Price Drop for Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL

Jun 23, 2011 / News


Nintendo announces that from 30 June 2011, Nintendo DSi will be available for only SRP AU $199.95* and Nintendo DSi XL for SRP AU $249.95. Previously Nintendo DSi was SRP AU $249.95 and Nintendo DSi XL was SRP AU $299.95.

The popular handheld consoles have sold more than 3.1 million units* (includes Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite) since the original Nintendo DS launch in 2005. Nintendo DS has sold the highest number of all video game consoles in Australia for six consecutive years.

Nintendo DSi launched in 2009 and was an upgrade to the Nintendo DS Lite. Nintendo DSi's features include: the Nintendo DSi Camera, two cameras with 11 different lenses; Nintendo DSi Sound - you can store, play and manipulate your music; SD memory card slot for additional storage space, ideal for your photos and music. Nintendo DSi is also a slimmer unit than the previous model, with increased sound quality, larger LCD screens and the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Nintendo DSi XL launched in 2010 and contains all the features of Nintendo DSi, but the screens are 93 per cent bigger than the Nintendo DS Lite screen. The wide-angle visibility of the larger screens makes Nintendo DSi XL perfect for sharing. Nintendo DSi XL also comes with preinstalled software, including: Nintendo DSi Browser - so you can browse the internet; Clubhouse Games - play classic card games such as Blackjack and Five Card Draw; A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition - a fun brain training game that you can play for just a few minutes every day; Photo Clock - turns your Nintendo DSi XL into a photo frame with a clock and alarm function, choose from a range of clock styles and alarms; and Flipnote Studio - an application that can be used as a notepad to create animated sequences with the stylus. No matter what your artistic experience, it's easy to create, upload, and share your own animations with friends and family members.

A great range of software is available to play on both consoles, including Art Academy, Brain Training, Mario Kart DS, the Professor Layton series, New Super Mario Bros. and nintendogs, offering something for everyone, no matter what your age or gaming experience.


*NZ SRP - based on currency conversion rates as at 15 June 2011

Nintendo DSi as at 30 June $274.51; Nintendo DSi XL as at 30 June $343.99

Nintendo DSi previously $343.99; Nintendo DSi XL previously 30 June $411.73

**All sell through and market share information courtesy of internal tracking