Oh, the treacherous life of an Internet video games retailer. You need only put something online for mere seconds and it's already been documented, disseminated, dissected and discussed by the ever-hungry gaming audience. Such is the fate of Walmart this week, who advertised the limited edition red DSi XL ahead of any official confirmation from Nintendo of America. Anyone attempting to click on the item and order one receives a brief message of apology, but the package was still displayed prominently on search listings for red DSi, though it appears to have been removed from here as well.
The hardware comes packaged with Mario Kart DS, with DSiWare trio Photo Clock, Brain Age Express: Math and Brain Age Express: Arts and Letters pre-installed on the machine itself. Walmart's bundle throws in EA fare Monster Lab and MySims Kingdom for a total of $199.00.
We don't have a release date for the machine yet, but we'll let you know when it appears. In the meantime, here's the official description from Walmart – see if you can spot the amazing new kart-racing game that's set to introduce a new character into our life.
Nintendo DSi XL, Red with Mario Kart DS & 2 Value Games Bundle Includes
Red Nintendo DSi XL System
Mark Kart DS Game Pack, rated "E" w/Comic Mischief
Nintendo DSi AC adapter
Nintendo DSi XL Stylus (2)
Easy Start Guide
Manuals (Basic & Controls) and Support Booklet
The Nintendo DSi XL is a high-powered handheld video-game system with an extra large, wide viewing angle screen, and a full size, easy to hold stylus. It comes with features like touch-screen control for a unique gaming experience. Snap photos with the built-in camera, edit and send them to friends, play back your music with Nintendo DSi Sound, or browse the Internet with the Nintendo DSi Browser. From playing games to just playing around, the Nintendo DSi XL does it all.
Includes: Red Nintendo DSi XL System, Mark Kart DS Game Pack, rated ?E? w/Comic Mischief, Nintendo DSi AC Adapter, Rechargeable Battery, Nintendo DSi XL Stylus (2), Easy Start Guide, Manuals (Basic & Controls) and Support Booklet.