We got my daughter a DS for her b-day last year when she turned 8. She loves it and there are a lot of games that are either for their age or for anyone. At first my hubby wanted to go with the PSP because she could watch movies when we travel but there are NO games that I would let her play at all for it! I don't know what the all the DSI is is the same thing as a DS but has a camera in it. Just do some homework on the I by reading reviews on like Amazon, target, etc to see if it is worth the extra dough.