Nintendo DSi
Not content with being the casual gamer's console manufacturer of choice with the Wii and DS, the new DSi sees Nintendo gunning for a share of the multimedia portable market

Nintendo has launched a new version of its handheld games machine, the DSi, which adds extra features and functionality and will aim to compete with the likes of the iPod Touch.

The DSi, due out initially in Japan with a release in the US and Europe expected to follow, boasts a camera, internet browsing software and a larger screen than its sibling.

There will also be a number of accessories – in a similar way to Apple's Apps Store – aimed at convincing users the machine can function as an all-in-one source for MP3 music, videos, games and more.

One feature picked-out for special attention by Nintendo is a piece of animation software that allows users to produce mini, You Tube style videos using their DSi.

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The machine will go on sale in Japan on November 1st for around £100, with a release in the rest of the world delayed until early next year – seen by some in Japan as a disastrous bit of bad planning.