Nintendo DSi XL Will Offer Two Larger Screens, Much More than Games

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Nintendo has revealed the U.S. release date for the DSi XL, which will keep the same clamshell shape as the current versions, but with dual screens nearly doubled in size.

Nintendo DSi XLToday’s DS Lite has 3.25 inch displays — one touchscreen, one not — but the upcoming version will increase this to 4.2 inches. The resolution isn’t being changed though; they will remain at 256 by 192 pixels. The stylus is also being enlarged.

Like its predecessors, the DSi LX will be focused on playing games, but this device will also offer some additional features, like a web browser created by Opera Software and music player.

In addition, users will have the option of getting an app called 100 Classic Books, which will include works from Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare,  and many more.

Other Details of the Nintendo DSi XL
This Mobile Gaming console is going to have Wi-Fi built in, allowing users to access the Web as well as purchase and download games on the DSi Shop.

The DSi XL will also sport a 0.3 megapixel camera, an SD/SDHC memory card slot, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.

Overall it is going to be 6.3 inches wide, 3.6 inches tall, 0.8 inches thick (161 mm x 91.4 mm x 21.2 mm) and 11 ounces (314 g).

Pricing and Availability
See a Gallery of Nintendo DSi XL ImagesAccording to an announcement made today, the Nintendo DSi XL will be released in N. America late next month: March 28. It is already available in Japan.

It will sell for $190 on launch day, and come in two color options, burgundy and bronze.

The collection of classic e-books will be released in mid-June for $20.

Source: ZDnet

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