November 1st, 2008, 16:39 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo always seem to have some controversy with their consoles and sometimes have failed miserably - Virtual Boy - and sometimes changed the face of gaming - Wiimote.
The DSi seems to have some major pluses not only for commercial but for Homebrew in the long run and some obvious minuses.
The loss of the GBA Slot is a killer for GBA Homebrew and emulators made for the GBA which theres hundreds of great games released.
The stopping of it seems all present DS Flashcarts is a major triumph for commercial game fans but disasterous for Homebrew and moreso for piracy.
Another minus is that the new console only at the moment ships with Japanese language only where the DS Lite and DS Phat you could change your language, another downturn.
Pluses are of course the SD Slot, could this lead to a homebrew scene without the need for flash carts, it sure makes you wonder, i do see at first a need for some type of passme type device to allow access to the sd slot.
The SD Slot may also be the start of a virtual console system for the DS, judging by what we know is possible already via the homebrew scene, it shouldnt be too much of a dream to have Snes, Genesis, Master System, Nes, Gameboy games via a DS Virtual Console.
What are your thoughts on the new DSi ?
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