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Old 10-17-06, 12:32 PM
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Difference between DS and Lite?

ok, so I've been out of the gaming ring for a while now. Just getting back in upon hearing of the new Wii and Zelda games coming out. I've been thinking of getting s DS or Lite for awhile now, but what's the difference? is the Lite a slimmed down econo-version of the DS?

any recommendations as to buy the DS or the Lite?

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Old 10-17-06, 12:39 PM
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Lite's smaller, a little more ergonomic and has a much brighter screen. I bought a regular off ebay for $65 last spring and after playing a friend's lite, I wish I'd held off and spent the extra cash to get a lite.
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Old 10-17-06, 12:43 PM
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Get the Lite, best investment you will ever make. Better screen, smaller, sleeker, better stylus (this is a bigger improvement than most people realize), brighter! Did I mention it looks cool too?
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The screen on the DS sucks--dark and colors look muddy, the screen on the DS lite is great--super bright and clear.

DS lite is also, smaller, ligher and has better buttons and D-pad.

It's a no brainer to pay the extra for the Lite IMO. And I was opposed to upgrading mine when it was announced. Once you see the difference there is no going back.
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Old 10-17-06, 12:50 PM
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The screen on the DS sucks--dark and colors look muddy, the screen on the DS lite is great--super bright and clear.

DS lite is also, smaller, ligher and has better buttons and D-pad.

It's a no brainer to pay the extra for the Lite IMO. And I was opposed to upgrading mine when it was announced. Once you see the difference there is no going back.

What he said. The main thing is the much better/vibrant screen. The only thing I don't like is that GBA games stick out in Lite, whereas, it does not in the regular DS. Everything else tho, the DSLite is stunning.
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Old 10-17-06, 12:53 PM
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Is there anywhere to purchase a larger stylus? I would love a pencil length one because the short one they give cramps my hand.
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Old 10-17-06, 12:56 PM
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I've seen some that were made like big, fat pens in stores. They were third party but approved by Nintendo (made by the same company that makes a lot of the licensed DS cases).
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Old 10-17-06, 02:23 PM
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I was thinking of picking up a DS lite. Do I need any memory cards or anything? Or do they save to the game cartridge?
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Old 10-17-06, 02:25 PM
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No, you don't need any memory cards, they save to the game cartridges.
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Old 10-17-06, 03:48 PM
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Old 10-17-06, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Chaos
ok, so I've been out of the gaming ring for a while now. Just getting back in upon hearing of the new Wii and Zelda games coming out. I've been thinking of getting s DS or Lite for awhile now, but what's the difference? is the Lite a slimmed down econo-version of the DS?

any recommendations as to buy the DS or the Lite?

many thanks
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Old 10-17-06, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
Is there anywhere to purchase a larger stylus? I would love a pencil length one because the short one they give cramps my hand.
There's a few out there, but you have to order from Play Asia. Here's one:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1m7o.html

And one by Hori:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1bxx.html


Never used them so I'm not sure but its worth a try. The Lite stylus by itself is a bit thicker which helps with support.
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Old 10-18-06, 10:30 AM
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I've seen the larger styluses at Wal-Mart.
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i am still having my gba, but i am too ashame to bring it out since everyone is having psp and ds........
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Old 10-18-06, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Outlaw
There's a few out there, but you have to order from Play Asia. Here's one:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1m7o.html

And one by Hori:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1bxx.html


Never used them so I'm not sure but its worth a try. The Lite stylus by itself is a bit thicker which helps with support.
You're making my DS Phat feel inadequate about his stylus. Sure, it isn't the longest or girthiest, but it gets the job done.
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Old 10-18-06, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
Is there anywhere to purchase a larger stylus? I would love a pencil length one because the short one they give cramps my hand.
If you're not worried about it fitting into the DS slot you can get something like this too.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1153998434283
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^ that's kinda cool.
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Old 10-18-06, 03:53 PM
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Yeah that was the one I was thinking of when I said I'd seen one made like a big fat pen above.

I've seen it in packs with just 2 of the big pins and no regular styluses (styli?) as well.
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If you don't care about it fitting inside the DS/DS Lite, just get a PDA stylus. They are longer and more comfortable and you can find them cheaper than official DS stuff.
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Old 10-31-06, 12:26 PM
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What accessories are needed for the DS Lite? Someone I work with wants to buy one for their daughter, and wanted to know if a memory stick or any other accessory would be needed. Can someone let me know?

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Old 10-31-06, 12:32 PM
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Nothing more is required. Games save their own data. Some people use screen protectors, but I don't see the need.
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Old 10-31-06, 12:33 PM
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I recently switched to a Lite and the differences are like night and day. I'd definitely recommend the Lite.
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Cool. Thanks for the info Much appreciated.
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Old 10-31-06, 01:19 PM
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I wish I could stick the new screen and stylus in the old case.
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