updated 10:00 am EDT, Thu October 29, 2009
Nintendo DSi LL to leave Japan in early Q1
Nintendo has quickly confirmed that the DSi LL will ship outside of Japan. A British representative explains that the larger handheld, named in a statement as the "DSi XL," should reach at least Europe sometime in the first quarter of 2010, or before the end of March. The contact isn't ready to supply pricing but does say it will cost more than the DSi when it goes on sale.
The existence of international plans points to Nintendo following a similar strategy for the US, as it has never excluded the US from a DS hardware revision that wasn't Japan-specific. Most releases outside of Japan have also been closely timed with the US often receiving a system alongside or shortly before the European release. [via VG247]