With Sony coming out with a new handheld video game console, the grandpapas of the portable gaming world were not going to sit back and watch. Nintendo's GameBoy had ruled the genre for the part decade and the company had no intention of handing over the mantle.
But word had already got out about how the PlayStation Portable was going to be a behemoth in terms of hardware, with a large screen to boot. Sony wanted to bring serious gaming to the handheld world, while Nintendo's strong point has always been about 'fun' games that appeal to people across several age groups.
It is difficult to hit a middle ground where developers are free to unleash their creativity in coming out with new games while making the platform approachable for the consumer without making him have to learn a lot of new things. But if there was one company that could do it, it was Nintendo.
President Satoru Iwata said: 'We have developed Nintendo DSi based upon a completely different concept from existing game devices in order to provide players with a unique entertainment experience for the 21st century'
On 21 November 2004, Nintendo released the device in North America, and has so far sold almost 102 million handsets across the world.
Nintendo is offering two Nintendo DSi bundles for cheap. One is metallic blue and the other one is white. And these Nintendo DSi's are going to be preloaded with some games. Game titles probably different from handset to handset. Different game titles are – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again; Dr. Mario Express; WarioWare: Snapped !; Mario Calculator; Mario Clock in the metallic blue Nintendo DSi and the White Nintendo is preinstalled with Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters; Brain Age Express: Sudoku; Brain Age Express: Math; Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics; And Photo Clock.