UK DS Lite announcement due on Monday?

UK trade magazine <i>MCV</i> expects price and release date to be confirmed on Monday, May 22.

Nintendo will announce the UK date and pricing of its DS Lite console on Monday, according to trade publication MCV. The magazine believes that the company will finally confirm the console's UK launch plans, following a similar announcement in America recently.

The console has been on sale in Japan since March 2006, proving to be incredibly successful and selling out immediately upon launch. The DS Lite is set to be launched in North America on June 11 for $129.99 (approx. £69) and in Australia on June 1 for AU$199.95 (approx. £80).

The DS Lite is 42 percent smaller in volume and 21 percent lighter than the original DS console. New features for the system include four different brightness settings, a longer and thicker stylus, and a relocation of the Power and Start/Select buttons.

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42 comments
XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

im thinking if i should get it, i like the DS just dont have one.... yet

olthof
olthof

Nice to hear Australia is getting it before the US lol, nice for a change.

blueIcm
blueIcm

I heard it was coming out 6/11 according to gamestop.com well just the pre-release. : -

DomGrimm
DomGrimm

"Why do the Aussies get it first? Unfair and odd!" Because we're closer to Japan. Plus, we're just cooler. Can't wait until June 1!

theKSMM
theKSMM

I'd love to get a DS Lite to get into a lot of the portable Nintendo gaming goodness that I've been missing out on so far. But I'm already diluted on my other gaming platforms...I barely have the money/time to buy/play games on the systems I already have!

akamaru64
akamaru64

black ds lite would be so sexy

quenyanarcher
quenyanarcher

Why do the Aussies get it first? Unfair and odd!

R3v0luti0n
R3v0luti0n

cant wait for the us date Hope your around a best buy on june 11th

samekila
samekila

cant wait for the us date

Dzjaansis
Dzjaansis

Euhm: I just got news that the DS lite will be launched here in Belgium on June 23rd

acu02151
acu02151

Whats the odds we will be paying more or it than the US and Australia?

wkdwill1
wkdwill1

Are all DS lites the same - if I bought one from Japan/USA would it play UK games?

matranok
matranok

ds lite is awesome...i live in aus n have alreadi pre ordered min aswell as new super mario bros n metriod...cant wait!!

humbud2k
humbud2k

Finally! This is the information I've been waiting to hear. This will make or break my decision to import my DS Lite

Bandit_Haze
Bandit_Haze

if the price is correct, i just might get me one of those,.. i like my ds, but a smaller lighter version would put less stress on my hand.. i hope they have the dark blue one on launch day

meimnobody
meimnobody

The DS can play gba games just fine as long it isn't the rumble or the tilt ones or the ones with the light sensor. You also cannot do multiplayer with them. There are 100 DS games coming out this year. Also there is a Cooking Mama sequel coming to the Wii along with two other games developed by Taito.

bobreturns
bobreturns

i understand why people don't want to buy it but i think it looks so cool and i know it will be the same if not better than the original

ubj007
ubj007

I think its going to sell out on most of the places.

master_shan99
master_shan99

I've been waiting for the DS Lite to arrive too... can't wait for it be released in the UK!!!

steve_mcmahon
steve_mcmahon

I've been holding out for a DS Lite, too. I hope they'll sell NSMB with the DSL sometime soon.

Ropeltaja
Ropeltaja

Yes! Finally! I've been skipping on DS in order to get my hands on the lite version! Just wondering when it'll come to Finland and what'll the cost be here...

takeo_miyazaki
takeo_miyazaki

i have a DS and have had since UK launch but i'm still chomping at the bit to get a DS lite! the brightness is going to really help this summer and all the ds games look even better due to the radioactive screen lol :D

easy33
easy33

Nice for Nintendo..........

blackdamage
blackdamage

I already have a DS... but a black Lite would be tempting...

Reece_Boosh
Reece_Boosh

If they sell the Lite in black im in...

Fire_Fly
Fire_Fly

I want a lite on release so the more news the better.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

i want another lite... arctic white mmmm

TryMe01
TryMe01

"Pastehunter Whats the big buzzz ? Its still a DS ." It's not just 'a' DS, it's the DS Lite! Get ur fact straight! and us Aussie's get the Lite 10 days before the US (how cool is that!), but for a little more cash (not so cool)

mark_c_128
mark_c_128

hope its true i really want a DS Lite.

tutukun
tutukun

@Commander: yes but i heard that it cant play GameBoy games tho :(. I've been wanting a DS for 2 months now, the only reason i havent purchased one yet is because the DS-lite. And now the wait is almost over :D

CommanderLYNX
CommanderLYNX

If your not from the UK and you don't care, then don't post. I can't wait for the DS Lite! Will it be able to play GBA games?

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

The US release is right around the corner :P

solidgamer
solidgamer

kool cant wait if its too long i will just import mine from the USA

HermanoExec
HermanoExec

What about the rest of europe? Same launch date as UK?

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Whats the big buzzz ? Its still a DS .

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Nice for the UK Nice for the US to be getting it soon. I just will pass no need to spend 150 dollars on a system I own already that being the DS. I much would prefer to spend the 150 on games then a system that works fine.Just wish they would know that we own it already and would like more games.