Launch Date and MSRP:
Nov. 21, 2004, in North America ($149.99).
Dec. 2, 2004, in Japan (¥15,000).
Q1 2005 in Europe and Australia (No official price but we estimate £85 - £90 or even lower based on conversions of the above prices).
Size (when closed):
148.7 millimeters (5.85 inches) wide, 84.7 millimeters (3.33 inches) long, 28.9 millimeters (1.13 inches) tall.
A backlit, 3-inch, semitransparent reflective TFT color LCD with 256 x 192 pixel resolution and .24 mm dot pitch, capable of displaying 260,000 colors.
Same specs as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.
IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo's proprietary format; wireless range is 30 to 100 feet, depending on circumstances; multiple users can play multiplayer games using just one DS Game Card.
Touch screen, embedded microphone for voice recognition, A/B/X/Y face buttons, plus control pad, L/R shoulder buttons, Start and Select buttons.
Ports for both Nintendo DS Game Cards and Game Boy Advance Game Paks, terminals for stereo headphones and microphone.
Embedded PictoChat software that allows up to 16 users to chat at once; embedded real-time clock; date, time and alarm; touch-screen calibration.
One ARM9 and one ARM7.
Stereo speakers providing virtual surround sound, depending on the software.
Lithium ion battery delivering six to 10 hours of play on a four-hour charge, depending on use; power-saving sleep mode; AC adapter.
English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian.
Silver and black.