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New Nintendo DS gets revealed: has bigger screens

After the success of the Nintendo DS and DS Lite devices, having sold nearly 78 million worldwide, Nintendo has announced a new and improved device the DSi. The new Nintendo DSi looks similar to the previous models and now has two 3.25 inch screens instead of the 3 inch ones found on the DS and DS Lite.

The DSi is 12 percent thinner that the original DS, thanks to the omission of the GBA cartridge slot, which is now replaced with an SD card slot. Other additions include a front facing VGA camera (on the hinge when folded open) and a rear mounted 3 megapixel camera to take those spontaneous pictures.

Nintendo has also said that it will be extending its software and applications shop. The DSi shop will offer software and applications especially designed for the DSi and can be bought using points. The software will range from 200 points to 800 points per item; with new DSi owners being given 1000 points for free.

The Nintendo DSi will also have an advanced audio player built-in, so you can listen to your favourite music on the move. The DSi will be available in Black and White and is set for release in Japan on the 1st of November. The rest of the world will unfortunately have to wait until early 2009 to get their hands on one.