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For $179.99 according to IGN rumor

According to IGN, three independent sources have told them that the revamp of the DS Lite is coming on April 4 for $179.99 for the United States.

Over a million have been sold in Japan, where sales were flagging due to so many Japanese citizens already owning a DS or DS Lite.

Nintendo's DSi handheld console looks similar to previous DS versions, but has two built-in 0.3 megapixel cameras.

Other features include a SD Card slot that can enable AAC audio playback, 256MB internal memory, as well as downloadable DSi games through the DSi Shop.  The two screens are also slightly larger at 3.25 inches. Battery life is reportedly lower by 25%.

The front slot for Game Boy Advance cartridges has been removed, removing compatibility for GBA games as well as the Nintendo DS Rumble Pak and Guitar Hero: On Tour series which use the handheld grip for playing.



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RE: $$
By mmntech on 1/16/2009 2:59:32 PM , Rating: 2
I always thought the DS was expensive given that past Gameboy models were usually around the $99 mark or dropped to that not long after release. For $20 more, you can get a PSP that includes a 1gb memory stick and two games. Nintendo's products are getting overpriced from a value perspective.

The DSi is also incompatible with Guitar Hero: On Tour since the Guitar Grip uses the GBA slot. Not exactly the smartest move given how popular the game is, unless Nintendo is going to release a new DSi specific grip.


RE: $$
By sprockkets on 1/18/2009 5:05:32 PM , Rating: 2
They probably will keep selling the DS lite alongside the DSi.


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