DS lite on June 1 in Australia

I saw this on a press release on Nintendo Australia‘s website.


Melbourne, Australia May 5th 2006 – Nintendo Australia is pleased to announce the new member of the Nintendo DS range, the upgraded Nintendo DS Lite, will be available in Australia on June 1st, at SRP$199.95.

Nintendo DS Lite, launching in Polar White, features brighter screens, is approximately two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and about 20 percent lighter. It also features a larger stylus and repositioned button layout, all the while maintaining all of the original Nintendo DS features, as well as screen size.

I’m trying to convince myself of a reason to buy it… but I’m not sure that I can.

Update: Other information in the news story includes release dates for New SUPER MARIO BROS. (June 8th) and Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (June 15th). There’s also a rather disjoint introduction to the Wii name.