Is The Nintendo DSi Dead?

First released in Japan in Fall 2008, the Nintendo DSi brought a new era to Nintendo's handheld gaming with a low-res camera. That era, it seems, is apparently finished. » 1/11/11 5:00am 1/11/11 5:00am

Love Plus Simulator Getting Inevitable Schoolgirl Figurines

Love simulator Love Plus is quite popular in Japan. There's an upcoming manga, a Love Plus inspired massage parlor and t-shirts for brave souls. Heck, it's even in Nintendo DSi XL TV ads. What's next? » 3/17/10 5:00am 3/17/10 5:00am

Nintendo DSi XL Review: Super Size Me

The Nintendo DSi LL, (DSi XL in the West) is the latest addition to the hugely successful Nintendo platform. "LL" is the Japanese equivalent of "XL", or "extra large". But is bigger really better? » 2/25/10 12:29am 2/25/10 12:29am

Nintendo Claims DSi XL Not Only For Old People

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. » 1/18/10 7:00am 1/18/10 7:00am

DSi LL Was Almost Called 'DSi Executive'

Other names batted around for the big-screen handheld: "DSi Comfort," "DSi Premium," and "DSi Living." And Shigeru Miyamoto proposed "DSi Deka." that's according to the latest Iwata Asks roundtable, discussing the DSi LL. » 12/14/09 9:00pm 12/14/09 9:00pm

Testing Out DSi XL's "Multiplayer" Aspect

When the DSi LL launched, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pointed out that the portable's larger 4.2" LCD screens meant that it was easier to watch others play. » 11/30/09 12:00pm 11/30/09 12:00pm

Is The DSi LL Bigger Than Uncharted 2, Nolan Ryan's Autograph, A Can of…

Comparing the DSi LL to other DS portables? Seen that. To other handhelds? Ditto. But what about comparing to other things — like cabbage, a baby, a baseball signed by Nolan Ryan? Haven't seen that yet. Until now. » 11/25/09 5:00am 11/25/09 5:00am

DSi LL Goes On Sale In Japan

Over the weekend, Nintendo's jumbo-sized DSi, the DSi LL, was released in Japan. With "LL" meaning "extra large" in Japanese sizes, the DSi LL launch begs the question: Were the lines LL? » 11/23/09 2:00am 11/23/09 2:00am

The Nintendo DSi LL In Pleasant Four Player Action

Nintendo's new DSi model—dubbed the DSi LL in Japan, DSi XL elsewhere—is huge. How huge? Nintendo of Japan's new DSi LL promo video helps to illustrate just how huge, offering an attractive Japanese family to show scale. » 11/11/09 6:40pm 11/11/09 6:40pm


It's gianormous and should be on sale sometime between never and ever. As seen on Gizmodo Japan. Bonus, original screengrab from Mike Fahey after the jump. » 11/03/09 7:00am 11/03/09 7:00am

Iwata: DSi XL Not Just For Seniors, It's For Watching Others Play Too

The addition of larger 4.2" LCD screens on the Nintendo DSi XL (or DSi LL) may initially lead one to believe it's targeted at old folk. But its larger, wider viewing angle screens give the portable platform additional appeal. » 10/30/09 2:30pm 10/30/09 2:30pm