Oh Boy, Nintendo DSi XL Is an Ereader Now Too

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Let's not turn everything with a screen into an ebook reader, pleeeease? The DSi XL is launching in North America on March 28, and Nintendo's putting that gorgeous 256x192 display to use with 100 Classic Books June 14. Dear Christ.


The 100-book package features works from Shakespeare and Mark Twain and it's 20 bucks. Mercifully, you can adjust the text size, meaning if you want it to be readable, you'll be able to scale it up to something like four words per screen. I'm sorry, but reading on a backlit screen with a resolution of 256x192 spread across 4.2 inches sounds like the quickest way to a migraine ever. Actually, that could be the best excuse for getting out of school ever. "My eyes are bleeding from reading so much!" [Kotaku, Bloomberg]



What isn't mentioned is that all books will be displayed as speech bubbles in a Mario game...