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Nintendo DS Lite Onyx Black

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)

Price: $168.90 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • DS Lite doesn't just play DS games – it also features an additional port for Game Boy Advance Game Paks
  • Get up to 19 hours continuous gameplay on one charge
  • Ready to take on the world? With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat with friends while you play and compete with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game
  • Twin ultra bright LCD screens that combine crisp, punchy colors, along with touch-screen technology on the lower screen
  • Powerful dual processors bring 3D graphics to life with lightning-fast rendering
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Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000I10PY2
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: September 11, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,484 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description


Modern handheld gaming has long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Each hardware manufacturer has multiple viable offerings derived either directly, or evolving from the respective DS and PlayStation Portable product lines. All of these devices are impressive multifunctional devices, with designs meant to encourage gameplay on the go, integration with the Internet, backwards compatibility to previous games, and so on, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each handheld is the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for a player.

Handheld Console Choices

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DSi/DSi XL
PlayStation Vita
Suggested Retail Price (prices may vary)
$249.99 - $299.99
(February 2012)
Dual screen: upper - 3.53" LCD, lower - 3.02" LCD touch screen
Dual screen, backlit, 3.25"/4.2", LCD with 256 x 192 resolution
4.3" full transparent
3.8" full transparent
5" OLED multi-touch screen
Internal Usable Memory
64 MB
64 MB
16 GB
External Media Storage
SD memory card
SD memory card
Sony Memory Stick Duo
Memory stick micro
New proprietary "NVG" flash cards
5.3" (l) x 2.9" (w) x 0.8" (h)
5.4" (w) x 2.9" (l) x 0.74" (h) / 6.3" (w) x 3.6" (l) x 0.84" (h)
6.7 (w) x 2.7" (w) x 0.7" (h)
5.0 (w) x 2.71" (h) x 0.65" (d)
7.2 (l) x 3.3" (w) x 0.73" (d)
8 oz.
7.5/11.1 oz.
6.7 oz.
5.5 oz.
Aqua Blue, Flaming Red, Cosmo Black
7.5 oz.
Piano black (other colors via bundles)
Piano black, Pearl white
Black (other colors to follow)
Backwards Compatibility
Plays most DS and DSi games
Plays all DS games
Plays all PSP games in UMD format, or available via download; also plays downloadable PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Wireless Communications
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
3G support in one or two hardware releases; standard ad hoc connectivity between devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options in both
Online Media Portal
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo DSi Shop
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
Streaming Video
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
Internet Browser
Console Integration
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Game Media
Game card and digital download
Game card and digital download
UMD disc and digital download
Digital download
Digital download, alternate media TBD
Online Multiplayer
Local Wireless Multiplayer
Estimated Battery Life
3-8 hrs
3-14 hrs
4-6 hours
4-6 hours
Input Method
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons, circle pad, motion/gyro sensor
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Front and rear touch inputs, 2 analog sticks, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Digital Camera(s)
3 (0.3 megapixels); 3D capabilities
2 (0.3 megapixels)
Built-in Microphone
Graphic Quality
Top adjustable 3D screen - 800 x 240 resolution; lower screen - 320 x 240 resolution
256 x 192 resolution
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
960 x 544 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
General Game Price Range
$19.99 - $39.99
$1.99 - $4.99
$19.99 - $39.99
$1.99 - $4.99
$19.99 - $39.99
$1.99 - $4.99
$19.99 - $39.99
$1.99 - $4.99
$19.99 - $39.99
$1.99 - $4.99

Online Play and Functionality

The wireless revolution in personal electronics has made online functionality and connectivity to the Internet a huge focus in handheld gaming. Every handheld console has an online arena that has either been built specifically for it, or that has been adapted to suit the needs of online players. By utilizing these portals players can greatly expand their chosen platform's potential, maximize gaming fun and increase the overall entertainment value of their devices.

Nintendo eShop logo

The Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for exciting downloadable games, videos, applications, and so much more. Discover all-new 3D software, plus legendary titles from gaming past remastered in 3D. Revisit with classic portable "Virtual Console" games starring Mario, Link, many other faces from the Nintendo catalog of games. Gain access to hundreds of previously released DSiWare games, applications and much more. Browsing the Nintendo eShop is incredibly easy, and fun. Find any title in seconds, then view screenshots, game info, and even video to help you make your purchase. You'll even find details and 3D video of Nintendo 3DS games available at retail stores. All games are able to be saved in your own custom wishlist so you can always remember the titles you want to get.

DSiWare logo

DSiWare through the DSi Shop is a service that allows DSi players to download games and applications directly to their handheld console in exchange for DSi Points purchased through a local retailer. Experience new and innovative gameplay, fresh takes on the classics-and much more. Just shop, download, and enjoy. Visiting the DSi Shop is easy, just establish wireless broadband connection, click on the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from your menu screen and browse the shop and use Nintendo DSi Points. Games and applications can be saved to SD cards (sold separately).

PlayStation Network logo

PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PlayStation handheld (or a PS3) and a broadband connection to the Internet Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games, first run and classic movies, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, music and original PlayStation oriented streaming video content. Purchases can be made using a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on external media or within the hard drive of the PSPgo.

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Product Description

The Nintendo DS Lite is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek folding design – loaded with features for a unique gaming experience. The color screens are now even brighter – and the lower touch screen provides a totally new way of playing and controlling games. Use the built-in wireless mode to share games, chat or even play multiplayer games on-line via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Play impressive 3-D rendered Nintendo DS games – and play all your favorite Game Boy® Advance games in single player mode.

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76 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to keep your game looking new June 28, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've read some reviews on Amazona and CNET lists as a drawback of the game its tendency to draw swirls and surface scratches. Just let me say that's not really a terrible problem. I just thought I'd share how to remove scratches from the glossy surface of the Nintendo DS Lite games. I refinish guitars, so I know quite a few tricks with plastic (for pickguards). I recently bought a used DS Lite (glossy black) for my son from Ebay. It had a bunch of surface scratches, swirls and one nasty scuff (must have been dropped/slid on the floor!). My son was quite distraught, but I wasn't. The nice shining finish might look fragile and daunting to touch but it's not. You just need to use auto rubbing compound on the DS Lite (light or dark) to remove scratches and swirls. I use Turtle Wax Premium Grade Rubbing Compound ($6-7), but you could use Meguires, or any other one easily found at auto stores. Just make sure its a good quality, liquid fine grit compound. You simply get a soft cloth and rub the swirls/scuff/minor scratches with the rubbing compound. I apply it and rub it without letting the compound dry, it works faster that way. It took me about 8 seconds to remove what looked like a bad permanent scuff and have the unit shine again like new. I also removed all the swirls in about a minutes time. Very simple and safe! I do this all the time with guitar pickguard to restore them. Cheers!
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Innovative Gaming System October 15, 2006
By Chris
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
About a month ago, I decided to purchase my first game system since the origional NES. I got the DS, and I must say I love it. Somehow, they have found an idea that seemed to only be a gimmick (the dual screens) and turn it into something new and fun. So far, I have bought New Super Mario Brothers, Mario 64 DS, Metroid Prime: Hunters, Mario Kart, and a Japan-English dictionary program (my main justification for buying it in the first place). It is a great way to kill 5 min. or kill a few hours. Once you get used to using the stylus, it becomes very natural.


-Fun games for all skill levels

-Nice styling

-Wireless connectivity

-Multiple people can play the same game off of one card

-Bright screen with good graphics

-nice sound

-long battery life


-It fits a little awkwardly in my hands

-You must buy a screen protector (the stylus can scratch up the lower screen pretty badly)

-In some games, the stylus blocks your view of different sections of the screen

-The Onyx Black looks cool, but it gets extremely smudged up with finger prints


The cons are nothing compared with the pros. I highly recommend it.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect portable gaming experience September 25, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a man in my late 30s who used to enjoy video games, but between work, going back to school, and children, I just don't have time for gaming any more. So it's been ~5 years since I tried any gaming system, much less a handheld (which I've always viewed as worthless from a gaming perspective). Recently, I had a long business trip, and friends recommended the Nintendo DS Lite and Advanced Wars: Dual Strike. I bought both on their recommendation and I can honestly say it is a truly fantastic experience. It made the trip fly by, I wasn't even interested in the movie or reading. It even worked great to defuse my frustration about having to wait for an hour in a slow-moving security line. In this review, I'll write about the system, and will post a separate review about the game.

The Nintendo DS Lite blew me away. The last handheld game system I tried was many years ago, also a Nintendo product I believe, and I hated it. The screen was too small and too hard to see, etc.. This product delivers in spades.

Screen brightness: configurable and much, much better than previous systems. The screens are gorgeous to look at and will be visible anywhere except possibly with the sun directly shining on the screen.

Battery life was also a non-issue. I still don't know the battery limit. My record is ~12 hours on a single charge using the lowest screen brightness setting (still quite usable), and the system never complained about a low charge so for all I know it could last another 12. It was more than enough to play virtually non-stop on a transcontinental flight w/no access to power.

Boot time is lightning fast and makes this system extremely usable. From off to playing is < 15 seconds.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo DS Lite - Nearly too fun to give as a gift! January 10, 2007
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought a Nintendo DS Lite for my son's 6th birthday along with Mario Kart. After it was delivered, I had to make sure it worked correctly before wrapping it. After all, there's nothing worse than getting a birthday present that you find to be busted, not working after you open it. I tested the DS Lite by playing the game Mario Kart that I bought along with it. I tested it for a couple of hours and then the screen went blank. Was it broken? This thought frightened me for a second, but then I realized that the battery probably just ran out of juice so I plugged it in. Bingo! It was working again, so I went back to testing it by playing Mario Kart to make sure the DS Lite was going to continue to work. I put it through hours and hours of stringent testing. Before I knew it, the sun was coming up and my kids would need to wake up and get ready for school. I was also supposed to go to work, but I was so focused overnight on testing my son's soon-to-be-gift that I forgot to go to bed. Nevertheless, I got the kids up and rushed them off to school, but as I was getting ready to go to work myself, a thought popped into my head; had I actually tested the Nintendo DS Lite long enough to be certain it was going to continue to operate? The quick answer to this was no; I had not tested it thoroughly enough. I called my boss and - in my best sick and croaky voice - told him I had come down with pneumonia and wouldn't be able to make it into work that day so I could get back to testing the DS Lite.

Before I knew it, my kids were walking through the front door, home from school, and there I was still in my underwear on the couch, playing the DS Lite. I was almost busted, and I had to quickly hide the DS under the cushion so my son wouldn't see it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars More to be desired
Seller sold the Item with no stylus and no GBA cover, though this was advertised. The charge chord was in disarray and had bite marks on it which was not mentioned in the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Draco Wolfkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly.
Very minor scratches on the back of the unit, none at all on the screens. The data wasn't cleared first so I had to change the language and set the date and time, but not a... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Erica Nielsen
4.0 out of 5 stars decent
the product is in good condition other than the styles does not go in the holder all the way as it should. Read more
Published 1 month ago by lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars ds lite
i chose to rate because of a little quality of using so much game times.
I like it because I use action replay if something went wrong.
Published 2 months ago by dark
5.0 out of 5 stars Well kept used DS, my son loves it! :)
There was nothing wrong with it, it was used but well kept. My son still plays with it and is very pleased! :)
Published 2 months ago by monica harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome product
The perfect gift for any gamer of all ages. It was exactly what I was expecting, except it was delivered to me much quicker than I thought which made it web better! Read more
Published 2 months ago by jesus
3.0 out of 5 stars Does not calibrate properly
cant get it to calibrate properly..but still playable..disappointed..will not deal with this seller again..my son was disappointed..saved up his money for this..
Published 2 months ago by Shelby Gray
3.0 out of 5 stars It can't hold a charge.
I love the Nintendo ds, and I bough this one to replace my old one that broke. But sadly, this ds can't hold a charge for more than a couple of hours. I was very disappointed.
Published 2 months ago by Rebecca Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great when it's not a counterfeit
It's a fantastic portable console, home to Pokemon games, but they're often counterfeit when sold online, so be cautious. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Connor Fields
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT
It came to me very quickly and in good condition. If you love Nintendo and want something cheap, then this is a must have. :D
Published 2 months ago by C. George
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