I was happy to see this on 4colorrebellion today:
Nintendo have formally announced a new version of the DS!
In the comments for that post Hamblasto mentioned that I was pretty close with my reasonable redesign. So I figured that I would try to see how close I actually was. I took my earlier design and made a few modification to get it closer to the Nintendo DS lite. It took around 10-15 minutes.
All-in-all pretty close. The size was just about right. The faceplate was off. The control placement was a little off. I think that the overall aesthetic was about right though.
Larger (but more compressed) image after the jump.
Update: Oops. I’m missing the power and wifi lights on the closed version of the modified reasonable redesign…
Update: I still wish that they had made something similar to the ipod style redesign.