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1. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:36 GMT
Having made the decision to purchase a Nintendo dsi as a Christmas present, someone has told me Nintendo plan to discontinue the dsi next year. Does anyone know if this is true? If so, that brings me to wonder how long they will continue to make the games for - obviously don't want to buy something that can't be used in a year or so!
2. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:42 GMT
I thought they already discontinued the DSi and were concentrating on the 3DS
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3. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:43 GMT
I doubt it.For one it has only been out a short time and secondly the name "DSi Ware" would be rendered near redundant.Plus it's one of the best ways to play DS games (D-Pad is amazing on it) as the 3DS' resolution is larger.
edit:"In a statement provided to Eurogamer Nintendo denied that it has discontinued the DSi: "We plan to still manufacture and supply DSi consoles in a range of colours in the UK in 2011. On an on-going basis, continuing supply is based on retail and consumer demand." "
Edited on Sun 11th December, 2011 @ 14:44 by TwilightPoint
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4. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:43 GMT
The DS line like all game sytems before it will eventually be discontinued. However the PS2 lasted along time after the PS3 (I think its still going). So yes Nintendo will discontinue it, when? Only Nintendo knows.
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5. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 15:41 GMT
As long as the line remains profitable for Nintendo to produce (and based on the Black Friday numbers, that answer is yes) and developers continue to support the DSi, whether through retail releases or DSiWare (and considering we're still getting 2-3 DSiWare releases a week, that answer is also yes), the DSi will still survive. It will eventually succumb to the 3DS line, no doubt about that now that the 3DS is becoming a success, but for the foreseeable future it will be on the store shelves.
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6. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 18:12 GMT
Thanks for your replies. The present is for someone whose ds lite has broken and wants something she can use her present games on, as well as mess around with the camera element, but obviously I want to know new games for continue for a while longer! She doesn't seem to be interested in a 3DS, so this seems the perfect option!
7. Posted: Tue 20th Dec 2011 04:45 GMT
Even if they discontinue the DSi, I wouldn't worry about not being able to find games for it as there's a wealth of great games everywhere you go.
8. Posted: Tue 20th Dec 2011 05:02 GMT
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Edited on Tue 20th December, 2011 @ 05:04 by CaptainSquid
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9. Posted: Tue 20th Dec 2011 14:25 GMT
the DSi will be around for as long as that system and the games are available for it. it's been an amazing success so far. long may that continue.
10. Posted: Tue 20th Dec 2011 14:45 GMT
Until a 3DS redesign gets here, no.
11. Posted: Tue 20th Dec 2011 16:23 GMT
Until continuation of the device and its software cease to be profitable for Nintendo, no.
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