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Nintendo reveals new-look DS

Lite (picuterd) is less than two-thirds the size of the current version of DS, according to Nintendo, and over a fifth lighter. The new system, which launches in Japan on March 2nd, also boasts brighter screens and comes in a pure white colour scheme.

DS Lite will retail for 16,800 Yen (roughly £81), compared with 15,000 Yen (£72) for the current model. DS has an RRP of £89 in the UK.

No details on launch plans for other territories were released, Nintendo Europe this morning commenting: “We will announce more information about the availability of Nintendo DS Lite in Europe and other territories in the future.”

DS has already shifted more than 14.4 million units globally, recently passing the key million-units milestone in the UK after a hugely successful Christmas.

Nintendo also announced today that its profits had more than doubled in the financial third quarter, with net profit rising from 21 billion yen to 55 billion yen (around $480 million).

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