Revamped DS Lite on the Way?

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by JPH, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    It seems that Nintendo has supposedly finished a new, revamped model of the Nintendo DS Lite.
    The article says they should be out around Christmas time, which is a smart move - but may be hard to get your paws on, like the Nintendo Wii's were last time around Christmas.

    I wonder what they have in store for us, or if this is just a rumor.
    Seems true enough, but you never do know.


  2. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

    Jul 29, 2006
    By the sea
    Been rumoured for a while now, on and off.

    I think there's not a lot wrong with the design as it is.... they just need to fix the little niggles (dead pixels/d pad corners/knackered shoulder buttons/rocking touch screens etc)

    I certainly won't be replacing my DSLite just because a newer swankier version comes out - I'm perfectly happy with mine the way it is
  3. DarthYoshi

    DarthYoshi GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    United States
    I just bought a DS Lite not too long ago. If this is true, I may kill myself... [​IMG]
  4. Fiddy101

    Fiddy101 Newbie

    Yes this is great for me i still have a Phat so if this is true i can just buy this one instead of the current Lite
  5. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    Yea, I won't be replacing my lite yet either, still got other junk on my to-buy-list.
  6. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    I'm happy with my DS Lite.. bought it last Christmas.. my little baby is making 1 year now [​IMG]

    I've heard it will have no GBA compatibility.. will it be cheaper than? What about games that use the GBA slot for peripherals? Rumble pak? Memory for Internet Browsers!??
  7. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 25, 2007
    United States
    I wouldnt be surprised... if you look at nintendo's handheld history. And it's not a bad thing either, if more people will buy what ever kind of DS you will have a bigger chance of playing against someone in the train or bus [​IMG]. Also game companys will develop more games because their is a bigger market for their product [​IMG])

    I don't think i will buy one, unless my trustworthy dslite will break down [​IMG]
  8. EarthBound

    EarthBound a/s/l?

    Aug 28, 2003
    United States
    Fort Worth,Texas
    I'm still waiting for my DSphat to bite the dust.
  9. [M]artin

    [M]artin .

    Nov 7, 2006
    United States
    Don't think it's coming by X-mas or Nintdy would've made some kind of effort in advertising it by this point. [​IMG]
  10. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    well ill be damned
    some guy started a thread about this and he ended up getting flamed for it

    ill get it if it has a much better build than the lite
    soo fragile..
  11. Zaraf

    Zaraf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 23, 2005
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Wouldn't we have seen some pics of the new revamp by now if it was true? Or at the very least, some official announcement? How long were DS Lite images available before the it hit the store shelves?
  12. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Unless it has significant extra functionality or upgraded graphical abilities, I won't bother with it. If it removes GBA compatibility, then it's a complete bust as far as I'm concerned.

    The only further purchases for DS that I plan to buy are:
    newer flashcarts and/or memory cards
    replacement battery

    Ain't buying anything else....that includes games.

    Now, an all-new handheld with more power....that's a different story, but I don't think that's what this is, so.....meh....
  13. j5c077

    j5c077 dood

    Aug 7, 2003
    United States
    hm, if it is true..

    gba micro all over again?

  14. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    No way. It will NOT have larger screens. How would they do this? It would either have to stretch the image or make each pixel larger. And they could never use the larger screens for future games because then they wouldn't work on the original 2 versions of the DS.
  15. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

    May 31, 2004
    so true i read that thread [​IMG]

    oh and about the onboard storage.. maybe this will mean we can download gba gbc snes games like we do on the nintendo wii.

    handheld virtual console... pff these guys are geniuses
  16. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Larger screens != higher resolution. This won't cause compatibility issues any more than plugging a console into different size televisions would.
  17. pimpyT

    pimpyT GBAtemp Regular

    May 30, 2006
    United States
    I would love to see a new DS that is "lite"er and had a bigger screen.

    Read an interesting article on cNet's Crave blog that gives several reasons why it might not happen. Interesting read...
  18. Dead Ghost

    Dead Ghost GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 16, 2005
    Maybe for the next gen DS, but not a revamped DS, because the larger screens won't be compatible with current games, without a black border.
  19. Ktaro

    Ktaro Advanced Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    I think it's about how that guy expressed himself in the title I think it was something like "Don't buy a DS lite now!!11" or something and that he didn't mention it as a rumor *no question mark*. Anyhow I still don't think he deserved getting flamed at shame on you people [​IMG]

    Anyway would this version be like a cheaper one? that would be cool I always wanted to use the challange mode in dragon quest joker and of course kick ass *grin* [​IMG]
  20. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    If there is a newer Lite on the way, I doubt it'd be out before Christmas. That's barely a month away, with no announcement about it. Besides that, didn't Nintendo plan two limited edition Lites just for holiday shopping?