|Nintendo DS Lite Metallic Rose
|List Price: $129.99
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With impressive 3D rendered graphics and ultra-bright screens, Nintendo DS Lite delivers cutting-edge portable games for fans of any genre. Plus, you can connect wirelessly to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and challenge players around the world.
Metallic Pink is back! The best-selling video game system in the world grabs attention with a splash of color and looks good whether it's toted in your school backpack, pulled from your purse, or riding with you on a family trip. Metallic Rose made its debut as a limited-edition bundle and now it's back again to round-out the Nintendo DS Lite palette of available colors. It joins Polar White, Coral Pink, Onyx, Crimson/Black, and Cobalt/Black. Now there's a Nintendo DS color to complement any outfit. The Nintendo DS Lite is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek folding design loaded with features for a unique gaming experience. The color screens are now even brighter and the lower touch screen provides a totally new way of playing and controlling games. Use the built-in wireless mode to share games, chat or even play multiplayer games on-line via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Play impressive 3-D rendered Nintendo DS games and play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single player mode. Nintendo DS Lite comes with a variety of distinctive changes that set it apart from the original: It's less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter. Its two bright screens can be adjusted to four levels to adapt to different lighting conditions and to extend battery power. The microphone sits in the center of the unit and the LED lights are clearly visible whether the unit is open or closed. The stylus is 1 centimeter longer and 1 millimeter thicker than the stylus of the original and slides into a side storage slot. The Start and Select buttons were repositioned for easier access. A removable cover keeps the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot clear from dust and debris when it's not in use. With the Nintendo DS Headset, you can talk and chat over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or voice command games.Features:
With Nintendo DS Lite, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer gameplay, and the free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service allows you to compete against players from around the globe.Dual Screens:
Two incredibly bright LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking gameplay advances ever developed. Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3D view, with impressive 3D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo 64. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
Ready to take on the world? Now, with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat and play with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game. There are no subscription fees -- the service is free!Touch Screen Technology:
The lower screen offers something never before provided by any dedicated game device: touch-screen capabilities. You no longer have to rely on just buttons to move your character or shift perspectives. Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with a stylus or fingertip. The possibilities are limited only by developers' imaginations. The touch screen features a tougher film cover for durability, and the included stylus is stored in the back of the unit.Microphone Port:
A built-in microphone port means that with Nintendo DS, you only need to tell your games what to do. The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games.Wireless Network:
With Nintendo DS Lite, you can connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. The wireless range can be an incredible 30 to 100 feet and for some games, multiplayer requires just one Nintendo DS game card.Note: Nintendo DS Lite wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo. We recommend that you never reveal any personal information or arrange to meet a stranger.Rich Stereo Sound:
Nintendo DS Lite sound capabilities allow for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. Stereo speakers allow for virtual surround sound and a plug for headphones transmits stereo sound.Backward Compatibility:
Nintendo DS Lite features a separate media port for Game Boy Advance cartridges, allowing you to play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single-player mode.Technical Specs:
- Size (closed): 133 millimeters (5.2 inches) wide, 73.9 millimeters (2.9 inches) long, 21.5 millimeters (0.85 inches) tall.
- Top Screen: A backlit, 3-inch, transmissive TFT color LCD with 256 x 192 pixel resolution and .24 mm dot pitch, capable of displaying 260,000 colors.
- Touch Screen: Same specs as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.
- Wireless Communication: IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo's proprietary format; wireless range is 30 to 100 feet, depending on circumstances; multiple users can play multiplayer games using just one DS game card.
- Controls: Touch screen, embedded microphone for voice recognition, A/B/X/Y face buttons, plus control pad, L/R shoulder buttons, Start and Select buttons. The stylus is 1 centimeter longer and 2 millimeters thicker than the stylus of the original Nintendo DS.
- Input/Output: Ports for both Nintendo DS game cards and Game Boy Advance game paks, terminals for stereo headphones and microphone. A removable cover for the Game Boy Advance game pak slot provides added protection from dust and other foreign materials.
- Other Features: Embedded PictoChat software that allows up to 16 users within local range of one another to chat at once; embedded real-time clock; date, time and alarm; touch-screen calibration.
- CPUs: One ARM9 and one ARM7.
- Sound: Stereo speakers providing virtual surround sound, depending on the software.
- Battery: Lithium ion battery delivering five to 19 hours of play on a four-hour charge, depending on use; power-saving sleep mode; AC adapter.
- Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian.
- DS Lite doesn't just play DS games – it also features an additional port for Game Boy Advance Game Paks
- Get up to 19 hours continuous gameplay on one charge
- Ready to take on the world? With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat with friends while you play and compete with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game
- Twin ultra bright LCD screens that combine crisp, punchy colors, along with touch-screen technology on the lower screen
- Powerful dual processors bring 3D graphics to life with lightning-fast rendering
- Almost...not perfect yet.
The Nintendo DS came real close to becoming the ultimate handheld. The DS is targeted for children to teens. Some games are fun even for adults but there are only a few. Graphically the games are good, especially the sprites based games. For the polygon graphics, it looks the PS1 (maybe better due to the small screen size). Besides the graphics limitation the DS does just about everything right to make a fun system. There are enough "bells and whistles" for developer to take advantage of to make a game interesting and fun. The touch screen is neat but some games try to hard to incorporate the feature, making the gameplay seem forced on. Maybe Nintendo with get everything right for the true Gameboy Successor....more info
- I love the DS!
Hi my name is Katie I am 7 years old .I think you should get a D.S because it is really fun to play with. Because you can play pictochat.Pictochat is when you can text each other but it can't be ferther then 30 feet.Or else it won't work. ...more info
- DS Lite is a good buy!
I got the DS Lite long after it came out, and I never had the original. So, I won't be comparing this one to the original DS. Anyway, the DS is a great system, and I've thoroughly enjoyed having it, although I have some minor quibbles. Let the review begin!
First off, the DS Lite is well-designed for the most part. It's sleek, sassy, and attractive. The screens have a built-in brightness adjustment feature, which is nice. Overall, the design is good. I do have one complaint, though. I have the black version and it seems to be a magnet for fingerprints. I don't know if it's just the color or the material or what, but I can just wave my hand over it and fingerprints will appear. Oh well, a nice decal will solve that problem!
Now, as much as I love my DS Lite, the fact remains that the PSP has way better graphics. So, the PSP is the more technically impressive machine. However, the DS has a better game library, which is why I chose it. Truth be told, if the PSP had the same game library available, I would have chosen it. Not necessarily because of the graphics (which don't matter all that much to me), but because of the touch screen. You heard me. I really don't know how to feel about the touch screen. On the one hand, point-and-click adventures make really good use of the touch screen and are fun to play that way. On the other hand, because a touch screen is available, game developers feel the need to shoehorn in as much touch screen functionality as possible, even when it hurts gameplay. For example, Sonic Chronicles forces you to do everything with the touch screen, including moving your character when it would be so much less tedious to use the d-pad. I suppose that's the fault of the game developer and not the DS itself, but the PSP won't suffer from such things since it has no touch screen. Oh well, this argument is kind of pointless, but I thought I'd mention that little quibble anyway.
Overall, I highly recommend getting a DS. It works well, and the game library is great.
- A Chritmas gift for a precocious four year old
A Christmas gift for a precocious four year old, she enjoys girly and educational games. Tho she probably wouldn't be all that interested in having the DS if she didn't have an older brother who plays with his DS all the time....more info
Muy bueno, pero sugiero comprarlo con un R4 y tener una gama alta de juegos en un solo cartucho...more info
- The DS is great
I am not a video gamer at all but I love the DS. It has lots of great thinking games/puzzles. It is very easy to use and has a long battery life. Great overall....more info
This system is garbage. I got it to play Phantasy Star Zero which is probably one of the best games on the Nintendo DS. Everything else is just boring remakes from games on the SNES and N64. Lots of very bad games on this system. I'd rather carry around a laptop than waste my time on the games this thing offers. This is great for kids no doubt but adults no way. If you give this to ignorant old people and they like it then you are disrespecting them with such garbage....more info
- Great buy and wonderful shipping speed!
I ordered this item on a Thursday and had it in my mailbox by Tuesday. It was sent to a FPO address in Spain. My son had it for his birthday on Friday. Terrific!...more info
- Pretty fun handheld console
I purchased this DS for my son's 3rd birthday. I purchased one a month earlier for my 8 year old's birthday. There was fighting over the first one so I decided another was in order. Three may seem a little young for a DS, but my 3 year old is pretty sharp and learns very quickly. He can't put it down. My wife and I now use it has a tool/treat to get him potty trained. It is working. The delivery was fast and on time. No issues so far....more info
Absolutely amazing. Nintendo really outdid themselves wih this unit. If you don't believe me, try it for yourself. You'll be amazed. ...more info
- A Nice Durable System
When I first got this system, I was surprised at how durable it was and how many features it has. It is neat on how it has a touchscreen. This is the first Nintendo product I have owned. I would recommend this system to everyone who is a Nintendo fan....more info
- Great fun for seniors.
I am 60 years old and mainly bought it so I could play the BrainAge game. It is fun and I really think it helps. My husband has noticed a difference in my memory etc....more info
Bought this as a gift for a daughter of a friend. The daughter, who is 12 years old is very happy with the product.
- The Dsi is Out!!!
THE DSI IS OUT, RESERVE ONE NOW ON AMAZON JUST TYPE DSI IN THE SEARCH BAR. !!!!they are going fast!!!! The dsi is the next ds, it is going to be released on the 5th of April !NEXT MONTH! ...more info
- Reliable, tough, and fun product!
My daughter loves the Nintendo DS-she plays Pokemon games on it nearly every day. Unlike most kids, her neurologist recommends she plays hand held games to strengthen her fingers. I have seen increased dexterity in her handwriting since she began playing with the Nintendo DS. She is a lucky kid because she's one of the few who has doctor-recommended playtime.
I find the Nintendo DS to be a reliable, kid-tough product. It's bonus is that it's portable and can be taken on vacation or on any long car trip. The variety of colors available would satisfy any child with a preference for a favorite color. Also, since we're on a limited budget and can't afford a Wii, it's affordable (and fun)....more info
- Fun for even the over 30 crowd!
Love the Brain Age games and Scrabble. Light and very portable. No complaints at all :)...more info
- its great...
i like my ds... im just not sure if its better than a psp... but its great if you are a Nintendo fan, and if you like casual games more then anything, it wireless capabilities are good, but it wont recognize WPA-PERSONAL wich my wii works fine with, so i had to change my wireless settings to WEP. other than that... its great mobile console... battery last forever... its light and its not that big for your pockets. an overall good system....more info
- Nintendo DS great product and great vaule
This is a great product. I had owned the old Ds and the lite is such an improvement. It is lighter in weight, redesigned case makes it easier to use, the stylus is longer which reduces hand cramps. Screen is much brighter and overall a great value for the price compared with other game systems. I would recommend for anyone. Great game selection also for children and adults. ...more info
- Great product - Awesome Customer Service!
This is a great product! This is actually our second one... my older son (9) got his for Christmas. This one was purchased for my younger son's birthday - 6 years old! I was not sure he was old enough, but seeing him playing with his brother's proved me wrong. I highly recommend it!
Furthermore, I want to mention that we had a problem with it, whereas we could not charge the DS anymore after 2 months of using it. We contacted Amazon and even though we passed the deadline for returning it, Amazon took it back and sent us a brand new one!!
Thank You AMAZON for an Outstanding Customer Experience!!...more info
- Birthday gift
I got this for my grandson's 7th birthday. He loves it.Thank you amazon for making it so easy to shop. No running to the store,don't even leave my home.
- Bought it as a gift
Got this as a gift for a friend's daughter and she seems to be very happy with it, and that's good enough for me....more info
- I hate this thing - but my wife loves it
Was part of a surprise x-mas gift. She loves the nintendo ds and the games. plays it all the time. so much for romance....more info