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Nintendo drops price of DSi and DSi XL

by Steven Williamson on 31 August 2010, 09:38

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Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL in North Americam. European cuts are expected to be announced shortly.

Effective Sept. 12, the new suggested retail price of the Nintendo DSi system will be $149.99, while the new suggested retail price for the Nintendo DSi XL system will be $169.99. The Nintendo DS Lite model will remain at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Through the end of July, total Nintendo DS family hardware sales are more than 42.3 million in the United States alone, according to the NPD Group. Recent and upcoming software releases for the Nintendo DS family of systems include Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Sept. 12), Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Oct. 4), Art Academy (Oct. 25), Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (Nov. 14) and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nov. 29.)