Sorry for being off-topic here but i couldnt find a subforum section for this question..
I gave my Pokemon Platinum to my brother while i have heartgold and diamond. He doesnt have a ds and uses mine, and of course the problem arris's where we cant trade with eachother or battle ect.. Im going to buy him a DS but im not sure which one to get...
See my problem is i have the original DS the grey big fat one and iv had it for 6 years now almost. It hasnt had a single issue and i like it, i was going to buy him a used DS lite in gamestop for $90 however i read ds lites have hinge problems.. where the hinges can break off.. However exactly do they break ? Gamestop said its because people "click" there ds screen twice all the way back causing alot of stress on it .. instead of clicking it once like your "suppose too" so he said.. However to me it seems like its because they are a diff kind of hinge and plastic then the original DS.. If that 2 click hinge problem was the issue wouldnt you hear about it on the original ds ?
So this is keeping me away from the ds lite, what about new ones tho ? They are only $129 and the hinge thing seems mainly a 2006-2007 issue.. Altho iv seen some posts online in 2009 about it also.. So i was thinking then what about the DSi.. however since its only $20 cheaper then the dsi xl i should get the dsi xl... However the dsi xl seems to have the same hinges and cheap fealing plastic all the other ds's have.. This leads me back to the original ds.. which i can get used for $70..
I told my mom yea im buying this DS for him... however if i get the XL i kinda want it for myself lol and ill just give him my DS.. but she might get mad even tho its my money lol. I dont think he cares about screen size and neighter do i really.. GAHH
You see ? Im confused which one do you guys think i should buy ? Original used for $70 ? Used Lite $90 or a new one $130? Or a DSI for $169, or hell a XL for $190 lol..
Im also strapped for cash sorta, i have $350 saved up and my moms needs some for bills, but i should get another $110 by the 1st so she said its ok..
Sorry for off-topic no one needs to remind me as i notice some of you like to point out the obvious on this forums.. but i dont see a section to talk about DS'S