Published on October 30th,2009 at 10:02 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Nintendo Officially Announces a Gaming Device Designed for Elderly People, the DSi LL-XL

A couple of days ago Nikkei announced that Nintendo would make larger DSi with a bigger LCD. Last night Nintendo officially announced their DSi LL or XL in North America and Europe. It features a larger screen, 4.2” (the actual DSi has a 3.25” screen), and a larger body with some games included (brain training related).

The DSi LL or XL doesn’t promise anything to the DSi gamer owner though as we got confirmation from a source at big N that this new DSi LL/XL actually doesn’t target at DS and DSI gamers, but rather at people of 45 years and over. It’s a larger device with a bigger screen for easier legibility, that is capable of boosting DSi e-Books oriented software, and has a stylistic DSi stylus with the look and user-friendly feature of a real pen.

In these hard economic times and with competitors such as Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo has to win a new breed of gamers which they intend to do by rendering the system more user-friendly and hence appealing to everyone. The DSi LL and XL is a logical step that increases the gap between what we’ve seen since the NES/Famicom and the actual Nintendo products. Clear as day, Nintendo wishes to be the leading company in providing electronic games to everyone, at every age…

Has the Nintendo that we liked disappeared? Personally… I think so. Is this bad? Not necessarily…

Via Nintendo
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Comments
 

  • http://www.plasticpals.com Robotbling

    I don’t think the Nintendo of old is gone. They’re still making the games most Nintendo fans want to play, be it Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc..

    I’ll be interested in this new DS if it ups the pixel resolution. I don’t think the DS games will look too great if they’re just blown up at the same resolution.

  • http://www.akihabaranews.com Daimaou

    Nintendo has more money to make by targeting a larger audience, than trying to compete against the PS3 or XBOX, also Mario, Metroide… Ok, great, can we get something new ?

  • http://xdstks.webs.com PivotmasterXD

    ok, wtf? i just got my DSi this summer. im never trading it in for that big turd. XD lol im on my dsi now!

 

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