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Nintendo Announces DSi XL 179

lbalbalba writes "This morning, Nintendo announced the third upgrade to the DS family, the DSi LL (or DSi XL). It will be released in Japan on November 21, one year after the DSi debuted, for ¥20,000 (approx. $220). The LL's main improvement is the size of its screens, which have been increased from 3.25" to 4.2" with a moderate increase to the size of the chassis. The device also includes a much bigger stylus, which looks to be the size of a ballpoint pen, and battery life has reportedly been increased to five hours at maximum screen brightness."
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Nintendo Announces DSi XL

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  • Re:Price (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SomeJoel ( 1061138 ) on Thursday October 29, 2009 @05:27PM (#29916775)

    When your portable costs more then your home system, something is wrong with your pricing path.

    Yes, since laptops have never cost more than desktops.

  • Makes sense (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Weedhopper ( 168515 ) on Thursday October 29, 2009 @05:41PM (#29916999)

    The one person who uses his NDS Lite more than any other person I know is my 63 year old father. He likes to play all those brain games as well as card/puzzle games and those My Language Coach series. His only complaint - the size of the screen and the size of the stylus.

    Nintendo knows EXACTLY what they're doing. Giving "casual" gamers exactly what they want.

  • by Toonol ( 1057698 ) on Thursday October 29, 2009 @08:07PM (#29918655)
    The PS3 had a short-term spike due to the introduction of a new model. It has since dropped back down to below the Wii. The pertinent question is whether the new PS3 model will be able to continue outselling the 360.

    Not knocking the PS3, it's a great console; but neither Sony or MS come close to approaching Nintendo's success this gen.
  • by wandazulu ( 265281 ) on Thursday October 29, 2009 @08:09PM (#29918681)

    I kept wep on my router longer than I should have because I just liked playing Mario Kart just that much. I lost my dslite and thought to buy the new model, but it still doesn't support wpa, just wep. I decided I wasn't going to switch back just for one game, and opted instead to buy nothing. Maybe I'll get the new one if it can do wpa, but if not, no sale.

  • by rivercityrandom ( 626724 ) on Thursday October 29, 2009 @08:23PM (#29918865) Homepage Journal

    Larger screens, more legible text, better wifi features... perhaps Nintendo is trying to break into the e-book reader market with this device. After all, e-book readers are popular in the DS homebrew scene, which Nintendo is not totally unaware of, and a company with Nintendo's clout could arrange a deal with Amazon for a Kindle app. I have limited pocket space, and when I'm on the go, I know I'd rather carry around a sightly larger DS than a DS and a Kindle...

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