Nintendo releases the new Nintendo DSi XL in the UK this month, featuring a notably bigger screen and a wider viewing angle than 2009's version of its popular handheld gaming console, the DSi.
TechRadar has been playing with the Nintendo DSi - the latest version of the massively popular handheld (which launches in the UK this week) - ever since we managed to get our hands on a Japanese import machine late last year
UK retailers are advising that gamers without pre-orders for the new Nintendo DSi, which launches this coming Friday, are unlikely to get their hands on the new Zelda machine at launch.
The Nintendo DSi launches later this week, with the Mario factory announcing that it plans to update the DSi Shop with new games to download every week.
Somewhere – perhaps in Paris, maybe in Chicago, possibly in Tokyo – the 100 millionth system in the Nintendo DS franchise has been shipped to a retailer or distributor as of 6 March 2009. The combined total sales of 100 million Nintendo DS systems, Nintendo DS Lite systems and Nintendo DSi systems represent a significant milestone in the life of this franchise, which is still going strong.
Now and then you have to stop and wonder what the names of those everyday gadgets we often claim to not be able to live without actually mean?
We've been patiently awaiting the news of a UK launch for Nintendo's latest refresh of its DS, the dual-camera-equipped DSi, since the console launched in its Japanese homeland late last year.
Nintendo's latest refresh of its massively popular handheld, the DSi, is to be released in the UK this spring.
While Nintendo UK remains typically tight-lipped about the UK date for the launch of its next gaming console – the matte-black (or white) refresh that is the Nintendo DSi – the rumours are flying around this week that the console should be launching sooner in the US (in April) rather than later, as some doom-mongers had previously suggested.