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Wed, Jun 14 2006

$2.32 Million of Black Nintendo DS Lite Gone Missing

Looks like the black Nintendo DS Lite is hotter than ever. A container (those large metal structures that carry cargo) full of black Nintendo DS Lite and DS games had gone missing in Hong Kong when it was making its way from China (where the DS Lites are made) to Europe (where the black Lites are launching). The reported loss was $18 million Hong Kong dollars (US$2.32 million).

The Hong Kong police suspected that the black DS Lite units sold in Hong Kong recently were part of some loot and was willing to offer HKD$1 million ($128, 831) to anyone with a tip off or two.


To refresh your memory, only black Nintendo DS Lite units are available in Europe from 23rd June onwards.

OMG! Who Stole My Black DS Lite via Sina Games

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  1. By james braselton


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    1894 days ago
    Ironic Gamer » 2006 Revelation of a Video Games Blogger

    [...] 2) My Video Games Post of the Year Award goes to this $2.32 Million of Black Nintendo DS Lite Gone Missing post in Play Gadgets. This one post has been linked, trackbacked or cited by Joystiq, Engadget, Kotaku, Wiki, Digg and many, many other gaming and non-gaming websites. (I thought I’ve reached my career high then, lol). [...]

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    1916 days ago
    Play Gadgets » Satoru Iwata: Making Sure No Nintendo Wii or DS Lite Shortages in Japan

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    1916 days ago
    Play Gadgets » Nintendo DS Lite Spanish Commercial

    [...] Finally, the black Nintendo DS Lite appears on the TV, picking up the pieces after his cousins’ disappearance in Hong Kong. [...]

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    1917 days ago
    Play Gadgets » Black DS Lite on eBay!

    [...] Our Play Gadgets reader, Joey, has tipped us that the Black DS Lite is on eBay, currently with people bidding. And a Joystiq commentor, ZildjianKX, has provided a pic (we are not sure if was a black or enamel navy lite) that may give us some clues of where the missing black DS Lites might be… [...]

  6. By Patrick

    Hi James

    Are u James Wright of the Syndromes?

  7. By James


  8. By bla bla.

    I have a DS lite because I don’t live in Hong Kong. But it Pwns the old one.

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    2118 days ago
    Video game blog - Destructoid » Blog Archive » DS Lite - It gives you Wiiiiings! - Video Games PC Games PlayStation 3 GameCube PSP DS GBA PS2 PS2 Xbox 360 PlayStation 2

    [...] How lite are the DS Lite’s you ask? So lite, that if you pour Red Bull on them they actually float! Don’t listen to the rumors from China that over 2 millions dollars worth of DS Lite’s were stolen, that’s clearly just a cover up – our Destructoid satellite image above clearly shows the 20 foot DS lite’s falling from the sky. Ah, another rumor debunked here first at Destructoid. [...]

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    2120 days ago
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    2121 days ago
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    2121 days ago
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  13. By Patrick

    Ami, thanks a lot. Appreciate that.

  14. By Ami

    It was a nice cab ride to the area and I’d also be pretty scared to take a pic of such hot goods (I have no cell camera) but if I have the oppurtunity I’ll try.

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    [...] "Out of Hong Kong this afternoon comes the story that a container of DS Lite hardware and DS games bound for Europe was stolen in Hong Kong. The retail value of the contents was estimated at $2.32 million USD, which equals roughly $13509833948752034.96 in Hong Kong dollars. What makes this even more heartbreaking is that apparently they were all in the exclusive European black color scheme." via 4 Color Rebellion via Wired [...]

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  17. By Patrick

    Ami, can u snap a pic for us to gawk?

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    2121 days ago
    Game Invaders » Blog Archive » Black Nintendo DS Lite: MIA

    [...] According to, a large shipment of Black Nintendo DS Lites have turned up missing in Hong Kong. The portable gaming systems, along with an assortment of games were en route to Europe for a scheduled product launch. At a estimated value of $2.3 million, reports are suggesting they Nintendo payload had been stolen prompting authorities to issue a reward of $1 million (Hong Kong dollars or $129,000 US) for information leading to the stolen goods. black nintendo ds, stolen nintendo ds litesShare and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  19. By Ami

    I just returned from a shady HK market where I actually saw BLACK!! DS Lites for sale. I held the system in my hand and boy is it sexy. The price was $1250 HKD ($166 US). They sell on ebay for $300, and I would love one for myself, but I am afraid to buy such an obviously stolen good. It sure is tempting though…

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    2122 days ago
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