Update: The DS Lite was discontinued by Nintendo in 2013. It is still available as a used or refurbised model, but new models are no longer manufactured.
The Nintendo DS Lite is the second-generation DS gaming console, slightly smaller than the original DS. The series, known for its extensive library of kid-friendly titles, is the best-selling device in portable console history.
The DS Lite is the base DS model. Because its focus is on gaming, the DS Lite does not offer online access, although users can communicate with other users in a limited area. The DS Lite is available in a handful of colors including pink, red and blue. The dual screen DS comes with a pen stylus for controlling game-play.
With the newest model in the series, the 3DS, reducing its price in August 2011, the DS Lite drops to less than $100. The DS Lite is becoming increasingly dated with newer models like the DSi and the 3DS offering more features. The DS Lite is the last model to be compatible with Nintendo's older cartridge-based games used on Gameboy Advance models.