During a recent podcast,
1UP noted that Nintendo would announce the official price and release date for the DS Lite this Thursday, May 4. The
announcement will include the relevant data for the North American launch and will likely reveal a price and date for
Europe as well. The DS Lite debuted in Japan this past March for 16,800 yen (just under $150), but due to demand, some
distributors pushed the price to 23,300 yen (roughly $200). Current rumors speculate a June release in North America
with a $199.99 price tag.
The original Nintendo DS model is now on sale for as low as $119.99. Would you be willing to fork over an additional $80 to go Lite?