It's here, and it's BIG!!
The Nintendo DSi XL has definitely taken its place in consumer electronics and gaming stores across Montreal. Boasting a larger body than any other DSi with two standard DSi screens, each one being a full 93% larger than the DS Lite at 4.2", this new DSi offers a full-sized stylus that feels like an actual pen in your hands, as well as a standard-sized DS Lite stylus.
With it's two built-in cameras, a gamut of impressive and fun photo filters and easy-to-use photo storage and filing software, it can fill your pic-taking needs comparable to any phone camera and many dedicated cameras.
It also has audio capability to record and playback your audio clips and messages, and play and download audio tracks, including music tracks. You can even alter the speed and pitch of all audio, including music tracks, each independently, and apply audio effects filters to those tracks for your listening needs or for just plain fun.
Gaming is a clear big draw with the DSi series and the Nintendo DSi XL does it quite possibly better than any portable gaming device on the market today, with little argument. There are currently over 150 Nintendo DSi game titles and other application titles, and about 1000 almost exclusively compatible Nintendo DS titles available. This includes the popular and free Flipnote Studio notation, sketching and animation software.
Memory needs are helped immeasurably with the inclusion of the DSi SD/SDHC card slot.
All online connecting, including for wireless and online gaming, is through the popular Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
The Nintendo DSi XL also allows the use of DSi homebrew software, such as the popular DS Linux.
The Nintendo DSi XL retails with 3 popular pre-installed titles, 2 Brain Age titles and Photo Clock, the popular PictoChat chat program, and other goodies at stores across Montreal. Available in Burgundy and Bronze.
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