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Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Console (Black)

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Platform : Nintendo DS
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  • Dual Screens open up new possibilities - use the touch screen as an inventory reference for role-playing games, to view maps for your favourite strategy game, or see racing action from two perspectives at once
  • Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with stylus or fingertip
  • Tough film over touchscreen protects it
  • Advanced 3D graphics engine and 16-channel audio, for graphics and Sound that are superior to other portable game systems
  • All-new PictoChat feature allows DS users to write messages with an on-screen Keyboard or the stylus and send them wirelessly
  • Built-in Microphone port for voice control of games, or for voice chat with other DS players
  • Less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS
  • More than 20 percent lighter than original DS
  • 4 adjustable brightness levels to extend battery life
  • Repositioned microphone and LED lights
  • Stylus has been redesigned--now 1cm longer and 1mm thicker
  • Repositioned start and select buttons
  • Available in 3 cool colours
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000FTQR8K
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 cm ; 440 g
  • Release Date: 23 Jun. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 967 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Nintendo DS Lite Black Games Console

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
It may have taken the world by storm with its huge range of genuinely innovative new games but there’s no denying that the Nintendo DS is not exactly the most portable of portable consoles. That’s all changed now with this sleek and sexy update.

The lowdown:
When the Nintendo DS was first announced it was dismissed by many as a white elephant – with a gimmicky interface and underpowered graphics. Over 15 million sales later and the story is a little different. The DS Lite is fully compatible with all existing Nintendo DS (and Game Boy Advance) games but it’s smaller, sleeker and lighter – with a new design that perfectly matches the Nintendo Wii console. The most impressive feature is the new backlit screens which offer the sharpest image ever seen on a portable console. The DS Lite is available in three separate colours: White, Black and Pink.

Most exciting feature:
The DS Lite now has four brightness settings – the highest is brighter than even the PSP and is clearly visible in any lighting condition. That sound? That'll be Sony executives running to the hills - wearing sunglasses.

Since you ask:
The Nintendo DS is the fast selling console ever in Japan. When the DS Lite was released, it sold out instantly, with queues of over 1,000 people a common sight.

The bottom line:
The DS gets a face lift to become Nintendo’s best looking portable ever. - Harrison Dent


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4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Court on 18 July 2008
Ahhh... Nintendo. Nobody can beat Nintendo when it comes to the handheld gaming market. Nokia had a go with the N-Gage. I've only ever seen one N-Gage. And Sony had a slightly more respectable go with the PSP, which, while fun, broke fairly easily, became scratched and generally fell out of favour among those who wanted a more pick-up-and-play gaming experience.
The DS Lite improves on Nintendo's original release by making the console thinner, lighter and considerably better to look at. It's clear the Japanese gaming gurus took onboard all of the initial criticisms (of which there were not many) and built something that defies all expectations of handheld gaming.

To start with: the graphics. 2d graphics are crystal clear with bright, vibrant colours and a great resolution. The majority of DS games use a 2 dimensional system which, although not as good looking as 3d graphics, still work astonishingly well withing the context of the games. 3d graphics come as standard a lot more on later DS games as it's capabilities were put to better use, but graphics are not quite on par of those on the PSP.

The sound out of the DS is also fairly impressive. Sporting a pair of small speakers- one on either side of the upper screen- the DS is capable of producing stereo sound. For those who like their sound crisper, the DS also has a headphone port. The volume control is on the closest edge of the DS, meaning it is very difficult to change accidentally while playing a game.

The DS Lite is compatible with both DS cards and Gameboy Advance cartridges. Sadly, it is no longer compatible with the original gameboy cartridges as the Gameboy Advance was. As DS software is region-free you can play US or Japanese imports on your DS without having to resort to risky modifications.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Boo Tabs on 8 July 2008
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I don't do games. It's as simple as that. I can't be fussed with all the controls and if I do try to learn them, I'm rubbish at the games when I do figure them out. However, the DS Lite has changed all that. I bought it on a whim as I'm going to be spending a lot of time travelling soon, so I thought it would help with the boredom. I opened the box, set it up (without even reading the instructions!!!!) and have hardly put it down since! I mainly play the Brain Training (because I'm ancient), but have Super Mario Olympics too, and have even won some races - amazing...
No matter your age, ability, interests etc. Buy one of these. You won't regret it. It's compact, blissfully easy to use, and above all FUN! Go on. treat yourself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nintendo geek on 24 Nov. 2011
I got my first ds in 2005, shortly after they came out, complete with nintendogs: labrador and friends. Since then I have owned every ds console since (including the 3DS) and none can compare...
I find the ds lite to be truly remarkable, the perfect blend of size, texture, battery life and just good old-fashioned playability. I could easily play my ds lite for hours, engrossed in whichever game i am playing! While the ds lite is not crammed full of extra features, nor does it have a camera, it suits its purpose! The point of the DS System is to play games and I find that this concept seems to have become lost amoung trying to add extras in, to a point where the gameplay is almost irrelevant. The graphics are not as good as newer models but the Ds lite is incredibly durable (I haven't had one problem in near 5 years of owning this system) and has a look about it that is appealing. This brings me to my nex point, the ds has a huge range of games at a reasonable price, i have seen pre-owned ds game for prices as low as £10! And the ds lite itself, in my nearest gamestation is £50 pre-owned! I am aware that some of you readers don't want to sit and pick through my review for the actual helpful bits :P and so i have prepared a list of pros and cons:
Pro's
+ incredibly durable
+ good battery life
+ good range of games
+ decent price
+ looks good
+ pictochat (being able to chat with other ds
owners)

Con's
- graphics are not as good as newer models
Hope that I helped :)
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133 of 145 people found the following review helpful By C. Miller on 8 Oct. 2007
Nintendo are really trying to sell their DS to females and comuters (I'm female and a comuter). Having seen the DS advertised on the tube, I was keen on researching them to see if I would like it.

I haven't really played computer games since I was about 13 and I must say, its really come along way since then (I'm now 28).

Firstly, the DS lite is a lovely small size and fits nicely into your handband. In fact, its much smaller than a book. I love playing my DS on the tube it really makes the time fly by. Normally, on the tube, I read a book or listen to my ipod, so its a nice change to be able to do something different.

The games for the DS are great. My initial concern about getting a DS would be that the games were for males children. I'm not really into sports and fighting games but there are loads of games out and I'm sure you will find something you like. YOu can do puzzle games or even manage your own town, so games have come along way since the traditional view of games.

This review is written from the view of a female so it might not be helpful for everyone, but if you are thinking if getting a DS - I recommend it.
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