When other companies bob, Nintendo weaves. As its rivals attempt to make their handheld game machines smaller and more portable, Nintendo hits us with the DSi XL, a supersized version of its pocket player.
DSi XL, currently available in Japan and set to be released in America in the first quarter of 2010, is the size of a paperback book. It's also about 30 percent heavier than the DS Lite. Why? Because the unit's two screens are much, much larger - 4.2 inches diagonally, compared to the DS Lite's 3.25-inches.