DS Lite: UK release date

Nintendo hopes for a summer launch

DS Lite, the newly redesigned DS, could be released in the UK as early as this summer should Nintendo's unofficial plans be realised, with all three colours available to eager punters.

With huge numbers of gamers in Japan queuing up for DS Lite - both at the original launch where only Crystal White models were on sale, and the more recent second coming offering the Enamel Navy and Ice Blue options - it's already been a successful birth for Nintendo's handheld update.

However, Nintendo itself told us that it would not comment on "speculation or rumour". And, with the time span being so short between the announcement of DS Lite and its Japanese release, we might not get a confirmed date until two months before it hits the shops.

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