Giant Redesigned DS Coming In March, Could Be Second-Tier Kindle

The jumbo-sized DS redesign, the DSi XL, which came out in Japan in November, will make its way to the U.S. March 28 and cost $190.

To position the giant, non-pocket-sized handheld as a Kindle rival, Nintendo will publish a cartridge with 100 e-books. Expect a bunch of public domain works you could download for free on the Kindle, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

As a DSi enthusiast, I can’t see much of an advantage in getting less portable version of the system I love for its portability. What are your thoughts?

Nintendo DSi XL Will Hit Stores March 28 [PC Magazine]
Eat this Kindle: Nintendo announces 100 classic books [Destructoid]