New, Bigger DSi Announced

October 29, 2009 by Andy Giff  

The new, much bigger DSi LL/XL

The new, much bigger DSi LL/XL

Nintendo has recently confirmed it’s latest modification of it’s insanely popular handheld. The new DSi LL, as it is currently being called over in Japan, features a 4.2 inch screen (1.3 times bigger than the DSi screen), improved battery life and a jazzy new “Dark Brown” paint job.

Penned for a November 21 release in Japan at a price of 20,000 Yen it will come with three free DSi-ware games including two Brain Age titles. It is apparantly targetting a more mature audience that prefer their handhelds to be larger (with a weight of 314 grams it is hardly suitable to fit in a young child’s pocket).

If you feel like upgrading to the latest DS yet again then you won’t have too long to wait as Nintendo have slated a Quarter 1 2010 release in Europe as the DSi XL. Some may say it is too soon, and also argue that bigger is not necessarily better for a handheld, but the bigger screen will certainly be exciting for some…

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One Comment on "New, Bigger DSi Announced"

  1. Rob Knight on Thu, 29th Oct 2009 9:42 pm 

    I saw this dubbed DSi: Pensioner Edition elsewhere earlier – Quite appropriate ;-)

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