Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:38

Nintendo DSi Launches on April 4th in North America

Written by Jon Worrel

Image

For $179.99


Multiple sources
close to Nintendo have told IGN that the company's anticipated DS successor will have an early Q2 launch in North America. More specifically, the company told its distributors to expect the new product to ship out on April 4th.

Nintendo's new DSi will carry a manufacturer suggested retail price of $179.99, making the console approximately $50 more than the current DS Lite price point. Just two months ago, the DSi was released in Japan and currently retails there for ¥18,900 yen ($211 USD). At its launch, the console sold just over 170,000 units and carried on to sell more than one million units through the end of December.

Meanwhile, Nintendo's portable console audience has been concerned with the company's choice to launch the product in the second quarter of this year. In response, Nintendo of America said last October that it did not feel it necessary to release DSi in 2008 due to the phenomenal selling rate of its predecessor. Additionally, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has been quoted to promise that DSi would not debut in America until sometime after the first quarter.

Nevertheless, an official representative from Nintendo has told IGN that the company does not comment on rumors or speculation. Although IGN verified the DSi pricing and release date with three independent sources, we still must wait for Nintendo to make an official public announcement.
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:47

Jon Worrel

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments