It seems that the Nintendo DSi might not be region free like previous DS models according to Reggie, who isn't entirely sure though. Also MP3 music playback won't be happening either.
Okay, ninety percent of my music is MP3's, why did Nintendo decide not to use them? They are extremely common.
Just like iTunes Nintendo has decided to go with the AAC format, it is smaller in size but has better audio quality.
Eh... itunes yuck. I had an ipod for about two days and traded it in for a Samsung T9... Much better imo, now I am using a PSP... But in truth, why not support both?
Ipods are kickass. 160 gb in my pocket... You can't tell me that isn't awesome.
they don't want to support both to stimulate hackers to hack their DSi faster
Why not support both...
Im not going to convert my whole library. MP3 is the portable standard, not including it is flat out silly.
With titles like this, who needs articles? XD
who likes converting mp3's to aac!
It can also convert back to MP3... I love iTunes.
this is so very.........nintendoish
I'll just grab a PSP 3000 in the coming weeks.
I agree... ...me too.
Without various formats, the PSP will still own this thing...
Total flamebait, I know, but the 80 million or so DS owners would love to know where you got that idea from. 'Specially when there are barely more than 30 million PSP owners.
nintendo can never be understood..why not support both? I don't understand!! I just hope at least it's region free.
Wii was locked due the PAl and NTSC issue, while HD tv's solve this problem a SD tv needs a RGB scart-port inorder to play on NTSC resolution.(for europe that is) and NTSC doesn't support pal if im not mistaken. DS had a fixed size and wasn't region locked so i see no reason why they would do something like that unless its DSi-ware...but its easy to track where you are conncting from.
region locked? No mp3 support? You know, when you consider that this will be merely 8 dollars cheaper then the psp-3000 I don't seem that much incentive to get one... especially if Sony do add that rumoured avi and wmv support to the psp.
Two words: Moon Shell
Hmm... That's not too bad, I guess. It's really easy to convert music to AAC, so it's not hugely intrusive. Given how iTunes isn't the only way of converting MP3's to AAC anyway, there being much smaller and quicker converters all over the place, it should be simple enough. But region locking? That had better not be true. I don't want to import a DSi, only to find it doesn't work... I guess if it means I'd only be able to download the Japanese DLC, as well, it wouldn't work too well with DLC for games I import from the US... @[email protected] If we're lucky, it'll be Account Dependant or something, as opposed to console dependant.
Right fine, force the rest of the world to wait 5+ months and disable Region free........... Then we'll get the whole Wii rush again.
region locked?! that would be very lame. i'd take an old DS any day over this if this is true.i'd rather have it region free than me cracking open my DS, and putting in a mod chip. wouldn't the company make more if there console(s) were region free? i don't know why they region lock things, if all you have to do is put a mod chip in to play it, why not just incorporate the mod chip in the console(so it's region free)? luckily i have an MP3 player. i buy video game systems...to play video games on, i don't need music, unless i can here it in the game, which excite truck is the only game i know of that Nintendo has that does that.
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