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Lighter, brighter and just as fun as the original Nintendo DS, the Nintendo DS Lite arrives just in time for hungry gamers. It's smaller than the original DS, with brighter screens and adjustable backlighting. The DS Lite sets itself apart from every other hand-held gaming system on the market with a variety of new features. Center microphone Larger stylus for a better grip Easy-to-reach Start and Select buttons Removable cover keeps the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot clear from dust and debris when not in use Color - Polar White

Nintendo DS Metallic Rose in full viewThe Nintendo DS Lite is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek folding design loaded with features for a unique gaming experience. The color screens are now even brighter and the lower touch screen provides a totally new way of playing and controlling games. Use the built-in wireless mode to share games, chat or even play multiplayer games on-line via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Play impressive 3-D rendered Nintendo DS games and play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single player mode. Nintendo DS Lite comes with a variety of distinctive changes that set it apart from the original: It’s less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter. Its two bright screens can be adjusted to four levels to adapt to different lighting conditions and to extend battery power. The microphone sits in the center of the unit and the LED lights are clearly visible whether the unit is open or closed. The stylus is 1 centimeter longer and 1 millimeter thicker than the stylus of the original and slides into a side storage slot. The Start and Select buttons were repositioned for easier access. A removable cover keeps the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot clear from dust and debris when it’s not in use. With the Nintendo DS Headset, you can talk and chat over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or voice command games.

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With Nintendo DS Lite, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer gameplay, and the free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service allows you to compete against players from around the globe.

Dual Screens:
Two incredibly bright LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking gameplay advances ever developed. Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3D view, with impressive 3D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo 64.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
Ready to take on the world? Now, with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat and play with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game. There are no subscription fees -- the service is free!

Touch Screen Technology:
The lower screen offers something never before provided by any dedicated game device: touch-screen capabilities. You no longer have to rely on just buttons to move your character or shift perspectives. Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with a stylus or fingertip. The possibilities are limited only by developers' imaginations. The touch screen features a tougher film cover for durability, and the included stylus is stored in the back of the unit.

Microphone Port:
A built-in microphone port means that with Nintendo DS, you only need to tell your games what to do. The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games.

Wireless Network:
With Nintendo DS Lite, you can connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. The wireless range can be an incredible 30 to 100 feet and for some games, multiplayer requires just one Nintendo DS game card.

Note:Nintendo DS Lite wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo. We recommend that you never reveal any personal information or arrange to meet a stranger.

Rich Stereo Sound:
Nintendo DS Lite sound capabilities allow for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. Stereo speakers allow for virtual surround sound and a plug for headphones transmits stereo sound.

Backward Compatibility:
Nintendo DS Lite features a separate media port for Game Boy Advance cartridges, allowing you to play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single-player mode.

Technical Specs:

 

  • Size (closed): 133 millimeters (5.2 inches) wide, 73.9 millimeters (2.9 inches) long, 21.5 millimeters (0.85 inches) tall.
  • Top Screen: A backlit, 3-inch, transmissive TFT color LCD with 256 x 192 pixel resolution and .24 mm dot pitch, capable of displaying 260,000 colors.
  • Touch Screen: Same specs as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.
  • Wireless Communication: IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo’s proprietary format; wireless range is 30 to 100 feet, depending on circumstances; multiple users can play multiplayer games using just one DS game card.
  • Controls: Touch screen, embedded microphone for voice recognition, A/B/X/Y face buttons, plus control pad, L/R shoulder buttons, Start and Select buttons. The stylus is 1 centimeter longer and 2 millimeters thicker than the stylus of the original Nintendo DS.
  • Input/Output: Ports for both Nintendo DS game cards and Game Boy Advance game paks, terminals for stereo headphones and microphone. A removable cover for the Game Boy Advance game pak slot provides added protection from dust and other foreign materials.
  • Other Features: Embedded PictoChat software that allows up to 16 users within local range of one another to chat at once; embedded real-time clock; date, time and alarm; touch-screen calibration.
  • CPUs: One ARM9 and one ARM7.
  • Sound: Stereo speakers providing virtual surround sound, depending on the software.
  • Battery: Lithium ion battery delivering five to 19 hours of play on a four-hour charge, depending on use; power-saving sleep mode; AC adapter.
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian.
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Release Date:  June 11, 2006
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review by . October 02, 2009
After going on those long flights to china every year, I realized that I needed something to kill those long 15 hr flights since I can hardly sleep on those uncomfortable economy seats.  A handheld portable gaming console was what I decided to go with and the 3 options I had were PSP, DS Lite, and the newer model, DSi.        The PSP wasn't a serious contender since I compared the battery life to the DS's, and I noticed that PSP only lasts for 5 hrs.  …
review by . January 01, 2010
We already have one DS and one DSi in our house. But when my 5 year old said she wanted one for Christmas, the question was, should we ask Santa for the DS or the newer DSi.     For a younger child, this was all she needed. She has no need to browse the internet. We have a lot of game boy games that she can play on this that she would not be able to play on the DSi.    It is a pretty pink color and just what she wanted. It is a definite improvement on her Leapster.
review by . July 12, 2009
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Going all the way back to the Game Boy Color my kids have always had a hand held gaming system. Previous to the Nintendo DS Lite I never felt like it was acceptable for the parent to play them. (At least not in public.) So when my daughter received her Nintendo DS Lite for Christmas in 2006, I knew Nintendo had finally made the move to expand their target demographic.    This was sleek, compact and portable touch screen gaming like this was still new. Because of the price and …
review by . March 20, 2009
The Nintendo DS Lite was a "must have" on my daughter's Christmas list. Somehow Santa managed to get her the Metallic Rose one that she had to have. I must admit that I was quite surprised by this little gizmo's abilities. Not only does it feature two very well lit screens, it also has Wi-Fi capabilities allowing my daughter to connect with all of her friends.    Like the old GameBoy, it features traditional buttons used to play games. It also features a stylus which gets a lot …
review by . November 29, 2008
We purchased the Nintendo DS Lite for my daughter and she loves it. There are a huge amount of quality games for it. She loves the New Super Mario Bros. and Nintendogs is really cute too. It has two screens on it that show different things depending on the game. The screen is bright and has fairly good graphics for a handheld unit. The screen also utilizes touch screen technology that is used during most games. It also has a built in microphone that can be used for example to talk to your pets on …
review by . September 19, 2008
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DS Lite has been very well reviewed so this review is just about the new metallic silver finish. I really like the metallic silver finish compared to the black/red/cobalt because it shows less finger prints and seems more scratch proof. My daughter already decorated it by creating her initial with some swarowski type crystals in pink and silver, and it looks nice.    I have to say that having played the PSP and now the DS, I prefer the DS over the PSP due to the dual screen and …
review by . July 03, 2008
I love the style and look of this DS system. It's a plus that the bottom of the unit is a matte finish so the fingers prints won't show and it will not scratch easily. The only problem I have it that my right forefinger tends to sit on the side and it is a little uncomfortable to hold. BUT no pain not gain - I will keep on playing!
review by . May 14, 2008
Pros: Excellent graphics, sound good, light weight and inexpensive.     Cons: Will probably break if you drop it. Plus is very sensitive to heat.     The Bottom Line: This is a nice little gadget for those long road trips, I highly recommend getting one of these. You will have hours of fun with this game system.     I purchased this game system for my wife on Mother's Day. It was a total surprise she had been bugging me to get her one for …
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