Nintendo DSi to hit the UK in April

The DSi is the most music-friendly Nintendo handheld yet.
The DSi is the most music-friendly Nintendo handheld yet.

Nintendo has announced that its DSi handheld will be available in the UK from 3 April.

The updated console, which was launched in Japan in 2008, features bigger screens than its predecessor, plus a built-in camera and the facility to play music that's stored on an SD card.

This can also be speeded up or slowed down, which could be useful when you're trying to learn to play a song by ear.

No price has yet been set, but our colleagues over at CVG believe that it'll cost around £150.

Plug in a copy of the Korg DS-10 and you'll have a truly portable music-making system that'll make any long journey fly by.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.