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Poll: New Nintendo DS Customer or Upgrading Old DS Consumer

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Poll: New Nintendo DS Customer or Upgrading Old DS Consumer

Old 06-09-06, 07:25 PM
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I'm planning on buying a DS Lite, never owned a regular DS.
Old 06-09-06, 07:47 PM
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Upgrading. My wife will keep her original and I'm trading up.
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Upgraded about a month ago. Now I've got Electroplankton hooked up to my receiver, it sounds great in 7-channel stereo!

Looks like right now the upgraders are just about matching the newcomers.
Old 06-09-06, 09:02 PM
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This is gonna be my first Nintendo system since the SNES.
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It's also the best gaming system from any company since the SNES.
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I am new to the DS world, the Lite looks awsome
Old 06-10-06, 09:07 AM
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I'll get a DS Lite the first chance I get to find one cheap or bundled. It'll be my first Nintendo purchase since I traded in a GBA for a GBA SP. I was going to trade in the SP, but will probably give it to my daughter instead.
Old 06-10-06, 09:31 AM
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I'll break the tie. I never owned a DS, but I got to play the Lite at work w/ the new Mario Bros. game and it's fantastic.

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Upgraded about a month ago. Now I've got Electroplankton hooked up to my receiver, it sounds great in 7-channel stereo!

Looks like right now the upgraders are just about matching the newcomers.
The DS outputs in discrete 7-channel stereo?

So... it outputs in 6.1?

I don't believe that for a minute.

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I've bought two DSs before my Lite, both as gifts. I waited because I didn't like the form factor or complaints over past handhelds. I'd own a PSP if it was in the same price range. There's plenty of games on the PSP I would like to play (now).
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Picked up the DS Lite a little over a week ago at a Meijer store. My first DS and very impressed with it.
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Found a poll thread on this at CAG.

Different picture there, 70% upgraders (with more votes than here).

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...ad.php?t=96668
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Originally Posted by jediwicz
Upgrading. My wife will keep her original and I'm trading up.
Same here.
Old 06-10-06, 07:16 PM
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Im now looking for a sweet deal on a DS. I will be doing a lot of long distance traveling soon, and the DS sounds like something id like to give a shot. My phone plays NES games well, but it eats up a lot of juice, so ill just get the ds lite instead.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
The DS outputs in discrete 7-channel stereo?

So... it outputs in 6.1?

I don't believe that for a minute.
No, it doesn't output in 6.1. It was simulated 7-channel stereo.
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
Found a poll thread on this at CAG.

Different picture there, 70% upgraders (with more votes than here).

http://www...php?t=96668
I'm betting the average age there is much lower than here. i.e. most got the original DS from mommy & daddy.
Old 06-11-06, 12:34 AM
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I'm not sure if it's age (awful lot of posts from people driving out to check stores etc.), I think it's also just that there are more hardcore gamers there since it is a gaming site, and that it's a deal site so theres more people that buy every console and tons of games both because they're more hardcore as a whole and they buy shit just because it's a good deal.

Where as this is a game forum on a DVD site, so a lot of people who post here (myself included) are more casual gamers who are more into movies etc.

But who knows for sure.
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I think you are right Josh. BTW, my wife isn't upgrading. She is perfectly happy with her pink DS. She rarely falls for the upgrade stuff.
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Upgrade here. I play way too many DS games not to indulge in the Lite. Still haven't decided what to do with my now-stupid DS yet.
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trade it. I think they're $70 trade-in at gamestop.
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The $70.00 at EB/Gamestop ends today. It's really a $50.00 trade but they're giving and extra $20.00. I traded in my old DS and transferred my Wifi settings and traded in my PSP for $130.00 including the extra 20.
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Originally Posted by sharbhund
This is gonna be my first Nintendo system since the SNES.
Me too.
Old 06-11-06, 11:23 PM
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I will be a new customer if I get one (I think I will).

BTW, how is the DS for left-handers? Are there games that require you to use the stylus with your right hand because you need access to the D-pad?
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Are there games that require you to use the stylus with your right hand because you need access to the D-pad?
Not that I've played, that I can recall anyway.

i.e. in Metroid for left handers you'll use the 4 face buttons as your d-pad with your right hand and stylus in your left.
Old 06-12-06, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I will be a new customer if I get one (I think I will).

BTW, how is the DS for left-handers? Are there games that require you to use the stylus with your right hand because you need access to the D-pad?
A few of the games I've tried (Brain Age, Wario Ware) have asked me if I'm left-handed or right-handed.
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Yeah, the stylus only games just ask you and then tweak it a little.

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