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DS Lite

Post by MXVampire » Monday, 31 Jul 2006, 8:00

DS:Lite Tested With Metroid Hunters & Mario Kart DS by ME!

i recently got myself a DS lite thinking the build or quality of the unit may be poorer due to it being smaller (this has happened before*COUGH* PStwo & PSone *COUGH*) but im pleased to say the reverse :)

its built quite strong the 2 screens have improved in quality and the games run a little smoother (to me i may be wrong) the only thing i disliked was the "ON-OFF" swich the slide type they are using has known ware and tear issues unlike the normal DS one. overzelous swiching on or off could snap the swich off the board :( (lucky for me im carfull with my stuff).

also to note they have changed chargers from a GBA SP compatible one to a completly new one, which has a smaller plug :) good move!

my only issues with the machine are these

*ON-OFF SWICH
*STILL NOT GB/GBC COMPATIBLE
*STILL NO LINK CABLE SOCKET FOR GBA GAMES

Overall i give the DS:Lite 8/10

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Post by kai666 » Tuesday, 01 Aug 2006, 8:46

Japanese buy 10 million DSes

The company that Mario built says its latest handheld is all the rage in Japan; sales buoyed by the recent release of the DS Lite.

Nintendo announced today that Japanese sales of its DS handheld have passed the 10 million mark after just 20 months on the market--a new record for game console sales, the company claimed.

The handheld, which launched in December 2004, was Nintendo's bid to bring a wider range of age groups into the gaming fold with its "Touch Generation" titles like Brain Age and Nintendogs.

A good chunk of the sales of the DS are attributed directly to its revamped shell, the DS Lite, which saw long pre-releases lines during its launch in March and moved 2.34 million units in April and June. Worldwide sales of the DS wonder have surpassed 20 million, while the recently released DS Lite sold nearly 600,000 units 19 days after its release in the United States.

Sales of the handheld don't appear to be slowing down much. Early last week, Nintendo announced that it expects to sell 17 million DSes worldwide during its current fiscal year, up from its previous projection of 16 million units. And the sales figures are more than merely boasting: The DS sales were a primary contributing factor to the company's first-quarter profit of $133.6 million.

Japanese newspaper Kyoto Shimbun reports that about 10 DS titles have gone platinum.

By Walt Wyman, GameSpot
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:36 pm PT

SOURCE: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6154976.html

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