It was bound to happen, but our old friend, DS Lite, is on its way out. While once the apple of Nintendo's eye, everyone's favorite (by default) dual-screen handheld, now looking rather less snazzy compared to its younger, more attractive siblings, is packing up for that long drive to Shady Pines, as indicated by a memo from Gamestop, which can be found here.
Of course it will still be available; Companies like Best Buy are still carrying new DS Lites, and shops like Gamestop will undoubtedly continue to carry used devices for some time. Also worth noting is the DSi, with all it's bells and whistles which, arguably, already constituted a better value than its more modest counterpart. Still, it's a sign of the end for this incarnation of the popular system, news that will no doubt this will be met with thoughtful reflection from the collective consciousness of the internet: Something along the lines of "why cant u ds play good gfames cuz its lame GO PSP!1!!! LOL!!" -- the comments sections of popular gaming sites are nothing if not rife with the sage wisdom of philosophers and the graceful eloquence of poets -- but even for those of us who didn't spend too much time at Nintendo Camp, it's worth crediting the DS with showing that handheld gaming is still alive and kicking.