Rumors have been swirling for months that Nintendo was going to release a redesigned, slimmer version of the Nintendo DS. As recently as yesterday, Nintendo was denying that anything was going on with a DS redesign. Now, this morning, they come out and announce the Nintendo DS Lite:
It’s less than 2/3 the size of the DS, and 20% lighter. Also supposed to have 4 backlight brightness levels for the screens.
My one complaint about my Mario Kart Red DS is the size – it feels kind of bulky (though not too heavy), and the design just isn’t as sleek and elegant as the PSP.
The DS Lite will be available in Japan by March, probably in the U.S. shortly thereafter. No word on color variations, but I want a black one, please, to match all of my other gear. 🙂