Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nintendo DSi LL Announced. Why? [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] Nintendo has released an official statement, saying that both Europe and North American will be getting it in the first quarter of 2010, meaning sometime between January 1 and March 31.

Rumors started piling up on this roughly yesterday morning, that Nintendo would be announcing an update to the DSi, mainly boasting 4" screens.

Now, I may need to remind you, the DSi was the first incarnation to sport larger screens on the device since it's launch back in 2004. The DS and DS lite both had 3" screens. The DSi bumped that up to 3.25", and now the LL will be packing 4.2" screens. How much larger does that make the DSi LL than the regular DSi? Head past the break to find out.

[Via Engadget]

Holy shit that's huge! You can see a translucent white DSi over the "Red Wine" DSi LL. The screen is reportedly 93% larger than the DSi. The pen is now much larger, and the LL comes with both small and large pens. Where the larger one goes is a mystery, as the above angles are all we have to go on.

Japan snags this little guy on November 21 for ¥20,000 ($221). Europe has a window of early 2010, while nothing on the North America front. It's also available in white and a dark brown.