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.