The Nintendo 3DS: If In Doubt... Make It Pink

Nothing kickstarts the sales of a Nintendo handheld like the release of a brand new colour. And if that colour is pink? Well, damn — you have a phenomenon on your hands.

Why? Because men are completely stupid. Trust me, I've been there. The first present I ever bought my current wife was a pink gameboy. She doesn't even really like video games. I bought it because it was pink, and I thought girls liked pink things. That was my second mistake. My first mistake was thinking buying an 10 year old handheld console for my girlfriend's birthday.

Anyway, details. The Lavender Pink 3DS goes on sale in Australia from November 17, and it does look rather fetching. Without irony, our very own Tracey Lien left the image open just so she could gaze upon its beauty. Then she wrote this letter to Mariah Carey.

The new Lavender Pink 3DS retails at AU$249.95.

Well, that's Christmas sorted! [Dusts hands]


    Curse you link. . . no matter how many time I try to alter the URL I can get the combination right. . .

      I think this is what the link was meant to be to:

    They should make a 3DS that looks like a slab of bacon.

      coat DS in meat
      then place it in the over
      sure fire flawless plan

    for valentines day
    i bought bee a pink DS
    she seemed to like it

    she may not play games
    at least not all that often
    we'll always have 'juiced'

      Lack of game software
      No second analogue stick
      Pink does not fix these

    "Lavender Pink"?

    But lavender isn't pink, is it? How does that work?

      Yeah that's what I've been thinking...

      Maybe it's actually more purple in real life? I know my blue 3DS looks a lot more green than the promotional pictures make it look.

      I dunno. :P

      Actually, you can get pink lavenders.

      But I think this is called Lavender Pink after the crayola colour "Lavender" which is pink. See #54 here under standard colours:


        Admittedly pink isn't the first thing that comes to my mind when hearing the word "Lavender", but that crayon colour you linked is pretty much spot on.

          Must be named by someone who was colour blind

    I was always an "If in doubt... whip it out" man myself.

    Why do people get all excited about a new colored console?? Why is it news?? I don't get it. When buying a console, the color of the bloody thing is the last thing on my mind....

      Believe it or not, there are people in this world who will buy each time there is a new colour announced. If you don't trust me, check the hardware sales chart in Japan, the sales of 3DS will surge for a week or 2 after this pink colour is released in Japan.

    Still region locked... next

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