Nintendo announced today at its media summit that the DSi XL console will be coming to the United States on March 28th, 2010, and will retain for $189.99- just a penny shy of $190. That’s quite a bit more than a DSi, and quite a lot more than a DS Lite. For those of you forgetful in Europe, the DSi XL will be arriving overseas on March 5th – presumably for a similar price.

We’ll be reviewing the DSi XL shortly – our unit, courtesy of DSi-XL.co.uk, should be here by the end of the week, so expect to know whether the 93% bigger screens are worth the big price.

Full video promo from Nintendo after the break.

How about you guys? Are you planning to get a DSi XL – or do you think it’s not for you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

  • ChainofTermina

    soooo….what, is it like, the Ipad of Nintendo? just a bigger version of their previous item? I dunno, I guess it would be cool to try out, but so do NOT have $190 to spare right now. I haven't even bought ant new games recently, and I want some.

    • silver-hero

      Its a bigger version of the DSi. And a bit improved from what i heard. Like more battery power and such. And Its hitting Europe in early March.

  • Nbec

    damnit, i upgraded from the lite to a dsi a month or so ago, where will it end?

  • Aniday

    Twenty extra dollars you could get an xbox 360. This thing is way to expensive.

  • I really don't understand their point. But I guess it gives them one more product to market. I was hoping for some improvements on the hardware, but from the looks of it, there isn't.

  • I'm still on the fence about getting one. And yeah, DSi XL is still in smaller scale than the iPad in both its functionality and physical size but will definitely appeal to a very different audience. For older ones maybe? I dunno.

  • I'm still on the fence about getting one. And yeah, DSi XL is still in smaller scale than the iPad in both its functionality and physical size but will definitely appeal to a very different audience. For older ones maybe? I dunno.

  • Jacob

    I just got a dsi for christmas! My parents will be pissed if I ask for this!

  • verdi

    it looks huge!

  • verdi

    it looks huge!

  • Wait, so, what's the difference? It's bigger? I thought I'd get all the new consoles and upgrades but this looks, well, stupid. Like the PS3 Slim.

    • LockDown4000

      Oh, I meant all the new NINTENDO consoles and upgrades.

  • Darknutter

    For me, I am wondering when thiz rather fancy conzole will come out in Auztralia. Have any ideaz?