Nintendo lowers its portable game systems starting September 12th.
Microsoft just announced to increase the Xbox Gold Live Subscription Price. Now Nintendo goes the other way with announcing new lower prices for their Nintendo DSi and DSi XL consoles. Effective Sept. 12, the new suggested retail price of the Nintendo DSi system will be $149.99, while the new suggested retail price for the Nintendo DSi XL system will be $169.99. This is a price drop of $20 on each of the DSi consoles. The Nintendo DS Lite model will remain at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
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The new lower prices could mean that Nitendo is indeed going to release the Nintendo 3DS this Fall in time for the Holiday shopping season. The 3D Nintendo 3DS go unveiled at the E3 in June, but Nintendo made no statements about release dates and prices. The Nintendo 3DS features a 3.53-inch top 3D screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen. It has three cameras – one inner and two outer – to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures. It includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and even a Slide Pad that allows 360-degree analog input.
Back to what you can get now from Nintendo. The Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems offer consumers access to more than 1,300 packaged games and more than 200 downloadable games. Both systems feature two built-in cameras and photo- and sound-manipulation software that provide for a more social experience. Users can wirelessly upload photos to Facebook with the touch of a button (wireless broadband Internet access required). The Nintendo DSi XL system, which features a screen that is 93% larger than that of the Nintendo DS Lite, comes pre-loaded with software like Brain Age Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Flipnote Studio, Photo Clock and the Nintendo DSi Browser.
You can buy Nintendo DSi systems on Amazon.