Nintendo DS - Lite.

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I can\'t really read Japanese ( Even though I Wish I Could ) so I Don\'t know what the hell your on about :a?: Anyway I Got a PSP but I want to get a DS so I can play 4 player on Mario Kart DS. *grin*
 

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Oh FFS. Chaosfox123, it\'s a redesign for the DS. I got an e-mail from 1up.com recently and it has information on this.

Information taken from http://www.1up.com

Nintendo today announced a newly-redesigned version of their DS handheld in Japan, confirming rumors that have been floating around the internet for the past few weeks. The \"Nintendo DS Lite\" features a smaller case design than the original DS and a higher-quality screen with four brightness settings. According to Nintendo, the name \"Lite\" is a play on words meant to emphasize both the system\'s lightweight design (it\'s about two ounces lighter than the previous DS) as well as its lighter, brighter screen.

We contacted Nintendo for further information and were able to confirm a few extra bits of info beyond what was issued in the release. For starters, the new DS Lite will continue to play Game Boy Advance games as well; some users have already expressed concern that the GBA slot might have been removed from the new design in order to save money, but we can confirm that this is not the case. In addition, Nintendo is planning to launch the system in three different colors in Japan, though the actual colors have yet to be determined. The only image released thus far shows a white DS Lite, but Nintendo hasn\'t yet decided if that will be one of the final choices come launch day. Furthermore, while the physical size of the new DS is smaller (133.0 x 73.9 x 31.5mm -- the old DS was 148.7 x 84.7 x 28.9mm), the actual screen itself will remain identical in size to that of the original. And finally, those of you with giant man-hands can rest easy, as the original DS will continue to be sold alongside the new Lite version (at least in Japan).

The DS Lite will be released in Japan on March 2, 2006, and will retail for 16,800 yen (approximately $145 at the current exchange rate).

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Originally posted by Wolf
Oh FFS. Chaosfox123, it\'s a redesign for the DS. I got an e-mail from 1up.com recently and it has information on this.

Information taken from http://www.1up.com

Nintendo today announced a newly-redesigned version of their DS handheld in Japan, confirming rumors that have been floating around the internet for the past few weeks. The \"Nintendo DS Lite\" features a smaller case design than the original DS and a higher-quality screen with four brightness settings. According to Nintendo, the name \"Lite\" is a play on words meant to emphasize both the system\'s lightweight design (it\'s about two ounces lighter than the previous DS) as well as its lighter, brighter screen.

We contacted Nintendo for further information and were able to confirm a few extra bits of info beyond what was issued in the release. For starters, the new DS Lite will continue to play Game Boy Advance games as well; some users have already expressed concern that the GBA slot might have been removed from the new design in order to save money, but we can confirm that this is not the case. In addition, Nintendo is planning to launch the system in three different colors in Japan, though the actual colors have yet to be determined. The only image released thus far shows a white DS Lite, but Nintendo hasn\'t yet decided if that will be one of the final choices come launch day. Furthermore, while the physical size of the new DS is smaller (133.0 x 73.9 x 31.5mm -- the old DS was 148.7 x 84.7 x 28.9mm), the actual screen itself will remain identical in size to that of the original. And finally, those of you with giant man-hands can rest easy, as the original DS will continue to be sold alongside the new Lite version (at least in Japan).

The DS Lite will be released in Japan on March 2, 2006, and will retail for 16,800 yen (approximately $145 at the current exchange rate).

Hiroko Minamoto contributed to this story.
sounds cool, when will it be released in Nrth America?
 

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I think I need to buy me a NDS...sitting on the bus/train is getting boring...
 

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Well since it\'s coming out March 2nd, 2006 for Japan... It\'ll be here by summer. My prediction.
 

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pff :mad: i better be able ot trade mine\'s in for it >_>

though by the time its in the usa hopfully those ds emulaters are working (crosses fingers) =\\
 

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omg........when GBA started dying years after its release they started making these remakes... is DS dying already =o?
 
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Originally posted by Zori
omg........when GBA started dying years after its release they started making these remakes... is DS dying already =o?
no, cuz it came out last year.
 

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i dont see the point in nintendo bringing out handhelds unless its like PSP but like for the nintendo rev
 

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Originally posted by DarkShame2
Originally posted by Zori
omg........when GBA started dying years after its release they started making these remakes... is DS dying already =o?
no, cuz it came out last year.
sp came out like 3+ years after gba came out tho.
 

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Originally posted by DarkShame2
Here is an Image of it:



[Edited on 28.1.2006 by DarkShame2]


still curious, is that actual size? O_<
 

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I doubt it. Let\'s just try a mock comparison.

First... Nintendo DS Lite images:


And then the original Nintendo DS images:



Just by looking at it, you seem to get back like 1 cm on the left of the control pad. Also, the rounded ends seem to have been chopped off...so you regain like half a cm? And you lose that inch on the bottom of the DS. And it gets alot thinner too...

[Edited on 2/18/2006 by theOtherGuy]
 
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