Apparently, the Japanese are adopting an American mentality because their DSi portable gaming system, which has a 3.5-inch screen, just got bumped to 4.2-inches. Of course with a larger screen comes larger components and the weight of the pocket gamer has gone from 214g to 314g, which is about .7lbs for all you US fans. Outside of that everything seems to have remained the same. The Japanese version will be called the ‘LL’ and Europe ‘XL’.
The DSi LL will hit Japan on 11/21, no word on the US and the EU can expect it in the first quarter of 2010.
Full specs after the ‘leap’