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Gamestop Bids Farewell To DS Lite

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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.

3 Comments

BioAndroid said:

I actually think the DS lite was one of my favorite hand held gaming devices... The size and battery life were great, and it stood up to all my wear and tear! I've had the same one for years and just recently did the L trigger finally break. I like it a lot more than the 3DS that's for sure! ;p

Pauwow said:

@ BioAndroid:
It is funny that you mention the L trigger in your message today, because today my DSi's L trigger died. I agree with you regarding the size and battery life of the DS lite, they were a huge improvement over the old DS but I love my 3DS too! The only thing that I don't like in the 3DS is the material that they use, kind of like the first ps3 is like a CSI's dream come true! all covered fingerprints!

Yong Tripp said:

That's Too nice, when it comes in india hope it can make a Rocking place for youngster. hope that come true.

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