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Ars Technica says:

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If you're a casual gamer or a hardcore fan who takes your portable everywhere, you'll like the way your games play and look on the DS Lite. It doesn't take long to get spoiled by the improved screen and smaller size. quote


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Critic reviews

8.1
5 reviews
  • Game library
    9.4
  • Graphics
    7.6
  • Battery life
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.0

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8.4
112 reviews
9.0
PC Mag Jun 12, 2006

The new, improved Nintendo DS Lite is worth the cost of the upgrade for fans of the original DS portable gaming device. It retains all the qualities that made the DS so much fun, and the bright new screens make a significant difference in the look of the games.

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9.0
Ars Technica Jun 11, 2006

Are these changes worth an upgrade? Easily. If you're a casual gamer or a hardcore fan who takes your portable everywhere, you'll like the way your games play and look on the DS Lite. It doesn't take long to get spoiled by the improved screen and smaller size.

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7.0
CNET Apr 12, 2006

With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 14, 2006

The new console is definitely a thumbs up, its new refined style should now pit it against Sony's more style conscious PSP, but with a quirkier selection of games and a price tag under a £100 means it’s a slice of gaming excellence.

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10
Dpmt Dpmt

The DS light is the standard by which I judge all other mobile electronics and to this day I have found none better. The software is bare bones. But considering when it was released that is understandable. But coming from a first gen Game Boy Advanced was like night and day. I have spent more...

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8.0
fourblades fourblades

Would be better if the screen below was capacitive but I know they prefer the stylus method. Would be more awesome if this had better wii integration rather than making a wii u controller but of course horse power is no comparison with the two. Double screen is cool though some games makes it...

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10
cheepcheep cheepcheep

This is my favorite toy. The battery lasts forever (15 hours or so?) and I love that you can just plug it in to recharge. There are so many games out there for this...you just have to hunt them down as many are obscure or only sold in certain places. Also, you can play games from around the...

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8.0
cjtylr cjtylr

Good little product. Better than the original DS, but obviously behind the curve compared to the DSi XL and the 3DS.

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9.0
Gh05t Gh05t

Lets face it we're all kids at heart and the games appeal to that inner child. sometimes silly, often times engaging but always amusing games make the NDS a great purchase. With easy to find flashcarts that allow one to download roms to play and huge micro sd cards that allow for a huge...

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9.0
ham5108 ham5108

The DS, Nintendo's current handheld console, has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, game libraries of any handheld console. There are over 1,500 games for the DS as of the date of this review. Graphics are good, but nowhere near the level of the PSP's graphics. Still, they're a major...

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