Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime announced today that the “DSi would not be released in North America until ‘well into calendar year 2009.'” Videos after the break.

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.

[via Joystiq]