The Nintendo DSi is a handheld game system created by Nintendo and released between 2008 and 2009 in Japan, Australasia, Europe, North America, and China. It is a seventh-generation console and the third iteration of Nintendo DS; its primary market rival is Sony's PlayStation Portable. A larger model, entitled Nintendo DSi XL, was released between 2009 and 2010 in Japan, Europe and North America.
Unlike previous models, the handheld has two VGA (0.3-megapixel) digital cameras.
The Nintendo DSi XL, known in Japan as the Nintendo DSi LL, was announced on October 29, 2009. It features larger screens, and a greater overall size, than the original DSi. It is the fourth model of Nintendo DS, and the first to be available as a size variation of the same model.
On November 1, 2008, the DSi was released in Japan, in matte black and matte white. April 2, 2009 release in Australia and New Zealand, and April 3 release in Europe, featured these same colors. It launched in the United States and Canada on April 5, alongside the game Rhythm Heaven. It was the first DS console to launch with multiple colors in North America; matte black and matte blue.