Retail Deathmatch: DSi XL and Apple iPad Hit the U.S. Within Days of Each OtherS

Apple's over-sized iPad will be hitting stores in the U.S. on Saturday, April 3 for WiFi models and later that month for WiFi plus 3G models. All models of the iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.

Pre-orders for U.S. orders of the $499 iPad open up a week from today at both the Apple online and bricks and mortar store.

That's around the same time you can pick up a DSi XL, if you're into oversized things. The DSi XL goes on sale on March 28 for 189.99.

Although the iPad will support iPhone and iPod Touch games, few games designed specifically for the Apple device have been announced.

The DSi XL is in the same boat. Sure, you can pick up a book program or a cooking program designed for the big-screened device, but no games yet.

Apple and Nintendo seem to think big screens are the next big thing for portable, do you agree?