GamesIndustry.biz have today reported that the Japanese launch of the improved DS, dubbed DS Lite, won't include the flavours Ice Blue or Enamel Navy following "unspecified production problems".

The launch, on March 2nd, will still include the original White design. Recent reports have suggested that demand for the new DS Lite is extremely high and easily outweighs the supply. Nintendo hope to have the production problems resolved to launch the Blue and Navy versions a week later than planned.

Japanese stores have also reportedly given 14,000 YEN trade-in value for an original DS boxed with instructions, this is almost a complete return on the original purchase.

[via gamesindustry.biz]