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Old 03-26-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Nintendo DSi XL. Bigger is better.

Hey,

Looks like Nintendo intends on going bigger, and 3D.




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Is bigger better? Or is it just bigger? Nintendo is banking that their latest handheld console – the DSi XL – will be both.

The Nintendo DSi XL is similar in many ways to its little brother, the DSi. The configuration of the buttons and screens are the same as are the camera tools, Internet connections and available software.

What sets the two apart is the size. The XL version is 93 percent larger than the regular handhelds. The new screens measure 4.2 inches diagonally and the closed unit grew to 6.3 inches wide by 3.6 inches tall.

Nintendo is counting on the increased size to promote family fun. With the smaller DSi, gamers hunched over their consoles to focus in on the action on little screens.

With larger screens and an improved wider viewing angle, Nintendo hopes to make it easier for friends and family to watch and join in on the game.


“For some people, good things come in big packages,” Nintendo executive vice president Cammie Dunaway said. “This new portable system really lets players enjoy the fun together.”

The XL comes pre-loaded with three titles: "Brain Age Express: Math," "Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters," and "Photo Clock." Nintendo is also releasing 2 new titles at the same time, "America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking" and "WarioWare: D.I.Y.," which it hopes will highlight the advantages of the larger screen.

I got my hands on the new XL and it definitely felt better than the smaller version. It felt solid and didn’t feel like it was going to snap apart in my hands [not that I’m a strong guy, but I am destructive].

There are no new features other than size. But the size difference makes itself felt when you power up the device and load some software.

The new screens made it easier on the eyes to enjoy my games. "Flipnote Studio," a program that allows you to draw and animate, became easier to work on finer details in my art. Gameplay jumps out of the screen and finesse seems more manageable.

Nintendo said the DS handheld (Lite and DSi combined) sold 11.2 million systems in 2009 in the U.S. alone. It said they sold 30 million DS units in Japan during their last fiscal year, so they have a large market to entice with their latest device.

However, Nintendo just announced that they would be launching a 3-D version of their DS handheld sometime before April 2011. Will gamers go big or go 3-D?

The Nintendo DSi XL will be available on March 28.
2 more days until release date.

Enjoy.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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http://gear.ign.com/articles/108/1080049p1.html

I know, it's IGN, but they reviewed the DSi XL. I give it a 0 because Nintendo just milks this for all it's worth, but the review talks about everything you need to know. So anyone interested in getting one should go read the 3 page review to see if it's worth it.

I think anyone should just wait for the 3DSiXL, the one they are going to announce a month after the 3DS come out.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:30 AM   #3
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I love/hate Nintendo, just like I do with Apple. How many iterations of the same-but-different products can you throw at us before we say enough is enough? That said, this does look cool! My OG DS (the grey clamshell design, circa 2004/2005) still gets decent usage, but I wouldn't mind an upgrade with larger screens for business trips. I said this in another thread about this new handheld, but dang I wish they would maintain backward-compatibility for the GB and GBA carts.
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Bigger screen but same pixels.I will stick with my dsi. The only thing better about the DSI XL is the size, other than that its the exact same thing as the DSI. I think I read something about another type of DS in production but it could be a while.
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I love/hate Nintendo, just like I do with Apple. How many iterations of the same-but-different products can you throw at us before we say enough is enough? That said, this does look cool! My OG DS (the grey clamshell design, circa 2004/2005) still gets decent usage, but I wouldn't mind an upgrade with larger screens for business trips. I said this in another thread about this new handheld, but dang I wish they would maintain backward-compatibility for the GB and GBA carts.
I agree. Both nintendo and apple are annoying companies. I like them both, but how much are they going to throw at us. Money hungry son of a guns, I tell you what!
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Wish they had put the GBA slot back in for the XL, should be able to.
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Wish they had put the GBA slot back in for the XL, should be able to.
That would've been awesome. I loved how the GBA slot supported the OG GameBoy carts. Like you said, there's plenty of room in the XL chassis for them to make this accommodation.
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Getting the 25th anniversary red dsi xl for my bday tomorrow cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:31 AM   #10
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Getting the 25th anniversary red dsi xl for my bday tomorrow cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's pretty awesome. I don't know if you've played the XL yet, but it is a great handheld. I just got mine on Saturday after playing around with the one I got my older son for Christmas. Coming from a DS Phat, it's QUITE an upgrade.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #11
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That's pretty awesome. I don't know if you've played the XL yet, but it is a great handheld. I just got mine on Saturday after playing around with the one I got my older son for Christmas. Coming from a DS Phat, it's QUITE an upgrade.
Yeah its awesome just started playing mario kart and its great
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