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Hi, I have a few questions. I'm from Europe, where games and consoles are generally very expensive. But now I'm going to the US (New York), so I think I'm going to buy a DS and a game or two. So...

#1: What does a new DS (Lite or not) cost in the US?
#2: What does a new game (say, Platinum) cost?
#3: Will I be able to link with PAL consoles?
#4: Would you recommend me to buy used consoles and games from eBay instead? (consider $10-20 for shipping to Europe)
#5: Do you know about any place to buy used consoles and games in New York?
#6: (question about the games) When I trade a pokemon from a generation 3 game to the generation 4 games, when you catch them in the Pal Park, do they keep their old nicknames and Trainer ID?

I think that's it, thank you in advance :)


Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:35 pm
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#1: The new DSi will cost somewhere in the upper hundreds.
#2: About $34.99
#3: What?
#4: I'm not sure...
#5: Sorry, don't know any.
#6: They will keep all the stuff they had in your gen 3 game.

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Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:07 pm
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Uh, I recommend you just buy a DS. A US console wouldn't work in Europe because of the PAL problem. Don't buy a DSi, either. It'll be a waste of your money considering it's main features are online stuff and that's region locked. DS Lite is region free so you won't need to worry about region locking. I'm not sure on the locations, but make sure you look out for Game Frenzy (I think that's what it's called) in New York. They sell used games at a reasonable price. Avoid Gamestop though, because they sell bootlegs and have really high prices. ;)

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Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:25 pm
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By "wouldn't work" I assume you mean I can't buy European (PAL) games for it, which isn't going to be a problem. The games are too expensive for me anyway (around $75), so I'm just going to order games from eBay if I want more. And then it is actually quite an advantage to have an American DS. I don't know anything about DSi, I didn't know that there was anything newer than DS Lite :? So a DS Lite would cost what, $100-120?

Thanks :)


Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:14 pm
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If you are going to New york City (not just the state) I would recommend Nintendo Usa store
http://www.nintendoworldstore.com/
Its Pretty much HQ for Nintendo here in the USA, I'm sure they could answer all your questions there, And because it used to be Pokemon Center USA They have a sizeable pokemon selction
But they won't have any used games, beware ebay I knew someone got a fake game. try retail stores


Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:37 pm
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Sene wrote:
So a DS Lite would cost what, $100-120?


Yeah, as of right now, a DS Lite costs around $100-125, and will probably lower in cost after the DSi is released.

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Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:54 pm
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so the i in DSi stands for what:
interaction, internet?

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"I" is symbolic of the subject "I" and its personal aspect, and is also symbolic of the fact that the two cameras gives the system its own eye on things. No, really, that's the explanation.

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Last time I checked, DS Lites were around $130-$140.

Ebay is risky, you could buy a game and it be all hacked and screwed up.


Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:41 am
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Beav232 wrote:
Last time I checked, DS Lites were around $130-$140.

Ebay is risky, you could buy a game and it be all hacked and screwed up.


Your usertitle is very fitting.

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DSi is going to be around 170$ US.
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lordtomato wrote:
DSi is going to be around 170$ US.
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which is why I won't be buying one until it lowers to about $130, $170 is ridiculous.

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Yes.

In New York, you are able to go to the Pokemon Center, a massive Pokemon "shop" with lots of merchandise. I believe there is a DS Lite with and engraved Dialga or Palkia and yet the price remains at $130. And I think you can buy Platinum there, too.

The DSi is really new, and expensive. Get a DS Lite.

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