AAPL Stock: 117.34 ( -0.96 )

Printed from

Nintendo slashes DS Lite down to $100

updated 11:30 am EDT, Tue May 31, 2011

Handheld first introduced in 2006

Nintendo announced that it is dropping the suggested retail price of the DS Lite to $100, effective June 5. The move adds weight to reports that the handheld has been discontinued. A recently leaked internal memo from GameSpot indicated that Nintendo is retiring the DS Lite and would no longer produce the system.

Nintendo introduced the DS Lite in 2006, in response to complaints that the screen on the original DS system was too dark and hard to see.

Nintendo also announced that it was repackaging six of its "Mario" themed games for the DS Lite to be more recognizable. The new packaging will be used for New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! and Mario Party DS.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented