Nintendo DS

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Nintendo DS
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A photo of a Nintendo DS
Type Handheld
Release date(s) North America November 21, 2004
Japan December 2, 2004
Taiwan December 2, 2004
Korea December 29, 2004 (Daewon)
January 18, 2007 (Nintendo)
Australia February 24, 2005
Europe March 11, 2005
China June 15, 2005 (iQue)
Alternate models Nintendo DS Lite
Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DSi XL
Console chronology
Previous console
Game Boy Advance
Next console
Nintendo 3DS
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The Nintendo DS is a family of handheld consoles made by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Advance and the Game Boy line. It is the handheld counterpart of the Nintendo Wii. The DS first released in 2004 in both North America and Japan, followed by a 2005 release in Europe. The Nintendo DS Lite, a streamlined redesigned model, was released worldwide in 2006. Two upgraded models, the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL were released in 2009 and 2010 respectively, adding a redesigned menu screen including downloadable apps similar to the Wii through the added Nintendo DSi Shop, a camera to take pictures, and an SD card slot for storing photos, videos, and music as well as DSiware applications downloaded from the DSi Shop. Both of these models removed the Game Boy Advance slot for Game Boy Advance backwards compatibility and the use of Nintendo DS Option Pak accessories that utilized the Game Boy Advance slot of the original DS and DS Lite.

Although it does not support Miis as a system feature, there are still games with Miis in them, which can be transferred from a Wii or made in a game-specific Mii Maker.

List of Mii games for Nintendo DS

Mii-focused games

Other Mii games


  • DS is an acronym for both Developers' System and Dual Screen.[1]