While the DSi will be released in the US on April 5, it'll be released a few days earlier in Australia, on April 2. There a catch? Yup. It's a bit more expensive.

Nintendo Australia let us know this morning that, along with the early release date, the console will cost AUD$300, which in February 2009 money works out to be a pinch over USD$190 (though locals will be outraged to remember this is over $100 more than the DS Lite currently goes for). Nothing out of the ordinary for Australian consumers, sure, but those from elsewhere looking at a potential import (because there are bound to be some for whom three days is an eternity) should keep that in mind.

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As for colours, there's no blue DSi for the antipodes; instead, it'll just be the same black & white options we've seen in Japan.