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Nintendo Drops the Price of the DSi and DSi XL

Nintendo this week announced that it will drop the price of the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL handheld consoles next month. Though the DS Lite will remain at $129.99, the DSi will drop to $149.99 and the DSi XL will drop to $169.99.

"We know shoppers want to get the maximum value out of every dollar they spend," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

"Our new Nintendo DSi prices make it easier than ever for consumers to access the tremendous variety of games, applications and social tools on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems."

Though Nintendo didn't give a specific reason for the drop, it could have something to do with the fact that Nintendo plans to introduce the 3DS next year. Whatever the reason, the price drop is likely to make the handhelds an even more popular choice this Holiday season.

  • kcorp2003
    Someone should give a Breakdown of What's Inside and What it Costs to Make. Then i'll decide if its pricey or not.
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  • adamboy64
    A price drop is always good, but I find it can be hard to justify with the 3DS coming out around the corner.
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  • dalethepcman
    Nintendo could have ruled to gaming world, all they needed was a place to insert a sim card. With the power of todays smarthphones they only need to get a couple first rate developers to make android / wphone7 the future of mobile gaming. No one likes mutiple devices that each serve a single function if they can get a single device that does it all. No amount of gimicks nintendo try's will help it keep its lead in the handheld gaming market.
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  • kinggraves
    dalethepcmanNintendo could have ruled to gaming world, all they needed was a place to insert a sim card. With the power of todays smarthphones they only need to get a couple first rate developers to make android / wphone7 the future of mobile gaming. No one likes mutiple devices that each serve a single function if they can get a single device that does it all. No amount of gimicks nintendo try's will help it keep its lead in the handheld gaming market.

    Yeah you have fun with your Farmville and fart simulators, I'll stick to games that took more than a day to make.
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  • Stop clowning around and get rid of the DSi.

    Drop the price of the DSi XL another $20.00 or more and things will be that much better.
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  • teknomedic
    Even with 3DS around the corner I wouldn't mind picking up a DSi XL, the ONLY reason I haven't is that they removed the GBA slot from the "DSi" versions of the DS.
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  • furylicious
    I'll just wait until an emulator is made for them...
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  • jrharbort
    I can tell you for sure that it does NOT cost anywhere near as much to make a DSlite to justify that price. The DSlite has been around a solid 4 years now, and has remained the same price.
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  • tokenz
    I just gave my ds to my 3 year old. There are no good games for it. I am tired of the pixilated blocky graphics. Would like to get a psp, but I dont want downloadable games or a propitiatory memory format. And I want an analog stick. Playing games on my android phone sucks also cant get the wii controller to pair with the nintendo emulator.
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  • False_Dmitry_II
    jrharbortI can tell you for sure that it does NOT cost anywhere near as much to make a DSlite to justify that price. The DSlite has been around a solid 4 years now, and has remained the same price.
    And I occasionally look at getting one, even the original model, from ebay. They're still like $80 for one that's completely working and has things like the power charger. Ones without all that are still like $50-60...
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