Nintendo DS: Nintendo Blocks Flash Carts Via DSi Firmware Update

Nintendo have taken further steps to reduce piracy on the Nintendo DSi by providing a firmware update that effectively blocks the majority of flash carts that are readily available for the popular handheld. The 1.4.1U update provides a number of system related fixes but according to numerous gaming publications the firmware update goes one step further and prevents … Continue reading Nintendo DS: Nintendo Blocks Flash Carts Via DSi Firmware Update

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Nintendo DS: Nintendo Slashes Prices For Nintendo DSi And DSi XL

Nintendo have announced today that they're planning to cut the recommended retail prices for the Nintendo DSi and the Nintendo DSi XL on September 12th in the United States. As of September 12th the Nintendo DSi will be reduced to $149 and the Nintendo DSi XL will be reduced to $169. Presumably the price cuts are a … Continue reading Nintendo DS: Nintendo Slashes Prices For Nintendo DSi And DSi XL

Nintendo DSi: Nintendo DSi Finally Gets Facebook Support

Nintendo is now allowing Japanese and European DSi owners to connect to popular social networking site Facebook. Nintendo DSi owners can now upload Facebook pics and access their accounts when upgraded to the system's version 1.4 firmware. With Facebook adoption being excessively high in the West it shouldn't be too long before gamers in the … Continue reading Nintendo DSi: Nintendo DSi Finally Gets Facebook Support

Nintendo DS: Nintendo Had Designed A Brand New Successor To The DS

Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata has revealed that Nintendo had previously designed a successor to the Nintendo DS/DSi but have subsequently decided to scrap it. Whilst no hints were given regarding the features the console contained or its aesthetics, Nintendo firmly believed the time wasn't right for it to introduce a completely new hand-held gaming device … Continue reading Nintendo DS: Nintendo Had Designed A Brand New Successor To The DS

Nintendo DSi: Nintendo DSi Outsells DS Lite By Four To One

During April 2009 the recently released Nintendo DSi outsold its predecessor by an incredible four to one. Nintendo has issued a press release informing everyone that the Nintendo DSi and DS Lite's sales combined amounted to 1.04 million sales during April 2009. The figures that were spouted also clearly show that the DSi's predecessor, the … Continue reading Nintendo DSi: Nintendo DSi Outsells DS Lite By Four To One

Nintendo DSi: Gaming Retail Outlet Claims DSi Pre-orders Double Those Of Lite

Video gaming emporium, Game, have stated that orders for the Nintendo DSi have doubled those of the DS Lite during the pre-release phase. With the Nintendo DSi poised to launch in both the United States and the United Kingdom, figures have come through assuring Nintendo of a highly successful hand-held launch. The figures which came … Continue reading Nintendo DSi: Gaming Retail Outlet Claims DSi Pre-orders Double Those Of Lite

Nintendo DSi: Nintendo Attempts To Explain DSi Region Locking

One of the most bewildering decisions by Nintendo regarding its DSi console was the decision to enable region locking on the system. After all, the Nintendo DS allowed gamers all over the world to explore niche oddities from other territories, rather than being locked down to play games from their specific region. Nintendo's David Yarnton … Continue reading Nintendo DSi: Nintendo Attempts To Explain DSi Region Locking

Nintendo Wii: Pikmin Wii Franchise Could Make The Leap To DSi

Shigefumi Hino, the project leader behind the much-loved Pikmin franchise believes the DS would be a suitable platform with which to release a new iteration of the hit series on. Speaking to online gaming publication, Gamepot, Hino claimed that the Ds has "unique advantages" when questioned about a suitable control mechanism for the series, which … Continue reading Nintendo Wii: Pikmin Wii Franchise Could Make The Leap To DSi