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Nintendo slashes DSi and DSi XL pricing

Nintendo slashes DSi and DSi XL pricing

Nintendo has announced price cuts for the DSi and DSi XL, dropping one of the handhelds to under a Benjamin and hoping that it can spur sales of both to help return to profit this year. Effective May 20, Nintendo's recommended pricing for the DSi will be $99.99, while for the DSi XL it will be $129.99.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

Shrug off that case of the Mondays you've had all day and check out what made news in the gadget world today. For starters, there are a couple new developments in mobile data plans in the US. On the Verizon side, the carrier may soon be launching family data plans, making it a bit more affordable to have multiple smartphones on the same account. T-Mobile is playing the restriction card, as it will start imposing data roaming limits on April 5.

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Nintendo DSi production axed?

Nintendo DSi production axed?

Nintendo has reportedly ceased production of its DSi gaming handheld, with reports from Japanese retailers that the only way to pick up the dual-display device is to find a store with remaining stock. Unconfirmed by Nintendo, the rumors claim that some areas are already sold out of the best-selling console.

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Nintendo Japan announce DS price cuts; new colors for DSi LL

Nintendo Japan announce DS price cuts; new colors for DSi LL

Nintendo have slashed prices on their DS-range of gaming handhelds, together with outing a few new colors for the DSi LL.  In Japan, the DS Lite will be cut from 16,800 yen ($183) to "open pricing" (where retailers are free to set their own figures) while the DSi will fall from 18,900 yen ($206) to 15,000 yen ($164).  Meanwhile the DSi LL will fall from 20,000 yen ($218) to 18,000 yen ($197).

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Nintendo Wii and DSi sales tumble

Nintendo Wii and DSi sales tumble

Nintendo have announced their latest quarterly financial results [PDF link], and it proved a disappointing period for both Wii and DSi sales.  Wii demand plummeted, falling 21-percent from the same period a year ago, while DSi sales dropped 13-percent.  The company has blamed poor flagship Wii game title releases for middling demand for the console, and are looking to the new 3D-capable Nintendo 3DS to salve further handheld shortfalls.

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