The DS Lite will drop in price down to $99.99 come Sunday, Nintendo revealed today. If you still haven’t tried the DS line of portables, this may be a good time to consider it.
The DS Lite is the second in the series of DS portables, featuring a brighter screen, a sleeker appearance, and a more comfortable stylus. It’s also the most advanced version of the DS to still have Game Boy Advance backwards compatibility, so that’s something else to consider.
The DS Lite does not have access to the DSi Shop like later models, but can still play all the card-based games such as Pokemon Black and White and Okamiden, or DS classics like Sonic Rush and Elite Beat Agents.
I imagine that the DSi and DSi XL will be getting price drops in the future as well, but by that time the 3DS will have a stronger library and be a better investment.
In addition, Nintendo revealed red boxes for Mario DS games, similar to how New Super Mario Bros. Wii was packaged. It brings to mind the banana-yellow cartridges used for the Donkey Kong Land Game Boy games.