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Japan gets black DS Lite too, America sulks


Many would gladly offer up their lunch money for an opportunity to get their hands on the coveted black DS Lite, but unfortunately that simply isn't good enough for the Japanese and European schoolyard bullies tossing the sleek device back and forth over the head of a constantly leaping and visibly frustrated America. Nintendo of Japan's official website has been updated to reveal the Jet Black DS Lite which sees release this September, just a few months after Europe got the dark dual-screener.

Unless the Nintendo of America headquarters are equipped with cauldrons of bubbling oil and other defensive devices that deal with vehement rioters, it would seem likely that the darkest Lite won't dally too long before finally landing on North American shores. Rioters keen on seeing the Noble Pink variant, however, will likely have to wait a bit longer. Attacking Nintendo HQ astride unicorns and flinging colorful streamers at the walls has been shown to be decidedly less effective at stirring up interest -- trust us, we found out the hard way.

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bjrn1

7-12-2006 @ 5:06PM

bjrn said...

Seriously, you don't want the black one, unless it's going to sit in a display case. The moment you touch it, it will transform from the DS Lite black, to the DS Lite Fingerprint. The white is really soo much nicer.

Unless you wear gloves all the time.

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MGS0LID2

7-12-2006 @ 5:21PM

MGS0LID said...

the only ds I will ever buy is a black ds lite, so get on it nintendo...

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Fire Storm3

7-12-2006 @ 5:53PM

Fire Storm said...

then MGS0LID is a tool.. cuz you know black makes the gameplay much better and the features more pronounced... if ur getting a system only because it looks cool or wont get one unless it looks cool then you arent a real gamer, so you belong with the psp crew

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NoBullet4

7-12-2006 @ 6:10PM

NoBullet said...

Obviously looks is important. Otherwise Nintendo wouldn't need to make so many colors. And I'd prefer a black DS.

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BPMΩ5

7-12-2006 @ 7:05PM

BPMΩ said...

I just want Enamel Navy...

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Silver R. Wolfe6

7-12-2006 @ 7:31PM

Silver R. Wolfe said...

I want one in green! Green green green ftw!

They need to start producing these in iPod Mini colours. :D

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bjrn7

7-12-2006 @ 7:58PM

bjrn said...

Oh, come off it. The ugly fingerprints just annoy me. In addition to that, the left side of the touchscreen has a thin line just off the display area where you get a little white line. Not very noticable with the white DS, but quite annoying on the black one.

I'm curious how the black would improve gameplay though. And why Nintendo would make DS colours which would make gameplay worse somehow.

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Big Boi8

7-12-2006 @ 8:40PM

Big Boi said...

Do they have plans to release any other colours in North America soon?

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Jay9

7-12-2006 @ 8:52PM

Jay said...

Number 8. for the million and fourth time this has been asked because no one reads first.....NO, THEY HAVE NOT YET ANNOUNCED ANY NEW COLORS IN NORTH AMERICA

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Adam Williams10

7-13-2006 @ 7:53AM

Adam Williams said...

the black one may get fingerprinty but the buttons and other parts of the white one fade and wear to a dodgy yellow colour, my inside man in Game showed me their demo one before i preordered. So i have a glorious shiny black one :P Rock on WALES!!

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Ghost11

7-14-2006 @ 1:11PM

Ghost said...

Number 5. I just want the navy one too but Im going to import it. -_-
Stupid America...

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