Nintendo DS redesign is here: DS Lite

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  1. Megadrive1988

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    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/news/060126.html














    http://ds.advancedmn.com/article.php?artid=3230
     
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    Looks great! :)
     
  3. Guden Oden

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    Yeah, it does. I wish tho they'd gone and done the full replaceable shell thingy like with GBA micro, but this has an even stronger resemblance to the good ol' Game & Watch Dual Screen games. Damn, I loved those when I was a kid... :)
     
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    Looks good but early Nintendo handheld adoptors are screwed. as always. :roll:
     
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    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14271
    That was like yesterday. And today there's a new DS. Either executive officials in companies don't know anything, or the whole world's full of liars!
     
  6. Hardknock

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    How in the world are we screwed!? We've had the system for over a year now! I'm happy we're getting a new design. And Nintendo is still going to sell the regular DS, just at a cheaper price. Win win for everybody.
     
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    I just got mine, this looks way cooler, but also smaller = bad for big hands, so all in all i'm happy, would have liked better screens though :)
     
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    Here's some retarded photoshop that got a chuckle out of me. Heh.
     
  9. Nicked

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    It looks great (although I can't seem to get that perfect photoshop shadowing at home :(), I just wish they had've waited longer until they could make it *much* smaller than the DS.
     
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    Tempted to get one... Looks great. =)

    The ABXY and D-pad looks a lot like the buttons on the Revolution controller.
     
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    How could it get any smaller? The bottom side of the DS is only the size of the screen+ the buttons. A GBA/SP design probably wouldn't work as it'd be less supportive of the touchscreen and ergonomic in one-hand control.
     
  12. Nicked

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    Smaller screen (like GB Micro). I don't know how this would affect ease-of-use for the touch-screen control, but neither the original nor this are ergonomically optimal anyway.

    I mean, the difference between this and the pure white NDS isn't very great at all.
     
  13. Blade

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    True. In fact, this one might be more difficult to hold than the original.
     
  14. Branduil

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    Make the screen much smaller and games like Meteos would be hell to play.

    This looks good though. I wonder how the new D-Pad feels.
     
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    :shock: What size screen do you want? I think the DS's current screen is too small (having been spoilt by PSPs screen size!).
     
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    I agree. A smaller screen size is about the last thing I'd want in a portable console. As a general principle, I'd even prefer to sacrifice some battery to get a bigger screen.
     
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    Somewhere between what we're getting and what GB Micro is delivering :/
     
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    Heh, Nintendo did a pretty good job keeping a lid on this. Rumours were running wild but I'm pretty sure most people didn't expect a redesign to be announced until E3 at the earliest. I just got my DS a couple of weeks ago but I will be picking one these up, maybe import it since it will no doubt take months before arriving here (NZ). No problem though, my brothers and sisters have been fighting over time on my DS anyway, it won't go unused that's for sure.

    As for the size, I find the current DS is already pretty much small enough (fits in my pockets fine) and with the new model looking a bit slimmer I don't really see a problem. They already have the micro if you need ultra portability and making the screen smaller isn't an option as it would make the touchscreen impossible to use in many games. If anything the a bigger screen would be nice but I'll settle for brighter (in anything but perfect (indoor) lighting conditions it very quickly becomes impossible to see anything on the current DS screen).

    Anyway, great news. I had already given up hope after the announcement promised by Lik-Sang to happen on the 16th never happened.
     
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    I've just been reading up on it and it looks like it will have a glossy finish. I know this is all the rage these days but I really wish they had stayed with the matte finish like the current version. Sure glossy looks nice when you first buy the thing but it quickly start to look ugly with scratches and fingerprints/smudges all over it (I know from experience with my iPod).
     
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