That means no heading to the Far East before the console comes to these shores in 2009, grabbing one and then buying games here in Blighty when it does eventually launch.
Anything specifically built for the DSi or bought from the DSi shop won't work, sadly. However, current DS games will. So if you're after a slimmed down machine with SD support and a camera, than maybe it is worth it.
Still unconvinced? Then read our feature on the best handheld games console for you.
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