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Nintendo DSi hits Europe on April 3rd, priced £149.99

DSi: New handheld arrives just in time for Easter shopping season, MCV can reveal

The next generation of the Nintendo DS, the upgraded DSi device, will hit the UK and Europe on April 3rd.

Arriving days before the release of the handheld in the US - which was confirmed yesterday for April 5th - the machine will be priced £149.99 in the UK.

The enhanced DS will be available in white or black colours, and the new features packed into the now thinner hadrware include bigger screens, on-board cameras, an SD card slot.

“We wanted to get it out in time for Easter – with its new features, the DSi is a significant step-change, more significant than the step from original DS to DS Lite,” Nintendo UK’s general manager David Yarnton told MCV this week.

An official statement confirming the launch supplied to MCV described the machine as "packed with new features that will excite fans of and newcomers to the Nintendo DS range."


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DSi Review

posted by ndsbooks Feb 19, 2009 at 9:30 am

This is great news, Australia on the 2nd April, UK on the 3rd and the US on the 4th.

They had to make the first release date the 2nd of April because no-one would hav believed them if they had said the 1st April (april fools day).

We have reviewed the DSI at -

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Re: DSi Review

posted by Bentendo™ Feb 19, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I'm still not overly convinced by this addition to the DS family, mostly because of it's removal of the GBA slot. Also any future DSi specific titles are to be region specific, which kills one of the handhelds major selling points.
However I'm sure once I get my hands on one come release to try it out, it may sway me towards getting one. We shall see...

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Re: Re: DSi Review

posted by Bill Feb 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Very high price point!! More expensive than a PSP and only a tenner cheaper than a 360 premium, I think thats a bit much personally Nintendo!

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Re: Re: Re: DSi Review

posted by Noob Feb 19, 2009 at 11:48 pm


They would get away with 130 tops.

Then again they haven't dropped the Wii price, so maybe they no something i don't.

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