Nintendo Unveils Large Screen Nintendo DSi

Update: Nintendo has confirmed that new model will arrive in North America, where it will be known as the Nintendo DSi XL, during the first quarter of 2010.

Confirming earlier reports, Nintendo today unveiled a heftier version of the Nintendo DSi hardware that sports a larger profile, bigger screens and a much thicker stylus. Dubbed the Nintendo DSi LL in Japan and DSi XL for Europe, the new model sports two 4.2" screens instead of the 3.25" displays of the DSi or the 3" displays of the DS Lite. A number of assets provided by Nintendo compare it to earlier models.

The Nintendo DSi LL will hit Japan on November 21 for 20,000 yen (~$219)--a slight premium over the region's current 18,900 yen (~$207) asking price of the regular Nintendo DSi. European availability will following in early 2010, with Nintendo only noting that the price is "expected to be higher than that of the Nintendo DSi."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    October 29, 2009 8:06 AM

    New Nintendo DSi! Now, with half the battery life!

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      October 29, 2009 8:20 AM

      Actually this supposedly has longer battery life than the DSI, though less than the DS Lite.

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      October 30, 2009 11:10 AM

      The battery life will be the primary factor in whether I upgrade from my DS lite... I never remember to charge it, yet it rarely runs out.

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