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Nintendo Officially Announces The DSi LL/XL

Nintendo DSi LL/XL (Image courtesy GoNintendo)
By Andrew Liszewski

So it turns out that ‘speculation’ about a newer, larger screened DSi was bang on, as Nintendo officially announced a new version of their dual-screened console this morning. The DSi LL will be available in Japan on November 21st for about $220, and will later be renamed the DSi XL for the Europe market when it’s available there in Q1 of 2010. As for availability in North America? Currently unknown.

The biggest improvement on the LL/XL is the 4.2 inch screens, a full inch larger than the ones the DSi sports. It’s also claimed to have about 1 to 3 hours more battery life than the DSi depending on screen brightness, but since the new model is considerably larger and about 50% heavier than the DSi, there’s plenty of space for a larger battery. And in addition to the standard DS stylus, the DSi LL/XL also appears to come with a larger “touch pen” that’s 4cm longer and considerably more ergonomic than the built-in one.

[ Nintendo DSi LL/XL ] VIA [ GoNintendo ]








  • mcman

    What are all those weird symbols on it? It looks foreign.

  • EspritOuvert

    I recognize a few japanese characters.

  • chaosoldier

    All be damned, them there peoples needs to learns 'Mercan when they be in 'Merica

  • http://www.facebook.com/James.M.Lim James Lim

    Dang, that kinda pisses me off. I bought the DSi when it came out. At least mine is low-profile…

  • thach1130

    You know that you're loosing credibility when the rest of the world is getting new electronics and release date for you is unknown. It terrible how a small group of people makes us American seems like idiot. Go out and learn about other country/culture. Just because it's not English doesn't make it weird symbol. It's not like English is such a beautiful language.

  • Jessicat

    I agree, I always feel like we are the last to know. But the way I look at it, by the time we get it bugs are usually found and fixed. I wait a few months before buying electronics just to be safe. Same thing with updates, never know when a PS3 update will kill your PS3…

    And for the second point, I agree, English is so complex and filled with millions of rules and guidelines. It's so complex, I feel English teachers have it the worst in school. I could not teach English if my life depended on it.

  • dubzilla

    I find it strange that the progression of technology went from lets make things really small and then wait now lets make them bigger.

  • conpanbear

    I'm glad I didn't bother buying a DSi when they were released. Me thinks that Nintendo should spend more time to release a greatly improved/different console with a longer time period between, rather than a new one every 1 or 2 years with hardly anything changed/new.

    And yes, it is Japanese, with an estimated 120 million native speakers. Native only, not including western people such as myself (gaikokujin) who are learning it. Here's a thing to consider: If you learn Japanese, you could play inported games waaay before they're released in America or Europe or wherever you may be – if they're even released there at all.

    Anyway, until my DS Lite dies, or they stop making games for it, it's a keeper!!

  • conpanbear

    I'm glad I didn't bother buying a DSi when they were released. Me thinks that Nintendo should spend more time to release a greatly improved/different console with a longer time period between, rather than a new one every 1 or 2 years with hardly anything changed/new.

    And yes, it is Japanese, with an estimated 120 million native speakers. Native only, not including western people such as myself (gaikokujin) who are learning it. Here's a thing to consider: If you learn Japanese, you could play inported games waaay before they're released in America or Europe or wherever you may be – if they're even released there at all.

    Anyway, until my DS Lite dies, or they stop making games for it, it's a keeper!!