by David Sanchez on May 10, 2012 @ 12:58 pm
Nintendo has announced via press release that both the DSi and its much larger brother, the DSi XL, will be getting hefty price cuts. Formerly available for $149.99, the DSi will see a reduced cost of $99.99. That’s 50 clams you’ll be saving on the lighter, more spruced up version of Nintendo’s last dual screen handheld. The DSi XL will go from $169.99 to $129.99, which means a sexy price tag drop of $40.
Gamers can expect the new prices for the DSi and DSi XL to go into effect on May 20. It was about time the Big N reduced the price on these two DS models. The 3DS has been around long enough to warrant a lower price tag for its successor. Hell, the 3DS and DSi XL are currently sporting the same price!
If you’re in the market for a DSi or DSi XL, be sure to wait for this deal. I’m still lugging around my clunky first-gen DS. Maybe it’s time I upgraded to a DSi. Of course, I could always just go with that new Midnight Purple 3DS, which is also hitting retailers on May 20. Decisions, decisions …
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