Available now, Plants vs. Zombies DS ($20) will bring you all the planting and zombie knockouts you love, plus new achievements and four new minigames — including Air Raid, Home Run Derby, Heat Wave, and BOMB All Together — to keep you occupied. Plus, there'll even be a DSiWare version for you to download, which will include the adventure mode, and a collection of new minigames to conquer. Are you excited, or have you totally moved on to obsessing over Angry Birds?
If you don't have your own Nintendo DSi or DSi XL yet, now's the time to consider a purchase — Nintendo will be dropping the price of both consoles next month by $20.
Beginning on Sept. 12, the portable DSi will be priced at $150, while the newer and bigger-screened DSi XL will set you back $170. The Nintendo DS Lite, however, will keep its price point of $130.
Meant to protect your Nintendo DS Lite and DSi from scratches and scrapes, this kit comes loaded with a plumber-style overall padded case and a Mario block stylus for easy gaming. If you don't have a Costco in your area, you can also order one for your kids, nieces, nephew, or yourself (I won't judge) on Amazon for $15. But before you whip out your credit card, tell me — do you love it, or would you rather leave it?
I'm not sure what's going on over at Nintendo, but if they want to release an updated portable console and then a mere four weeks later bundle their old portable console with a fun game, who am I to argue!?Starting on April 25, Nintendo will begin bundling the DSi with a free copy of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (that's a $35 savings for you penny-pinchers), which is a good deal if you don't already have a DSi. Plus, the game is totally worth it. But it really does make me wonder — why not bundle the game with the new DSi XL and move some units before the 3DS makes its debut at this year's E3 conference?
If you're ready to buy now, find out what's included with the DSi XL when you read more
Do you have a Nintendo DSi? And if so, what do you like or dislike about it?
It's been a busy year for Nintendo — which means you'll not only have more games and ways to play than ever before, but its technology took a big step up, so you can game with more accuracy! It's pretty clear that we all have a soft spot for Nintendo, so tell me — what's your favorite new Nintendo product of 2009?Then, tell me more of your 2009 faves by voting on the rest of my Best of 2009 polls.
This past year saw many games come and go, but there were only a few standout gaming devices. The Nintendo DSi made a big splash in our office and your homes alike, while the iPod Touch made its mark on the industry as a legitimate gaming console. The PSP Go also made its debut at this year's E3, and there were too many game-worthy PC and Mac laptops to hit the market to count. So tell me — which is your favorite portable gaming device of 2009?
But that's not to say the Wii isn't holding its own — 550,000 Wiis were sold last week at its new price of $200. I have a feeling I know what will be waiting for you under the tree this year!