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SViper

Hello,
I finally planning to buy DS for DS Pokémon games and maybe even for GBA Pokémon games, so that means for long time I planning buy DS Lite especially having one for DS Pokémon Transfers is good thing. So wanna know if I still should buy DS Lite or consider go for DSi XL? Because I still only own Pokémon White and hunting down GBA Pokémon games for me will be hard and very low priority, so that's why I started to consider for a bit DSi XL too.
Thank you in advance for your answers!

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Anti-Matter

@SViper
Quick answer : NDSi machines cannot play GBA games since there is no GBA slot on the machine.

Solution : Get NDS Lite to play both NDS and GBA games.

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SViper

@Anti-Matter that's why for ages I was planning buy DS Lite in first place, because for ages I know that. I did this thread now, because Pokémon finally bloomed out of nowhere in my country, so getting GBA ones will be now near to impossible for me. So the quick answer/solution was no answer for me, because up till today it was only option for that for me and not understanding what I wrote in topic. But thanks for answer anyway. But thanks to you that doubt I started to have today started disappear.

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Zuljaras

@SViper I have both but maybe I am biased because I love that I can play both GBA and DS games on the same machine. Few more points from experience:

1. The formfactor of the DS is more comfortable for me.
2. The DSi XL however has much bigger screens and I love "pixel art" popping out when I play my favorite games - Castlevania.
3. The DS Lite is cheaper I think

Whatever you choose you will not regret it.

The only DS system I do NOT own is the regular DSi.

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SViper

@Zuljaras thanks for answer. Because the main reason I want to buy is for DS Pokémon Transfers, because now I only own New 3DS XL only (I own Nintendo Switch V1, but that's not the point). But there is still extremely low chance that in future I even buy GBA Pokémon games, so.

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Dogorilla

Unless you really want a bigger screen I'd say get the DS Lite just in case there are any GBA games you want to get in the future.

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MarioLover92

@SViper Agreed with @Dogorilla. I'd say the DS Lite is the better option overall, just in case you find any GBA games you'd be interested in. Plus, the DSi Shop has been closed for some time now, so you'd be able to play a lot more games on the DS Lite.

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SViper

@Dogorilla @MarioLover92 thank you guys. I found 1 Pink and 1 Grey for nice and same price, but Pink one include only console and way to charge it, while Grey for same price includes way better charger for it, case and 6 simple DS games, but neither include stylus, so I hope my N3DSXL or Galaxy Note9 styluses will do the trick. So I be buying Grey one even Pink is my favorite color.

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KingMike

Not sure how much either feature is going to matter but also that DSi (and 3DS) will region-lock "DSi Enhanced" games (no import game playing). The DSi could play digital games, but I heard real DSis are no longer able to access the shop anyways (those games are now only accessible with the 3DS eShop, yes?). There were like four physical "DSi Required" games, but I don't think any of them are significantly desired games (I think all required it for camera gimmick stuff?).
DSi has some "Enhanced" features for Gen 5 Pokemon games, but I think the only significant thing it might do with DSi is the video chat feature in BW2, if you have friends who really want to chat with you within a Pokemon mutliplayer game. (I know in both the battery meter shows 2 bars on DS/DSL and 3 on DSi/3DS but that's the only tiniest difference I could find.)

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arnoldfranklin

You probably should get the DS Lite or maybe an original DS because DS Lites brake easier I think. A DSI used to have DSIware which had games but the shop closed as mentioned just now and no I don't think they are available on 3DS. The DSI does have a camera and a sound app. It also has 2 DS game slots but it can't do game boy advance games and the few DS games that need the game boy advance slot. The DS can do game boy advance games as mentioned.

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Anti-Matter

@arnoldfranklin
"It also has 2 DS game slots"

Two NDS games slots on NDSi machine ?
Where is the 2nd slot ?

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2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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ThanosReXXX

@arnoldfranklin What kind of nonsense are you spouting? I own all DS models, INCLUDING the DSi XL, and none of them include a second game cartridge slot. That was an early design feature which ultimately never made it into commercial production:

"The DSi's size was changed midway through development, delaying its release. Its original design included two DS game card slots, because of demand from both fan communities and Nintendo employees, which consequently made it larger. When the console's designs were unveiled to Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development producers in October 2007, it was met with lukewarm reception due to its size. However, Iwata and Kuwahara's own hopes resulted in the creation of a prototype. A quick hands-on investigation led them to abandon the dual-slot design, which made the DSi approximately 0.12 inches (3 mm) slimmer. "

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ThanosReXXX

@arnoldfranklin "Might" be?
All kidding aside, I've given it some thought, and you may very well be confusing the SD card slot with another DS cartridge slot, but of course that's not what it is.

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arnoldfranklin

@ThanosReXXX No, I just watched the Beta64 video of the DSI and thought that it had 2 slots. I guess that was a cancelled thing. Oh and the might be was because I wasn't sure I was wrong but I guess I am this time.

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ThanosReXXX

@arnoldfranklin No worries, man. I was just kidding.

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