Weighing in at almost 60g less than the original Nintendo DS, this 'Lite' version of the console is smaller, brighter and sexier than its older brother. You will be able to play all your DS and GameBoy games on it, and the unit will feature a microphone, WiFi capabilities and the trademark dual touch-screen as standard.
Also included will be a stylus, which will be longer and fatter than before making it easier to use, which can be utilized in conjunction with a vast range of games already released on the console. It will also have a much brighter screen than its predecessor that can be adjusted to suit your gaming needs.
With over 16 million worldwide sales of the Nintendo DS, the console has proven its desirability to a massive range of gamers both old and young. With revolutionary games such as 'Animal Crossing', and THE must have game of Christmas 2005 'Nintendogs', Nintendo have ensured that the popularity of the machine will continue to go from strength to strength. And with titles like 'Brain Training' and 'Metroid Prime' appealing to gamers from opposite ends of the gaming spectrum, the Nintendo DS is most certainly the console that has managed to reach out to different generations like no other.
Less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter
Variable brightness on both screens to adjust to your lighting environment, or to increase battery life.
Repositioned START and SELECT buttons, and microphone moved to centre of the unit to improve ease of use.
Longer, fatter stylus which is easier to use.
Includes a removable cover that keeps the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot clear from dust and debris when it's not in use.
Please note that Games Consoles and related accessories are only available to purchase by UK customers, and can only be sent to your credit card billing address. Please ensure that you select the Express Delivery option when ordering. Please also note that the HMV Student / Graduate discount schemes do not apply to purchases of Games Consoles.
Dr Kawashimas Brain Training
Give your gray matter the workout that it needs to stay sharp, focused and young. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is inspired by a book that was written by Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neurologist. His theories revolve around keeping brains young by performing mental activities quickly.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is a series of mini-games designed to give brains a workout. Activities include performing simple math problems, counting people going in and out of a house, drawing pictures on the touch screen and reading classic literature out loud.
When users start a new game, they will take a series of tests and get a score that shows how old their brains are. This number is called the "Brain Age." As they use the software over a series weeks and months, their mental acuity will improve and the Brain Age will drop, indicating a younger, healthier brain. Progress is charted in graph form.
Users can keep up to four save files on one game card. Sharing a game allows them to compare their results with those of family and friends. Users also can send a demo version of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day to friends or compete with up to 16 players in a battle to see who can solve math problems the fastest.
How to progress: When users first start a new game, they will be given a Brain Age Check that determines the age of their brains. Each day, they can compete for the high score in any activities that they have unlocked. They also can check the age of their brains once per day. The more training they do, the more activities they will unlock. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is designed to be played in small chunks over a long period of time and can hold data from a year of activity.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: If users send their friends a wireless demo or have multiple people playing on one game card using DS Download Play, they can compare their scores to see who has the youngest brain.
The entire game is played with the DS turned sideways to make it feel more like a book.
Syllable Count Count the syllables in well-known phrases.
Reading Aloud Read classic literature as fast as possible.
Stroop Test Say the names of colors as they appear.
Word Memory Memorize words that appear on screen.
Speed Counting Count to 120 as fast as you can.
Connect Maze Draw lines to connect letters and numbers in alphabetical and numeric order.
Calculation Perform simple math problems quickly.
Head Count Count people as they enter and exit a house.
Triangle Math Solve math problems in a certain pattern.
Low to High Memorize the position of numbers, then touch them in order from lowest to highest.
To get the price above, add both the Nintendo DS and Brain Training game to your basket, then add the Voucher Code WT8747 (thanks to emmajk42 for the code). You have to be signed in to see the discount added. If you go through Quidco you will get £8.40 cash back bringing the total down to £103.58, not bad for a DS and a game, this will be the same price for any £16.99 game on HMV.