Nintendo to launch DSi in Japan tomorrow, in the States by summer '09

Nintendo is looking to cash-in with early holiday sales by launching the DSi in Japan tomorrow, November 1, 2008. The tech giant still hasn’t announced a US release date but at least narrowed the launch down to the summer season. Japanese gamers can pick up their DSi tomorrow though for ¥18,900 ($192 USD). Supposable, Nintendo has shipped 200,000 gaming handhelds to Japanese markets and has plans to ship 100,000 more by November 4.

Remember anxious US gamers, if you cure your itch and import one of these gaming systems before the US launch, the new DSi software is region locked so you will have to import the new games too; your standard DS games will work fine however.