my daughter loves hers...there is a new one out now (dsi) and it's supposed to be a little better. it has a camera and a few other little things, but if she doesn't need all that, the regular ds plays the same games and it's a little cheaper now. just do some searches via pricegrabber, nextag, amazon, etc, and you'll find plenty of deals. make sure and look at the customer reviews before you buy, though. there are some crooks out there.