Nintendo has once again done it. They have created something for their system that should have been there from the beginning. Remember the release of the Motion Plus that came last year for the Wii? A lot of us thought it should be have been the Wii Standard with it claims of great motion control, but that aside, we are about to have the Nintendo DS XL, or LL as it also known by. Just a short time after the American release of the DSi; the DSi XL was hitting the market in Japan a year ago , and a year later we are getting it here in the states.
An improved version of the DS, the DSi XL, will be sporting 4.5 inch screens , which is roughly around 90-95 percent bigger than original DSi. The size of these screens isn’t the only change with them though. The screens are now designed that people surrounding or watching to the side, can see the screen as clear as the person sitting in front of it. While still being aimed as a individual gaming system, it does offer some nice family interacting, and no more awkward angling when trying to show friends what is going on in the screen.
With a weight of 314 grams, and measurements of 91.4 mm long × 161 mm wide × 21.2 mm tall, the DSi XL is the longest, widest and heaviest of the DS models. The DSi XL will be sporting Two Stylus ( One large, and one small) and come with the games: Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, and Photo Clock, as well as two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio. Battery Life has also been improved over the DSi on all brightness settings; for example, batteries last 13–17 hours on the lowest level of brightness
At a price of $189.99(USD) being released this march if you haven’t already got a regular DSi, hell even trade the one you have in for this, as I’m sure there will be trade-up offers to grab one of these guys. Though, I still stick with my original thought: Nintendo should have made this to begin with.