Nintendo Explains Why "i" In DSi Has Nothing To Do With Apple

I'm actually kind of surprised no one had asked Nintendo this question yet, but today we learned exactly what the letter 'i" in DSi stands for. Here's a hint: It's not "interactive."

Said a Nintendo rep:

The "i" is symbolic of the subject "I" and its personal aspect.

Plus, the addition of two cameras gives the system its own "eye" on things. (*groan* - J.L.)

"Nintendo hope that the Nintendo DSi becomes more than a game system and more of a personal tool to enrich our daily lives," the Nintendo rep added.

Hey, kind of like an iPod touch! Except without the accelerometer, slick commercials or VIP preferred seating at Starbucks.

Consider me slightly underwhelmed, but we'll see. The download store and SD card slot—which may actually introduce a motion control component, if they can translate what Oberthur have done with SIMSense into an SD card—have promise. [TechRadar via Kotaku]