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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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Nintendo DSi LL with 4.2-inch displays official [Update: DSi XL for UK in Q1 2010]

Nintendo DSi LL with 4.2-inch displays official [Update: DSi XL for UK in Q1 2010]

Nintendo have officially announced their latest handheld console, and like the rumors suggested it packs larger displays than the DSi.  The Nintendo DSi LL will drop in Japan on November 21st, complete with twin 4.2-inch displays (compared to the DSi's two 3.25-inch displays); as before, the lower panel is a touchscreen.

Update: Nintendo UK have confirmed to Electricpig that the handheld will arrive in the UK come Q1 2010, as the Nintendo DSi XL.  We're guessing it'll have the same name and launch schedule in the US, too, though nothing is official as yet.  No word on pricing, either.

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Nintendo DSi to get screen size increase in Japan?

Nintendo DSi to get screen size increase in Japan?

Nintendo are tipped to be readying a refresh to their DSi handheld, timed to coincide with the games console's first birthday on November 1st.  According to Nikkei, Nintendo Japan are readying a new DSi with dual 4-inch displays, rather than the existing 3.25-inch panels used in the current model.

Update: A Nintendo spokesperson has told Famitsu.com that "Our company isn't doing any interviews [about this]. We think it's a speculative article."  Neat sidestep, guys.

Nintendo axed DSi alternative just before launch

Nintendo axed DSi alternative just before launch

Somewhere, in a dark corner of a Nintendo lab, is the company's own alternative to the DSi.  According to the company's global president, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo finalized the hardware on different handheld gaming system sometime in the past three years, but in the end decided to can the project rather than release it.

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