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is it worth buying a new ds???

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by wilksy5555, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. wilksy5555

    wilksy5555 WiiChat Member

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    Hey i have had a ds for 3 years now but its falling apart.

    The screen on top keeps turning off, there is HUGE dints in it and it will occasionally freeze.

    I dont no wether to buy a new 1 cause i no the second i buy 1 a new super dooper handheld gaming system will come out.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
     
  2. romj

    romj WiiChat Member

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    It sounds like it's dyin. Get a new ds lite. I got one and I love it. Nintendo made a red one and black one, these are the 2 newest kinds. Go try one from toys r us.
     
  3. The L.S

    The L.S WiiChat Member

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    You could get another phat DS, saving money, therefore reducing the burn if they release another version in the next year or so...
     
  4. Raphael986

    Raphael986 WiiChat Member

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    Yep get the ds lite the same thing happened to my friend. He got a ds lite and it has a less chance of falling apart:yesnod:
     
  5. domino-lew

    domino-lew WiiChat Member

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    my old ds wasn't broken and i traded it in for a lite not that long ago and dont regret it at all, it is much nicer looking, neater and has much brighter, clearer screens
     
  6. The L.S

    The L.S WiiChat Member

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    I actually think the phat is sturdier.

    And does the lite have clicky buttons?! Of course not.:lol:
     
  7. CodeRed

    CodeRed Old School Gamer

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    i'm just wondering, did you ever drop it? and also i would buy it, i got the GBC, GBA, and the DS missing the GB lol.
     
  8. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    I doubt they will come out with a new Handheld within the next year... usually we get about 6-9 months notice if not more when something new is about to hit so they can hype it up before sales... DS lite is acctually fairly new, although its not way different from the original DS its an update and will continue to be supported for a while...

    With the success of the DS/DS lite, specially in japan, i would actually guess you got a good few more years untill an update...

    They seem to release a handheld to match a console now usually comming up with a new one a year or so before the console. Nintendo loves to make money..lol and no better way then making exclusive gear for owning both the console and the handheld, like mini games and downloadables...

    GB 1989 SNES 1990
    GBA 2001 GC 2001
    DS 2005 Wii 2006

    The only exclusion to the rule was GBC, i think they tryed to stick out the gameboy as long as they could based on market controll instead investing to improve it...
    There were many handhelds "better than the GB, like Sega GameGear" they just didnt bother competing because they still had the majority of consumers

    GBC 1998 N64 1996

    but based on trends and how well sales still are i wouldn't guess you would have to worry about a new handheld till probably 2010 or later... Go get another DS and this time take it easy, when you can't beat a level put it down instead of chucking it across the room...lol
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    The GB is still way easy to find check it out, and an unlimted supply of AA batterys.. :lol: :lol:
    [media]http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/971317/insane_car_battery_hack.swf[/media]

    "dont really do this people you will burn yourself with acid this isn't real!" Got to protect my own butt...
     
  10. The L.S

    The L.S WiiChat Member

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    LoL.:lol:

    But the thing is, you could buy a brand new lite, and then this summer they could announce something. and from this guys post it sounds like he would get annoyed by that.
     
  11. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    no way this summer.. the got to much in store for the D.S. Even a Channel on the Wii just for D.S. Downloads... way to much money invested to drop it that fast....

    at the earliest they will launch a new handheld at the end of 2009 for christmas season... earliest...
    i would bet my life on it, most likely i would think summer of 2010 or christmas time of that year...
     
  12. IceCold

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    I just bought the Red/Black ds lite...it is well worth the money. and you have to get the Phoenix Wright games...challenging and funny
     
  13. wilksy5555

    wilksy5555 WiiChat Member

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    Thanks everyone that had replied with an answer and i am now definetly getting a new ds lite.

    And also to CodeRed i didnt drop it but my brother was playing it and when he finished he threw it over to the couch i was sitting on and it missed and got MASSIVE dint in it from the floor. He wasnt very smart.
     
  14. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Waluigi commands you to purchase a new one!
     
  15. AnOffday

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    First you should kick your brother's butt, and then go buy a Lite.
     
  16. wilksy5555

    wilksy5555 WiiChat Member

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    I definetly agree on that 1!!!
     
  17. killik119

    killik119 Quality Control.

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    I'm getting my first ds soon. Get a white ds, matches the Wii. Black and red would be awesome, but my ps3 and psp match... so must the nintendo consoles.
     
  18. wilksy5555

    wilksy5555 WiiChat Member

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    hey can anyone help me out with this.

    People keep talking bout a red and black ds lite and i havnt seen them anywhere in all the shops. Are they only available in american or will they soon be in Aus?
     
  19. The L.S

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    The only red and black Lite I've seen was a bundle with Brain Age 2, and I saw that months ago. You could always use Ebay.

    But I suggest you find the Triforce Lite.:yesnod:
     
  20. XLaw

    XLaw WiiChat Member

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    Nah ,don't get it ,gets really boring really fast.
     

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