IGN says that the Nintendo DSi—Nintendo's gadgetier DS remake with a bigger screen and camera—is coming to the US April 4 for about $180, or $50 more than the current DS Lite.

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Kotaku notes that the reason for the wider price divide in the US—it's about $25 more than the DS Lite in Japan—is probably to keep it from harcore cannibalizing the current DS, which still sold about 1.5 million units in November.

$180 is pretty steep. I mean, we are in a recession. So I guess it will stop cannibalization by making people buy the cheaper one. [IGN via Kotaku]

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