New Gaming System to Launch in March

NEW YORK (AP) - Nintendo plans to launch the latest version of its popular handheld video game system, the DSi XL, on March 28 in North America.

The XL will cost $190. It will have two screens like its predecessors, but as the name suggests, the device and screens will be much larger than the currently available versions. The XL is already available in Japan.

Nintendo Co. also says it's launching "Super Mario Galaxy 2" for the Wii console on May 23 and "Metroid: Other M" on June 27.

In addition, Nintendo will sell e-books, namely "100 Classic Books," for the DS portable devices for $20. The 100 works will include pieces from such authors as William Shakespeare, Jules Verne, Jane Austen and Mark Twain. "100 Classic Books" launches June 14.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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