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    New DSi due out this year (maybe)

    Wait to go Nintendo.
    Two new DS models in one year.
    You are really trying to piss off your fans now arnt you?

    A new Nintendo DSi with a larger screen will be available by year's end in Japan, reports website [url=http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/e/ac/tnks/Nni20091026D26JFF03.htm[Nikkei[/url](subscription required).

    The report states the screen will now be close to the size of Sony's PSP, nearly double that of the current DSi screen area. This will not only allow for higher display of graphics and text, but possibly new applications as well, such as reading electronic books and watching video.

    The new DSi will be priced at 18,900 yen ($205 USD), the same as the current model at retailers. The report states Nintendo is considering releasing the new DSi overseas.

    We've contacted Nintendo of America for a response and possible release. Keep checking back.
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    So I think I will wait till next year for the DSi2


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    This is extremely sad. With a bigger screen they either do one of two things. 1) They just stretch the pixels with the console screen but keep the same resolution, this would look horrible. 2) They make the screen resolution bigger and stretch the pixels with software, this will also look like shit. They will probably go with number two, and although old games will still look like shit, they will probably start making games to fit the new resolution, thus people who paid top dollar for the original DS, won't be able to play the "Latest Games" and be forced to buy the same piece of software and hardware in order to fit the new resolution. Why would Nintendo do this? They should put their time into making a new Zelda game, or hey what about a Star fox one? Haven't seen one of those in a while.
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    They're not changing the resolution. It's not a big enough change to make a significant difference in pixel size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    It's not a big enough change to make a significant difference in pixel size.
    The report states the screen will now be close to the size of Sony's PSP, nearly double that of the current DSi screen area.
    If the screen size will double, then pixel size will too. Not a huge difference, but definitely noticeable.


    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    They're not changing the resolution.
    This allow for higher display of graphics and text
    The only way to do this would be to either change the screen resolution or change the hardware entirely. Old games won't be built for the new resolution, so their pixels will have to be stretched.

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    That article snippet is badly worded. For one thing, what does "higher display of graphics and text" mean? Larger size? Higher resolution?

    Regardless of that, the new screens will be 4 inches (measured diagonal) as opposed to the current 3.25 inches. Roughly 5.25 square inches compared to 7.9 square inches.

    Also it appears this is targeted at older consumers who may not have very good closeup eyesight, so it's most likely just larger pixels at the same resolution as before.

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    Just the way they worded "higher display of graphics and text" can only lead me to believe one of two thing, either the resolution will change, or the will actually re-do the hardware to have a higher bit-rate. They could just stretch the pixels but I would never consider that a "higher display". I agree that the article is badly worded, and upon further reading, I probably should have quoted a more reliable source.

    Also it appears this is targeted at older consumers who may not have very good closeup eyesight, so it's most likely just larger pixels at the same resolution as before.
    I hope that this is the case, and it probably is. Just the "higher display of graphics and text" made me think that they actually were going to start making games in a new resolution, which would be very annoying to owners of the current DSi as well as original DS owners.
    Here is a better article to read on, as it does not assume anything too drastic. Alternatively here is another article on the subject.
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    Well as is traditional there have been mock ups already



    More here

    The multi touch support will change things to more of a iPhone level


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    And the screen's even bigger than the initial rumors... Hmmm... Will be interesting to see what the graphics look like now....

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    Ever put a Gameboy classic game in a Gameboy advance and pressed one of the shoulder buttons?

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