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It’s DS Lite Time Folks

Now that the DS Lite is out in the U.S. (and my wife has been using my original DS more than I do lately) it’s about time to head out and pick one up.  If you happen to be in the market for a DS Lite, or if this is your first time buying a DS, here are a few handy pointers:

Don’t be afraid to open the box in the store and power the unit up to check for dead pixels.   I had to return my first DS a day after I got it because I had a single dead pixel in almost the exact center of the upper display.  I honestly wouldn’t have minded so much if it wasn’t so unfortunately placed on the screen.  If you own a DS already take a game with you for testing purposes.  Metroid Prime Hunters (including the demo cart) works well for dead pixel testing.

Call first!  DS Lites are currently selling faster than the original DS did in its first few weeks on the market.  Don’t be surprised if you have to make a few calls to find one.

If you pick one up between now and June 18th you can also get a free copy of Brain Age at Best Buy or Circuit City.

If you’re looking for a good hands-on preview before you make that final decision check out this video.

Happy DS’ing y’all!

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