Wow, if this sticks, I will definitely be bringing the DS into the parks. I love the DS!
Eh. Kinda.As far as I know, the DS Lite is just a physical redesign of the Nintendo DS. It's lighter and slimmer, but otherwise it's fully compatable with everything that the DS is. Think GameBoy versus GameBoy pocket versus GameBoy color.
You can't buy a "DS" anymore, they only sell the DS Lite. It is 2/3rds the size of the original DS and supposedly has a much brighter screen (so says Nintendo).Eh. Kinda.
The case, as mentioned, is smaller... which means that some cartridges that fit just fine on the DS kinda stick out somewhat on the DS Lite. Granted, that's more of a cosmetic issue than anything else... but there are some minor internal software tech changes that are, to The Average Consumer, invisible.
The Average Consumer should find that the DS is a dandy little honey of a gaming console.