DSi XL Coming To America in Early 2010

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The extra-large, extra-priced DSi LL, unveiled in Japan early this morning, will be coming to North America and Europe in the first quarter of 2010, Nintendo tells Kotaku.

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"A new iteration of the Nintendo DSi system will be introduced in Japan on November 21, 2009," according to a statement from Nintendo released to Kotaku. "To be known as Nintendo DSi LL in Japan, and as Nintendo DSi XL in North America and Europe, it will offer a screen 93% larger than the current Nintendo DS Lite with a better view angle, an additional longer touch screen stylus, and preinstalled Nintendo DSiWare software. The new version will arrive in North America and Europe in the first quarter of calendar year 2010."

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No word yet on how much the DSi XL will sell for in North America, though the DSi LL will sell for ¥20,000 (US$220) in Japan.

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Dante_Ravenkin
Dante_Ravenkin

I've got to say, this could definatly be Nintendo's crowning moment. That's not sarcasm, so let me explain. As a gamer, my greatest fear is losing my eyesight. I'm only 26, but it's not the best as it is now. Naturally, what I love to do, requires the use of my eyes. Without, well, I don't know what I'd do.

What I mean, is that if Nintendo were to market this towards both the elderly, which already seems likely, but also the visually impaired, I believe they would be the first video game company to cater to such a demographic. With the right campaigns, and the right software, I think Nintendo could see this DSiXL becoming a sought after tool for people with limited eyesight.

Games, movies, e-books. With a bigger screen, and bigger fonts this could open up gaming, or handheld gaming, for people otherwise completely unable to access them. Nintendo would just have to push in that direction as well. #dsixl