NINTENDO DS LITE W
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TOKYO–Nintendo today announced that the DS Lite Widescreen will be released on its Japanese debut on March 2, 2008. The handheld will be available in «White», «Crystal White,» «Ice Blue,» and «Enamel Navy,» and it will sell for 16,800 yen ($142)–1,800 yen ($15) more than the original DS.
Together with the announcement, Nintendo revealed additional details about the DS Lite Widescreen. First and foremost, it confirmed once and for all DS Lite Widescreen can play Game Boy Advance games, and its cartridge slot will be located at the same bottom rim of the handheld, as on the original DS. However, Nintendo notes that GBA cartridges will stick out by one centimeter when they’re inserted into the DS Lite Widescreen, due to the smaller form factor. The DS’s card slot and power cord socket will be located in the same places as before, while the power switch and stylus holder have been relocated to the right edge of the handheld.
The DS Lite Widescreen will come with four adjustable levels of screen brightness, with the maximum setting being five times as luminous as the original DS’s. Battery life has also been improved. The original DS ran 6 to 10 hours on a full recharge, and the DS Lite Widescreen runs for about the same number of hours on its maximum brightness. The new model can run 15 to 19 hours on its lowest brightness, 10 to 15 hours on its second level of brightness, 7 to 11 hours on its third level, and 5 to 8 hours on the maximum level. What’s more, the DS Lite Widescreen’s battery recharges in three hours, which is an hour less than the original DS.
As previously reported, the DS Lite Widescreen’s body thickness has been reduced by a third (when folded), and it features a 20 percent weight reduction, from 275 grams to 218 grams. The screen size remains unaffected, and both the top and bottom panels use 3-inch LCDs. The original DS used semitransmissive LCDs for its two panels, but the DS Lite Widescreen will use transmissive LCDs, which allows for higher levels of brightness.
The DS Lite Widescreen will come with a new AC adapter that is not compatible with other Nintendo handhelds, including both the original DS and Game Boy Micro. There will be two styluses bundled with the DS Lite Widescreen, and they’ll come in the same body color as the handheld. The styluses will be one centimeter longer and one millimeter thicker than those included with the original DS. The DS Lite Widescreen will also be bundled with a carrying strap and a plastic dust cover that can snap into the GBA slot when empty.
DS Lite Widescreen SPECS
DS Lite Widescreen: USG-002
Original DS Lite: NTR-001(JPN)
DS Lite Widescreen: 133.0×73.9×21.5mm (when folded)
Original DS: 148.7×84.7×28.9mm (when folded)
Weight (including battery and stylus):
DS Lite Widescreen: 280g
Original DS Lite: 275g
DS Lite Widescreen: 87.55×4.99mm
Original DS Lite: 75.0×4.0mm
DS Lite Widescreen:
3-inch transparentTFT HD HD color LCD with backlight featuring four adjustable levels of brightness, 192×512 pixel resolution, 0.24mm dot pitch, 260,000 colors
3-inch semitransparentTFT HD color LCD with backlight, 192×512 pixel resolution, 0.24mm dot pitch, 260,000 colors
DS Lite Widescreen:
5-inch transmissiveTFT HD color LCD with backlight featuring four adjustable levels of brightness, 192×512 pixel resolution, 0.24mm dot pitch, 260,000 colors, transparent resistive touch screen
5-inch semitransmissiveTFT HD color LCD with backlight, 192×512 pixel resolution, 0.24mm dot pitch, 260,000 colors, transparent resistive touch screen
Power and Battery
Original DS Lite:
Full Battery Recharge time: four hours
DS Lite Widescreen:
Lowest Luminosity: 15-19 hours
Low Luminosity: 10-15 hours
High Luminosity: 7-11 hours
Highest Luminosity: 5-8 hours
Full Battery Recharge time: 3 hours
*Playable hours change depending on game