My ds lite just broke and thinking of getting a new system
what will be better for the eyes
DSI or DSI XL
now the dsi xl is bigger but you have bigger screens closer to your face meaning its going to mess up your near vison
The dsi is smaller meaning more eye strain trying to read the words
What is better on the eyes
I think they are Near sighted
glasses are like
first in sphere and 2nd is the other thingie in glasses
now they have been playing the Gameboy systems since the old gba and never had a problem with the smaller screens (you know hurting their eyes)
i was just look at buying them a new system and didnt know to stay with the DSI Or DSI XL
and if the XL is such a better system then why did nintendo drop the 3DS back down to the DSI screen size
ThANKS FOR all the help
well, if you really want to still play gameboy games, you should just get another DS Lite. But if you would rather have a camera and DSi ware games, go with a DSi or DSiXL.
They dropped the screen size because 3D screens ar expensive to make... The 3D TVs believe it or not use normal HD screens, without anything special...
The 3DS screens use diagonal overlapping pixels to show 3D images without glasses, to be fair the quality is somewhere in between 480p & 720i depending on how you veiw it... (720i is not a format used by any TV) The 3D screens are expensive to make, and I'm guessing because of the need for actual glasses, the 3D might not be that good, but they have stopped making DS games, only a few more DS games left until they stop making DS games, they've already stopped making DS systems, & DS games will stop being made before June... Meaning all the new games will be for 3DS, and cannot be played on a DSi...
They needed to drop the screen size because materials were expensive, the system was $250 at launch... The ecconomy made it so nobody could buy any game systems at all, forcing Nintendo to drop the price identically to the DSi XL, partially because some people thought they were the same type of system...
But The DS is like a Super Nintendo, and the 3DS is like a Nintendo 64...
And the Wii-U is also comming out later this year, and it allows 5 players (or more) at once (without the internet) using a controller that's like Playstation2 and the 3DS controller conbined, and it plays the older Wii games in addition to the newer Playstation3 quality games like Batman Arkham City which will be released on Wii-U near the launch date.
Also, most of the 3DS games don't use the touch screen, and they have an extra control stick, Mario Kart 7 is actually much funner than Mario Kart Wii, and much easier to steer! (You still can tilt to control the go-karts, but the 3DS has better & easier motion control than the Wii does, and the 3DS uses Miis)
Imagine the DS is like a Gamecube, the DSi is just a fancy Gamecube that can take pictures, but the 3DS is like a Wii: it plays the old Gamecube games, and plays the new Wii games...
Both the DSi and DSiXL have larger screens than the DSLite.
The DSi is good if you want to use the camera, or play DSiWare games, but not for GBA games.
The DSXL is the same as above, except that it comes with a larger pen, 3 games included, and a larger screen (as advertised: to have everyone see what you are playing).
If you don't mind having downloadable games, don't mind a larger screen, or you still want to play GBA games, you should stick to the DSLite or original DS.
people seem to be missing the point its not about GBA games or other stuff like that
Just wondering if the DSI XL could damage your eye site cause its a bigger screen closer to your face ... but then again we look at computer monitors what are BIGGER then the XL for longer and its about the same distance away..
What would be better for eye site
Dsi or Dsi XL
Thanks again for all the help
If it could damage your eyesight, then why would they sell it?
I would think that because the DSiXL has a larger screen you can actually hold it farther away from your eyes so you can see the entire screen. I think your best solution is to visit a GameStop (or wherever you plan to buy your DS) and ask them to compare them for you.
well they did sell the virtual boy years ago and that could really mess your eyes up if you played it long enough
i noticed something last night. my friend had his ds lite and i had my XL
i lye on the couch when playing with the systems ...and watch tv at the same time.. we have comcast dvr so you can see what time it is
WHen i have the DS lite i just see the last 2 numbers on the clock
when i play the XL i can see the entire box (meaning i guess i do hold the system farer away from my face)
I probally just keep playing both to see what i like more but i probally stick with the DS XL i doubt it could do much damage to my eyes if i play it for say around 30 to 40 mins and then take at least a 30 to 40 min break
i mostly play it max 2 hours a night (at max at hour time) now when i had my GBA i remember playing that once 4 hours in a row ... cant remember what game it was but must of been a great game
thanks again for all the help
They should be about the same. The only difference is that the DSiXL has a bigger screen, so it has more pixels. Light pollution from the DSi's may interfere with how you see things.
I thought since the screen was bigger, it used more pixels than the average DSi. I dunno, I haven't had much experience with a DSiXL, only when I saw it on a display at Gamestop and when my friend showed it to me.
Anyway, I have the average DSi, and have no trouble reading the text on anything at all. They're the same thing, only on one the screen is like two times larger, so it's entirely up to you with what you want. I'd test out both systems from a friend and see which one you like best.
Doctors do reccomend no more than 2 hours in front of a screen in 2/3 of a day... ...with a 15 minnute pause break after an hour.
The DSi XL is good, but I do not reccomend getting the normal DSi if you're okay with a smaller screen, if that's the case a 3DS is the one to get, because sometime in between June and September, Gamestop and all the other stores will stop selling DS games... And Nintendo will stop making DS games around that time, and you'd need the 3DS to play a brand new unopened game.
The 3DS has better graphics & gameplay than some Wii games do... The 3DS game carts also hold more than twice as much as the DS games do, and are unplayable on the DSi, so don't try to buy a 3DS game if you still have a DSi because it won't play it.
3DS games are good in 2D as well, in fact Namco's newest 3DS game uses almost no 3D effects, except for in a Galaga minigame. Mario Kart 7 may have less characters than Mario Kart Wii, but it still uses Miis and alot of characters, with better racetracks, items, and shortcuts where Karts actually swim & Fly...
Tilt control (like a steering wheel) in first person view, or use the anolouge Control Stick in Mario Kart 7, (and in this case, anolougue is better than digital, where digital means 4, and analougue means infinity)
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Youre making me more confused with your conversations. I have both devices so I should testify what I learned from both the DSi and the DSi XL.
I personally like the Original DSi as it's more portable but having the DSi XL gave some lights on what I need: MORE BATTERY LIFE. That's the main point there was a DSi XL even though originally, there was a planned DS Lite XL but the producers decided if will it sell well.
Having the DSi XL as my ON THE GO handheld is really a hassle specially the little heaviness it has but I dont mind because it has a longer battery life. I kind of like how I see my games on the DSi XL as it's more sharper and more clearer than the DSi but here are the things you should ask:
"Am I going for portability or usability?"
Portability means you can carry it around you anytime while usability prolongs the gameplay.
Before countering me, I will share to you my Serial numbers:
Nintendo DSi XL
Serial # WWXXXXXXXXX 9/21/2010
Nintendo DSi XL
Serial # WWXXXXXXXXX 10/4/2010
Serial # TWXXXXXXXXX 5/28/2009
Serial # TWXXXXXXXXX 12/28/2009
Serial # TWXXXXXXXXX 1/23/2010
The most intriguing advice I can give is YOU BUY BOTH but I recommend the DSi XL as it's a MORE IMPROVED DSi. It's up to you to decided and I just shared what I learned in playing with ALL OF THE NINTENDO DS RELEASED.
Take note that having a DSi XL means YOU HAVE TO keep it in a stable flat surface and far from your eyesight as suggested by Nintendo.
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"YOU BUY BOTH" for most people is not something that you really want to do. Why spend all the money on two DSs when, in reality, they are the same thing? I see your point about bigger is clearer, but bigger is not always better. Again, most people would not be willing to spend the money on two DSis, but that's exactly what I did. I have both the DSi and the DSiXL right now. I had the DSlite but when I and another friend of mine got a DSi, I sold my DSlite to my friends younger sister. Questions about, DSlite, DSi, and DSiXL I can answer. But to end this, I say go with your first choise because It's (most) always the one that works out the best.
Perry the Platypus
I also got Bronze, but coming out November 7th, is a new limited edition Red DSi XL to celebrate Mario's 25th anniversary, so I reccommend that, they also have a limited edition Wii. Check it out on Nintendo.com homepage.
The only difference between the DSi & the DSi XL is the Screen size, and the fact that the XL comes with about $18 worth of the lamest downloads available...
Although the battery life is extended by about an hour, that's the only differences...
Heh, DS lites break alot.
Anyway I would personally reccommend the regular DSi because I have a DSi and my brother has a DSi XL, the XL is more expensive plus it looks pixely on most games (games with 2D, cartoonish graphics dont look very nice, like Warioware D.I.Y.) Plus the colors for the DSi look better.
DSiXL is awesome. get it while you can if you want a bigger screen other wise there isn't much difference. There isn't going to be too many DSi whatever people left most people will be jumping on the 3DS the next few years.
I got the Nintendo Dsixl Special Edition, the one who celebrates Mario's 25th anneversary. And i also have a DSlite. I'm used to my DSIXL becuz i had it since Christmas and the screens r larger. I have nearsightedness and i wear glasses (i have to wear them all the time except during baths and bet time).
So I recommend the DSIXL.