Hubby bought this for me yesterday. Was supposed to be for xmas but I couldn't wait! LOL. I told him it had to be green. :)
I am so happy with it, it looks even better than it does in the picture above. As said in other reviews here - It's not a sickly green, it's gorgeous! I also like having this colour DS as it is unusual, and different.
As for the DS as a hand held games console. It's great. I wanted it as I don't like the big consoles. Been there done that, and I feel past that now lol. But with the DS I can put it in my handbag and take it out with me and play in the car or if I'm in a waiting room at the docs etc. It's ideal if you don't mind the small screen and like Nintendo games etc.
It's a console for all ages, with a high range of games for all ages.
Another thing, it's addictive!!!!