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DSiWare Comparison Chart

If you have a Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi XL™ system, you can download* Art Academy™: First Semester or Art Academy™: Second Semester from the Nintendo DSi Shop separately*. Each title can be downloaded in exchange for 800 Nintendo DSi Points™, and contains some of the content available in the Art Academy™ game card. Read on to see what you'll get with each version.

Retail version Downloadable versions
Availability Sold at retailers nationwide Downloadable from Nintendo DSi Shop
Number of lessons 10+ demo lessons First Semester: 6/Second Semester: 4
Number of mini lessons 10 First Semester: 3/Second Semester: 4
Camera functions Yes** Yes**
Slide show functions Yes Yes, through Nintendo DSi Photo Album
Upload to Facebook? No Yes, through Nintendo DSi Photo Album
Reference images Over 80 motifs included None
Demo lesson sharing Yes No
Location to save pitcures DS Game Card Nintendo DSi Photo Album
Number of pictures that can be saved Up to 82 pieces of art and reference photos combined Variable, depending on free space in Nintendo DSi Photo Album
Frame designs 20 included 10 included

*Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play. For more information, go to support.nintendo.com
**Nintendo DSi/ Nintendo DSi XL only

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Sample Lesson

Sketching a Pear

Sketching a pear with a pencil may look challenging at first, but follow these simple steps and you'll be amazed at the results.

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cartoon of Vince

Meet Vince

He's the Art Academy resident artist, taking you through each lesson and providing useful tips and techniques along the way. Progress through these lessons with Vince and your skills will steadily improve as you go.

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More Lessons

See how techniques like shading, bold color, perspective, and others can really bring out your artistic skills. Each lesson in the software will focus on a key skill and help you get there.

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Lessons

Ten in-depth lessions will cover a wide variety of artistic techniques as you learn the ins and outs of creating a picture. Follow the easy steps using the stylus as your pencil or brush.

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Example Lesson

See a sample lesson in action.

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Meet Vince

Let Vince take you through each lesson.

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More Lessons

Get a glimpse of some additional lessons.

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