The Nintendo DSi will cost $170 and go on sale in North America on April 4. But it's already available in Japan, where our colleages at Gamespot obtained one to do a head-to-head comparison with the existing DS Lite.
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Here you can see the DSi is missing a Game Boy Advance slot, a feature that was dropped for the new hand-held.
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The power switch has been moved in favor of an SD card slot which allows for expandable memory and storage of items downloaded from the DSi store.
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It appears the power adapter will have a new interface which means you won't be able to use your old DS charger.
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The new DSi volume adjuster is button controlled as opposed to the DS Lite's volume slider.
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Here's an up-close shot of the DSi D-pad. No big changes here.
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Here we see an up-close shot of the DSi buttons along with a clearer view of the SD card slot.
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The DSi features two larger screens. The portable console's speaker locations have also changed and there's also more indicator lights on the left side.
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The power button has been moved below the D-pad. It's also a simple button unlike the previous version's slider toggle.
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A close-up of the inner 0.3-megapixel camera. The microphone's location remains unchanged.
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Here we have a better view of the three indicator lights we mentioned earlier.
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The outer 0.3-megapixel camera is placed in the bottom corner of the device.
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The DSi will feature an online store supplying downloadable content and add-ons.
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You'll be able to play music on your DSi in addition to taking and editing photos.
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The new DSi menu lets you access and organize all of the contents on your SD card.
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The voice recorder software also lets you change the pitch and speed of anything you've recorded. For an in-depth comparison, check out the Gamespot hands-on with the DSi.
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