Guess what? Nintendo is dropping prices in anticipation of their new handheld. I know! Shocker!
Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL effective Sept. 12, when the Nintendo DSi system will be $149.99, and the Nintendo DSi XL will drop to $169.99. The Nintendo DS Lite model will remain at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
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 percent 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.
Through the end of July, total Nintendo DS family hardware sales are more than 42.3 million in the United States alone, according to the NPD Group. Recent and upcoming software releases for the Nintendo DS family of systems include DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (now available), Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Sept. 12), Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Oct. 4), Art Academy (Oct. 25), Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (Nov. 14) and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nov. 29).
Maybe now I’ll upgrade my Gameboy.