Nintendo DSi

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Nintendo DSi
The Nintendo DSi Logo

A white version of the system.
Type Handheld console
Release date North America April 5, 2009[1]
Japan November 1, 2008
Europe April 3, 2009
Australia April 2, 2009
Media Nintendo DS cards,
SD cards
Predecessor Nintendo DS
Successor Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo DSi (ニンテンドーDSi, Nintendō Dīesuai) is the third version of the Nintendo DS handheld gaming system. It was announced during the Nintendo Conference 2008 on October 2, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. While it is a part of the DS series of handhelds, it has been stated that the DSi should be considered as a separate console next to the DS Lite and the Wii within the United States. The DSi is somewhat larger in size, but is thinner in depth. It is likely that it is this decrease in size is likely what forced the removal of the Game Boy Advance slot, as the bottom portion of the DSi is roughly 12mm. It introduces several other new features over the Nintendo DS Lite. A model featuring larger screens, the Nintendo DSi XL, was later released.

The Legend of Zelda Games

Main article: Nintendo DS#The Legend of Zelda games

In addition to those available on Nintendo DS game cards, the Nintendo DSi also offers the following through its DSiWare offerings: