Customise The Look Of Your 3DS With A Whole New Midnight Purple 3DS

Evoking images of lilacs, hyacinth and GameCubes, Nintendo's Midnight Purple 3DS launches on May 20 in North America, giving fans another way to "customise the look of their systems".

Nintendo's official announcement of this new Midnight Purple colour scheme, joining red, blue, black, and pink on the market just in time for Mario Tennis Open, heralds it as "another option to customise the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities". Having previously traded in Nintendo handhelds at my local retailer in order to secure a different colour I'm not condemning the practice. Calling it customisation just seems like a bit of a stretch. That's like customising your car by buying the same model in a different colour.

But hey, new colour, and one that reminds me vaguely of my GameCube.

Well, my GameCube until I traded it in for a silver one.


    Customise your look this winter by murdering your new friend, flay his still-warm corpse and wear his skin on top of your own. Nintendo (and Buffalo Bill/Roose Bolton) approve this message.

    That purple is just badass! If I ever get around to buying a 3ds, it's gonna be that one for shizzle!

    Surely if you haven't picked up a 3DS by now, you'd hold out for the dual stick revision rather than be swayed by pretty colours.

      I agree that it looks like they'll ultimately do that, and I'm waiting for it, but we have no idea how far away that is and each new colour just says it's not happening yet.

        I do remember reading somewhere that Nintendo was going to hold onto the standard 3DS for a long as possible or something along those lines. Then again this is probably too vague to be noted >.> A bunch of people I live at university with are still looking into purchasing a 3DS though. My friend was pretty cut that they just announced this one as he bought the Fire Red model. I've got a black one personally, with one of the Mushroom ones coming from the Club Nintendo competition.

    The wife's birthday is July. This couldn't have arrived at a better time ;)

    That's batgirl purple not midnight purple.

    Oh hey look, they're releasing that colour from the initial unveiling.


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