I meant to mention this before but remembered with Christmas coming. There is a product called R4 (or R4 revolution). It is a super easy to use gadget that allows free downloads of full versions of ALL nintendo DS games. Each card stores upwards of 30-40 games at a time. Game files are freely available online and take only 15 seconds or so to download to a computer and then a few seconds to send to the R4's memory. I then delete the game from my computer. When easy child gets bored of games I delete what she isnt playing and install new games. You literally will never pay $40-50 a game again. Not a penny actually. You can google R4 cards and order them online from a ton of places. In canada they are priced around $16.95. A great great great gift for a family on a budget, and even without a worrisome budget, kids love it. One cartridge for dozens of games.