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DS Lite Already Sold Out In Japan


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17716 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:47 AM

The Crystal White DS Lite was released in Japan today and it seems it's already sold out. I didn't get out early enough today so it looks like I'm SOL for a DS Lite for the time being. I should have known there was going to be trouble last week when I saw people drooling on the DS Lite displays.

On March 11th, Nintendo will be releasing the Ice Blue and Enamel Navy colors, but after seeing all 3 in person, I think I prefer the white version.

A few local stores
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Major Japanese websites
(translated in Alta Vista):

Yodobashi Camera
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Bic Camera
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#2 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15314 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:49 AM

Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

#3 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22558 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:52 AM

Yeah... I'm not surprised. I don't think anybody will be.

#4 Ikohn4ever   No Women, No Children CAGiversary!   10804 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:54 AM

trying to steal the thunder from my thread cheapy? http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=86552

#5 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17716 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:58 AM

Heh...didn't see it.
I should have headed over to Yodobashi Akihabara to take pictures.
I suck.

#6 Theduck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   674 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:03 AM

Cheapy, Is the blue one leaning more towards black or blue? The pics online arn't enough for me to determine.

#7 Dkellar   D I Y CAGiversary!   4455 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:05 AM

Hot damn. I wonder if the DS Lite will sell out here in the States in a day.

#8 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17716 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:11 AM

Cheapy, Is the blue one leaning more towards black or blue? The pics online arn't enough for me to determine.

Its very much a Navy Blue, closer to blue than black.

This photo looks pretty good:
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#9 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:08 AM

You want a white one to match the toilet you rest it on don't you?
After all that Navy blue is awesome beyond belief. Sega needs to suck up to Nintendo and make a bundle deal with an upcoming Sonic game (Sonic Rush 2 I hope)

#10 Theduck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   674 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:15 AM

Its very much a Navy Blue, closer to blue than black.

This photo looks pretty good:


Thanks for the pic. I was hoping it was more towards black. I just think a jet black lite would be THE SEX. :(

#11 integralsmatic   Everyday should be Harvey Day CAGiversary!   5278 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 07:20 AM

so when this ds lite hits states side would it be worth trading in the current ds for it?

#12 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:34 PM

so when this ds lite hits states side would it be worth trading in the current ds for it?



yea i m going to be trading it in just for the fact that the screen is brighter

#13 hipsterplease   The Old Nerdy Bastard CAGiversary!   998 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 02:25 PM

Good show, Nintendo. Talk about giving the people what they want!

#14 Tybee   Rowsdower! CAGiversary!   4105 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 02:50 PM

"the wood?" Hmmm...Thanks Alta Vista!

I had no desire to get one of these and was perfectly happy with my plain 'ole silver DS that my lovely wife surprise me with two Christmases ago...until I heard about folks over there falling all over each other to get one. Now I want it bad. Is that sad? :roll:

#15 the3rdkey   Foot Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 03:35 PM

After you had a hands on experiecne with the Lite Cheapy, do you think it is worth it to purchase it even if you have a regular DS?

I hope that makes sense.

#16 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 03:59 PM

There are probably more "DS Lite is sold out" signs than 360s sold this week.

#17 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:39 PM

Oh, next arrival has become "undecided" has it? Those bastards are toying with you! ...Actually, couldn't you get one by going outside of the major cities?

#18 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30091 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:17 AM

No suprise here.

#19 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:35 AM

I really hope this doesn't surprise anybody... it was obvious as hell that this was going to happen. They foist the GBA Micro on them 6 months before this and now another redesign... Nintendo basically has a license to print money in Japan.

#20 mkg12   I've got some apples lu.. CAGiversary!   1314 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:46 AM

I really hope this doesn't surprise anybody... it was obvious as hell that this was going to happen. They foist the GBA Micro on them 6 months before this and now another redesign... Nintendo basically has a license to print money in Japan.

Yes, they do. I have seen the picture. Miyamoto and Iwata both have a money printing DS.

#21 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12402 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:51 AM

Yes, they do. I have seen the picture. Miyamoto and Iwata both have a money printing DS.



Where is that picture? I LOVE it!

"It prints Money!!!!"

#22 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:55 AM

Where is that picture? I LOVE it!

"It prints Money!!!!"


I know it's someone's sig here, but I don't remember the user.

#23 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:16 AM

I know it's someone's sig here, but I don't remember the user.

mmm... not quite RF. :)

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#24 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:33 AM

mmm... not quite RF. :)

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Oh, I know. :lol: I swear that pic is someone's sig though. I like it too, but I didn't want to use it because someone else already was.

#25 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:53 AM

Yes, they do. I have seen the picture. Miyamoto and Iwata both have a money printing DS.


Oh that's right... But their license is officially recognized by Japan, the United States, and NASA.

#26 maxg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 06:10 AM

Looks like it's now being sold for insane ammounts of money:

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This is around $359.70.

Source: http://www.fuckedgai...ead.php?t=14457

#27 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12402 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 06:18 AM

mmm... not quite RF. :)

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LOVE IT!

#28 Graystone   ` CAGiversary!   15662 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 06:26 AM

That was fast, I wonder about the people with pre-orders. 39,800 yen Fuck that.

#29 beerguy961   I'm gonna get tore up CAGiversary!   5296 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:42 AM

DS sure is popular...

#30 evanft   Wombat needs Nutrisystem. CAGiversary!   7006 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2006 - 12:42 PM

Good. I really hope the DS' success brings us more amazing games for it this year.