Rumor: Nintendo DSi Launching in North America on April 4 for $179.99

BOOM widget 72215 Multiple sources "close to Nintendo" have reportedly told IGN that the Nintendo DSi will launch in North America sometime in early April--with April 4 indicated as the most likely date.

According to the sources, the DSi will carry a suggested retail price of $179.99.

The Nintendo DSi will improve over Nintendo's original handheld with the addition of two cameras, internal memory, an SD card slot for memory expansion, and support for the new DSi Shop, which offers downloadable games and demos.

Over 500,000 DSi units were sold in the month following the system's November 1 Japanese release.