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Nintendo DSi XL

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Nintendo DSi XL
ニンテンドーDSi LL Nintendo DSi LL
Nintendo DSi XL WineRed.png
The WineRed/Burgundy Nintendo DSi XL
Release dates
Japan: November 21, 2009
N. America: March 28, 2010
Europe: March 5, 2010
Australia: April 15, 2010
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • Size: 161.0mm × 92.4mm × 21.2mm
  • Screen size: 4.2 inches diagonal
  • Styli: 96.0mm; large: 129.3mm
  • Weight: 314g
  • Battery charge time: 3 hours
  • Battery life: 13-17 hours (on lowest brightness)
  • Cameras: Two 0.3 megapixel digital cameras
Related information
Console generation: Seventh generation
Pokémon generations: III*, IV, V
Console type: Handheld
Colors:
WineRed/Burgundy
DarkBrown/Bronze
NaturalWhite
MidnightBlue
Yellow
Green
Red
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The Nintendo DSi XL (Japanese: ニンテンドーDSi LL Nintendo DSi LL) is the third redesign of the Nintendo DS after the DS Lite and DSi. The DSi XL is only a slight redesign of the original Nintendo DSi and was made with the same hardware. Its main new features are a larger 4.2 inch screen and new colors. The system was released in Japan on November 21, 2009 in the colors WineRed/Burgundy, DarkBrown/Bronze, and NaturalWhite. It was released in the US on March 28, 2010, on time of Nintendo's "release in the first quarter of 2010" promise.

It was made to rival the PlayStation Portable in size and offer options to elderly players. According to Nintendo, the system was made to give players a different option to the Nintendo DSi, similar to the Game Boy Advance SP and the Game Boy micro compared to the original Game Boy Advance.

Software

Preloaded on the internal memory for the Japanese DSi LL is the DSi Browser, Flipnote Studio, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, and Meikyou Kokugo Rakubiki Jiten, a dictionary program. The European release includes the games Dr. Kawashima's Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition and Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function alongside the DSi Browser. The North American version includes the DSi Browser, Flipnote Studio, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, along with the Photo Clock.

It is also capable of downloading and playing DSiWare. Like the DSi, there is no slot for Game Boy Advance cartridges, disabling the ability to use Pal Park and dual-slot mode in the Generation IV games.

Pokémon games

All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Dash Racing game 2004
Pokémon Trozei! Puzzle game 2005
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Dungeon crawler 2005
Pokémon Ranger Action RPG 2006
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Main series RPG 2006
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness Dungeon crawler 2007
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Action RPG 2008
Pokémon Platinum Main series RPG 2008
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Dungeon crawler 2009
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Main series RPG 2009
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Action RPG 2010
Pokémon Black and White Main series RPG 2010
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure Typing 2011
Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS Card game 2011
Pokémon Conquest Turn-based strategy 2012
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Main series RPG 2012

Changes from Nintendo DSi

DSi LL logo
  • The screen size is now 4.2 inches, an increase of .95 inches from the DSi.
  • A larger stylus is also included.
  • The weight is 100 grams heavier than the DSi.
  • The battery takes a half-hour longer to charge than the original Nintendo DSi.
  • The battery holds a charge for 1-4 hours longer than the DSi.

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See also

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