The DSi XL's larger size, jumbo touch pen, bigger screen and refined old people colors (Wine Red?) made it seem like the DSi XL is targeted at old people. That's not necessarily true, says Nintendo.
When the DSi XL launched in Japan late last year as the DSi LL, Nintendo rolled out an ad campaign featuring an elderly lady playing the DSi XL with her family. Japan, where the portable was designed, has a rapidly growing senior citizen population.