The Nintendo DS Lite, sometimes abbreviated DSLite, or simply Lite, sold as the iQue DS Lite in China is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is a slimmer, brighter, and more lightweight redesign of the earlier Nintendo DS model, designed to be aesthetically sleeker to complement Nintendo's Wii, while taking styling cues from the Game Boy Advance SP, and to appeal to broader commercial audiences. It was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its first launch in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model. It has been released in Japan, Australia, North America, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore, and defined regions in South America, the Middle East and Korea. As of January 2007, combined sales of the DS and DS Lite have reached over 35 million units worldwide.