By Spencer . February 18, 2009 . 6:05am
Nintendo will release the Nintendo DSi in North America on April 5. The latest version of the Nintendo DS has a larger screen, two cameras, a music player, and lets users play new downloadable DSiWare games. The DSi will retail for $169.99, a $40 premium over the existing Nintendo DS Lite. An imported Nintendo DSi from Japan costs 18,900 yen or $204 going by today’s exchange rate.
Two Nintendo DSi colors will be ready for launch black and a new bright blue. When the system launched in Japan it was available in black and white plus came with 1,000 free DSiWare points. The announcement made by Nintendo of America does not mention this promotion.
Coming out on the same day as the DSi is Rhythm Heaven The upbeat title already sold 1.6 million copies in Japan under the name Rhythm Heaven Gold. Since Rhythm Heaven debuts here alongside the Nintendo DSi it’s easy to imagine Nintendo pushing both products at once.