the nintendo ds came out 10 years ago
not until november! not until november. we have time.
god, I remember the original DS like it was at most five years ago or something. poured over the pages in NOM with all the previews for so long and I guess someone got the hint because my aunt bought me one for a christmas/birthday present in november 2004 (opened it early lol) when she was in america and I only had metroid prime hunters: first hunt for like a month but I played it every single day and totally sucked at it and the game wasn’t, like, good but I didn’t care because the touch screen blew my freakin’ brain. then eventually my aunt picked me up Super Mario 64 DS (paid for that myself thx) on another trip to america (idk why she went to america so often back then, was too busy playing DS to ask) and I gawped at Mario’s stretchy face and played it all the time and it was brilliant, then when it came out in the UK I went into harlow on the day it came out because that was the nearest GAME and I bought Pokémon Dash and the guy asked if I had the console already and I was like “hahaha, yes!” and I played Pokémon Dash the whole way home and it is the silliest launch game I have ever played and I loved it. the DS, man.
Nintendo is the greatest entertainment company in the world and I hope there are still kids that nerd out over them like I did instead of playing clash of clans or whatever unfun unhealthy in-app purchase nonsense is hot now.