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    Nintendo Plans to Enlarge it’s DSi Screen For Elderly Gamers

    Nintendo Plans to Enlarge it’s DSi Screen For Elderly Gamers

    Nintendo DS Large ScreenNintendo Co. will soon launch a large-screen version of its DSi hand-held game console in Japan aimed at elderly people, a report said Tuesday.  Nintendo may introduce the new model, with a screen size twice as big as the existing version, by the end of the year, the Nikkei business daily said, adding the company was also considering overseas sales.

    The company expects larger screens will attract elderly people who complained that the existing version is hard to look at, while leading to new applications such as reading electronic books and watching video, it said. The price would be roughly the same as the $200 price tag for the existing version, the daily said without naming its sources.

    The DSi, the latest in the DS double-screen game console series, was released about a year ago with two built-in cameras. It had a successful launch but monthly sales have since slowed to about a third of their peak levels. The existing version has two 3.25-inch screens, about the same size as that of Apple Inc.’s popular iPhone.  Nintendo will nearly double the size of the DSi screens to more than four inches, the report said.  That would make the screen close to the size of that of rival PlayStation Portable.

    Nintendo is also said to be planning to release a new version of the DSi with improved anti-piracy features in China and South Korea by the end of March 2010.

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