Nintendo adding fifth color option for latest portable next month alongside release of Mario Tennis Open.
A new 3DS color is in bloom. Nintendo will release a Midnight Purple 3DS on May 20 in North America, the company announced today. The new color will arrive alongside Mario Tennis Open, the first original Mario Tennis title since 2005's Mario Tennis: Power Tour.
The Midnight Purple 3DS will retail for $170 in the United States and will become the fifth available color option for the device. Existing 3DS colors include Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red, and Pearl Pink.
The 3DS launched in North America in March 2011 and originally retailed for $250. Following disappointing launch sales, Nintendo implemented an aggressive price cut, shaving the system's price down to $170.
As for Mario Tennis Open, the game will make use of the 3DS's various features, allowing players to use the touch screen for shot selection and the system's gyroscopic sensor to tilt the camera and look around the court. The game will also feature local wireless play for up to four players and, for the first time in the series, online singles or doubles matches.
For more on Mario Tennis Open, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
I actually got a sneak peak at one of these in person yesterday... and let me say this... it is so pretty and I am sooooo going to be getting one! :)
ha! Don't ya hate when they don't make the one color you want. My wife would get an orange 3DS...and never play it- XD I'd like to get this purple one, but I'm gonna wait for the re-design,....
@Roger01 I don't think it's weird =| I think it'd only be weird for a man to own a pink one. Purple is the colour or pimps =P
I admit, that thing looks pretty good. One thing I like about Nintendo is that they have a wide variety of colors for their systems. PS Vita: Black, Silver. 3DS: Black, Blue, Red, Pink, Purple, and plenty of Limited Edition. PS3: Black (As far as I know) Wii: White, Black, Red, Blue.
PURPLE looks so damn niceeee, but i wanna waiitt cuz they might come out with GREEN or YELLOW. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D but then again i dnt wanna wait lol
@Xplode_77 they are releasing a green 3ds as part of a bundle with Luigi's Mansion 2, it is kinda a dark green from the pictures I've seen of it
I got the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS and I am really happy with it but purple looks great! Very sleek.
Nintendo should rename it "Gary Oak Purple" and put a picture of Gary Oak on the front. 101% best selling color. :P
I'd love my 3DS to be in that colour - looks very nice indeed. However, even in black with silver trim, my Vita blows it out of the water as far as looks go.
I hope they bring the Cobalt Blue to the US. I like my Cosmo Black 3DS, but the Cobalt Blue will be my second choice. :)
Maybe they should fix the screen scratching problem before throwing out thousands of colours. I bought the ice white wich got released just a few months ago it still gets scratches and I'm not even carrying it around. In terms of build quality the 3DS is miles behind the DSi..
They should just launch with lots of colors. It takes no more effort. They just get people to buy them then buy a new color that they want.
If they bring Japan's white one or a green one to the U.S,40% of me will die. I have the blue one which is great,and of course the new colors don't change the system at all,but green is my favorite,and the white one looked beast.Knowing I'm stuck with blue would hurt. Oh,the purple looks great by the way.
Purple is my favorite color! I am obligated to get this for sure! I already have a black one, but ever since the day they showed a purple one at E3 last year I've been wanting one. Thank you Nintendo.
If I ever have to replace the one I have, I'm getting this. I just wish they'd concentrate on releasing some decent games instead of the hardware.
I wonder if nintendo will bring out a newer model of the 3ds...maybe this time adding dual thumb circle pads...make it happen nintendo:):)
I wish they bring out that Dark Blue/Cobalt Blue one Stateside already not the Teal/Turqoise one. It'd remind me of my Cobalt Blue GBA SP. It's a shame none of the newer tech/handhelds don't go see-thru anymore, too. I had a purple gameboy color. I hope the (ideal) next version of the 3DS (with a better 3D filter, 2 slide pads, 4 shoulder buttons, better battery life, etc.) comes out with a deep blue and green color.
So now we have all but one of the pikmin colors. Red, blue, white, purple, and now all we need is yellow!
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