- Platform: Nintendo DS
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Console (White)
- 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
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Nintendo DS lite
In a nutshell:
It may have taken the world by storm with its huge range of genuinely innovative new games but theres no denying that the Nintendo DS is not exactly the most portable of portable consoles. Thats all changed now with this sleek and sexy update.
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 its 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 Nintendos best looking portable ever. - Harrison Dent
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Top Customer Reviews
As soon as i opened the box from lik-sang containing a DS lite (enamel navy), a case and some screen protectors. i knew that the DSL would trounce the larger DS, and how right i was. the lite has a shiny finish (quite prone to fingerprints, i have to say) on the outside with a smooth matte interior. the buttons seem to be placed much more comfortably and are a mix between the GB micro's "push spring" button and the old DS's clicky buttons, the D pad is the same in that respect, but smaller than the old DS's: this makes it easier to play as the motions seem much more fluid.
I'm sure you've heard this all before, but the stylus for the DS lite is larger, both in girth and length. it's one of those things that you can't truly understand untill you hold it. it feels amazing. much more comfortable than the 'toothpick' supplied with the original DS, this makes playing games like 'Trauma center' and 'Metroid Prime: Hunters' all the more enjoyable.
The screens of the DS lite are what realy sold me to getting one in the first place and i was not dissapointed. top screen is a completely different type of screen compared to the original DS. This was due to nintendo actually custom making a LCD screen to fit their needs exactly. and both screens simply scream when you turn the DSL on. the colours are incredible, any pictures you have seen on the internet cannot describe how clear the two screens are. when you play a game on the DS lite.Read more ›
I then bought a PSP looking to play games on the move and in hospital. However I found this unit awkward to hold and very awkward to play whilst using all buttons. In addition the thumb joystick on the unit is (IMO) a nightmare to use and the low battery life made use on the move poor. So guess what, yes, I sold this unit and games as well.
I then stayed away from games units and played online at MSN for a while until one day my wife and I were shopping and saw the Nintendo DS Lite. A very helpful sales assistance then showed us the unit compare to the old DS. The DS Lite is smaller, lighter, has better screen brightness and a more secure hinge; basically what the DS should have been in the 1st place.
So I bought one.
Home and taking it out of the box, it was very easy to set up (1st winning point IMO). I then played Dr Kawashima's Brain Training which I realy enjoyed. Use of the sylus as compared to the many key sequences you have to remember with Playstations was a joy to use, nothing easier than tapping a screen with the stylus. The different challenges were fun and got all the family competing against each other - great family fun, we now look forward to competing against each other every day and have all become quite good at Sudoko.
I have also enjoyed playing 'Truama centre under the knife','Over the hedge' & 'Mario'. What I especialy like about the DS lite is the split screen and the use of the sylus.Read more ›
I had the original since launch day, and despite my huge collection of consoles the DS has all but taken over.
Although this version is great, the size and screens make it just perfect (plus on the lower brightness settings you can get up to 19hrs out of the battery - and that's still much better viewing than on the original), it's the games that really make this the handheld king.
I regularly meet up in the local pub and play with my friends, and with the free on-line service, anyone that cannot make it, still get to join in.
The games, well there is just about anything you could want. From classic re-makes such as New Super Mario Bros, to full on FPS on-line Quake style fragg fest Metriod. Puzzle fans will love this system, with Tetris, Meteos, Magnetica (AKA Zuma) Brain Training and Zoo Keeper to name a few.
Racing fans will love Mario Kart, plus there is a good version of the ever popular Need for Speed.
Nintendo fans will love the stuff revealed at E3. Star Fox DS, New Zelda DS, Diddy Kong Racing, Chibi Robo DS, Children of Mana, Elite Beat Agents (a western version of the potty, but perfect, Ouendan) Hotel Dusk and Yoshi's Island 2.
What the DS also offers is something completely different. Games such as Animal Crossing, Truma Centre, Rub Rabbits, Wario Ware Touched, Phoenix Wright and the cute but compelling Nintendogs all provide a diverse and high quality choice of gaming.
While the console is great, and the Lite just builds on this, it is the games that have made this system the success it is. I hope the re-design will encourage those who thought the old system was ugly, too big, or just for kids will try it, you really will not be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It came with a stylus which was the wrong size. That didn't matter in the end because my kids lost the stylus within a week.Published 1 month ago by Sachio Ando
Came with little battery life - died in a few minutes.
No bumps or scratches visable.
Excellent condition, no scratches or damages whatsoever! Perfect gameplay, charger and stylus in excellent condition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
i would personally say that "acceptable" is an understatement, unless you're picky about surface skuffs and dings, the screen was pretty much flawless and plays perfectly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Johannes Magnus Nysæter
I was advised of a few scratches but I did not find anything wrong. (perhaps I should pop into Spec Savers??!! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barbara Postion