Original DS To Be Axed

Reggie gives us the info, the soon-to-be-replaced Nintendo DS will cease production later this year.

Reggie yesterday appeared on the "Game Heads" show broadcast by American Spike TV (the UFC lot). He announced that the current Nintendo DS will be phased out in favour for the new DS Lite.

This comes as no real surprise, as the new DS is no doubt cheap to manufacture with its newer chips and other electro gizmotronics stuff. Reggie said this will all take place around "autumn" this year.

The DS Lite is set to launch in Japan on March 2nd, available in 3 flavours. We're expecting the same to come to US and European shores by the summer.

Rush out and get your "collectable" version 1.0 Nintendo DS now

[via gamesindustry.biz]

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