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Joystiq presents

DS Lite on June 11th [Update 1]

It appears that Nintendo is continuing with their trend of dropping their payload of destructive news pre-E3, with the latest being the long-awaited information on the DS Lite release in America. Taking place on June 11th, the price for the DS Lite is the very reasonable sum of "as low as" $129.99, implying that bundles will be available, however American gamers will only be able to acquire the handheld in Polar White initially, with other color varieties to follow in the coming months after release. The DS Lite, whose smaller size and weight than that of the original DS, along with improved screen brightness that rivals the computer monitor you're using to read this post, was a huge hit in Japan, selling like cakes of the hottest variety.

[Thanks Jamil and thrillho]

[Update: Cleared up confusion of wording about the pricing.]

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1. May I be the 1st?

Posted at 9:12AM on May 4th 2006 by dwarpdesign

2. anyone else predicting new colors coming out the same day as the wii? maybe even the same other 4 colors, to be fashionable, or course..

Posted at 9:14AM on May 4th 2006 by Thrillho

3. Wait, I read on Gamespot that the price is $149.99!

Posted at 9:28AM on May 4th 2006 by Ziy

4. Europe?

Posted at 9:56AM on May 4th 2006 by BlackPearl

5. Hey talk to NOE for European dates. Why would NOA announce Euro dates?

Posted at 10:14AM on May 4th 2006 by unreal mccoy

6. I have not seen anybody address this point before... Your wifi games are tied to the Wifi ID of your DS. If you buy and switch to the Lite, don't all your records and such get screwed up??

Posted at 11:14AM on May 4th 2006 by aaron

7. Hmm finally sold my PSP today and I've really been thinking about getting one of these. I wish it were coming out sooner but I suppose I can hold off for another month.

Posted at 11:26AM on May 4th 2006 by JustinWhy?

8. You can transfer your wi-fi profiles from your old ds to your new one, unless of course you use it as trade in.

Posted at 11:57AM on May 4th 2006 by chris


Posted at 12:13PM on May 4th 2006 by Mat

10. nice
Just 3 days after my birthday, talk about good timing although I was hoping it to be sooner than that.

Posted at 12:36PM on May 4th 2006 by Joe

11. Nice move by Nintendo on this one, and a great price. I'm saving up to get a Lite, and a copy of New Super Mario. Good day for the DS.

Posted at 12:44PM on May 4th 2006 by free games


Let's hope the other colors come out soon. And, wow, only $129.99! For a new DS! That's less than the original's launch price at $149.99!

Posted at 3:33PM on May 4th 2006 by Marc

13. If I may qoute a recent comment I made a week ago.

"I feel a disturbance in the Force. It's as if thousands of DS Phats all cried out at once, and then were silenced."

Posted at 3:36PM on May 4th 2006 by Marc

14. Marc, what? That's just a quote from some webcomic in which Yamauchi was saying exactly that, but instead of "DS Phats", he was saying "Nintendo fanboys"...Or something like that.

That was at the announcement of Wii's name.

Posted at 3:40PM on May 4th 2006 by Josh

15. Exactly dude! I said that in a qoute i made referring to the comic. I just changed it to DS Phats.

Posted at 5:18PM on May 4th 2006 by Marc

16. Any word on if a pink DS is coming out? :|

Posted at 8:15PM on May 4th 2006 by Desiboo

17. so i have to wait another month? ugh, man...wish they were going to be released next week.

Posted at 9:18PM on May 4th 2006 by phi

18. Not to brag, but here in Australia, we get it on June 1... that's 10 days before America. I was absolutely shocked when I read that. If you don't believe me, go to Nintendo Australia's website: www.nintendo.com.au

Posted at 2:04AM on May 5th 2006 by Max

19. the original gameboy advance launched june 11, 2001. very cute nintendo.

Posted at 8:23PM on May 5th 2006 by kleger

20. I'm so exicted!It looks sexier than the PSP to me!After all the things I read like the:Opera web browser,IBM Via Voice commands on browser,also it will also be a phone I reccently read today,brighter screens, and longer battery,Sony has no chance!No longer will PSP fanboys throw multi media in our face!I'm proud of being a Nintendo fan boy!Plus theres even more but you have to find my information source.Plus the DS already beats the PSP in games.Now in design,screens,brightness,media,and even functions!It also beats PSP in design because no design flaws.I say it's worth the wait!!!

Posted at 9:38PM on May 5th 2006 by Kiam S.

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