If you’ve been in the market for a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL, you’ll be able to get one on the cheap starting May 20. Nintendo today announced price drops for both handhelds, stating that the DSi will get a new MSRP of $99.99 and the DSi XL will be available for $129.99 starting that day. Both price drops will be permanent.
Nintendo’s DSi price drops come just weeks after the company reported its first quarterly loss and three weeks before E3. The latter makes you wonder whether Nintendo has something more than final Wii U specs and pricing to announce at its E3 press conference.
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.