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Nintendo unveils DSi LL with larger screen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2009 13:12 User comments (10)

Nintendo unveils DSi LL with larger screen Nintendo has announced today the release of the DSi LL which include a significantly larger 4.2-inch screen.
The handheld will cost 20,000 ($220 USD) and the "LL" in the title refers to its larger screen. Nintendo says the new updated console comes after many requests from gamers who wanted a larger screen.

The new screen is 93 percent larger than the DS Lite but resolution will be the same, meaning graphics quality is likely to see a hit.

The gaming company says the DSi LL is aimed at consumers who want to use the handheld for the Internet and for music and movies. The new screen can display text in much larger font.

Buyers of the LL will receive two "pens," the standard one and a larger 129.3mm touch pen. The handheld will also have three DSiWare games already installed.

The system is available in Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White.

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10 user comments

129.10.2009 13:56

as i wrote in the article speculating about this earlier: in 5 months the new Dsi-BS is coming out :)

229.10.2009 14:04

Originally posted by Josipher:
as i wrote in the article speculating about this earlier: in 5 months the new Dsi-BS is coming out :)
DSi 2 with mini-Blu-ray.

329.10.2009 16:19

Useless update. LArger screen but same resolution? Won't that cause aliasing?

"The handheld will cost 20,000 ($220 USD) and the "LL" in the title refers to its larger screen. Nintendo says the new updated console comes after many requests from gamers who wanted a larger screen. "

"The gaming company says the DSi LL is aimed at consumers who want to use the handheld for the Internet and for music and movies."

Don't those kinda go against each other? I smell a cash grab...

429.10.2009 17:22

2 screens 2 cameras and 2 pens, remind me why I need 2 of everything?

529.10.2009 23:39

Originally posted by bam431:
2 screens 2 cameras and 2 pens, remind me why I need 2 of everything?

Incase you lose one. Don't forget you're also gonna need 2 DSi LL's and 2 of every copy of each game you buy. Also don't forget to collect the previous 3 generations of the DS.

Just watch how people will go out and buy it on release because it has a larger screen.

630.10.2009 3:26

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Just watch how people will go out and buy it on release because it has a larger screen.

Yeah, pretty much... I didn't upgrade to the DSi yet, and the size of the screen has always been a bit of an issue for me.

730.10.2009 16:52

... 220$ is a ridiculous price point for a handheld. I'd only get this for my collection, as these might be rare in the future, I don't see this DS having a long shelf life.

830.10.2009 20:16

I'd like to point out that the $220 price tag is with the current conversion rates... The Dollar is in the toilet now.
¥18,900 was the going rate for the DSi at launch, while this is 20,000. It's literally a $10 difference.

At the time of the DSi's launch, ¥18,900 was only about $180, while now it's more than $200.

931.10.2009 22:15

I suppose Nintendo is making this available for people who have trouble reading text on a small screen. Fair enough. But for most people, there really is no reason for them to upgrade to a DSi yet, let alone a DSi LL. The screen size upgrade is certaintly not there to make the games better. Because at low res, the games will look like crap on a 4.3" screen.

101.11.2009 1:58

Can we just call it "Nintendo DSi-OK"? The "OK" standing for overkill?

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