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Nintendo DS Lite Crimson & Black In Stock (£99 @ simply games)
Nintendo DS Lite Crimson & Black In Stock (£99 @ simply games)

Nintendo DS Lite Crimson & Black In Stock (£99 @ simply games)

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thanks just ordered my dad 1

This must be imported right? As far as I am aware, Crimson Red and Black is only available in America so you might need a UK power adaptor if it is imported.

Also the black isn't glossy black (like on the black NDS), it's matt black.

Decent price considering it's same price as the standard colours.

great price for a crimson red IMO

Don't forget 4% quidco.:thumbsup:

damn just ordered 1 but when i searched quidco nothing came up

Desp;1693709

damn just ordered 1 but when i searched quidco nothing came up



thats cuz im a dullard an searched simply games.com

not heard of this site - are they safe + reliable?

I think maybe if you can try to cancel first order and then reorder via quidco. I can't guarantee if this will work, maybe some1 in here can verify this.

Just to let you guys know, this will be an import system from North America, and you will require a UK mains adaptor to charge it (unless they have included one).

It can also be gotten from videogamesplus.ca for £10 cheaper.

Get The Ds 3 Pin Charger From Ebay Only £3.99 Including Delivery,if It Dont Come With One

ds or psp which one should i choose?

I have one of these crimson ds's, they look fantastic irl. 99 is a good price ,they've been going for 120+ on ebay.

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As far as I am aware if you have a UK invoice The warranty is covered
If you buy this outside the EU it will not be covered by the Nintendo European Warranty
The power adapter for me is no issue we already have a couple of NDS and they are cheap from fleabay
But don't forget some other colors are available
Emailed them to ask about the mains adapter and also confirm Warranty

Will update as / when I know more...

There is a UK shortage of NDS especially £99 most places I have looked are in packages (who wants a package when R4 will do!)

Nice, although not so for the couple of people who have bought second hand versions on this foum last week... Glad I resisted. Heat and rep added for sharing this. Hope the stock levels hold for plenty of members.

Gutted! I bought my daughter one from ebay in January, cost me £130(as only had a week until birthday) to get from a uk seller as I originally bought from hong kong for £96 inc postage and they let me down.

Did get the ice blue from hong kong for £96(inc postage) and no import fees.

For warranty you need to register it on nintendo.com(usa) not nintendo.uk. Uk and usa versions have different ways of registering them so has to be nintendo.com

for warranty you don't need to register at all, just email codestorm (nintendo's customer service reps) and they'll send you a prepaid sticker to return a broken ds to them. all you need to do is supply proof of purchase.

You can use any usb leads from any digital camera.
Anyone has either a gameboy usb charger or any of those 1 pound job of usb to main charger will do the trick.

tinbox134;1694395

You can use any usb leads from any digital camera.Anyone has either a … You can use any usb leads from any digital camera.Anyone has either a gameboy usb charger or any of those 1 pound job of usb to main charger will do the trick.


Won't you be plowing 220V into a device that is made for 110V, then? An adapter is recommended...

tinbox134;1694395

You can use any usb leads from any digital camera.Anyone has either a … You can use any usb leads from any digital camera.Anyone has either a gameboy usb charger or any of those 1 pound job of usb to main charger will do the trick.



no you can't, it's not a mini usb port.

Voted hot!!

nodham;1694585

Won't you be plowing 220V into a device that is made for 110V, then? An … Won't you be plowing 220V into a device that is made for 110V, then? An adapter is recommended...



Is this true or does the DS have a convertor / step down in it - so could just use a UK charger?

arcsbite;1694586

no you can't, it's not a mini usb port.



yes, quite. Great little dedicated USB chargers from deal extreme though. Got this one and very good for £1.20 delivered: dealextreme.com/det…152

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daBluone;1694818

Is this true or does the DS have a convertor / step down in it - so could … Is this true or does the DS have a convertor / step down in it - so could just use a UK charger?



I bought a Jap import DS over a year ago a Uk mains adapter works fine.

it doesnt need any step down
the input voltage and ampage(going into the ds) is the same for all ds ,be jap,usa or uk
a 110v adaptor used in the us supplies the same output,as a 240v uk adaptor used here.

daBluone;1694818

Is this true or does the DS have a convertor / step down in it - so could … Is this true or does the DS have a convertor / step down in it - so could just use a UK charger?



The charger itself should have the transformer to take it down to 1.7v or whatever it uses.

Does the DS Lite use the same charger as the Gameboy Micro? I have read one review that dsays it does but I can't vonfirm this anywhere else. The picture of the DS charger looks very similar to the GBMicro charger.

cheers all - i think i'll order one (even though Ive just bought my second Wii and Ive got a PS3 + XBOX 360. Greedy me thinks) ;-)

...well once I get warranty info confirmned

There shouldn't be any doifference in specs with the Wi-Fi between the US and UK models should there? I can't see any reason why - I'm just trying to prevent any nasty surprises if I decide to order one of these lovely looking devices. :-)

Just tried to order and only pink or white left! Never mind - will need to look lesewhere.

shellcls;1695526

Just tried to order and only pink or white left! Never mind - will need … Just tried to order and only pink or white left! Never mind - will need to look lesewhere.



Doh! spent so long trying to research the power supply question I've missed out! Quite fancied the Crimson one! Never mind.

From what I can find out it seems that the power supply is different to the GB Micro but i still don't know for sure! :oops:

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greenisaac;1695633

Doh! spent so long trying to research the power supply question I've … Doh! spent so long trying to research the power supply question I've missed out! Quite fancied the Crimson one! Never mind. From what I can find out it seems that the power supply is different to the GB Micro but i still don't know for sure! :oops:




I have a Jap import NDS and a UK the mains adapter works fine on the jap import.

Might be worth checking back in a day or two guys if you missed out: Just received this:

Dear Customer ,

Thank you for placing your order with Simply Games. We can confirm that your order has passed all of our security checks and has now been authorised ready for shipping. We are writing to inform you that all of the stock from our weekend delivery of Nintendo DS Lite Console (Crimson & Black) has now been despatched.

We have a second delivery of consoles arriving within the next 48 hours. This means that your order will be despatched as soon as this stock arrives with us. Your order will be despatched as a priority by Parcel Force 24 Hour courier service and your goods therefore should be with you towards the end of the week at the latest.

Thank you for your patience with this matter, please rest assured your order is safe and you will be in receipt of your goods shortly.

Kindest Regards

Simply Games Customer Services

Cheers for the update - it said something similar on the page but wasn't sure if that was the standard 'more stocks due in soon' that never come in. Will keep a look out. Still not 100% decided if it would be safer to get a UK model though :thinking:

I notice the first order has to be shipped to your home address so I've made a small order so that when they do come in stock I can play safe and have it shipped to work.

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daBluone;1697228

http://www.gadget-asia.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=881&category_id=28&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1and they offer free postage and 18 months warranty.



I bought my first NDS from these, It had one dead pixel which they said was acceptable.
Note the warranty is with Gadget Asia not Nintendo, so you would almost certainly have to pay for postage to ship it back to them. Don't buy a flash cart from these however they are way over priced.

Scampa;1699871

I bought my first NDS from these, It had one dead pixel which they said … I bought my first NDS from these, It had one dead pixel which they said was acceptable.Note the warranty is with Gadget Asia not Nintendo, so you would almost certainly have to pay for postage to ship it back to them. Don't buy a flash cart from these however they are way over priced.



£34 seems reasonable for the R4 seeing as theres a world shortage and te prices is on the forever up. Although Iv bought the CycloDS card.
I think I may just get a DS from Argos, any dead pixels and I'll take it back (seeing as there not really bothred with there returns)

daBluone;1699944

£34 seems reasonable for the R4 seeing as theres a world shortage and te … £34 seems reasonable for the R4 seeing as theres a world shortage and te prices is on the forever up.



£34 seems reasonable? it's more than double the usual price.

There isn't a "shortage" of R4's either - that's a bit like saying there is a shortage of VHS players; the R4 (whilst a decent flashcart) is outdated and last generation technology.

well im new to this flash cart stuff - but spent all last night on my laptop looking for the R4 as it was recommended. No-one seems to have them (at least under £50) or the DSTT. Most stockists and reports suggest Japan is cracking down on the manafacture of said devices. Now I dont belive everything I read and of course the stockist were using this info to help sell there "other" items but i've simply said what I have found out.

But upon looking a little harder the CycloDS looked good (recently posted here) but that was still £30+
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daBluone;1701196

well im new to this flash cart stuff - but spent all last night on my … well im new to this flash cart stuff - but spent all last night on my laptop looking for the R4 as it was recommended. No-one seems to have them (at least under £50) or the DSTT. Most stockists and reports suggest Japan is cracking down on the manafacture of said devices. Now I dont belive everything I read and of course the stockist were using this info to help sell there "other" items but i've simply said what I have found out.


It's definitely just marketting spin - flashcarts are virtually all made in Hong Kong (with some factories on the mainland and in taiwan) not jp.

According to a few sites the reason they are out of stock is chinese customs holding components up:

"For the R4, I am informed that maybe we could arrange the shipment after 23/Mar. As a matter of fact, the CMOP chip we bought from supplier had been detained by customhouse after Chinese New Year, and we keep contact with them all the time for hoping we could have them as early as possible, so that we can offer the goods to all of our clients in time. In view of this situation, we tried to collect the chip or R4 in China, but they are shortage till now, and it is not enough for us to provide to our big clients (just like you). This is why the shipment is delay."


But upon looking a little harder the CycloDS looked good (recently posted … But upon looking a little harder the CycloDS looked good (recently posted here) but that was still £30+


£30 is around the average uk price for a cyclo as it's current generation hardware. It's still expensive for what it is, but at least it's not artificially inflated to double it's usual selling price.

If you are going to spend £30+ then definitely get a cyclo, the R4 is a reasonable cart but does have problems and is only worth half of that.

yea - I bought the Cyclo lastn night :thumbsup:
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