A few months ago we told thank you if he worked and saved up half the price of a nintendo ds lite we would pay half the cost. He had to earn at least 1/4 of the total price by doing chores and not by using birthday/christmas money. This was before husband lost his job. Now thank you has the money and I feel we should follow through. The question is to choose the ds lite or dsi. I don't know much about either, except that husband has a ds lite and they both enjoy it. I would vastly prefer to get a wii, but that probably won't be an option if we do the dsi. I know dsi is newer, but I cannot see much benefit to having the camera or internet browsing for a 10yo. I don't want him on the internet on it. He is pretty good about rules, so I don't see too much problem unless he gets peer pressure to go online. Do your kids have either of these? Which would you recommend? Thanks. Oh, husband is a diehard nintendo fan, so it is nintendo or nothing. Playstation and xbox are not options, largely because past problems with their lack of parental support and the excellent support nintendo has given us with Wiz. I don't know much about any of the systems, other than we have the game boy advances and they still work.