NEW NINTENDO DSi XL CONSOLE IS PERFECT FOR FAMILY FUN

The fun of handheld gaming can now be shared with friends and family as the Nintendo DSi XL, which has the largest total screen size of any handheld console on the market and a wider view angle, launches across Europe on 5th March 2010.

The new handheld console sports two 4.2 inch screens– 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite. In addition, the new screens have a much wider viewing angle, making it easy for people to watch and share the fun. Whether it’s encouraging family or friends to beat your score on Dr Kawashima’s Little Bit of Brain Training, solving the mysteries of Professor Layton together or simply offering‘helpful’ backseat advice during a frantic race in Mario Kart, the Nintendo DSi XL opens up a new world of shared handheld gaming whilst breathing new life into your favourite Nintendo DS games as you experience them on the big screen.

The new handheld is a premium addition to the Nintendo DS family, coming pre-loaded with some top software: Dr Kawashima’s: Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition and Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function and the Nintendo DSi Browser, which enables you to easily access the internet from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. The console is launching in two colours– wine red and dark brown, with a glossy sheen on top and matt finish on the underside that provides excellent grip when resting on a table or other surface during gameplay. It also features a larger pen-like stylus, making gameplay more comfortable and natural.

The Nintendo DSi XL will feature the full capabilities of the original Nintendo DSi, which launched in Europe in April 2009. Packed with features such as the ability to create, customise and share photos with friends and family, listen to and play with your music and sounds and download games through the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Nintendo DSi XL is the fourth member of the Nintendo DS family which are currently enjoyed by over 100 million people around the world. It features the trademark dual screens and the simple-to-use controls that players have come to love, but will take your gaming experience to a new level.

Join in the fun from 5th March 2010, when Nintendo DSi XL is available across Europe.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.2 billion video games and more than 535 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.


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