Not only is the Nintendo DS Lite available in a rainbow of colors, but the top half of its clamshell design is also a perfect easel for limited edition designs and etchings. Here's a sampling of the especially unique limited edition Nintendo DS's that have been available in the past. Most are out of production and will need to be hunted down on eBay.
Metallic Rose 'Nintendogs' Edition (2007)
A dreamy pink Nintendo DS Lite with a metallic shine that was a key component of the Nintendogs Nintendo DS Lite bundle. The Metallic Rose edition of the Nintendo DS Lite is still available, though it lacks the Nintendogs pack-in game and the cute pawprint graphic.
Gold 'Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' Edition (2007)
This particularly handsome Nintendo DS Lite had a metallic gold sheen and a Triforce etched in its lower-right corner. It was part of a bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
Onyx 'Pokemon' Edition (2007)
The coveted black Pokemon Nintendo DS Lite was bundled with a special Pokemon cartoon episode and a carrying case. The legendary Pokemon Dialga and Palkia guarded the system, etched in gold and silver. The Nintendo DS Lite is still available in onyx black, but its casing lacks the Pokemon design.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edition (2007)
Square-Enix released a few unique Nintendo DS Lite designs, one of which featured a pretty black-on-white window etching for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates.
Seattle Mariners Edition (2007)A must-have for fans of the Seattle Mariners: a Nintendo DS Lite sporting the Mariners' logo. 2,000 were made available for purchase only at Safeco Field.
Mario Red Edition (2008)
The Mario Red edition of the Nintendo DS Lite came bundled with New Super Mario Bros. and had Mario's trademark white-and-red “M”stamped in the lower right corner.
Pink Ribbon Edition (2008)
The top of this Nintendo DS Lite was outfitted with the familiar pink ribbon that symbolizes the battle against breast cancer. For every Pink Ribbon Nintendo DS Lite that was sold, Nintendo donated $5 to Susan G. Koman for the Cure.