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Nintendo DS Lite

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Nintendo DS Lite
ニンテンドーDS Lite Nintendo DS Lite
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DS Lite
Release dates
Japan: March 2, 2006
N. America: June 11, 2006
Europe: June 23, 2006
Australia: June 1, 2006
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • Dimensions: 73.9 millimeters (2.9 inches) tall, 133 millimeters (5.2 inches) broad, 21.5 millimeters (0.85 inches) wide.
  • Weight: 218 grams
  • Top Screen: A backlit, 3.12-inch, transmissive TFT color LCD with 256x192-pixel resolution and .24mm dot pitch, capable of displaying a total of 262,144 colors.
  • Touch Screen: Same specifications as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.
  • Backlight brightness can be changed, but it cannot be turned off. It has four settings, from dimmest to brightest.
  • Battery: Lithium ion battery delivering from 15 to 19 hours of play on a three-hour charge; power-saving sleep mode; AC adapter.
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian.
Related information
Console generation: Seventh generation
Pokémon generations: III*, IV, V
Console type: Handheld
Colors:
Crystal/Polar White
Ice Blue
Enamel Navy
Pink
Jet Black (Onyx)
Metallic Silver
Metallic Rose (Rose Metal)
Coral Pink
Red
Smart Black
Pikachu YellowSp
Lime Green
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The Nintendo DS Lite (Japanese: ニンテンドーDS Lite Nintendo DS Lite) is a redesigned, lighter, and brighter version of the Nintendo DS, developed by Nintendo, comparable to the Game Boy Advance SP being a redesign of the original Game Boy Advance. Like its predecessor, the Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen, Wi-Fi enabled, touch-sensitive, Game Boy Advance game compatible, handheld game console. It was announced in Japan on January 26, 2006 and was later released on March 2, 2006, before being released in North America on June 11 and in Europe on June 23. Its successor is the Nintendo DSi.

Changes from the original DS

  • Weight: At a weight of 218 grams, it is about 21% lighter than the original.
  • Size: 133 mm × 73.9 mm × 21.5 mm compared to the original which was 148.7 mm × 84.7 mm × 28.9 mm
  • Backlight brightness can be changed, but it cannot be turned off. It has four settings, from dimmest to brightest.
  • Battery life: At the lowest setting, the light will let the system run consistently for about 15-19 hours. The higher the light, the shorter the battery life.
  • Thicker stylus and sturdier hinges make gameplay easier.
  • Smaller +Control Pad.
  • A different charging adapter, which is incompatible with that of the Game Boy Advance SP and original DS.
  • Power button has been changed into a switch on the right side of the system that must be held.
  • Game Boy Advance games protrude from the bottom of the smaller system (about 1 cm), much as Game Boy and Game Boy Color games do on the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP.
  • Microphone position moved from below the bottom screen to the center of the hinge.

Pokémon games

All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Dash Racing game 2004
Pokémon Trozei! Puzzle game 2005
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Dungeon crawler 2005
Pokémon Ranger Action RPG 2006
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Main series RPG 2006
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness Dungeon crawler 2007
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Action RPG 2008
Pokémon Platinum Main series RPG 2008
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Dungeon crawler 2009
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Main series RPG 2009
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Action RPG 2010
Pokémon Black and White Main series RPG 2010
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure Typing 2011
Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS Card game 2011
Pokémon Conquest Turn-based strategy 2012
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Main series RPG 2012

By backwards compatibility

Due to the second slot, all Game Boy Advance games can be played on the Nintendo DS Lite; however, it is not compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Main series RPG 2002
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Pinball 2003
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Main series RPG 2004
Pokémon Emerald Main series RPG 2004
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Dungeon crawler 2005

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Special Pokémon editions

  • 2006 Pokémon DAISUKI Club edition: On July 13, 2006, it was revealed that, in conjunction with the promotion for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a limited run of special Nintendo DS Lites would be available through a drawing open to members of the Japanese "Pokémon DAISUKI Club". These featured Crystal White Nintendo DS Lites with Pikachu artwork on the front.
  • 2007 Pokémon DAISUKI Club editions: On December 18, 2007, it was revealed that a limited run of special Nintendo DS Lites would be available through a competition open to members of the Japanese "Pokémon DAISUKI Club". There were four models, all Crystal White Nintendo DS Lites with Pokémon artwork on the front; they are the same as the one sold in 2006, but featured a different logo. The four Pokémon are Pikachu, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. Only 25 of each model was produced (totaling 100 in the series). The competition ran until January 21, 2008.
  • Pokémon Dialga and Palkia edition: A Jet Black Pokémon Diamond and Pearl DS Lite featuring a glitter design of the two legendary Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia on the front, was released in Pokémon Center stores on September 28, 2006. It retails for ¥16,800. This DS Lite launched in the U.S. at the Nintendo World Store in New York City at a price of US$219.99 in conjunction with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. On May 15, 2007, the special DS Lite was released in a Bundle Pak that includes both games, a Prima Strategy Guide, and three pins each featuring Dialga, Palkia, and the three starters Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar for US$329.95. This version of the DS Lite is the power poll prize in v217 of Nintendo Power. It was also available in some stores bundled with a Dialga and Palkia Travel Case, a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness DVD and a poster of Grovyle and the Time Gears.
  • Pokémon Center Pikachu edition: Yellow DS Lites which features Pikachu on the front cover were released in Japan. Buyers had to visit a Pokémon Center in Japan between June 1, 2007 and July 1, 2007 and fill in an application form for a chance to win a right to buy the console for ¥16,800. On November 17, 2007, the special DS Lite was released in a bundle pack for US$345.95.

See also

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