Completing the day's glut of Nintendo DSi launch announcements, it's been announced that the new handheld will be out in Europe before the US, and will retail for £149.99.

Customers in both the UK and continental Europe (for whom the press release we received did not reveal pricing) will be able to get their hands on the console on April 3, a day after Australia and two days before the US. Those consoles will, like Japan and Australia, be offered in black & white, meaning the US will be the only territory (so far) to be selling the handheld in a third colour, blue.

For reference, the DS Lite currently sells in the UK for £140, though most retailers of course sell it a bit cheaper.

Below, and above, is Europe's box art.