Nintendo announced Monday that it will drop the suggested retail price of its Nintendo DSi and DSi XL systems by $20.
Starting Sept. 12, the DSi will cost $149.99 and the DSi XL will cost $169.99. Both feature two built-in cameras and multimedia editing software, with Facebook upload capability when connected to the Internet through wireless broadband. The XL comes pre-loaded with several games and utilities and sports a screen that is 93 percent larger than the Nintendo DS Lite, the popular model that came before the DSi but remains available at its current price of $129.99.
“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 and 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.”
Also Monday, Nintendo announced that the latest entry in the Golden Sun fantasy series, Dark Dawn, will be available for the DS systems on Nov. 29.