Aussie price for DSi XL revealed

Nintendo's super-sized handheld coming to Australia on April 15 for A$299.95.

Last week's Nintendo 3DS announcement caught a lot of people by surprise for a number of reasons; one being that it might make consumers question purchasing the yet-to-be-released Nintendo DSi XL (DSi XL), which hits Aussie stores on April 15. The Nintendo DSi XL features larger screens than its regular DSi cousin, coming in a 4.2 inches.

This morning the house of Mario finally put a price on the DSi XL--A$299.95 ($275.48). Strangely enough, that's the same price as the regular Nintendo DSi. GameSpot AU contacted Nintendo Australia to see if there would be a price drop on the older model, but Nintendo Australia declined to comment. Unlike the other DS models, the DSi XL will only be launching in burgundy and bronze, skipping the traditional black-and-white colours that the other models offer.

For A$299.95, players aren't just getting a super-sized console, as the DSi XL also comes with five preinstalled applications, including: Clubhouse Games: Express Card Classic, A Little Bit of… Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition, Photo Clock, and Flipnote Studio.

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4 comments
Kuribo_Girl
Kuribo_Girl

I still have my DS Lite... I don't quite understand how the majority of gamers can afford to constantly update their handheld system. I would like a DSi mainly because the hinges are better than the DS Lite. My old DS Lite's hinges broke and I had to buy a new one... But the XL? I think a lot of people are going to be playing this on the go and I don't think a bigger handheld will be very convenient.

LordMursarus
LordMursarus

i am going to buy one, i dont care about the 3DS.

supertegwyn
supertegwyn

@Darek_Khort I agree. I don't know why nintedo announced the 3DS before the DSi XL, bad decision in my opinon.

Darek_Khort
Darek_Khort

Probably so 'cheap' cause of 3DS; trying to get as many units of XL out as fast as possible before 3DS takes over consumer interest.