The DSi XL defies technological evolution. Unlike the DSi and DS Lite before it, the DSi XL offers almost no technological upgrade over the previous Nintendo handheld game consoles. In fact, on March 23 Nintendo announced the successor to the not-even-out-yet DSi XL: the 3DS, which will include 3D screens that don't require glasses. Nintendo won't launch the DSi XL in the U.S. until March 28, but Nintendo is already drawing eyes to the 3DS.
So why bother with the DSi XL? Because, as Nintendo told us at the Game Developer's Conference, size matters.