Analyst: 3DS announcement prior to DSi XL release 'unfortunate'

Destructoid writes: With the North American release of the Nintendo DSi XL a mere days away, Nintendo of Japan's announcement of the upcoming 3D handheld, the 3DS, was a bit curious. According to EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich, the timing couldn't have been worse, but he's not sure it'll matter.

"It is unfortunate for the Nintendo DSi XL," he told me today, "new hardware announcements certainly impacts consumers' willingness to purchase old hardware that may be "obsolete" in less than a year. But I am sure people plan on not buying the Nintendo DSi XL just as much now as they did yesterday."

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