Nintendo denies phasing out solus DS Lite in the UK [Update]

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 12 March 2009 10:03 GMT

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Update – Nintendo’s confirmed that the white and silver DS Lites are to be phased out completely in Britain.

Nintendo has denied retail reports this morning that the solus DS Lite is to be delisted in the UK, but has admitted it is ramping up Lite bundling.

Why? Because DSi’s launching in April, right? Nope. It’s because people like buying bundles as presents.

“We will be increasing the availability of DS Lite bundles with software in the UK, however solus will still continue to be listed,” a rep told VG247.

“We have chosen to do this as we have found many consumers like the convenience of buying software and hardware together and also enjoy buying them as gifts.”

GoNintendo posted a rumour last night that the solus DS Lite is to be dropped in the UK, talk emphatically backed up by a VG247 retail source.

Both GoNintendo and our UK source also said that the white and silver DS Lites were to be removed from British retail completely. We’ve just mailed Nintendo on that now.

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