DSi launch in US scheduled “well into” 2009

As was also predicted before Nintendo unveiled the DSi at its Japanese press show yesterday, the DSi will be pretty much Japan-only for now. There’s simply too much money to be made with the thing in the US and Europe, Reggie said today, so don’t hold your breath.

“Last year we sold more DS hardware than had ever been sold on a console platform than any calendar year,” he said. “There is still ever growing demand for the DS Lite… there is plenty of new software to take advantage of the existing software right here, right now. We have a long way to go before we achieve the penetration rate that has been achieved in Japan”

Expect more from the conference later today…

Ed Note: Post written by Jack using Sean’s notes from the show.