DSi, DSi XL price drops on May 20

Nintendo cutting price of DSi to $100 and DSi XL to $130 later this month, as a means to provide "even greater incentive to pick up the systems."

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Gamers on the market for a DSi or a DSi XL may want to wait a couple of weeks. Nintendo today announced that it will cut the prices for both systems on May 20. The DSi will drop to $100 (from $150), and the DSi XL will be available on that day for $130 (from $170).

The price cuts will be in effect by Father's Day, but not Mother's Day.
The price cuts will be in effect by Father's Day, but not Mother's Day.

Wal-Mart has already put the price cut for the DSi XL into effect. The system is available today from the company's website for the discounted $130 rate.

The DSi and DSi XL price cuts will make the 3DS the most expensive Nintendo portable on the market. That system presently retails for $170, after its price was slashed by nearly a third from a launch price of $250.

Nintendo said the DSi and DSi XL price cuts will provide "an even greater incentive to pick up the systems," which currently boasts a software lineup of more than 2,000 games. May 20 also marks the release date for Mario Tennis Open and the new midnight purple 3DS.

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