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Nintendo denies DSi phase-out rumors

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jan 2011 13:24 User comments (2)

Nintendo denies DSi phase-out rumors Nintendo has denied that it is planning to phase out its DSi handheld console in anticipation of the release of the Nintendo 3DS over the coming weeks. had translated a report from Japan that suggested Nintendo would stop making and selling new units of its DSi handheld, although it would keep manufacturing and marketing the larger-screen DSi XL model alongside the new 3DS.

"We plan to still manufacture and supply DSi consoles in a range of colours in the UK in 2011," Nintendo said in a statement to the media. "On an on-going basis, continuing supply is based on retail and consumer demand."

The Nintendo 3DS handheld console will launch in Japan on February 26th and will follow in North America and Europe in March. Nintendo is to ship 1.5 million units of the device to Japan to avoid supply shortages that were experienced with older iterations of the console.

The 3DS will sell for 25,000 in Japan.

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2 user comments

111.1.2011 22:17

I bet that the only way Nintendo would remove the dsi if the new 3ds allow us to play other gameboy games once again and the price for dsi and xl has a price drop... I bet Nintendo next plan is releasing 3ds lite then 3ds xl etc....

213.1.2011 9:59

I doubt there will be a 3DS lite considering the upcoming 3DS is pretty lite already, but definitely a 3DS XL.


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