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Nintendo DSi XL gets March 28th US launch: $190

Nintendo DSi XL gets March 28th US launch: $190

Nintendo have confirmed the North American release date for their DSi XL gaming handheld.  The DSi XL - which has already been on sale for several months in Japan, as the DSi LL - will drop on March 28th, bringing with it dual 4.2-inch LCD displays for $189.99.  Since a console is no use without games to play on it, Nintendo have also announced a range of new titles for the coming months.

Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

It's almost as much fun speculating about new gaming hardware as it is playing on current-gen consoles, so color us intrigued at DigitalFoundry's "credible sources" who are saying that the next-gen Nintendo DS will run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and that it's "not unrealistic" that the handheld will out-grunt the current Nintendo Wii.  Problem is, Sony's next-gen PSP2 has also seen a few spilled details, and that's looking even more impressive: think along the lines of potential GPU power in-between the original Xbox and the Xbox 360.

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Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

We already know that US and European gamers will have to wait until early next year before they can pick up a new Nintendo DSi XL, but with the Japanese launch of the DSi LL imminent the handheld has already had its first TV appearance.  In the video you can see after the cut, TV Osaka demonstrate the new DSi LL and compare it against the existing Nintendo DSi.  The outcome?  Yep, it's bigger.

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