May 12, 2012

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Nintendo DSi And DSi XL Get Price Cut

Nintendo DSi And DSi XL Get Price Cut

Nintendo is planning to make the DSi and DSi XL better values by cutting down the retail price  of the handhelds to $129.99 and $99.99 respectively. This announcement, which will be effective May 20, comes a month before the next big release for the DS in Pokemon Conquest. Nintendo, with the announced price cut, may also be looking to capitalize on the summer travel season and other holidays that surround the summer months.

The DSi and XL line of systems were released in 2009 and 2010 and are the 3rd and 4th iteration of the DS.

Here’s the full press release for the announcement:


May 10, 2012

Two of Nintendo’s top-selling video game systems are getting attractive new prices. Effective May 20, the suggested retail price for the larger Nintendo DSi XL will be $129.99 and the suggested retail price for Nintendo DSi will be $99.99.

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 Dojoand 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 likePokémon Conquest, which is available June 18.

The new suggested retail prices provide an even greater incentive to pick up the systems, and provide an easy option for parents who want to introduce younger kids to their first portable games.

With graduations looming, Father’s Day approaching and the start of the summer travel season imminent, the new suggested retail prices appeal to all kinds of shoppers.

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[Source: Nintendo]