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HandheldGuru97

According to GoNintendo the DS Lite has been discontinued. See the story here http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=156354. R.I.P DS LIte

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Yeah its doesnt surprise me with the 3DS out now. I picked up a silver DS lite from Target a few weeks ago for $90 but the other colors will still at the regular price. Well if you have an GBA games that you still enjoy playing better grab a DS lite quick if you dont have a GBA or the Gameboy Player and a Gamecube.

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Burning_Spear

That may just be GameStop discontinuing sales of the Lite. I thought it would stick around longer than this.

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Oh? Ah, well.

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SigourneyBeaver

DS Lite doesn't exist in UK shops new.

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Bass_X0

Tasuki wrote:

Yeah its doesnt surprise me with the 3DS out now. I picked up a silver DS lite from Target a few weeks ago for $90 but the other colors will still at the regular price. Well if you have an GBA games that you still enjoy playing better grab a DS lite quick if you dont have a GBA or the Gameboy Player and a Gamecube.

why would anyone who enjoys playing GBA games not have a DS Lite already?

Besides, you can always get one second hand,

Edited on by Bass_X0

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SigourneyBeaver wrote:

DS Lite doesn't exist in UK shops new.

That's true nintendo seems to want to kill the ds even the new mario&sonic at the olympics game is only on 3ds and wii doesn't bother me if they cut off support as I got my 3ds at launch.

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Bass X0 wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

Yeah its doesnt surprise me with the 3DS out now. I picked up a silver DS lite from Target a few weeks ago for $90 but the other colors will still at the regular price. Well if you have an GBA games that you still enjoy playing better grab a DS lite quick if you dont have a GBA or the Gameboy Player and a Gamecube.

why would anyone who enjoys playing GBA games not have a DS Lite already?

Besides, you can always get one second hand,

And to the people that have a DS Lite, yet still play their GBA games on a GBA SP are pure crazy, unless they do it for nostalgia or because it's the proper handheld....Otherwise, with the GBA SP, you get washed out colors, crappier contrast and blacks. The DS Lite's Screen PQ and Brightness destroy the GBA's. Durp!

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I only play my GBA SP when I want to play the original GB and GBC games, never my GBA games now.

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Bass X0 wrote:

I only play my GBA SP when I want to play the original GB and GBC games, never my GBA games now.

Yep same here I just use it for games like Super Mario Land 2 and Links Awakening. For GBA games I use my Original DS.

Just a quick question though is the contrast and such better on the DS Lite than the Original DS? I have an original DS that I use for DS games and GBA games but with the DS lite being so cheap now I am thinking of picking one up and trading in my Original DS.

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Tasuki wrote:

Bass+X0 wrote:

I only play my GBA SP when I want to play the original GB and GBC games, never my GBA games now.

Yep same here I just use it for games like Super Mario Land 2 and Links Awakening. For GBA games I use my Original DS.

Just a quick question though is the contrast and such better on the DS Lite than the Original DS? I have an original DS that I use for DS games and GBA games but with the DS lite being so cheap now I am thinking of picking one up and trading in my Original DS.

Well, yes. The DS Lite is much more portable, has a much brighter screen, and louder speakers. Plus, it's shiny. :3

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Tasuki wrote:

Bass+X0 wrote:

I only play my GBA SP when I want to play the original GB and GBC games, never my GBA games now.

Yep same here I just use it for games like Super Mario Land 2 and Links Awakening. For GBA games I use my Original DS.

Just a quick question though is the contrast and such better on the DS Lite than the Original DS? I have an original DS that I use for DS games and GBA games but with the DS lite being so cheap now I am thinking of picking one up and trading in my Original DS.

There is a noticeable difference in color when using anything newer than the original DS. The colours are drawn in lighter shades.

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rjejr

People are surprised at this? DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS? How long was Nintendo going to carry 4 portable DS systems? I don't however think this means N is dropping the DSi for the 3DS, I just don't understand why anybody in their right mind would buy a DS Lite for almost the same money as a DSi? I bought a white DSi at Target for $129 on Tuesday and it included a free Sonic Colors game, which promptly was returned for $25 hence a $110 DSi.

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rjejr wrote:

I just don't understand why anybody in their right mind would buy a DS Lite for almost the same money as a DSi?

Because I rather have a GBA slot to play my GBA games on than a stupid camera.

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Tasuki wrote:

rjejr wrote:

I just don't understand why anybody in their right mind would buy a DS Lite for almost the same money as a DSi?

Because I rather have a GBA slot to play my GBA games on than a stupid camera.

So. Freaking. True.

I didn't even upgrade my DS Fat because I hate the curvy buttons on the newer models.

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Dragoon+Trainer wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

rjejr wrote:

I just don't understand why anybody in their right mind would buy a DS Lite for almost the same money as a DSi?

Because I rather have a GBA slot to play my GBA games on than a stupid camera.

So. Freaking. True.

I didn't even upgrade my DS Fat because I hate the curvy buttons on the newer models.

Personally I never understood why get rid of the GBA slot for a camera. IMO they should have just skipped the DSi and saved the camera for the 3DS.

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