The Nintendo DS a.k.a. DS is a portable gaming device developed by Nintendo and released in November of 2004. The Nintendo Gaming system as with everything Nintendo has fully taken into consideration every member of the family. With a large array of games to choose from, touch screen stylus controls, built in cretive tools, and its most distinctive new feature the dual LCD split screen incresing the interaction of your game play capabilities on your hendheld gaming systems.
The Nintendo DS was a huge success spawning a large group of upgraded versions to follow including:
The Nintendi DS Lite
Released in the summer of 2006
The Nintendo DS Lite which is also backwards compatible with the Nintendo DS as well as the Gameboy Advanced Games is a more compact lightweight and slimmer version of its predecessor the Nintendo DS.
The Nintendo DSi
Released in November 2008
The Nintendo DSi removed the backwards compatibility of your Gameboy advanced games however your Nintendo DS Lite as well as your Nintendo DS games will still function correctly. Integrating a larger scresen and even slimmer then the Nintendo DS Lite the Nintendo DSi swiftly became a highly sought item in all game stores around the world.
The Nintendo DSi XL
Released November 2009
For those gamers that feel bigger is better Nintendo developed the Nintendo DSi XL. The Nintendo DSi XL is an oversized version of the Nintendo DSi being 93% larger overall. The DSi XL included added built in software such as Brain Age Express and Photo Clock. The screen size was also enlarged for the DSi XL at 4.2 inches.
Finally there is the Nintendo 3DS, feel free to click here to read about the Nintendo 3DS.