Nintendo's refurb shop is now selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DSs for $100 up. Leaves some change for games!
Nintendo has announced they're preparing for a little price cutting in advance of the 3DS launch. Starting September 12th, you'll be able to pick up a DSi for $129 (down from $149), and an XL for $169 (formerly $189). [CrunchGear]
If you already own a DSi, the DSi XL is probably not for you. That's not to say it's not for anyone; it's the same device as the DSi, just bigger. And that's it: it's for people who want bigger.
I'm sorry, but when you send the question "What would you like 93% bigger" to my email in a generic red graphic, one thing comes to mind. And it's not the DSi XL. (Also, 93% bigger would just be gross.)
Mario Kart is one of the most popular games on the DS, but imagine using a virtual steering wheel to control your car. A patent has turned up showing just that, taking the DSi's touchscreen control to the next level.