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DS Lite gets UK release

DS Lite gets UK release

European Nintendo fan-boys will be pleased to hear that the Japanese company has announced a release date for the highly anticipated DS Lite - it will land on European shores on June 23rd.

The official word then:

"Nintendo DS Lite is a lighter and brighter version of the highly successful Nintendo DS, which has sold more than 4 million units across Europe and 16 milllion units worldwide. It will join the Nintendo DS range as a ‘premium’ alternative to the current Nintendo DS and is expected to retail at the estimated price of around £99.99."

However, Joystiq points out that despite getting the DS Lite 2 weeks later than our American brothers, Europeans will have to pay $60 more.

Whether current Nintendo DS owners will upgrade to the DS Lite in Europe remains to be seen but as an added incentive Nintendo is offering their European customers a glossy black version as well as an i-pod-a-like standard white version. No word on the two blue versions available in Japan.

Will you be purchasing the DS Lite or are you satisfied with the original DS? Let us know in the forums.