Nintendo completes DS Lite 'refresh' - analyst
A lighter DS Lite
Nintendo will release a third-generation DS Lite as soon as sales of the current model begin to dip in its major sales markets, an industry analyst has claimed.
Nintendo's DS Lite: superseded soon?
Gaming website Gamespot said that Evan Wilson, an analyst at investment bank Pacific Crest Securities, told investors that "contacts indicate that a refreshed DS is complete".
Wilson said his moles told him the revamped DS Lite will be thinner, lack support for Game Boy Advance cartridges, offer on-board storage and have larger displays.
However, Wilson urged caution to anyone anticipating an imminent release of the redesigned handheld console: he doesn’t expect the new DS Lite to go on sale until “sales begin to tail off in all three major geographies” - Japan, Europe and the US.
DS is just a GBA?
>The DS is just a GBA with some extra added hardware
eh? so, ignoring the dual screens, the touch screen, the larger memory
address space etc its the same? yes, like the PS3 classic is just the same
as a PS2.
Shame. I regularly use GBA carts on my DS Lite, having missed the entire GBA era (my last handheld prior to the DS was the rather short-lived GBC). And it's bad enough that the current size of the DS Lite isn't really comfortable in my gargantuan hands. Of course, they already eliminated half the GBA support from the DS in the first place- apparently you can't connect a DS to another DS or a GBA if you want to play GBA multiplayer.
three words: Opera for DS. It needs the RAM expansion pak. Also, yeah, the rumble pak that's used by a handful of games.
I fail to see...
"DS Lite will be thinner, lack support for Game Boy Advance cartridges"
I fail to see the good in this. Well except for the fact the outdated model will beon eBay. :D