* Lowers DSi price to 15,000 yen from 18,900 yen
* Nintendo declines to say if overseas prices will be cut (Adds background)
TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nintendo Co 7974.OS said on Wednesday it will cut the domestic prices of its DS handheld game consoles, slashing the price of one model by a fifth as it seeks to stimulate demand.
From June 19, the price of DSi model will be lowered to 15,000 yen ($165) from 18,900 yen, while the DSi LL model will be cut to 18,000 yen from 20,000 yen.
A Nintendo spokesman declined to say if the company plans to cut prices outside Japan too.
Nintendo plans to launch a three-dimensional (3D) model of the DS in the financial year ending in March. The firm will unveil details of the new model at the E3 video game show in Los Angels this month. (Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo and Mariko Katsumura; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)