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The successor of the great Nintendo GameBoy takes the form of the Nintendo DS line up of handheld video game consoles. The Nintendo DS paved the way for the current famous Nintendo 3DS that many fans enjoy playing on. Initially marketed as an experimental handheld alongside the GameBoy, the DS then succeeded so much that it ended up being the successor. Read more below!

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Nintendo DS Hong Kong

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The Nintendo DS was first launched to be a handheld that existed alongside the GameBoy, but it ended up as the successor – mostly because of its backwards compatibility with older GameBoy Advance games. Many people saw that the DS was preferably because of that ability, and thus the Nintendo DS became the successor.

The Nintendo DS kept the compact form-factor of handheld consoles in its unique clam-shell design that features two different displays. The traditional face buttons of the GameBoy sat flanking the lower display. It was all of the familiar GameBoy’s controls in a new design. The Nintendo DS is also the world’s bestselling handheld game console to date at over 154 million units sold since its release in 2004.

Reverse Compatibility

The reverse compatibility function of the Nintendo DS is one of its strongest feature. Gamers who grew up with the older GameBoy Advance no doubt has already a respectable library of video games. Instead of making the games obsolete with the release of a new console, Nintendo allowed the gamers to utilize their already existing library of games. Playing GameBoy Advance games on the DS only utilized one of the two displays, however.

New games developed for the DS take the form of game cards which are inserted on the top of the DS. Some of these games have compatibility with the older GameBoy games as well; having both the GameBoy cartridge inserted on the bottom and the newer DS game cards inserted on the top could unlock unique and hidden features and items in certain games.

Versatile Gaming – Nintendo DS Hong Kong

The Nintendo DS truly changed the handheld gaming scene by allowing gamers to play newer games, older games, and also have them both work together to bring out unique features. It could also use the GameBoy slot on the bottom as an “expansion bay” of sorts for extra features such as the Nintendo Rumble Pak that provided vibration feedback to the console in relation to in-game actions.

Expert Reviews

darkzero.co.uk
Reviewed on 2009-12-21
Published February 28th 2005. Written by Nick. Nintendo last year continued their long running tradition of keeping the gaming world on its toes and in a state of wonder and curiosity. Nintendo had announced, shortly after Sony’s announcement of the PS...
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pcauthority.com.au
Reviewed on 2009-02-12
Integrated Wi-Fi and up to 10 hours battery life put the Nintendo DS ahead of the pack but you’d expect that from a dedicated handheld gamer, wouldn’t you? A host of upcoming titles to bolster its games catalogue is the one bright spot on a PSP-laden h...
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brighthub.com
Reviewed on 2008-11-24
The latest in Nintendos long line of handheld consoles, and its worth every penny! Nintendo has held a monopoly on handheld game systems since the release of the classic Gameboy in 1989. Since then, we have seen many different versions of the Gameb...
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pocketgamer.co.uk
Reviewed on 2007-03-01
You can tell a lot about the DS by simply picking it up. Slightly bigger than you might expect, its thicker and heavier too. And compared to previous Nintendo handhelds in the Game Boy family, it hasnt got that toy-like feel either. Theres almost a ...
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stuff.tv
Reviewed on 2006-09-15
Integrated Wi-Fi and ten hour battery life. Super Mario is on your menu with this toy.Lacks the accomplishment of the PSP. Not the games catalogue wed have hoped for.
Integrated Wi-Fi and up to 10 hours battery life put the Nintendo DS ahead of the pack but you’d expect that from a dedicated handheld gamer, wouldn’t you? A host of upcoming titles to bolster its games catalogue is the one bright spot on a PS...
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impulsegamer.com
Reviewed on 2006-01-01
Andrew B9.0After a lengthy wait, impulsegamer finally had the chance to review the new Nintendo DS console and was it worth the wait? You betcha! Upon first inspection of the unit, one of the first things that you notice (besides, its sleek silver des...
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goodgearguide.com.au
Reviewed on 2005-12-01
The Nintendo DS is the much hyped new handheld console from Nintendo, and competitor to the Sonys PSP. Whilst Nintendo have stated the DS is not a Gameboy replacement, for all intents and purposes it is a more powerful handheld console, and thus will ...
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pocket-lint.com
Reviewed on 2005-05-27
A good handheld that just falls short of the Sony PSP dream
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v3.co.uk
Reviewed on 2005-05-27
Innovative and fun for kids
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v3.co.uk
Reviewed on 2005-04-21
Nintendo gets touchy-feely with its latest portable gaming device
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trustedreviews.com
Reviewed on 2005-03-16
Let's get this straight out of the way. In a conventional battle of the year's big two handheld consoles, the Nintendo DS would be mincemeat for the Sony PSP . It doesn't look as good. It doesn't feel as good. In terms of graphics and audio performance it...
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T3.com
Reviewed on 2005-01-31
Great graphics. Decent games line-up. Plays Game Boy games. Wireless chats fun. Good ergonomics.Touchscreens a bit pointless. Nasty plasticky build. Quite big.
How do you fit a plumber in the palm of your hand without breaking your fingers or overpaying him for parts and labour? Just get yourself a trusty Nintendo handheld and bust out a copy of Mario - although this latest console has dropped the Game Boy ...
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mobiletechreview.com
Reviewed on 2005-01-01
for whom the teenage years are but a fleeting memory. Unfortunately, the DS became even bigger news when it was released in the US for the Christ...
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the-gadgeteer.com
Reviewed on 2004-11-29
My love of handheld gadgets doesnt end with PDAs, it extends to portable gaming devices as well. Ive owned quite a few over the years... The original Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance SP, Atari Lynx, Sega GameGear, Game Park...
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arstechnica.com
Reviewed on 2004-11-24
I love the launch of a new system. I really do. Its always fun to open it up for the first time, and to see how the games are packaged and how the controller feels. Even after the industry shows, the demos, the pitches, and the marketing I never reall...
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Zdnet.com.au
Reviewed on 2004-05-12
Nintendo unveiled its mysterious dual-screen portable system today during its E3 press conference. Prior to the event we had the chance to get some quality time with the hardware to see what its all about.
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Display

Display

LCD

Touchscreen
Display diagonal

7.62 cm (3")

Display resolution

256 x 192 pixels

Second display
Second display diagonal

7.62 cm (3")

Second display resolution

256 x 192 pixels

Weight & dimensions

Width

148.7 mm

Depth

84.7 mm

Height

28.9 mm

Weight

275 g

Power

Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

850 mAh

Battery life (max)

10 h

Networking

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi standards

802.11b

Security algorithms

WEP

Storage

Built-in memory capacity

0.25 GB

Card reader integrated

Design

Colour of product

Pink

Performance

Platform

Nintendo DS

Internal memory

4 MB

Multimedia

Built-in camera
Built-in speaker(s)
Number of built-in speakers

2