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Nintendo’s Matato Kuwahara took the stage at GDC 2009 today and revealed a few more details about how DSi titles will be distributed. As has been known for quite some time, companies will be able to release titles through DSiWare. Retail-wise, two options will be available. Developers can decide to use DSi Enhanced Game Cards which will allow DSi-specific functions to be included. These cards will work on the regular DS system, but will take advantage of the DSi features when played on a DSi. Lastly, DSi Game Cards can be used for exclusive DSi games. This means that these cards will work only on a DSi. For now, DSi Enhanced Game Cards and DSi Game Cards are still under development, but both will be available soon.

Hideo Kojima has told IGN that he is working on a new title. He made no mention of the genre or platform the game is being developed for, but he did say that an announcement can be expected at E3. Here’s hoping that Mr. Kojima is developing a project for the Wii – but that may just be wishful thinking.


April 20, 2009
ESRB: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Game Type: Action Racing
Accessories: Wii Wheel™
Players: 1-2 Locally, Up to 6 via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection
Developer: Monster Games

DSi hardware images

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Keynote Details Nintendo DSi News on Eve of Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2009 – Nintendo President Satoru Iwata today revealed surprises for consumers and an expanded palette of video game development opportunities for the industry during his keynote address at the Game Developers Conference. Iwata announced a new storage solution for Nintendo’s Wii™ home console and showed video highlights of a new Nintendo DS™ game from The Legend of Zelda™ franchise.

Video game developers now have expanded opportunities given that worldwide shipments for the Wii system surpassed 50 million units and worldwide shipments for the Nintendo DS franchise are at more than 100 million units. Iwata said, “It is in the power of game developers to invent things that gamers have never seen – or even imagined – before.”

Nintendo DSi fact sheet

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Launch Date: April 5, 2009, in the United States.

MSRP: $169.99.

Size (when closed): 137 millimeters (5.4 inches) wide, 74.9 millimeters (2.9 inches) long, 18.9 millimeters (0.74 inches) tall.

Weight: Approximately 214 grams (7.5 ounces).

Top Screen: A backlit, 3.25-inch, transmissive TFT color LCD with 256 x 192 pixel resolution and .24 mm dot pitch, capable of displaying 260,000 colors.

Touch Screen: Same specs as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.

Cameras: 680 x 480 pixel resolution, 0.3 megapixels.