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Nintendo Confirms DSi XL for North America, Europe

After announcing the Nintendo DSi LL for Japan this morning, Nintendo confirmed that the European Nintendo DSi XL will be available for North America at the same time. Japan will be seeing their new DSi LL in November, but North America and Europe will have to wait until Q1 2010 for theirs.

The new DSi XL will feature larger screens, longer battery life, and a heftier frame. The DSi XL measures 161 W x 94.4 D x 21.2 H (mm) vs. 137 W x 74.9 D x 21.2 H (mm) and weighs 314g to the DSi’s 214g. It will be available in three colors: Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White.

The DSi LL will be available on November 21 in Japan for 20,000 yen, which is the equivalent of approximately $220 U.S, and 2,000 yen more than the DSi. Pricing has not been announced for the European/North American DSi XL.