The Guitar Hero DS Lite bundle -- one of the few limited edition systems available in the U.S., and like most of the others we've had, a little lacking. The silver and black color scheme is fantastic... but the logo is just not.
The golden Zelda-themed Lite is the best among the special editions available in the U.S. for sure. The simple design keeps it classy, and the color is suitable on so many levels... not the least of which is that it hearkens back to a simpler time: a time of gold cartridges.
Maybe that should have been why, as in, we're not sure why the hell someone would want to ugly up a DS like this. It's rare, though; apparently, only 1500 of these special edition systems were made, and given to attendees of the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End premiere at Disneyland in 2007.
Apparently, all DS owners should pick up and move to Seattle, where it's good to be a fan... since Nintendo is the power behind the Mariners. We have to admit a soft spot for these Mariner Lites, though we would honestly rather have just about any other team. No offense, Nintendo.
Looking for the other special edition Lites released in the U.S.? Don't strain yourself -- there haven't been many. Japan is where it's at when it comes to the limited edition love, as you're about to see.
It's very simple -- just a red logo and black text on a white system -- but it's so classy, and that red emblem works very well to distinguish the unit. We wouldn't have minded if this DS happened to be a flying robot, of course.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates may have a very long title, but it has a very plain special edition Lite. This one could have been incredibly beautiful with some of the color from the box art, but who are we to judge? We've only seen it in pictures!
It's a Wonderful World (The World Ends With You here) is not only a wonderful game -- it was also a really fantastic silver DS Lite, complete with an emblem anyone who's played the game will recognize instantly.
The latest amazing free gifts from Japan's Club Nintendo: these three Lites, which are being given away to people who register games this summer. All we ever get for registering stuff is ... do we ever get anything for registering stuff?
Even if you want to call it futbol, you'll probably think this is one of the spiffiest special editions you've ever seen, and we'll agree. The Winning Eleven Lite won hearts around the world. Too bad it was only available in Japan.