a dvd player...so I don't need that part of the PSP. Plus, I wouldn't want to re-buy all my favorite movies on Universal Mini Disc for $20 to $25 USD. On top of that, the games are $10 to $20 USD more than DS games. Look at this figure: PSP + 1 game = $300...DS + 1 game= $165. You could get 2 DSs and 2 games for almost the same price as 1 PSP and 1 game. Plus, the DS battery lasts longer than the PSP's even with 2 screens.
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<br>Also, the PSP is a very iffy system. I work at a video game store, and I get calls everyday asking why their PSPs have broken down. Here is a list of some of the common problems: dead pixals, sticky buttons, non-responsive buttons, and broken battery. You think Sony would have fixed these problems from the Japanese one, but for some reason they didn't.
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<br>So, anyway, there really are only a couple of things the PSP has over the DS. Better graphics and A/V files. Here is what the DS has over the PSP: better games, a lot lower price, Invovative dual screens and 1 touch screen, virtually NO defects, and longer battery life.

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Samusaran551's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 25/01/2006

Congrats, Shane. I am glad you are happy with your purchase. Hey, if you like online gaming, try Mario Kart DS! It is awesome!

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Shane11's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 20/01/2006

I don't know if anyone is reading this but anyways. Okay PSP: games, music, videos, pictures. lets say 1 PSP($250), 1GB memory card($80), one game ($50), one movie($20)=$400 DOLLARS! OR 1 Nintendo DS($130), Ipod shuffle($130), Portable Dvd player ($99)= $350. Keep old dvds, play gba games, listen to music there you have the smart way. THERE you have your entertainment on the go.
<br>Besides PSP battery life is 3 hours for movies on one charge, or 4 hours for games on one charge or 6 hours for music on one charge.
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<br>Nintendo DS 10 hours, iPod Shuffle 10 hours. Portable DVD Player 3 hours. = 23 hours.
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<br>I don't have a PSP or a Nintendo DS but my friends do and I am going to the store to get a Nintendo Ds.
<br>Yeah, at first the looks of the PSP are cool but if you think (like i did) you realize that you can go without it. hope i helped. I even helped myself

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Shane11's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 20/12/2005

I agree with Samus Aran. One of my friends has a nintendo ds. And i have played it. I plan to get the mario kart ds bundle. Games. Games are good for it. burnout revenge, most wanted, Metroid series, pokemon, and lots of other games. it can also play Game boy , game boy advance games. I could go on forever. And you talking about the keypad being small. Do you have a GBA sp. same size. Also the picto chat is not lame. Lets say. I go to a hotel for beta. My friends are right by me in like 1 or 2 or more rooms away. And you cant leave the room. You can play and chat against them. I would also much rather play for 10 hours compared to the psp(5 hours). Oh also wario war is a good game. The price is to much for a psp. You can have as much or more fun on a $130 dollar quilty system than a 250 dollar system.

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Samusaran551's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 09/12/2005

I would like to say one more important thing: the rest of the world agrees with me. Do you know the worldwide sales figures for PSP vs. DS? PSP has sold almost 2.3 million units whereas the DS has sold over 6.5 million.

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Samusaran551's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 18/10/2005

All I have to say now is Advance Wars: Dual Strike!!! The best Strat game and one of the best games ever! Nintendogs, Trace Memory, Metroid Prime Hunters, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Mario Kart DS (Online!). What does the PSP have in terms of fun games? Huh? But wait! You can watch movies...

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Jlofty's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 07/10/2005

The Nintendo DS isn't designed to have great graphics, it focuses more on gameplay.

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Samusaran551's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 06/09/2005

All those games I just mentioned are for the DS only. And I wasn't talking about little kids breaking the PSP, I was talking about manufactoring defects. Defects you see right as you open the box. Also, Spider-Man 2 for both systems sucked. Graphics good or not. I have already admitted to the PSP having better graphics anyway. The whole price thing, why pay $250 for a boring system with great graphics when you can buy an extremely fun but decent graphics for $130? Graphics don't matter THAT much. And why do you have to buy extra accessaries for PSP to get the full experience anyway? You buy a game and you are set for the DS, that 's all you need. By the way, have you seen Metroid Prime: Hunters? The graphics are awesome!

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Dex850's Response to dex850's Review

Written on: 05/09/2005

Hey you may be right about PSP bein easy to break, but I'm not a kid anymore and I'm not going to be abusing it or anything. plus you cant expect it to be the same price as a Nintedo DS, because its way more expensive to make, and the games are much better on the PSP then on the DS. Try playing Spiderman 2 on the DS and then on the PSP. One's 2D and the other's 3D! sure there are a lot of nice titles coming up for the DS, but they're gonna look worse when people see what they're like for the PSP.

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“WOW! Nintendo, you have once again rocked the world...”

★★★★★

written by SamusAran551 on 27/03/2005

WOW! Nintendo, you have once again rocked the world with your greatness. The Nintendo DS is so flippin' innovative. I could go on forever on all the innovation they put into this new handheld. The biggest things are the graphics, built-in pictochat, wireless play, wireless online (in November 2005!!!) built-in microphone, surround sound, dual screens, and one touch screen. The two screens and touch screen make gameplay something totally new. Playing the DS is like nothing I've ever done before in the video game world. Nintendo has outdone themselves once again, and this is why I love them. They never fail to give me the best products. Once the library gets larger, the DS will be a system EVERY gamer should own. GO NINTENDO, YOU ROCK!

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 06/05/2005

I tried converting one into a gps map finder but it picked up fantasy league football on itv 2 instead! Now I can watch fantasy league while I drive !!

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 28/06/2006

In all seriousness with reference to this console, I'll back my opinion up and use one of your own arguments- the software market. I think this console had potential but the developer support is rubbish, same old story. The majority of games are really old 16 bit ports, some pre-dating the dreamcast, I'm talking ports for amiga 500 & snes (eg James pond, rayman etc.. ) Other titles are just plain weird- Animal crossing / Trauma centre. And yes... I have tried playing them. It's like the developers have given up producing new originals and just dumped every 'one time successful title on it'. Also, There's little difference between games like Tetris on this system & tetris worlds on the gb advance (apart from a useless top screen). This is a good choice for gamers into the retro market or for those with a massive GB advance catalogue. Standing on it's own merit as a new handheld, the software lets it down badly.

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Wonger59's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 26/06/2006

GiantElectric, you play the devil's advocate which is appreciated. Every good review will have a counterpoint so the consumer can decide if they want to buy the product or not. However, in one of your comments you even said that you don't want a handheld gaming system and are not entertained by such games. You make a good point about the lack of multimedia functionality which is a good bonus to have, but the real question I think these people are asking is if it is a good GAMING system. Hard to say unless you've played both. I'm sure if someone wanted to just watch movies they would buy a portable dvd player. It not only has a bigger screen and better quality but can actually run DVDs opposed to specialized little discs that can only run on the handheld.
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<br>You are right about the sales figures being misleading. Time and prices are not factored into it. However, I doubt everyone is buying $200+ handhelds without doing a little research first so maybe they do say something after all. Don't underestimate the power of word of mouth. If a system is good, they'll tell their friends to get one as well.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/06/2006

I didn't have a hissy-fit. Anyway, all I do is express my opinions on games/gaming systems. If you dislike my opinions, well, more power to you. That is why humans have free will.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 21/06/2006

I'm not doing this intentionally, (look at the date between these comments). Just passing through & responding to your own posts - Dont have a hissy fit at me! It doesnt take long to type a comment & nobody 'has' to make your reviews look bad because they already are.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 05/05/2006

I cannot believe you are still trying to make me and my reviews look bad. Don't you have anything better to do?

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/05/2006

Hey, y'know you outdid yourself this time. Maybe those stats are correct! Now, this wouldnt have anything to do with price reduction on nintendos part would it ? Lol funny how it all totally coincides eh? Y'know, as far as functionality, if I wanted a handheld (which I don't)- I'd at least go for something which plays movies. My daughter owns one and got bored of it within a month.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2006

The power of sweet little puppies & advertising campaigns eh? I don't think those stats are right so checking that one out.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 01/12/2005

GiantE., look up the latest in units sold DS vs. PSP. As of Oct 2005, the PSP sold just over 2 million units, whereas the DS has sold over 6.5 million. And talk about add-ons! That is all the PSP is! A brick with five hundred add-ons! And all they can ever release for it are movies. DS is beating and will continue to beat the PSP up until the next handheld generation.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 17/11/2005

Funny how so many units were suddenly appearing in second-hand shops after the psp release then eh ? Incidentally, the DS was released far earlier than psp - hence the sales figures temporarily in its favour. Another piece of junk, destined to appear at millions of car boot sales throughout the land. The future for the DS involves several re-releases (in pretty colours) along with useless attachments which render it the size of a brick. This being the only and most successful marketing strategy for Nintendo since they first starting ripping games consumers off and borrowing ideas from competitors.

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Mcshi39's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 16/11/2005

Giant eletric, what you said, had nothing to do with the DS. The DS is best. I will have to agree that the DS is one of the best ideas ever made by Nintendo. Nintendo is smartest choice for gamers and it has many greater things to come!

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“Back in the early fall, I traded in my XBox to reserve...”

★★★★★

written by SamusAran551 on 24/03/2005

Back in the early fall, I traded in my XBox to reserve my Nintendo DS. I was made fun off by my friends and co-workers when I did it too. When it did come out and I got it, I was amazed. The first thing I said when I opened up the package was: "beautiful" the DS is a very beautiful piece of hardware. Granted, the only game I bought for it when I got it was Super Mario 64 DS, and it is a very good game, but that is all I could get. Besides maybe Feel The Magic. Besides that, there wasn't much. I did play my Metroid Prime Hunters demo, but I didn't play it much until recently. OK! Now to the good points!

The graphics for a handheld are very good. Not as good as the PSP, but pretty close and the innovation with the system was the key. Dual Screens, one touch screen and wireless play. Not to mention the two important games that came out within the last month that showed off the dual/touch screen. WarioWare Touched and Yoshi Touch & Go. I am very happy I bought a DS and that I waited a couple months for the good games to come out. Even though the PSP is very cool, the DS is better in may opinion - and one more thing: Now that my criticizing friends have seen the DS and have played it, a few of them are trading in their XBox to get a DS too.

NOTE: I am not making fun of the XBox, it is just an example of how good the DS is compared to it. even though there are many good games for the XBox, I prefer my DS over the XBox.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 27/04/2005

Well you should have been made fun of for making such an idiotic decision. How can you compare a hand held to a console? Every review I've read of yours that is about a game console or hand held has a good rating if it is for Nintendo but if it's not Nintendo it doesn't get a good rating. Dude Nintendo is good and all but so are the other systems... I never said the DS was bad but Nintendo can be beat and so can Sony and Microsoft.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 22/11/2005

God, what a bunch of hypocrites. See, all this fuss could have been avoided if you'd just stuck with the Xbox in the first place. I think you should start commenting on your reviews - an apology for the many gamers you offended & for the products you misrepresented: " I am sorry, I was wrong, please forgive my naive ways ".

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 02/08/2005

yeh man seriously battle front 2 and halo 3 when they come out are gonna kill on xbox 360. haha, yeh i use to play halo2 on xbl alot almost every day , yeh i was addicted, pathetic i know but it's a good game. now I guess i just got sick of it or something because i havn't got back on xbl in 3 weeks. there's really not any other good game on xbl besides halo unless you like racing games.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/07/2005

Yes, the PS3 will be online...and it is supposed to have a network community like the original Xbox does. So, it will most likely beat the 360. But...games are where it's at. And (in my opinion) There aren't many good must-have franchises for the Playstation. Xbox and Nintendo have what I want most. I know...I know. I used to be an Xbox hater. But I bought one again for the Halo 2 online. And Star Wars Battlefront I & II. Anyway, PS3 will rock, but games will dictate which system I want.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 21/07/2005

awesome, sorry been tied up with some things haven't been able to get on here, i dunno bout that 360 is looken pretty good, havn't heard much bout the ps3, if the ps3 is gonna be online then it'll probally beat the xbox 360

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 07/06/2005

I know, they are. Also on your comment on the Revolution...It is going to be wireless connection, so it should be in the system itself. ALso, you can download NES, SNES, and N64 games onto it. As well as having backwards compatibility with GameCube games. The PS3 will play all PlayStation games which is cool too. The graphics on PS3 are looking like they are going to smoke the Xbox 360...

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 05/06/2005

NP Samus I heard the new nintendo console is gonna be online. IDK if its gonna be like xbox 360 where it's already installed or not.
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<br>ps. haha these reviews are turning into message boards, sort of.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 24/05/2005

Thank you Cordasum.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 22/05/2005

I mean seriously though, GiantElecttric are you stalking samus?? God forbid you give this guy a break.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 10/05/2005

I chose the GC. That is just the way it happened this time. I have owned all 3 of them, so you can't say I am bias. In my opinion, Nintendo has the best one right now.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 07/05/2005

Well all good things come to an end which is where I leave it. This little debate & others is just gonna go round in circles forever cause you Nintendo fans are pigheaded & bias. I don’t think you intentionally misrepresent stuff out of malice. It’s because you all got stuffed with a bad console & Nintendo are laughing at you all the way to the bank. It’s your own faults. Especially if you get staff discount and you chose Nintendo over PS2 or Xbox (samus). Tut, tut, Shame on you.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 06/05/2005

heh, heh I`m sorry, That one cracks me up.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

GiantElectric, what is your problem? What makes you such a hot shot anyway? All I have seen you do is surf this site and look for my reviews and poke fun. I have reached the verdict - YOU need a life.
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<br>Leave me alone, your comments are garbage and all you are doing is being an annoyance.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Ok, you're right. Sorry I gave you all that trouble in the past but I guess I just got ticked that i saw someone that was for one company don't know why, but I did.
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<br>Anyway those were some pretty good arguements though.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Can you please expand on your work colleague’s reaction again? I mean - to your having traded in your Xbox. Also what you had for tea that day, the bosses reaction and perhaps how it made you feel inside? Anything of special attention or importance we should consider? We know it’s got nothing to do with the review, the sites purpose or the products but we thank you for that extra info and your `personal touch` at reviewing..
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<br>Cheers

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 28/04/2005

You are right, they can be beat, all three of them. But so far I have liked all of Nintendo's systems better than the others of the time. And I like the PSP a lot too. I gave it a 7/10 only because of the defects and all the sports games they have. Besides that, I would have given it at least a 9/10. The PSP is awesome.
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<br>The PS2 itself could have been better, and the only reason why I gave it a 6/10 was because of the bad graphics (compared to Xbox and GC) and all the problems it had. And the Xbox...well. I just don't like it. The graphics are awesome, but that is all I like (besides Halo).
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<br>The DS is awesome, the problem it has is not releasing games fast enough. If it had more hit titles (i.e., Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Yoshi) than it would be perfect.
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<br>And anyway, I can be a fan of one perticular Company if I want to. I have just been impressed by Nintendo the most by far. To tell you the truth, I may become a Sony/Nintendo person soon...if the Revolution isn't as good as the PS3, and the PS3 is lookin' pretty slick.

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“The Nintendo DS is a great system with some fantastic...”

★★★★★

written by james gutteridge on 22/03/2005

The Nintendo DS is a great system with some fantastic games, I love the cool double screen and the wicked touch pen. It's also great for sending secret messages!!!

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“I purchased the Nintendo DS back in Febuary when I was...”

★★★★☆

written by nvidia91 on 19/03/2005

I purchased the Nintendo DS back in Febuary when I was going away, I needed something to keep me occupied. Disappointed that PSP wasn't on the way until March 24th, I went online and grabbed a DS with a few other games. I have to say, I was kind of let down by DS and it has affected what I think of Nintendo and me purchasing their products in the future. Now I will say, Mario 64 is a PHENOMENAL game but one game isn't gonna save the whole system here. The pen included with the DS is extremly annoying and very hard to find if you lose it and VERY EASY to lose. The Bottom screen gets fingerprinted very easily. However, I was attracted by the $150 price tag which isn't bad but I feel like this system should be more like $120 maximum or $100 the minumum. I was overall disappointed with the bulky size, touch feature that can get annoying if you are doing something while playing DS, the fact that mine had 1 dead pixel when I bought it and didn't even touch the screen, and the fact that it comes with a SHORT lame-demo with shoddy games compared to PSP's lineup. Overall, I think that Nintendo DS is a fair system that isn't like Gamecube was when compared to PS2 or Xbox (That smacked the hell outta Gamecube) but the games that seems to be for the 10 and under croud keeps the teenage and younger adult crowd away from the DS, and PSP's games are much more attracting then DS's. The only exception in my opinion is Mario 64 DS which you can spend hours of none-stop fun. The system itself was a disappointing because I was expecting the system to be as good as Nintendo was making it seem. Perhaps Nintendo should have spent a little more time working on the system like Sony did to make it a little better. I know Nintendo can do better than this, but this is a big improvment over Gameboy Advance which was a rubbish box in my opinion. I like the path Nintendo is taking but they just need to do a little more improvments and keep improving like they just did from Advance to DS. Perhaps even, their system, "Revolution" which is expected in 2006 replacing Gamecube, will make Nintendo win back it's reputation they had when Nintendo 64 and Super Nintendo was out.
If you are buying this for a person 10 years old or younger or a hardcore 11 year old Nintendo fan, I think they will love it and it will keep them occupied for a while, and just make sure to buy a BIG pack of extra pens because they will lose it fast.

IF you are considering buying this for someone over 10, I think they will be dissapointed just like I was and they will just end up trading it in for PSP.

My Recommendations
Under 11 Years old: Stick with DS and get lots of Pens
11 Years old or older: Buy them a PSP instead becasue they will be much more satisfied with the phenomenan grapics, better lineup of games for the age group and the elegant design.
IF you buy them a DS instead, they will just end up trading it in for a PSP eventually like I am.

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186373_Steve26's Response to nvidia91's Review

Written on: 23/03/2005

I think that I speak for all Nintendo fans when I say that you are a loser.

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Samusaran551's Response to nvidia91's Review

Written on: 30/06/2005

The point is the DS's games and 2005 line-up are way better than PSP's line up. UNLESS...unless you like sports games. Then the PSP is the handheld for you. That is the thing, though. I am not a fan of sports games. So I prefer the DS over the PSP.

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Dex850's Response to nvidia91's Review

Written on: 18/06/2005

i bought nintendo ds and what shocked me the most is that its so uncomfortable! i was expecting it to be A LOT more comfortable since nintendo gamecube's controller is the most comfortable controller i've ever held in my life, but when i play the ds for about 2 hours my thumbs ache terribly from repeatedly reaching for the A button which is one of the most challenging parts of playing.

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Samusaran551's Response to nvidia91's Review

Written on: 29/03/2005

I never lost my stylus pen, and I am quite happy with my Nintendo DS. In fact, you said that any one over the age of 10 would hate it? I am 18, my friend is 17, my other is 18, my brother is 15, my boss is 26, my other boss is 31, my girlfriend is 17, and we all LOVE our DS's. And you say the line-up for the PSP is good? I have news for you: Not everyone likes sports games! A huge majority of the line-up for PSP is sports games. Granted, games like WipeOut and Dynasty Warriors are cool, but I played the Spider-Man game, Ape Escape, and Untold legends, and yes, the graphics are awesome on them, but they were garbage games. The PSP is nothing compared to the DS.

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“The Nintendo DS is an awesome buy, anyone pondering on...”

★★★★★

written by DAC86 on 08/03/2005

The Nintendo DS is an awesome buy, anyone pondering on whether to buy DS or PSP, I say get a DS. This is because the DS is something original, it incorporates touch technology with awesome graphics. And the value for money is incredible, The DS is AUD$194 where as the PSP is AUD$450, this is an enormous difference in price, and in my opinion not worth the hype for a PSP. I have tested a PSP and didn't like the feel of it in general, same old same old. I'm not ragging on Playstation as I own 2 and play them both daily. The DS is something you need to experience for yourself. IT IS GREAT!!!!

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