Nintendo DSi

Nintendo has officially announced an upgrade to the DS portable gaming console.  It is called the DSi, maintaining the trademark double-screen (DS).  The new unit features a larger 3.5" display, while becoming 12% thinner than the previous DS model.  The DSi does not include a GBA cartridge port, which means the console can no longer play GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games.  Otherwise, the DSi is extremely feature-packed, including cameras, paint software, advanced web browser, music playback, SD slot, internal storage, and more.

The DSi will launch on November 1st (Japan) with a cost of ¥189,000 (about $178 USD), which is in-line with the current DS model.  Dates for International releases have not yet been announced.