Report: Nintendo Releasing New DSi With Larger Screens For Japan This Year

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There's a new Nintendo DSi coming. And it's coming this year to Japan, boasting a larger 4" screen and... well, a larger 4" screen, according to a report from the reliable Nikkei news service.

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According to that report, which appeared in the Nikkei newspaper and has since made its way online, the price for the new, larger DSi will remain the same, 18900 yen. The large screen DSi, three-quarters of an inch larger than the current model, is said to be aimed at an older market, the type who likes big buttons on their telephones and large print books.

While the jumbo Nintendo DSi is planned to hit Japan this year, says the Nikkei, a release elsewhere is said to be under discussion. Nintendo announced the original DSi in a similar fashion, officially unveiling the device last October then releasing it domestically before the end of the year.

We're checking in with Nintendo of America for comment and will update if they have anything interesting or confirming to say.

Nintendo To Release Large-Screen DSi In Japan [Nikkei - subscription required]
任天堂がDSiの進化版を年内に販売!iPhone対抗か!液晶も大型化 [via NeoGAF]

DISCUSSION

Man, I hate how Nintendo puts a gun to everyones head and makes them buy these upgrades.

This is such a completely minor upgrade that is aimed at a market that probably doesn't apply to most folks on this site...so for god's sake just let them have it.

Not everything the game companies do is planned and put into place to make YOUR day worse. #nintendodsi