Nintendo DS Lite System (Recharged Refurbished)
NINTENDO'S GETTING BETTER!
After I traded in my GameBoy Color, I thought gaming was all over for me - then I met the Nintendo DS lite. This little handheld system is great for children and adults. There is such an incredible variety of games including all levels of ratings (E-M), a nice touch screen on the bottom and a duel screen on the top, and really incredible graphics and sound. This system keeps track of time and dates including your birthday. It has Wi-Fi on the back of the system especially designed for battling your friends. The system also warns you by flashing a red light on the side for you to charge your system before it dies. This recharged/refurbished system includes one stylus, one AC adaptor, and one console. The AC adaptor may or may not be USB compatible, so you may have to dish out a few extra bucks for a USB cable if you want to download games from the internet. I recommend this system over anything the PSP has to offer. Worth the buy!
Excellent concept, even if it's a little old.
The first thing you need to know is that this system is old and outdated. The second thing you need to know is that the small group of people who will tell you not to buy the system are mostly PSP loyalists. Despite that, there only two real flaws in the system overall (that I can think of). The first is that the graphics are poor compared to other handheld systems right now, and that's due to the fact that it isn't compatible with memory cards. All memory has to be stored on the same SD card-sized game cartridges that contain the rest of the game. There's just not enough memory space to have a high-detail game like the PSP has. That said, good graphics aren't integral to a good game. There are plenty of games for this system that are well worth your time, and you'll enjoy them a lot regardless of what genres you like. The second flaw is that sometimes the games seem to go out of their way to get you to use the touchscreen when it might not really be necessary. The touchscreen, as an option, ought to be taken advantage of by games rather than forced. It's a great concept, one being further taken advantage of by other systems, and incorporated into countless other tech gadgets. While the Nintendo DS is now an outdated handheld system, and has nothing that the 3DS and the DSi don't have (besides GBA backwards compatibility) it's now much less expensive than those systems, and a great choice for a non-hardcore gamer. Those seeking any more than entertainment for the backseat in a long car ride might want to look elsewhere to the PSP and the newer Nintendo systems for a more intensive experience. Despite the minor flaws with this system, it's still an excellent one.
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I love this gaming system. It is easy to run and fun to play. I would recomend it to anyone who is looking for a good system. It holds up well and is very compatable.
Do your research. You may run into issues!
If you want to enjoy this DS Lite, make sure you do your research. Multiple things can go wrong because Gamestop has applied the "refurbish" tag onto this product when in reality all they did was repackage the system. Refurbished gives us, the buyer, the idea that this was a used system, brought back to almost perfect condition (or mint). But that wasn't the case with my purchases.
I bought the my first system (a black DS Lite) and it had multiple dead pixels on the top screen. I thought, "No big deal, I'll just get return it and get another one." When I returned it i was forced into buying a white one because they only had one system of each color.
The second DS looked like it was handled by a 6 year old and was not taken care of or put into a protective case. It has scratches all over the place, including a series of scratches that stretch along the top of the upper screen.
You should also call ahead to make sure they have the color system you want. My local Gamestop only had one of each color which included a black one, a white one, a pink one, and a red one with a HUGE Transformer sticker that they didn't bother to remove. Because of their shortage of colors, I will need to go to another Gamestop to find a better "refurbished" console.
I will continue to look for the best console I can find, but I would recommend everyone to kindly ask your Gamestop employee to let you take a look at the system, and let you turn it on, just to make sure everything is up to your expectations.
Budget-tight gamers BEWARE= Total addiction
This console is amazing. Just amazing. Nice work on the repairs. It works great. Bought it with Pokemon black and is working amazingly.
Great product for a great price.
This was a gift for our 5 year old and it is a huge hit. No issues at all with the used systems from Gamestop.
Bought a refurbished DS Lite from gamestop, and at least 40% of the screen pixels were dead. I would not buy anything refurbished from gamestop.
Awesome especially for the price I paid
I must say this is an amazing little product. There is so much packed into just this one device and to mention I didn't pay the price listed, I got it for a lot less combining coupons and trade in credit!!! Can't wait to play more with it after Christmas!!!!
Great system for avid gamers.
Okay, if you're looking for something to play while on the go, the Nintendo DS line is your best bet. Yes, you could go get a PSP, but Nintendo DS has a better library and more accessibility for those just getting into handheld gaming. Very user friendly and portable, what's better than that? Overall, I enjoy using my DS Lite, DSi and 3DS. A lot of the games are pretty good. The Nintendo DS Lite is a great investment and one of the best choices I have ever made. I will admit that the graphics for the DS Lite can be on the bad side, but graphics don't make a game great. What does matter is the gameplay and replay value. If you want something that is readily available whenever you want to get a little gaming in, go with a Nintendo DS Lite or a later model. You won't regret it. My DS goes everywhere with me.
A Fantastic System Upgrade!
I used the original Nintendo DS and the DS Lite versions and I like them both. The DS Lite is constructed very nicely and can take a few drops here and there. But because it is a thinner version of the DS, it is obvious that the LIte will break easier than the original, but if you want a brighter screen and something more lightweight and thinner, go with a DS Lite. I wouldn't go for a DSi, personally, because I won't be able to play my GBA games! I would recommend the DS or the DS Lite to anyone who would like a simple gaming experience with the new DS games!