"DS lite has been discontinued" says GoNintendo

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Apr 22, 2011
  1. Snailface
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    Member Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    According to GoNintendo, a corporate email sent to all stores has informed employees to prepare for the discontinuation of the humble, legendary DS lite. If this is the case, it would certainly be the end of an era.

    While I have a lot of fond memories of the lite, I appreciated the extra features and better build quality of the various DSi models more. What do you think Temps?

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    Member omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Yeah, DSi is better anyways.
     
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    As much as I think the DSi is better, I'm still gonna miss the Lite [​IMG] . It's a good thing mine is still in good working condition.
     
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    Well my DS cycle went:
    DS Phat ->Broken->DSi->Broken->DSiXL
    So I skipped right past the DS Lite, but I still want one for various reasons, though this doesn't really affect me.
     
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    Member ishdeepsingh GBAtemp Regular

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    I still luv ds lite. Beats dsi to me. STUPID idea in taking off the gba port for a crappy gimmick. But the 3ds was def. worth it too [​IMG] Heres my DS Lite:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Its Ice Blue, With a See-Thru Top. I was gunna mod the buttons, but because it was Refurbished, it was glued shut -_-.. aww well
    BTW I only did the top because i used the spare case part that i didint use on my other modded ds, which got jacked... lol
     
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    I love my DS Lite, it will forever be one of my favorite handhelds. [​IMG]
     
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    If I didn't have my Phat and 2 DSL's, I'd probably grab one for GBA games... And as one who shops at Gamestop I'd buy some worthy GBA games before they're all gone.
    With the DSi[XL] left over, is there really a reason for people to be buying this while the 3DS can do what it does... And more?

    EDIT: I forgot to include my "R.I.P. Nintendo DS [Lite]"
     
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    I kind of wish I had a DS Lite...

    I wish I hadn't sold it. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, it was bound to happen I guess. [​IMG]

    That reminds me, I still need get parts to fix mine...
     
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    Member Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    They do have amazing battery life -- 19 hours on lowest brightness. I think you would need a battery as big as the DS lite itself to get that kinda mileage on a 3ds. [​IMG]
     
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    Mine are shipped and expecting them soon [​IMG]
    Just from Dealextreme, should be an easy fix, case, digitizer and top screen [​IMG]
     
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    Lol a 'Snailface' Talking bout mileage...

    Dont take that offensive its a joke [​IMG]
     
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    I still prefer it to the DSi series. Sad to see it go.
     
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    DSi XL is better anyways
     
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  17. Nathan Drake

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    They're discontinuing the last device that officially supported GBA games. They better be bringing GBA games to the 3DS VC. As it stands now, the GBA will have gone the way of the GB/GBC with no further support at this time unless you still own an older console.

    This is especially disappointing for anybody like me who has a DSlite on a one year factory warranty that is fairly fresh. If I experience a problem, I don't want to send it to Nintendo, as they'll most likely just want to charge me an extra $20 to upgrade to a DSi or some shit. The DSlite is the highest selling model of the DS too if I'm not mistaken. Seems silly to discontinue it so soon after the release of the 3DS.
     
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    It's had the longest run. Its likeness will live on in the image or its successors.
     
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    R.I.P. you will only be missed for your GBA compatibility.

    Seriously, am I the only one who had to keep sending mine back because of the L/R buttons?
    I only hope that I still get my warranty. [​IMG]
     
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    The shoulder buttons are faulty to a certain degree on every iteration of the DS, from the Phat to the XL. There are ways to tend to them yourself. It isn't really a problem that needs the attention of Nintendo.
     

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