5 March : Launching Date for Nintendo DSi XL

Nintendo has finally revealed the launch date
for its Nintendo DSi XL for Europe which is now due to hit British shop
shelves on 5 March.

As many of you will know from coverage of the Japanese launch of the DSi XL, this latest version is bigger than the current gen model.

DSi XL offers two 4.2-inch screens, which are 93% bigger than the
screen on the Nintendo DS Lite and also boasts a larger pen-like stylus
said to be more comfortable and better to control.

also highlights the wider viewing angle of the DSi XL, seemingly angled
at making sharing games or other content better.

The new
handheld device will launch in wine red and dark brown, with, Nintendo
says, "a glossy sheen on top and matte finish on the underside that
provides excellent grip when resting on a table or other surface during

It will arrive pre-loaded with "Dr Kawashima’s:
Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition" and "Dictionary 6 in 1 with
Camera Function".

Pricing has yet to be confirmed but back in
October Nintendo said "the retail price of the Nintendo DSi XL is
expected to be higher than that of the Nintendo DSi".


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