So much for not caring about its loyal fanbase! Actually, by releasing yet another iteration of one of its portable consoles, one could argue that Nintendo is further not caring about its loyal fanbase by forcing them to shell out another two hundred bucks or be behind the times, but that would just put a damper on their announcement.
Here’s the “so basically” on the new DS, called the “DSi”: it’s 12 percent slimmer than the DS Lite, it has a slightly larger screen, and it doesn’t have a GBA slot. (Are you sold yet?) It also has two built-in cameras and music playback capabilities, an SD slot and internal storage, a Web browser, and the DSi shop, which will let you spend Nintendo points to buy content for the DS, much like on the Wii. (Source.)
So that’s that! They’ve also announced new games in the following franchises: Mario & Luigi and WarioWare (both for the DS), and Punch-Out!!, Trace Memory, Sin and Punishment, Endless Ocean, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (all five for the Wii. Doesn’t some of this seem backwards?). (Source and source.)