Nintendo Co. Ltd. has revealed the redesigned Nintendo DS, called ´DS Lite´. Here are the specs, as translated by Babelfish and slightly interpreted:
Name: Nintendo DS LiteSo the new model is lighter and they managed to reduce its thickness by almost a third. Here´s the contents of the announcement as emailed to Joystiq:
Shipping date: 2nd March 2006
Retail price: 16.800 Yen, including tax (equals $145)
Dimensions (when folded): 133.0 (width) × 73.9 (height) × 21 5mm (depth)
Previous dimensions: 148.7 (width) × 84.7 (height) × 28. 9mm (depth)
Previous weight: 275g
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata today announced Nintendo DS Lite, a slimmer version of the best-selling Nintendo DS™. Also featuring brighter screens, Nintendo DS Lite will launch in Japan in March. Nintendo DS Lite will be less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter.To be honest, I expected a more radical redesign. The ´DS lite´ seems to be only smaller and its surface smoothed. However, that already makes the design more ´Apple-esque´ and will make the handheld match the Revolution better.
Nintendo DS has enjoyed extremely strong sales in Japan and around the world, selling more than 14.4 million units worldwide. The Japanese sell-through of the existing Nintendo DS hardware exceeded 5 million within 13 months, which made Nintendo DS the fastest-selling video game system there.
Nintendo will announce more information about the availability of Nintendo DS Lite in North America and other territories in the future.
Source: Joystiq, Nintendo Co. Ltd., Babelfish
Thanks to: Luca S., Pi