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Nintendo DSi XL, Slated For March Release, Will Double As Reader

Nintendo's long-anticipated DSi XL handheld gaming consoles hit the U.S. market on March 28, Daniel S. Evans reports, featuring two 4.2-inch screens with much better viewing angles from the sides than the original DSi's two 3.25-inch screens. It will retail for $189.99.

In addition to the familiar small stylus that can be stored within the device, the new device includes a longer, pen-like stylus, Evans says, "which is definitely more comfortable if you are going to be playing for a long time." Several games are preloaded.

Bloomberg's Adam Satariano reports the device will double as a book reader similar to Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader. Nintendo will roll out "100 Classic Books" for $19.95 in June. "It's not really about trying to take on the e-book market," says Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo's evp of sales and marketing for North America. "It's just one more way to enjoy your device."



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