December 3rd, 2004, 20:04
News from Lik Sang (http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3543&lsaid=219793) [br][br] The release of the Japanese Nintendo DS is a true lifesaver for all of you waiting for your Nintendo DS to arrive at Christmas. The US system (including Super Mario 64 DS US) is still on shortage in the USA and no other news than "2005" are known from Nintendo of America.[br][br]We have received sufficient supply for ALL preorders and pending orders with Japanese Nintendo DS selected either as first-option or as second-choice alternative. Our warehouse is currently working at full-pace, including long overtime, in order to get the whole backlog of shipments processed through the next couple of days. If you are waiting for a Japanese NDS to be expedited, it's probably just matter of hours before you receive your personal shipping confirmation, with tracking number, in your emails. If you did not set Japanese NDS as alternative system, Lik Sang strongly recommends you doing so immediately, as it becomes more and more likely that shortage situation in the USA will delay your order a lot.[br][br]Please note that the Japanese version of the Nintendo DS does not contain the demo for Metroid Prime Hunters, but can be set to English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian and English instructions are available on both, Nintendo.com and Lik-Sang.com. Instructions how to properly setup your unit to English (or any other language) are included with every parcel leaving Lik-Sang.com.[br][br]If you do not have a preorder or firm purchase anywhere and are now running around talking about suicide because you can't find a place where new orders can still ship before somewhen in January 2005, then the Japanese launch is also good news for you. Lik Sang has successfully secured several thousands more systems, poised to reach us early next week. Many more orders placed this week can be processed within next week, so you better be quick and make up your mind right now, before the whole build runs out.