Nintendo slashes price of DSi, DSi XL: $150, $170

Nintendo slashes price of DSi, DSi XL: $150, $170

Summary: Nintendo will drop the retail price of its Nintendo DSi and DSi XL video game systems to $149.99 and $169.99, respectively.

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Nintendo on Monday announced that it will drop the retail price of its Nintendo DSi and DSi XL video game systems to $149.99 and $169.99, respectively.

The prices go into effect Sept. 12, just in time for the very beginning of the fourth quarter and its holiday sales.

The company said its Nintendo DS Lite model will remain at a retail price of $129.99.

Both systems feature two built-in cameras and photo- and sound-manipulation software, as well as the ability to wirelessly upload photos to Facebook via wireless broadband Internet connectivity.

According to the NPD Group, sales of its DS family of portable video game systems surpassed 42.3 million in the U.S. through the end of July.

Topic: Mobility

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  • RE: Nintendo slashes price of DSi, DSi XL: $150, $170

    What is this, $20 less? Big whoop.
    I'm sure it'll still help them sell another few million units, though... peeps be lovin' their DSes.
    Don't know if I'll ever upgrade to the DSi though, simply because of the lack of a GBA slot and the impending release of the 3DS.
    jmwells21
    • RE: Nintendo slashes price of DSi, DSi XL: $150, $170

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  • iPod

    the ipod touch is killing the ds and the psp. both sony and nintendo are (at least publicly) still in deep denial. kids don't buy plasticy one purpose devices that look like they were superglued in the 80s anymore. they go for the music/video/internet/mail/games convergence device. it's obvious and still, some people still try to argue with the facts. amazing.
    banned from zdnet
    • But what if you don't want iTunes crapware anywhere near your system?

      @banned from zdnet
      Sorry.. iPod = nonstarter.
      Wolfie2K3