10. Feb, 2006 11:36 (HKT)

Nintendo announces new Nintendo DS Lite - 3 colors, smaller, lighter & improved Nintendo DS™ model shipping March 2nd - preorder now! (updated)

Product description: The new Nintendo DS Lite is smaller (just 133mm x 73.9mm x 21.5mm, compared to 148.7mm x 84.7mm x 28.9mm) and lighter (weights just 218g instead of 275g) than the previous model. The Start & Select button positions have been changed, they are now located below the four action buttons at the lower right.

Also the microphone and power LED indicator are now at a different position. Further the screen backlight can be adjusted in 4 steps. The name "Lite" consists of the words "light" and "bright".

February 10th, update: Nintendo has today revealed further details of the upcoming Nintendo DS™ Lite. As earlier announced, the unit is coming in the following three color variations:

Nintendo DS Lite (Crystal White)JPN US$ 169.90
Nintendo DS Lite (Ice Blue)JPN US$ 169.90
Nintendo DS Lite (Enamel Navy)JPN US$ 169.90

Any customer who has placed a Nintendo DS Lite preorder as of now, will automatically be assigned a Crystal White model. Color changes are welcome, order updates can be made in the customer account at the order details page.

Confirmed accessories to be included with the Nintendo DS™ Lite:

  • Power Supply (110V)*
  • Stylus x2 (matching the color of the console)
  • GBA cartridge slot cover (matching the color of the console)
  • Strap
  • Manual (Japanese)

    * Please note that the Nintendo DS™ Lite power supply is NOT suitable for any other Nintendo hardware. It differs from the GBA SP™/Nintendo DS™ and even GB Micro™ power supply. We recommend the JA-30 Power Converter [UK plug] for usage outside of Japan or the US.

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  • Official Website (Japanese)
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