DS Lite £99.99, June 23 in Europe

Nintendo's new handheld available in black and white in Europe from the end of next month.

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Nintendo has announced that the DS Lite will be available in Europe from June 23 at an estimated retail price of £99.99 ($188), inclusive of VAT, in the UK, and 149.99 euros in Europe. The console will be available in both white and black, with the latter colour exclusive to the territory.

The new console is two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and is designed to be a premium version of the company's £90 ($169) console. It retains all the same features as the original, including touch-screen technology, Wi-Fi capability, and GBA compatibility, but also introduces a number of design changes. The screens now have four adjustable backlight settings and are much brighter than before, the stylus is longer and thicker, and the console weighs 60g less than before.

Nintendo has also announced the games that will be available around the console's launch. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? will arrive on June 9, Nintendogs Dalmatian & Friends Edition on June 16, New Super Mario Bros. on June 30, and Electroplankton on July 7.

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