Nintendo DSi XL Launches This March in Europe

Nintendo announced plans to launch its super-sized fourth entry in the DS series of handheld gaming devices, the DSi XL, in Europe on March 5th of this year.

The new device's two 4.2" screens are reportedly "93% bigger" than the screens on the Nintendo DS Lite and provide a wider viewing angle. The DSi XL also features an improved "pen-like" stylus. The device will initially be available in dark brown and wine red hues. In addition to all of the functionality of the Nintendo DSi, the new handhelds will also come pre-loaded with Dr Kawashima's: Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition and Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function.


Nintendo's original DS vs. the DSi XL

Based on the photographic comparison, it would seem that the larger screen size of the DSi XL affords a significant improvement over its comparatively minuscule DS sibling.

I've never been much of a handheld gamer myself but the new model is intriguing enough that I'll likely check it out when it makes it's way to North America, which Nintendo says will be some time in the first quarter of this year.