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.
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. I like the fact that the ds has some games that are easy enough...
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.
Excerpt: I got the DS 2 and a half years ago. I wish i wouldnt of bought it. It was expensive, the screen is small, it also has horrible games and graphics. the only cool feature is that it has a touch screen. If your going to spend the $200 on video games, spend it on a xbox or a Wii. The screen gets scratches easily and the graphics are very poor so you can really see well.
Summary: Ok, the nintendo ds is a bit of a gimic really. I bought one the day the ds lite was released and i can honestly say i've used it only a handfull of times. Its useful if your bored on a journey somewhere or you commute a lot, but other than that i think it's a complete waste of money. In my experience i think the games are very monotenous and not very stimulating and i dont think that nintendo fully thought out their desired target audience when launching this product.