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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

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  • Game library
    9.4
  • Graphics
    7.6
  • Battery life
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
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8.4
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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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8.0
Arielrowan Arielrowan

After playing on a borrowed one I decided to purchase my own. I have about 10 games and 5 I play consistently. I like that it is portable and can fit into my purse. It starts fairly quickly which makes it easy to use while waiting for the bus or train. The color options are pretty neat too, I...

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8.0
linkmandrew linkmandrew

The DS lite is a great portable gaming device. The games are fun and the interface (being a touch screen) is intuitive and easy. The battery last quite a while and can be extended by slightly lowering the brightness. It can be sometimes to see the screen clearly in sunlight, but not impossible....

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9.0
namroc namroc

I'm a big nintendo fan and have owned all of the major consoles. I also owned a gameboy advance but wasn't too happy with it or the game selection. I bought the DS after it had been out for a while and some of my friends had it long enough to own games that I could borrow. But the...

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9.0
crynyd crynyd

The DS Lite is so good. It's so good that the DSi couldn't sway me from it, and the 3DS is gonna have to have a comparable follow-up for me to adopt that platform. The DS Lite is, in my mind, the real spiritual successor to the best-thing-ever GBA SP, and it really marks when Nintendo decided to...

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