27. Mar, 2006 14:06 (HKT)

Nintendo DS Lite Shipping Update: First Units shipping today, finally, outlook for the next few days & Free Gift with all preorders to apologize for the waiting time.

General Supply Situation Update:

Three weeks after release of Nintendo's new Nintendo DS™ Lite handheld, demand is still continuing to be higher than supply shipped into the market. Units reaching Japanese retail stores are usually sold out within a blink of an eye. For companies like Play-Asia, this usually means that stock is generally only offered in extremely small quantities and at ridiculously high prices (as reported earlier in our release date news).

Nintendo meanwhile promised to ship a quite impressive number of 700,000 units into the market in the month of April. Watching the market situation and price development of distributors during the last few days, we are therefore rather confident to clear a large backlog of all preorders within this week. Starting today, we will have a first small shipment of Ice Blue and Enamel Navy Nintendo DS™ Lites leaving our warehouse, followed by another larger shipment of the same colors expected to arrive either tomorrow or on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, supply of the most demanded Crystal White color is still insufficient and prices for this model remain additionally hiked at most vendors but we also hope for a situation change during the next couple of days. All preorders will continue to be processed as fast as possible, depending on the supply situation during the next few days. The earlier you have preordered, the higher will be your chance to receive a shipping notification within the very next few days.

All preorders shipping at $169.90 & including free gift

Situations such as at the Nintendo DS™ Lite release are unavoidable and repeating at release of most new console hardware. Nevertheless, there's always understandable frustration at the side of the customers who are desperately waiting to play with their new piece of hardware. As a result of the long waiting time, Play-Asia is therefore honoring all loyal customers with a pending Nintendo DS™ Lite preorder with shipment of the advertised preorder price as well as a free gift of our choice.

Every single preorder will include either a fascinating software that can be played on the new NDS™ Lite (including games such as Shaman King: Chou Senjiryokketsu 2, F-Zero: Blue Falcon, Metroid: Zero Mission, Kouchuu Ouja Mushi King: Greatest Champion e no Michi DS, Kyouryuu Taisen Dino Champ: Saikyou DNA Hakkutsu Daisakusen or others) or an accessory that matches the new console (including pouches & bags such as the Pouch Bag or Toughness Bag, Screen Protectors) and more.

Please understand that all gifts will be selected randomly by our shipping center. Due to the large number of backorders to fill, we will be unable to follow specific requests made through our customer service. Further, the gift will not be included with newly placed orders.

New orders will reopen once all preorders have been cleared

If you are looking for a Nintendo DS™ Lite console, then make sure to keep an eye on our pages during the next few days. Play-Asia will reopen new orders once backorders for a specific color have been cleared. We estimate new orders for the Ice Blue model to be opened first, followed by the Enamel Navy color version. We estimate the price for new orders to be slightly higher compared to the initial preorder price.


Nintendo DS Lite (Crystal White) - 110V
Nintendo DS Lite (Enamel Navy) - 110V
Nintendo DS Lite (Ice Blue) - 110V

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