Nintendo DSi (Black) comparison

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Nintendo DSi (Black)

Nintendo DSi (Black)
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Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)

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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

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Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)

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Price $139 to $149 at 2 stores $7 to $259 at 3 stores $188 to $215 at 3 stores $188 at 1 store $262 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 47 reviews 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews
Release date April 05, 2009 March 27, 2011 July 28, 2012 March 28, 2010 February 15, 2012
The Bottom Line While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system. 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. 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. Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 960 x 544
Processor type ARM9
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
Media Type Cartridge
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