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Nintendo DS or DSi? If you have two kids do they need their own?

We don't own a single video gaming device. Considering the DS for a long flight to Europe. The kids are 8 years old. Is this appropriate? I don't know a thing about gaming and didn't want to cave but I think it's time. Any advice would help. Is the DS the only portable option out there? Why is the DSi better? Thanks!


Asked by jeanclaudia at 6:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • My brother's kids both have a DSi and he recommends the DSi b/c you can download the games right on the device (where ever wireless is available I think). He said that the cartridges are small and expensive and after his kids lost a couple he just started downloading games right onto the device. I think you will probably need two of them if you have two kids b/c they will probably just argue about whose using it when and also the games may save at a certain level and that could cause another argument. I guess it really depends on how well your kids get along and their ages though.

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:20 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • The Dsi we just ordered for our daughter is something she can take pictures with and we can download games I hope she really likes it It is costing enough there will be 2 games that comes with ours

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:25 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • I just ordered the Ds for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. I have never been into gaming stuff but we make lots of trips and we thought it might help her past the long trips. If you can get them to share 1 would be fine. I don't know how your kids are about sharing though. Have FUN!!

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:20 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • I would recommend you get one for each. My kids are just fine with a regular second hand DS.

    Answer by Jambo4 at 6:25 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • here is a thought, you could go to the pawn shop and buy 2 of them for the price of one new one but yeah the dsI is better because it connects to the internet and the other does not

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:13 AM on Nov. 10, 2010