are ds phats starting to become rare

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Spongebobplace, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Spongebobplace
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    as the title says




    (i have one in good condition and its blue)
     
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    yeah and i kinda want one again but after thinking about the cost vs what im actually receiving, i usually decline to buy. they are just so terrible compared to later gen DS systems.

    i owned about 4 of them over the years, the blue model being my favorite and one i played the most.
     
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    yea the ds lite has better screens and looks better and the dsi adds many features (and so on with the 3ds family) but the main reason i like the ds phat is because it fells SO GOOD in the hands (also gba slot dosent stick out)
     
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    They may be rare apart from in my house... i have 104 :rofl2: all in full working order except they all have broken hinges.

    I brought them with the intention of fixing them, but the supplier i intended to buy the new housings from stopped doing them :rolleyes: now instead of shells being £4 each it's more like £12. so like the past 3 years they still sit in boxes collecting dust.
     
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    Nah, you can get one brand "new" (refurbished) from china.
     
  6. Ryccardo

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    I think so. Mine was assembled myself with the best parts from 3 broken ones got from friends around 2009, and for many years Gamestop didn't have them and neither does Cex (although they opened less than a year ago in Italy)
    The classifieds here were also full of people selling their DS (almost always a Lite) with flashcard, nowadays they all disappeared...
     
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    Time flies. Besides nostalgia though, nothing CFW 3DS and a DS cart can't do these days, and form factor is pretty on-point. I wish we had other options besides EZ Flash for GBA though.... or I need to stop being lazy and hunt down a tabbed battery for my M3 to pop back into the Micro for that rad tiny experience.