Targeting Apple, Nintendo Unveils Its Latest Device

Launched in Japan, the new DSi allows users to download songs, videos, and games, as Nintendo attempts to answer the threat posed by the iPhone
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For weeks, rumors have circulated in the gamer blogosphere that Nintendo (NTDOY) would release a new version of its portable DS video game console. On Oct. 2, the Japanese game company made it official at its annual Nintendo Conference in Tokyo, saying the dual-screen DSi would be on store shelves in Japan at the beginning of next month. Consumers overseas will have to wait until sometime in 2009 to get theirs.

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