Speaking at Nintendo's media summit
in San Francisco today, Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aimé announced that DSi
would not be released in North America until "well into calendar year 2009." Reggie cited strong US sales of the current hardware model, DS Lite, as the reason for the delay. In other words, while Japan gets to tinker with the new toy in just a month
, we'll be buying up all the old stock for months to come. Now that's grounds for importation!