DSi Gets Larger Screen and Becomes DSi LL – How Does it Compare With the Rest of the DS Family?
Launched at a Nintendo press event in Tokyo, the Nintendo DSi LL will instantly be applauded by the eye-strained and Brain Training lovers that, by all accounts, tend to be a little older than the average gamer.
The larger screen will no doubt be handy for internet browsing and the larger font will be equally handy for reading track names on the music player.
The DSi LL has a peeper-kind 4.2 inch screen which is a full 93% increase over the DS Lite‘s screen size – Just check all the comparisons below 😉
According to Nintendo, this has been done to oblige the the request of customers.
My more cynical side suggests perhaps spreadsheets, accountants and shareholders may have a hand in this as Christmas is just around the corner.
I could be wrong – it has been known.
The DSi LL will arrive bundled with two touch pens: one shorter and one longer touch pen (129.3mm), along with three DSiWare titles pre-installed – two brain training games (one for humanities, the other for sciences) and DS Easy Dictionary.
When it drops in Japan on November 21st you get a choice of 3 colours: dark brown, wine red and natural white.
As for seeing one in the UK in time for the festive season; I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
Perhaps when Santa comes over see if he can swoop past Japan after delivering in the States.
Here’s the full comparison:
â€¢ DSi LL: 4.2 inches â€¢ DSi: 3.2 inches â€¢ DS Lite: 3 inches
â€¢ DSi LL (across): 161mm â€¢ DSi (across): 137mm â€¢ DS Lite (across): 133mm
â€¢ DSi LL (front to back): 94.4mm â€¢ DSi (front to back): 74.9mm â€¢ DS Lite (front to back): 73.9mm
â€¢ DSi LL (thickness): 21.2mm â€¢ DSi (thickness): 18.9mm â€¢ DS Lite: 21.5mm
Touch Pen Size
â€¢ DSi LL (short pen): 96mm DSi LL (long pen): 129.3mm â€¢ DSi: 92mm â€¢ DS Lite: 87.5mm
â€¢ DSi LL (including Battery Pack, short Touch Pen): 314g â€¢ DSi (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen): 214g â€¢ DS Lite (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen, GBA Cover): 218g
â€¢ DSi LL: 3 hours â€¢ DSi: 2 hours 30 mins. â€¢ DS Lite: 3 hours
â€¢ DSi LL (Lowest Brightness): 13~17 hours â€¢ DSi (Lowest Brightness): 9~14 hours â€¢ DS Lite (Lowest Brightness): 15~19 hours
â€¢ DSi LL (Second Lowest Brightness): 11~14 hours â€¢ DSi (Second Lowest Brightness): 8~12 hours â€¢ DS Lite (Second Lowest Brightness): 10~15 hours
â€¢ DSi LL (Middle Brightness): 9~11 hours â€¢ DSi (Middle Brightness): 6~9 hours â€¢ DS Lite (Middle Brightness): No setting exists on DS Lite
â€¢ DSi LL (Second Highest Brightness): 6~8 hours â€¢ DSi (Second Highest Brightness): 4~6 hours â€¢ DS Lite (Second Highest Brightness): 7~11 hours
â€¢ DSi LL (Highest Brightness): 4~5 hours â€¢ DSi (Highest Brightness): 3~5 hours â€¢ DS Lite (Highest Brightness): 5~8 hours
â€¢ DSi LL: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare â€¢ DSi: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare â€¢ DS Lite: Nintendo DS, Game Boy
Advance Input Outport Slots
â€¢ DSi LL: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic â€¢ DSi: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic â€¢ DS Lite: DS Card Slot, Game Boy Advance Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic