Nintendo DSi LL confirmed

500x_dsillAt a press event/earnings report in Japan this morning Nintendo confirmed that a DSi with larger, 4-inch screens would indeed launch in that country on November 21.

The new handheld will sell for about $220. It was released “at the request of consumers,” especially those who wanted to use the DSi as an Internet browser and music player.

Before you gripe about the price, remember that this is converted from yen, and that it should be lower if and when it arrives in the States. It’s already been confirmed for Europe with a “first quarter 2010” release timeframe.

The DSi LL will be available in Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White.