Nintendo DS: $149 on November 21

Though it hasn't revealed the launch lineup, Nintendo announces that its dual-screen portable will ship first in the United States.

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According to Reuters, Nintendo today announced that its forthcoming DS (or "dual screen") portable game system will be available in the United States in exactly two months. The system is reportedly slated for release on November 21 (which is actually a Sunday) for a suggested retail price of $149. This puts the system in the same relative price range as the current crop of consoles, but at nearly twice the cost of Nintendo's recently marked-down Game Boy Advance SP, whose software will be playable on the DS.

The Nintendo DS will release in Japan on December 2. Nintendo expects to ship about 4 million DS units worldwide by the end of the first quarter of 2005.

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