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Nintendo DS Lite will not be phased out

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2009 22:40 User comments (2)

Nintendo DS Lite will not be phased out Last week we reported that Nintendo was considering phasing out the DS Lite handheld if the upcoming DSi sold well.
Said Nintendo UK general manager David Yarnton, "We’ll let the market decide. We expect some people will upgrade, but we also anticipate that we’ll win over people who were still undecided on DS -- the extra features will help convince them. There’s an extra incentive."

The company has now denied the reports however, saying it will instead be increasing the amount of DS Lite bundles available in the UK.

"We will be increasing the availability of DS Lite bundles with software in the UK, however solos will still continue to be listed,"
a Nintendo UK spokesperson said. "We have chosen to do this as we have found many consumers like the convenience of buying software and hardware together and also enjoy buying them as gifts."

The DSi is slated for an April 3rd release date in Europe followed by a North American release two days later.

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2 user comments

114.3.2009 16:56

i dont have a ds yet so maybe ill get one

214.3.2009 20:12

I did upgrade from the GBA to the DS but I don't think I will do the same with the DSI.

I would have consider if the screens where way bigger! (and the resolution too)

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