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Nintendo DS - Lite!


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From: http://ds.ign.com/articles/683/683684p1.html


After weeks of rumor and speculation, Nintendo today finally revealed its expected redesign of the Nintendo DS handheld system. Called the DS Lite, this new design will be released in Japan on March 2, 2006 and cost 16,800 yen (about 140 bucks US.) The redesign retains all the functionality of the standard DS, but makes things smaller, lighter and brighter.




The modified dual screen handheld has been tweaked into a smaller chassis. The new unit measures up to 133 mm wide by 73.9 mm tall by 21.5 thick. (that's compared to 148.7 x 84.7 x 28.99 mm in the original.) DS Lite weighs 218g, compared to the 275 g of the original.


DS Lite's biggest new technical feature is its updated set of backlit LCD screens. The system is brighter overall, and will give the user the ability to select from four different levels of brightness for viewing and/or battery consumption. A few other cosmetic changes were made to the new DS Lite -- there's a new hinge design, the power light was put on the left side of the hinge and is visible while the clamshell is closed, the mic is moved to top/center while the speakers are more centered, the Select and Start buttons are set on the bottom instead of top, and the power button is no longer on the front, and all of the dark button colors are changed to whites and grays. The cute DS logo is also placed on the front. Basic functionality, otherwise, looks to be identical to the original DS.




Looks pretty. I can only assume we'll not see it officially until Christmas. I'll shall be importing the day it hits Japan. :jump


You can never have too many DS's.

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Me too. Any news on when it will be out here or do DS' have multiple languages for the menus built in?


My DS is Japanese, when I got it all the menus and such where in Japanese, luckily Lik-Sang put some instructions on how to change the language and stuff. Long story short, Yes. English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese are all built in and you can change between them at will.


It's also completely region free.


I assume, none of this will change with the Lite.

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What about powerand plugs wise' date=' do you need aything like a converter or one of those things you get that allow you to plug a 2 prong plug into a 3 prong one?[/quote']


I've always used my GBA charger to charge my DS, it's exactly the same a one you would get packed with a PAL DS (My GBA being PAL obviously). If you haven't got a GBA charger, you can, as Christof said, just buy a PAL charger on it's own (I'm sure Nintendo do sell them seperate, but MadCatz or Joytech failing Ninty.) Shouldn't set you back more than a fiver.

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