Summary: I bought this game system for my son. I even bought a nerf case to protect it. I know it was refurbished but the sales man reassured me that it was gone over totally to make sure everything was well working. My son has taken extremely good care of it. He has only had it for 6 months and the bottom screen has quit working. When I called they said because I did not get the year insurance( which was more than what I payed for the system).
Excerpt: My son had one of the earlier Gameboys when he was only 5 and it was quite rugged so when the DS lite came out I figured why not update the gaming system and give it a try. Nintendo overall makes good gaming systems and I really liked the fact that these new systems would be adaptable to games from previous models. After purchasing the system we immediately put a screen cover on it to help protect it but it didn't do much good.
Excerpt: I bought 2 of these, a white one and a black one, One was for me, one was for my husband. (not for younger kids) . I got them in december, and by Febuary i was calling nintendo for both of them. When i plugged it in the charging light did not come on. When i called they had me send them back to nintendo, they did send me a new one right away, and never explained what the problem was.
Summary: My cousins broke my old DS that I'd owned for several years, so their mom bought me a refurbished one (it was in better condition than my old one at least). When I plugged it in to charge it for the first time, the charging light turned on for a second but then turned off...I figured it was the outlet so I figured I'd try somewhere else later on. When I did, the same thing happened...at every plug... Now I have to hold the charger half-in so it'll charge...
Excerpt: My son used to have one, it broke once, they fixed it, then he lost it. Haven't bought him a replacement and he hasn't asked me. It's a fancy toy, fun for a while, can't take the constant pounding that kids give it. If you have the money and you want to spend it, then have a good time. I don't think they are worth it and I can't stand to see kids on them for hour after hour doing nothing but playing video games.
Excerpt: I broke down last year and purchased each of my sons one of the nintendo ds lite's for their birthdays. My six year old have been after me to get him one because all of his other friends had one. I was planning on purchasing my 3 year old the leap frog hand-held system because I felt he was too young for the ds but after he played with the six year old's ds I found he was able to play the easier games.
Unless you're a fan of things breaking, I wouldn' recommend this
11 March 2008
Excerpt: Nintendo has always aimed products toward the kids, and this product was no exception. The original Nintendo DS, a bulky ugly thing, has been on a diet, exercising, gotten some liposuction, and had a little plastic surgery. The new Nintendo DS Lite does look, I have to admit, good.