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.