It's DS Lite Day!
6/11/2006 7:35:00 AM
Today's the day you can go out officially ad hunt for a new Nintendo DS Lite. The Nintendo World store in New York was open at midnight to satisfy hungry Nintendo fans. Chuck and I are going to be on te lookout today for one as well. Here's hoping you find one and enjoy the lighter, brighter hardware.
-Update- Good ole Chuck walked into a Walmart this morning and picked up two. Did you get yours?
Hundreds of Nintendo Fans Rally to Buy Lighter, Brighter Nintendo DS Lite
The Nintendo World store in New York became the site of a feeding frenzy of video game fans late Saturday as the first Nintendo DS(TM) Lite systems went on sale. The lighter, brighter versions of Nintendo DS(TM) attracted hundreds of loyal Nintendo fans, including some who lined up as early as noon on Saturday to buy the system, which went on sale at the stroke of midnight early Sunday morning. One hard-core fan even left a wedding party early and joined the line still wearing his tuxedo.
Those who arrived early were rewarded for their devotion. The first 100 people in line who bought a Nintendo DS Lite received a free carrying case and a copy of the top-selling Brain Age(TM): Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Some fans arrived dressed as their favorite Nintendo characters, which added to the atmosphere of fun and community. Many people brought along their original Nintendo DS systems and engaged in collegial wireless game matches. The event kicked off Nintendo's "Summer of Lite," a season-long celebration of the hot new DS Lite hardware.
Nintendo DS Lite is less than two-thirds the size of the original and more than 20 percent lighter. Users can adjust its luminous screens to four different brightness settings for picture-perfect game play in any light setting. It is priced as low as $129.99 at retailers throughout the United States, and it comes in stylish Polar White with a raised DS logo on the cover.
Through the end of March, Nintendo has sold nearly 17 million DS systems around the world. For more information about Nintendo DS Lite, please visit http://www.nintendods.com or contact: