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Nintendo DS Lite

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Overall 9

Nintendo DS Lite

PC Magazine
13 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The new, improved Nintendo DS Lite is worth the cost of the upgrade for fans of the original DS portable gaming device. It retains all the qualities that made the DS so much fun, and the bright new screens make a significant difference in the look of the games.
  • Pros: Bright screens. Lighter and slimmer than original DS.
  • Cons: Inserted Game Boy Advance cartridges stick out at the top slightly.
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Packs A Whole Lot of Fun In Small Device: Nintendo DS Lite

Personal Electronics buzz
7 July 2007
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo DS Lite is a multi-function game console for road trips and fits nicely in a backpack. The Nintendo DS is an improvement over previous models. It is smaller and weighs much less than previous models. It is enhanced by a designer casing in very attractive colors. The cost is between $125 and $130.
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Expert Review

Edutaining Kids
18 April 2007
  • Excerpt: T echnologically savvy and notoriously harder to please, kids ages 9 and up require extra attention when selecting software and gifts that will truly engage their attention and hold their interest. Fortunately, we've found a few pleasers. The Nintendo 3DS is the latest handheld system from Nintendo (the Nintendo DS Lite mentioned below is still a good system, but the 3DS is the latest).
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Nintendo DS Lite

Sound & Vision Magazine
30 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Music, movies, and other multimedia applications aside, no one can touch Nintendo in the world of portable gaming. From the first Game Boy in 1989, the intuitive user interface, the addictive gameplay, and the cutting-edge hardware design ensured that seemingly every man, woman, and child on the planet would essentially buy at least six of each new handheld model, based on Nintendo's most recent sales figures.
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Dual-screen handheld gaming system

Consumer Electronics Net
11 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Nintendo DS Lite is the latest revision of Nintendo's popular handheld gaming system. The new version offers a drastically form factor, brighter screens and a sleeker look than its predecessor. It also gains some other minor design tweaks. Nintendo ( ) NA $129 Gamers Nintendo DS Lite was released a month ago in the United States.
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Overall 10

Nintendo DS Lite

15 June 2006
  • Conclusion: When I first opened the DS Lite, it sort of reminded me of the old Game & Watch from Nintendo. It features the same flip open dual-screen configuration, except the G&W only played one game and wasn't in color. The controls are not over done like what you'd see on a home console. There is a directional pad and a total of 6 buttons for control (X,Y,B,A,L,R). There's also the standard Start and Select buttons.
  • Pros: Lightweight and small, Bright screen, Great viewing angle from all sides
  • Cons: Absolutely none
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Overall 8

Nintendo DS Lite Review

13 June 2006
  • Conclusion: We won’t look a gift horse in the mouth, though. Despite a few interface quirks and the fact the machine’s external casing is prone to taking a beating, not to mention attracting dirt and gunk, the DS Lite does what it promises. Now, you can not only enjoy the offbeat, artistically-gifted games the console is known for ( Electroplankton , Trauma Center , Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney , etc.), but also do so in comfort and style.
  • Pros: Enhanced portability; Brighter screen; Revamped button layout; Slimmer weight
  • Cons: Case prone to smudging; GBA games stick out; Where's the light switch?
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Review: Nintendo DS Lite Polar White

12 June 2006
  • Conclusion: THIS is the DS you were expecting Nintendo to release on November 11th, 2004, not that ugly bulky grey thing. The dual screens and cool touch interface was enough to make most of us forgive Nintendo for the looks of the original DS. The new DS Lite is now as sleek and sexy as a PSP or iPod, and has a brighter screen to boot. If you were on the fence about trading in your old DS, go get one soon before they’re hard to find. You won’t be sorry you did.
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Overall 10
Value for money 9
Comfort 8
Overall quality 10
Construction 9
Appearance 9

Nintendo DS Lite

Nintendo World Report
27 April 2006
  • Summary: The long-anticipated DS hardware revision is a welcome step forward in almost every way.
  • Pros: Actually portable, Bright, beautiful screens, Softer D-pad, Stylish new looks
  • Cons: Fingerprint hell, Not suited for big hands, Terrible Start and Select buttons
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Overall 6

Nintendo DS Lite review

TechRadar UK
23 September 2008
  • Summary: Two years is a long time in gaming, and time hasn't been very kind to the Nintendo DS
  • Pros: Portability, Battery life, Excellent catalogue of innovative games
  • Cons: Graphics performance, User interface (post iPhone), Display size and shape
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