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DSi to hit NA and Europe in August 2009

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2008 0:43

DSi to hit NA and Europe in August 2009 According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the new DSi handheld will launch in North America and Europe in August 2009 after launching in Japan this month.
In an effort to combat slowing sales in Japan, the DSi went on sale today for JPY 18,900 (about 192 USD). Iwata did not give any other details for the NA or EU release but did give the expected date.

"Specific plans will be unveiled by our local subsidiaries, but an autumn or year-end launch would probably be too late,"
said Iwata.

When asked whether the current economic downturn was affecting DS handheld sales, Iwata said it was not.

"With the business environment having changed this much, we of course need to stay alert. But so far I haven't seen even the slightest sign that overseas DS and Wii demand is being affected by the economy," Iwata added.

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