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Nintendo DS Lite
Manufacturer Nintendo
Released Japan.gif March 2, 2006
America.gif June 11, 2006
Europe.gif June 23, 2006
Generation Seventh generation
Processor ARM7(touch screen) ARM9 (upper screen)
Memory 4MB RAM
Resolution 256 x 192 pixel screen
Media DS game cards
Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Units shipped 107.75 million (includes DS, DSi)
Best-selling game Nintendogs
Backward compatibility Game Boy Advance
Preceded by Nintendo DS
Followed by Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is a slimmer, more lightweight redesign of the earlier Nintendo DS model, styled to make it more appealing to a variety of gaming audiences. It was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its first territorial launch in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model. It has been released in Japan, Australia, and North America, with the European launch set for June 23, 2006, where it will be available in "Jet Black" as well as the United State's and Japan's "Polar White". Just two days after Nintendo DS Lite went on sale in the United States on June 11, the new lighter, brighter portable system sold more than 136,500 units, with many retail outlets reporting sellouts. By comparison, DS Lite is out pacing 2003's launch sales of Nintendo's juggernaut Game Boy Advance SP by more than 12 percent.


Nintendo DS Lite Colors

  • Crystal White/ Polar White (Available in all regions)
  • Jet Black/ Onyx (Europe/Japan/USA/Australia)
  • Ice Blue
  • Noble Pink/ Coral Pink (Japan/USA/Australia)
  • Enamel Navy (Currently available only in Japan)
  • Crimson/ Black
  • Cobalt/ Black
  • Gold (Special Legend of Zelda Edition w/ Triforce Symbol on it)
  • Pink (Special Nintendogs Edition)
  • Mario Red (Special Mario Edition w/ Mario's 1st Initial on the front)


  • In Pokemon Adventures manga, when Team Magma is in one of the final fights of the comic, a DS-like device is used to plan out a battle attack.