In another one of those "worst-kept secret" moments, Nintendo on Thursday confirmed thethat it would be updating its DS handheld hardware for the second time. Announced in Japan Thursday morning, the Nintendo DSi will boast a slimmer body, bigger screens, two cameras, and new image and music players. It will also lose the Game Boy Advance cart slot, replacing it with an SD memory slot for storing music, images, and downloadable content.
The chassis of the new console measures in at 0.1 inch less than the
The DSi will launch in Japan on November 1 for ¥18,900 ($179). International releases will follow in 2009. In the meantime, the
Nintendo provided someon the DSi at a San Francisco event that followed some hours after the Japan announcement.
Reported by Guy Cocker, GameSpot UK