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Nintendo Announces New Products at Media Summit

Nintendo of America issued a surge of new information about what consumers can expect from the company in the coming months. The new Nintendo DSi XL hand-held system launches March 28 at a suggested retail price of $189.99.The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL are 93 percent larger than those of the Nintendo DS Lite model, designed to provide a more vivid and engaging play experience.

The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL also feature a wider viewing angle, letting friends and family members join the fun. The new system launches in both burgundy and bronze colors, and comes loaded with pre-installed premium software Brain Age Express: Arts & LettersBrain Age Express: Math, and Photo Clock, as well as two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio. Nintendo DSi XL will also come with a larger pen-like stylus that allows for a more comfortable grip and enhanced ease of use when playing games that use the Nintendo DS touch screen.

Among a slew of new software from Nintendo is 100 Classic Books, which transforms the Nintendo DS family of products into a library of literature when it launches on June 14 at a suggested retail price of $19.99, highlighted by 100 works from authors such as William Shakespeare, Jules Verne, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, and more. Readers can adjust the size of text, place bookmarks, and even download new content via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service (broadband Internet connection required).