Released in the first half of 2009, it is a redesign of the popular handheld gaming system: Nintendo DS/DS Lite. The DSi incorporates 2 digital cameras into the structure, two larger screens than the DS/DS Lite, a boosted wireless capacity, an internal memory and SD memory card slot, wi-fi wireless internet browser and access to a web-based game-store. These upgrades are incorporated into the DSi at the cost of its GBA backward compatiblity slot. This inevitably prevents play of games specifically designed for Game Boy Advance & DS/DS Lite, such as Guitar Hero: Legends, and Super Mario Advance.
Video game re-sellers, like GameStop, in an effort to promote sales of of the new system, offered significant trade-in allowances for DS and DS Lite systems.
Gamer 1: Did you trade up for the Nintendo DSi?
Gamer 2: Yep.
Gamer 1: Wanna play (insert GBA Game)?
Gamer 2: Um... (looks at the DSi's lack of GBA slot) I dont' think we can anymore.
Gamer 1: .... weak.
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