| Thursday, February 25, 2010
Nintendo held its first quarter media summit today in Redmond, Washington to announce its lineup for the year. A number of the announcements related release dates for previously announced titles, but more interesting was the company’s hardware announcement. Yet another version of its popular DS handheld system will be launching next month. The Nintendo DSi XL, launching March 28th, will be priced at $199.95 CAD and will feature a larger, more pen-like stylus and screens that are both 93% larger than those of the DS Lite and have a wider viewing angle.
Amazingly, the DSi XL will come packed with software right from purchase. It will include Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, Photo Clock and two free applications – the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio. On a strange note, the only two colours available from the system’s launch will be Burgundy and Bronze. Nintendo says the DSi XL will provide an enhanced gaming experience compared to the previous DS systems, and games like America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking and WarioWare: D.I.Y., which will also release on the 28th will demonstrate that claim.