buy used DS or get New Ds lite

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by CJL18, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. CJL18

    CJL18 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 4, 2007
    United States
    alright i have a friend who will sell me his Ds for 50dollars. Should i buy that from him i mean it's in awesome condition, or get a DS lite for 130. What would you do?
  2. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    buy the phat ds .it does the same thing as the lite [​IMG]
  3. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    Unless you want a Lite.
    I'd go with the lite, assuming you can find it in stores now... Well, it _is_ past the holidays [​IMG].
  4. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Get the phat, its more comfortable especially if u got big hands.
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Well, $50 as opposed to $130... $80 can buy you a lot of flashcards and accessories [​IMG]

    Just make sure the Phat is working properly. Is it flashed? That would save you $20 you'd have to spend on a passme.
  6. GameGeezer

    GameGeezer GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 29, 2006
    United States
    Play with them both first before you make a decision. The screen brightness is way better on the Lite and makes a big difference on games with color and actually makes many gba games look better than they ever did on the gba. Other than that functionally it is about the same.
  7. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    theres no point in buying a nds lite if youare getting a phat for that cheap. Save yourself some money. $80 more for something that does the same thing
  8. Tomobobo

    Tomobobo Champion.

    Nov 26, 2005
    United States
    I dunno, I loved my phat DS to death, but the lite's just so... mmm.. tasty. Colors are more vivid, and the screens are just so much better and brighter. Even the lowest light setting on the lite is brighter than the phat. Plus the stylus is much better, hell everything's better with a lite.

    But still 50 bones is a good deal for a phat DS. I'd pick it up just to get started with your DS life. With your 80 left over dollars you could grab a flashcart + passdevice. Then in the future, pick up a lite, if you want.
  9. FuManChuu

    FuManChuu GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    United States
    Uh... buy the DS for 50, ebay it for about 80-90, and buy a lite.

    I sold a couple phats for my cousin over the last month and a half or so... 2 went for OVER 120, and one went for 10xsomething....

    People on ebay are stupid, and you could turn some cash
  10. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    I hate the Phat looks and feels very cheap, it's BIG, and the screens look shitty compared to those of the DS Lite

    once you've played with a DS Lite for some hours, you won't want to change back to the Phat DS...the screens are brilliant and make everything look much clearer...

    well, on the other hand, the Phat DS has a way better d-pad, which is larger, more accurate and more comfortable to your thumb..the best d-pad ever on a handheld, IMO

    $50 for a used DS is a damn nice price...I'd say go for it, even if you decide to buy a DS Lite later, you will probably be able to sell the Phat DS for good money on ebay
  11. azndragonguy115

    azndragonguy115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 24, 2005
    United States
    i ds phat can be traded at gamestop for 70 toward a new dslite
  12. theADDict

    theADDict GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    Buy the old phatty so you can get gaming straight away, but then sell/trade toward the FAR superior DS lite ASAP !!
    You shouldn't lose any $$ so long as its complete with no dead pixels.
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