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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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Overall 8

Expert Review

9 May 2008
  • Summary: Its aging bones are creaking a little, but the sheer fun factor and scope of its games library makes the bold, beautiful DS Lite the best handheld console around.
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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
2 May 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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Nintendo DS Lite Review

13 June 2006
  • Pros: Enhanced portability; Brighter screen; Revamped button layout; Slimmer weight
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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 9

Nintendo DS Lite Review

6 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Nintendo’s virtual dominance over the handheld market started in 1989 when the original Game Boy was released. While it was huge, it was pocketable. Kids would bring them to school, parents would play Tetris and the system would become a cultural phenomenon. In the past 17 years, Nintendo has constantly revised their famous handheld system.
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