Nintendo DS Lite US Street Date Broken: Now Available

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I called around to a couple of local Target and Walmart stores and found out they were selling the DS almost 2 weeks before the official release date:

- Philadelphia SE Target – “Selling it tommorow”
– Phila-Bridesburg Target – “Should of had it yesterday”
– Deptford, NJ Target - “Not out yet”

- Wal-Mart Store #2141
1601 South Columbus Blvd - “Yes we do”, “Can you hold one for me”, “We don’t hold any”, “Are there a lot there”, “yeah, we got them in last night and nobody bought them yet”

ON MY WAY TO WALMART!!!!!

Just got back from riding my Vespa in the 90+ degree heat from walmart, The DS cost 129.88$ plus tax.

Here are some pics:
(View them all in hi-res here: Flickr )

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(View them all in hi-res here: Flickr )

DS vs. DS Lite in the Sun!

One of the biggest questions people asked me about the DS Lite is if it’s easier to see the screen in the sun, the answer is sadly no, it’s a lot worse…. I was very upset when I gave this a try, I thought maybe it was the angle or the position, so I swapped them around, yet the DS was better. I changed the brightness options (from low to high) on the DS Lite and on every level it was still VERY hard to see (It worked best on the highest brightness, which is pictured). The regular DS screen visibility is around 50-75% better than the DS Lite. I first noticed this with my own eye, then decided to take the picture, so the camera didn’t have anything to do with the screen looking dark. I shot it from multiple angles (all TRYING to favor the DS Lite). The DS Lite was VERY reflective, almost like a mirror…

(Here are some Pictures:) view larger ones, Flickr


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  • schmete

    sweet! i’ll call my towns stores tomorrow! *runs around house screaming*

  • schmete

    sweet! i’ll call my towns stores tomorrow! *runs around house screaming*

  • schmete

    sweet! i’ll call my towns stores tomorrow! *runs around house screaming*

  • hey_suburbia

    I posted this information on a Philadelphia Message board and apparently the Walmart I got it from caught on stopped selling them. I got in right on time. So, anyone in Philly, the Walmart is NOT selling them anymore on Columbus Blvd….

  • hey_suburbia

    I posted this information on a Philadelphia Message board and apparently the Walmart I got it from caught on stopped selling them. I got in right on time. So, anyone in Philly, the Walmart is NOT selling them anymore on Columbus Blvd….

  • SirVenom

    Wow. Just wow. I envy you.

  • SirVenom

    Wow. Just wow. I envy you.

  • nox

    Sucks living in San Francisco… no Target or Wal-Marts anywheres close! I’ll have to wait for my pre-ordered one at EB :(

  • nox

    Sucks living in San Francisco… no Target or Wal-Marts anywheres close! I’ll have to wait for my pre-ordered one at EB :(

  • nox

    Sucks living in San Francisco… no Target or Wal-Marts anywheres close! I’ll have to wait for my pre-ordered one at EB :(

  • Zilan

    Wow! You are very lucky to have gotten a DS Lite.

  • Zilan

    Wow! You are very lucky to have gotten a DS Lite.

  • Zilan

    Wow! You are very lucky to have gotten a DS Lite.

  • Jeff

    Got three of them at my local Target today! Woo hoo! One’s for me…the other two are up for grabs on eBay!

    The new screen is gorgeous!

  • Jeff

    Got three of them at my local Target today! Woo hoo! One’s for me…the other two are up for grabs on eBay!

    The new screen is gorgeous!

  • Jeff

    Got three of them at my local Target today! Woo hoo! One’s for me…the other two are up for grabs on eBay!

    The new screen is gorgeous!

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ Andrew

    I can’t believe that the Nintendo DS Lite is out already!

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ Andrew

    I can’t believe that the Nintendo DS Lite is out already!

  • http://wiinintendo.net Andrew

    I can’t believe that the Nintendo DS Lite is out already!

  • Hochiminh

    My DS is cracked on top pretty good. One of the hinges on top is loose. I would buy a DS Lite, but I need to save up for the Wii.

  • Hochiminh

    My DS is cracked on top pretty good. One of the hinges on top is loose. I would buy a DS Lite, but I need to save up for the Wii.

  • Mamamiys

    yo momma so fat that she went to a carnie and asked for the “WORLD’S BIGGEST BEHEMOTH” position to be filled.

  • Mamamiys

    yo momma so fat that she went to a carnie and asked for the “WORLD’S BIGGEST BEHEMOTH” position to be filled.

  • Mamamiys

    yo momma so fat that she went to a carnie and asked for the “WORLD’S BIGGEST BEHEMOTH” position to be filled.

  • CLARKGABLE

    well what person plays outside when its light out?!!

    NOOBS!!
    lite id say is better, smaller, sexier..

    comon

  • CLARKGABLE

    well what person plays outside when its light out?!!

    NOOBS!!
    lite id say is better, smaller, sexier..

    comon

  • CLARKGABLE

    well what person plays outside when its light out?!!

    NOOBS!!
    lite id say is better, smaller, sexier..

    comon

  • Mam ma miya

    ^&_^

  • Mam ma miya

    ^&_^

  • Mam ma miya

    ^&_^

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ DS lite rulez

    well the ds lite does work in the sun for me and Clarkgable, people waiting for a bus play the ds lite in the sun and ect.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ DS lite rulez

    well the ds lite does work in the sun for me and Clarkgable, people waiting for a bus play the ds lite in the sun and ect.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ DS lite rulez

    well the ds lite does work in the sun for me and Clarkgable, people waiting for a bus play the ds lite in the sun and ect.

  • pee

    I dont think thats true i herad someone say thats its brighter in the sun….

  • pee

    I dont think thats true i herad someone say thats its brighter in the sun….

  • pee

    I dont think thats true i herad someone say thats its brighter in the sun….

  • rofl

    Maybe it’s because the DS lite is turned off?

  • rofl

    Maybe it’s because the DS lite is turned off?

  • rofl

    Maybe it’s because the DS lite is turned off?

  • rofl

    why don’t you turn on the ds lite next time?

  • rofl

    why don’t you turn on the ds lite next time?

  • rofl

    why don’t you turn on the ds lite next time?

  • your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

  • your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

  • your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

  • hey_suburbia

    >> your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

    Did you read the article you complete moron?

    I’m 25, I’ve been playing Nintendo since I was 5, I created a Nintendo fan site (this one), I’m hardly a noob.

    THE LIGHT WAS ON ITS BRIGHTEST SETTING! Do you really think I wanted these results? I just bought a DS-Lite and LOVE it, it’s just what I saw.

  • hey_suburbia

    >> your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

    Did you read the article you complete moron?

    I’m 25, I’ve been playing Nintendo since I was 5, I created a Nintendo fan site (this one), I’m hardly a noob.

    THE LIGHT WAS ON ITS BRIGHTEST SETTING! Do you really think I wanted these results? I just bought a DS-Lite and LOVE it, it’s just what I saw.

  • hey_suburbia

    >> your such a dick. Its obvious that you turned the DS Lite’s backlight OFF. noob

    Did you read the article you complete moron?

    I’m 25, I’ve been playing Nintendo since I was 5, I created a Nintendo fan site (this one), I’m hardly a noob.

    THE LIGHT WAS ON ITS BRIGHTEST SETTING! Do you really think I wanted these results? I just bought a DS-Lite and LOVE it, it’s just what I saw.

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  • chris

    liar, i have a ds lite, it is not darker in the sun. you have it at the darkest setting.

  • chris

    liar, i have a ds lite, it is not darker in the sun. you have it at the darkest setting.

  • chris

    liar, i have a ds lite, it is not darker in the sun. you have it at the darkest setting.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    YOU GUYZ THINKZ ITZ OFF, BUT IT IZNT, THATZ HOW DARK IT IZ

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    YOU GUYZ THINKZ ITZ OFF, BUT IT IZNT, THATZ HOW DARK IT IZ

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    YOU GUYZ THINKZ ITZ OFF, BUT IT IZNT, THATZ HOW DARK IT IZ

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    :) :|

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    :) :|

  • http://www.freewebs.com/linkmariofan/ UFUYFJNGJJN

    :) :|

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