Nintendo has announced that DSi XL will be released in the UK on March 5th, 2010.
Nintendo has finally revealed the launch date for its Nintendo DSi XL for Europe which is now due to hits British shop shelves on 5 March.
As many of you will know from coverage of the Japanese launch of the DSi XL, this latest version is bigger than the current gen model.
The DSi XL offers two 4.2-inch screens, which are 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite and also boasts a larger pen-like stylus said to be more comfortable and better to control.
Nintendo also highlights the wider viewing angle of the DSi XL, seemingly angled at making sharing games or other content better.
The new handheld device will launch in wine red and dark brown, with, Nintendo says, “a glossy sheen on top and matte finish on the underside that provides excellent grip when resting on a table or other surface during gameplay”.
It will arrive pre-loaded with “Dr Kawashima’s: Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition” and “Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function”.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed but back in October Nintendo said “the retail price of the Nintendo DSi XL is expected to be higher than that of the Nintendo DSi”.
The console will be available in two colors – wine red and dark brown – and will come pre-loaded with the DSiWare software Dr Kawashima’s: Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition, Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function and Flipnote Studio, as well as the Nintendo DSi Browser.
The console comes with a new larger pen-like stylus in addition to the standard stylus. According to Nintendo, this new stylus has been designed to make “extended stylus gameplay more comfortable to allow better control.”
DSi XL will have the same capabilities as the DSi, and the retail price is expected to be higher than that of the DSi.