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Nintendo Announces DSi XL Launches on March 28 for $189.99

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238w ago - Today Nintendo has announced that their new DSi XL launches on March 28, 2010 in North America for $189.99.

Press Release: Nintendo Announces Launch Dates for Nintendo DSi XL, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo of America issued a surge of new information today about what consumers can expect from the company in the coming months. Let's get right to it:

"Nintendo finished 2009 with a bang, and we're continuing our momentum into 2010"

• The new Nintendo DSi XL™ hand-held system launches March 28 at a suggested retail price of $189.99. The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL are 93 percent larger than those of the Nintendo DS™ Lite model, providing a more vivid and engaging play experience.

The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL also feature a wider viewing angle, letting friends and family members join the fun. The new system launches in both Burgundy and Bronze colors, and comes loaded with pre-installed premium software Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock, as well as two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio™.

Nintendo DSi XL will also come with a larger pen-like stylus that allows for a more comfortable grip and enhanced ease...
 

Nintendo Confirms European Launch of DSi XL Handheld

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244w ago - A few months ago the DSi LL handheld was released in Japan, and today Nintendo confirmed that its European counterpart the DSi XL will be launching across Europe on March 5, 2010.

Press Release: EUROPEAN LAUNCH DATE OF NINTENDO DSi XL CONFIRMED

Get ready to experience your favourite Nintendo DS games like never before - on the big screens and via the wider viewing angle of the Nintendo DSi XL, launching across Europe on 5th March 2010.

Two 4.2 inch screens, which are 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite, really bring the adventure and action to life. Experience the legendary side scrolling world of New Super Mario Bros or the twists and turns of the Mario Kart circuit in a whole new way.

The larger pen-like stylus also makes extended stylus gameplay more comfortable to allow better control; making directing Link around the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for example, far more natural to play.

The Nintendo DSi XL's improved wider viewing angle screen also provides a new way for you to enjoy games together with friends and family, making it easier than ever to watch and join in the fun.

The new member of the Nintendo DS...
 

Nintendo Unveils Early 2010 Wii, DS and DSi Video Game Lineup

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249w ago - Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.

Consumers nationwide continue to snap up Nintendo products for the holidays, and Nintendo is poised to carry that momentum into 2010.

Press Release: Hand-Held Pokémon Adventures and New Wii Remote Colors are on the Way

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 14, 2009 - To bring a little color to the winter months, Nintendo will release two new colors for its Wii Remote™ controller. Starting Feb. 14, the controller will come in Pink or Blue and will be bundled with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Along with the current White and Black versions of the controller, now every player in four-player matches can have his or her own color.

"During the holidays, tens of millions of Americans are going to spend enjoyable hours with both Wii and Nintendo DS," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "And the enjoyment will only grow in the early weeks of 2010, whether your taste in gaming comes from exploring ocean depths, catching, training and battling Pokémon or even designing your own micro-games."

On the Wii console, Endless Ocean™: Blue World arrives on Feb. 22...
 

Nintendo to Release New DSi with Larger Screen in Japan

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255w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now confirmed that a Euro DSiLL will arrive in Q1 2010 at higher price of DSi, to quote:

"Nintendo today confirms that a new Nintendo DSi XL console is launching in Europe in the first quarter of 2010. The retail price of the Nintendo DSi XL is expected to be higher than that of the Nintendo DSi. Further details will be released soon."

According to a report from Nikkei news service (via [Register or Login to view links] translation by neo2046 of a [Register or Login to view links] post), Nintendo will release a new DSi LL in Japan this year (2009) with a screen that is approximately 4 inches.

For those curious, the screen on the current DSi is 3.25 inches.

Overall it's not a major difference in appearance, but some gamers may simply find the larger screen easier to interact with.

Besides this slight cosmetic change, everything else about the DSi will remain the same. It will have no additional processing power or a higher quality camera.

Best of all the price will remain at the standard price of 18900 yen (around $200). No one is...
 

Acekard 2i - Nintendo DSi Firmware 1.4 Fix is Now Available

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266w ago - Today Opium of GBATemp (linked above) has reported that the new Acekard 2i update is available which includes a Nintendo DSi Firmware 1.4 fix for the previous flash cart block.

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To quote: The eagerly anticipated Acekard 2i firmware update has been released, proving once and for all that the card is in fact update-able.

This update fixes the compatibility of the card with DSi Firmware 1.4. Two update files are included in the download. Use the DSi labeled update to update your card.

However, if you have multiple Acekard 2i cards that you wish to update all in a row then run the DSL update from a DS Lite to be able to update multiple cards without powering off the system. If you only have one card just use the DSi update.
 
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