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New Nintendo DSi LL Announced

October 30, 2009

I have always been a huge fan of the Nintendo handheld gaming system since I was little.  From the original Gameboy to my currently own NDSL, I have it all, and personally I am very excited about the new DSi LL.

The DSi LL has a much larger screen then its previous generation, and because of that the console itself is larger as well, but personally I think that’s okay.  If it gets any smaller then the previous generations it will be harder to hold.

The downside of the DSi LL is probably the same as the DSi, no Gameboy Cartridge, and besides the changes in the screen and body size, there is no technical changes.

The main upgrade is of course the 4.2 inch screen, up from 3.25 (resolution unchanged).

Battery life increases to 3 hours again, but weight goes from 214g to 314g, and the unit fattens to 16.1cm by 9.14cm from 13.7cm by 7.49cm. Otherwise the unit is essentially unchanged from the DSi.

The price is in the region of ¥20,000.

Most DS fans seem to be wondering how they could ever fit this in their pockets, although Love Plus fans optimistically remark that now they will have more screen space to kiss

In any case, it seems the new model, is far from the PSP killer some had hoped for, in fact it may be fair to say it is Nintendo’s answer to the PSP Go, generally regarded as a dismal flop (although at 158g it is almost half the weight).

Most gamer who either own the DSL or DSi probably won’t find this appealing.  However, since I have always wanted a DSi because of it’s camera feature, I am planning on getting the DSi LL instead for the larger screen when it comes out in the United State.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2009 5:06 pm

    and I haven’t even got the DSi yet =.=
    it would be perfect if they could get the battery life as long as the DS lite.

    • October 30, 2009 7:38 pm

      oh, it actually is. They also changed the battery so it will last 7-9-ish? (I don’t remember) instead of 5 hours.

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