Nintendo DS Consoles
With 154 million units sold around the world, the Nintendo DS is the best-selling handheld games console of all time and the second best selling console of any type. The Nintendo DS has been through several updates down the years, since it was originally launched in 2004, and still remains a highly popular classic gaming format.
Choosing a Nintendo DS
eBay has a great selection of Nintendo DS models available, with both new and pre-owned consoles available. You can choose your price range, from more affordable used models to pristine collector's items. They will all provide the same fun and games, but you will generally get what you pay for, with cheaper models reflecting many years of use, while more expensive models will be ‘as new'.
Nintendo DS Models
There are many different Nintendo DS models, including the original DS from 2004, the 3DS with 3D visual effects, and the XL models with a larger screen. The DS Lite lives up to its name, offering simple functionality in a lightweight unit that is easy to carry around with you.
Nintendo DS Games and Accessories
You'll find a huge choice of games and accessories available for the Nintendo DS, however, these can be expensive to buy individually. It is usually better value to look for a bundle that includes games, a carry case and other accessories as well as your console. This is also a great way of discovering new games that you might not otherwise try.
Limited Edition Nintendo DS
At the top of the range are the limited edition Nintendo DS models. These are usually tied in with a specific game, such as the Guitar Hero On Tour model or the Zelda 25th Anniversary model. These are highly collectable and are usually bought as an investment rather than as something to play with.