Nintendo Announces Price Reductions For Its Nintendo DSi And DSi XL Handhelds

If you’re looking for a good way to get a non-gamer interested in our interactive hobby, you can’t go wrong with buying that person a Nintendo DS. That particular line of handhelds is not only user-friendly; it also boasts a huge line-up of games covering all genres. Of course, the system and its various iterations are also great for seasoned gamers who like to play while on the go.

With graduation season, Fathers’ Day and summertime just around the corner, Nintendo has decided to officially drop the prices of two of its handhelds. Starting on May 20, the Nintendo DSi will retail for $99.99, while its larger DSi XL brother will be available for $129.99.

May 10, 2012

Nintendo News

New Prices for Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL Make Them Even Better Values

Two of Nintendo’s top-selling video game systems are getting attractive new prices. Effective May 20, the suggested retail price for the larger Nintendo DSi XL will be $129.99 and the suggested retail price for Nintendo DSi will be $99.99.

Both the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems come pre-loaded with a variety of fun software, including Flipnote Studio, Nintendo DSi Camera and Nintendo DSi Sound. Nintendo DSi XL comes with additional pre-installed games and applications, including Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock.

The Nintendo DS family has more than 2,000 different packaged and downloadable games for veteran and new players of all tastes. These include timeless Mario games like New Super Mario Bros. and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, puzzling adventures like Professor Layton and the Last Specter and Dr. Mario Express, fun software like Photo Dojo and Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, the gray matter-stimulating Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! and Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! and upcoming games like Pokémon Conquest, which is available June 18.

The new suggested retail prices provide an even greater incentive to pick up the systems, and provide an easy option for parents who want to introduce younger kids to their first portable games.

With graduations looming, Father’s Day approaching and the start of the summer travel season imminent, the new suggested retail prices appeal to all kinds of shoppers.

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