Nintendo DSi (Black) comparison

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Nintendo DSi (Black)

Nintendo DSi (Black)
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Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)

Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)
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Nintendo DS Lite (Polar White)

Nintendo DS Lite (Polar White)
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Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)

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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Price $179 at 1 store $188 at 1 store $59 to $189 at 2 stores $7 to $179 at 3 stores $188 to $208 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 47 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 141 reviews 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date April 05, 2009 March 28, 2010 June 11, 2006 March 27, 2011 July 28, 2012
The Bottom Line While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system. At the end of the day, the DSi XL is exactly the same as the DSi, so unless you're desperate for more touch-screen real estate, or your vision is impaired, we can't recommend a purchase over the original DSi. With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS. The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch. Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.

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