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"So good that I bought two!"
5 stars"

I never touched a DS before buying the Lite. I became interested when my 7yr old son and 5yr old daughter wanted a puppy, (Hello Nintendogs!), and when Brain Training came out.

I love playing fun, educational, and stimulating games – we own a PS2 and an Xbox360. But I must say, my favourite “gaming” machine is the DS Lite. It has soo many fun and different games. First I bought Nintendogs, then Brain Training, then Animal Crossing (my wife is addicted!), then Mario Kart, then Advance Wars, then Tony Hawks, then, then… I think we have over 10 games and most of them are excellent value and fun. (A couple didn't last that long – or were boring – but that is what the 7 day returns is all about…)

We ended up buying two – because we used it so much – and this opened up a world of multiplayer value. The wifi connection is free!!! (Unlike Xbox live…) All I can say is that I am now a Nintendo fan – and looking forward to the Wii… all because of my love affair with the DS Lite.

By the way – I convinced my 19 year old nephew to buy this – and now he is addicted to Meteroid Prime. It really is good value for money.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"I have seen the lite!!!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The Nintendo DS lite is a big, nay, HUGE leap in terms of design, aesthetics, and comfortability. Clean lines, glossy finish, and sturdiness are just some of the features you will notice when you get your mitts on one. It feels better in your hands compared to the original DS but will feel to small in big hands. You may need to slightly adjust your grip on the machine. I could say more but you will have to find out for yourself.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"some superlitive"
5 stars"

You shouldn't be reading this because you should be out buying one RIGHT NOW! This console is absolutely brilliant Nintendo couldn't have done better, Though do make sure that you get e newer model as the older DS Lite's had a manufacturing fault. I would highly recommend you get a Nintendo DS Lite. Nintendo have really done it this time.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Brilliant!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I wasn't going to get caught like I did with the Gameboy Advance, so I didn't buy an original DS. I have now bought a DS Lite and have been very impressed with its performance. The screens are much better and brighter (even on the lowest setting) than my Gameboy Advance SP. It is great to play Gameboy Advance games on, but I am a little disappointed that it is not further backwards compatible. It is very easy to use and the touchscreen makes it quite novel for those who don't usually play games. It doesn't feel as sturdy as my SP but I might be a little overprotective because its new. My only massive complaint is that I wish I had waited two days so I could order a black one.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"I agree with everyone"
5 stars"

I own the regular DS, but the DS Lite has longer battery life and brighter screens which is good because the only other way to improve the original DS would have been to have higher resolution screens and a more powerful graphics processor.

Anyone who buys this should pick up Mario Kart, Nintendogs and Animal Crossing at the same time, and if money allows it New Super Mario Bros and Tetris DS as well.

Those are the games I own that make the DS worth owning.

Trauma Center is a great example of a handheld game that can only really be played on the DS, as is Metroid Prime Hunters.

Metroid Prime Hunters has the best graphics on the DS, but that's not really relevant here because what the DS does really really well is have a good selection of indispensable ga­mes.

My favourite DS game is Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney. Actually it's one of my favourite games off all time on ANY system.

The game that totally sold me on the DS was Nintendogs.

One more thing, the loading times on the DS are UNBELIEVABLE.

Mario Kart loads on the DS in UNDER 30 SECONDS from system power off to power on. My PSP takes that long just to start spinnning up the game disc.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description

Nintendo DS Lite, launching in Polar White, features brighter screens, is approximately two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and about 20 percent lighter. It also features a larger stylus and repositioned button layout, all the while maintaining all of the original Nintendo DS features, as well as screen size.

With impressive 3D rendered graphics, Nintendo DS delivers cutting-edge portable games for fans of any genre. Plus, you can play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in a single-player mode.

System


With Nintendo DS, 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, while built-in PictoChat software gives you the power to draw, write and send messages wirelessly. Nintendo DS revolutionizes the way games are played.

Dual Screens


Two LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking gameplay advances ever developed.

Imagine the possibilities. In a racing game, you might see your own vehicle's perspective on one screen and an overall track view on the other. Soon, games could be created allowing you to play games on one screen while sending text messages on the other.

Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3D view, with impressive 3D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo 64.

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.

Developers could create games which identify everything from voice commands to hand-clapping. Imagine moving your characters simply by telling them which way to go! Communication-based games could use the microphone and you can chat with others over a local network, or even the Internet in the future.

The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games.

Wireless Network


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.

Future games may take advantage of the DS Wireless LAN connection for more multiplayer possibilities.

Note: Nintendo DS 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 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. Hear something in your left headphone? Audio clues can give you advance warning that an enemy is approaching or that a hidden secret is nearby.

Sound can be one of the most immersive components of any video game, and Nintendo DS delivers big sound in a small package.

Backward Compatibility


Nintendo DS features a separate media port for Game Boy Advance cartridges. Nintendo DS allows you to play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in a single-player mode.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2006
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UPC
18113992358
Product ID
1515152

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