As rumors of a new Switch console announcement become more and more persistent as E3 2021 approaches, it seems like the perfect time to revisit this article about Nintendo DS Lite istory of console upgrades and updates. The Nintendo DS Lite is arguably one of the best hardware upgrades of all time. It’s improved over the original “Phat” DS in almost every area, including screen brightness and battery life. The Nintendo DS once oversold the little Game Boy Micro, and these days it costs a fortune, but despite the cramps that ran through our hands whenever we tried to play on it, we still occasionally scoured eBay in hopes of finding a decent copy for under £150. The Switch Lite was released at a lower price than the standard model, but it lacked the eponymous functionality of the original console. The original Game Boy Advance was a good console, although its lack of backlighting made it impractical for 10-18 hours of playing outside without outside light. It was originally released in time for the launch of the Switch Lite, the first member of the Nintendo Switch family of consoles, in 2019. As a bridge between Nintendo’s home and handheld consoles, we’re finally getting to the Nintendo Switch and its new little sister, the Switch Lite. I consider the Game Boy Color to be a GB upgrade like most people consider the Nintendo DSi, and they are both hardware upgrades, but that’s okay, that’s just my opinion. The Game Boy Pocket was the first “real” modification where the batteries were reduced from four AA batteries to two AAA batteries and the green monochrome screen was replaced with a black and white screen. Although the original 3DS came out in better condition than the “fat” DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL was a very nice upgrade: the larger screens made it easier to find the “sweet spot” of 3D, and the matte finish hid unsightly fingerprints. With the exception of the China-exclusive iQue 64 Player, the only N64 version that really changed the shape of the original console was the Nintendo 64 Pikachu, which turned the power button into a pokéball and included a plastic Pikachu on the right side of the console, with glowing cheeks and a reset button on its right paw. Nintendo hardware upgrades are usually associated with handheld consoles, thanks to the countless variants that have filled store shelves over the past decade, but many home consoles have also received upgrades. I remember the Gamecube era, when Nintendo released a gorgeous mother of pearl Gamecube around the time Mario Strikers came out.