Black Friday DS bundles confirmed

Nintendo's limited-edition packages include colorful systems with New Super Mario Bros. or Brain Age for $149.99 each.

Chalk up another win for the Internet. Nintendo announced today its latest DS bundles, just one month after they were leaked online by ad-scrounging Web site GottaDeal.com.

"M" is for "Money."

The two bundles--a Mario Red DS with New Super Mario Bros., and an Ice Blue DS with Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day--will sell for $149.99 each. The Mario package will also include the portly plumber's familiar "M" logo on the front of the casing, whereas the Brain Age system includes a special carrying case in lieu of a logo.

Both systems will debut on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving in the US and an annual shopping event that signals the start of the holiday-shopping season. Nintendo launched a similar Black Friday initiative last year, with DS bundles for Nintendogs and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Word of those bundles also leaked well before their official unveiling.

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77 comments
gamefreak3111
gamefreak3111

so they're DSes... Not Dsi... the one that will soon completely replace the ds lite.... Not to good for business

Gmaster01
Gmaster01

if you got a ds you better have color black or white,just the simple ones

JuicyToes
JuicyToes

If you think this is silly, then here's a story that'll sound wrong! Asda charged me £38.97 for the new Super Mario Bros game last week! I mean come on its been out for a few years now, it should be cheap.

necronaux
necronaux

Two more color releases for Nintendo? Thought they ran out of colors a year ago.

tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

mario bundle should've comeout when the game was first released

Norgavue
Norgavue

Interesting but not enough for those who already have one. Is there anyone who doesn't have one?

zombey1333
zombey1333

Well, the only two peeps here who need DSs already have em, one has the Zelda Gold, the other the Pokemon Black :p If i was made of money i suppose i'd go for the mario one. i like the mario :D

IgOr2099
IgOr2099

I still say that the gold LOZ edition DS is the best. I had to get it when I saw it, and I don't regret that decision yet.

borewyrm
borewyrm

Ummm .. I bought one of the blue "Brain Age" bundles last week at Best Buy. They also had a copy of the Mario one. It was a present for my wife at Christmas and I was wondering why I had never heard of this bundle before seeing it at the store.

motherboop
motherboop

Mario and Brain Age??? Why not some newer games, like Castlevania: Draculas blood red DS, and Chrono's Ice Cold Blue DS? I personally had a regular DS from 04, got a White DS Lite at launch, and now looking for a replacement since I gt the broken hinge problem. Nintendo wants 85$ to fix t, so I'm just going to get a DS now so I can still have the GBA slot.

KyoValdez
KyoValdez

Ain't no thang but a chicken wing.

xdeiri
xdeiri

only a moron will buy this and not wait for the dsi

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

well if i didnt already get one years ago it might interest me

Heffe2020
Heffe2020

hatieshrrer what is the DSI and when does it come out?

Star-Killer
Star-Killer

I am definitely getting this for Christmas with my Wii

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

i have the zelda one. and i love it. i dont need another one

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@kingtrewq I think Nintendo is trying to use these special editions to sale as many DS's as possable before the DSi is released next year.

finchused
finchused

Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing that lime green Wii that they showed before the release. The colored ones looked nice with the gloss finish.

kingtrewq
kingtrewq

why not release a blue wii with smash bros or green one with twilight princess

finchused
finchused

149.99? Interesting. I work at Walmart and I'm 90% sure we were selling them for $136. I only saw the Brain Age one though. I could be wrong though so do double check.

RAVEZero
RAVEZero

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Love_Vampire
Love_Vampire

I'm going to Japan so I may as well pick myself up a DSi. Yay!

diablo_del_bano
diablo_del_bano

so will these only be available on the 28th, or could I wait until a week later and get one?

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

This should be a red DS Lite and NSMB 2.

1357900
1357900

Indeed. "M" IS for money, w/ Nintendo. the only thing I could see this be good for, is if you don't already own a DS/Brain Age/NSMB, &/or you want to get these for selling on Ebay years from now. However, I think the Zelda themed DS will make better profit.

Henninger
Henninger

Already got a DS. The Legend of Zelda Gold Edition DS so won't b gettin these or the DSi

Wrecked69
Wrecked69

If you dont have a DS already, these bundles are pretty worthless. Just wait for the DSi.

Lionheart08
Lionheart08

If I didn't already own a DS, I'd jump on that Mario Bundle.

TissueShoe
TissueShoe

I like the look of the Mario one :). It's cool they do these bundles every once in a while.

ZamShadow
ZamShadow

I think i will just wait for the DSi next year lol...

jumpnjackflash0
jumpnjackflash0

The mario ds doesn't look as apealing as the zelda one did last year. That, and they haven't even dropped the price compared to the last black friday.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Isn't Brain Age $20 anyway? Who cares? Especially with the DSi coming sometime next year.

aBathingApe_
aBathingApe_

@Betermin The DSL that came with Phantom Hourglass was Dust Gold. As well, the Gold DS & Pink/Purple/Whatever Nintendogs DS are both collector's items that be sold on eBay sealed for upwards for $300US. Food for thought regarding these ones. I've been debating picking up one/both of these bundles and just holding on to it for a year.

otanikun
otanikun

Why? -_- I mean I understand why in a way but....it's just a red DS with a large white M.

Betermin
Betermin

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HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Bundles are a great to get. I wanted the Zelda version, but couldn't find one. Good luck getting your hands on one these DSes.

MrMagicalMan
MrMagicalMan

bluej33 Posted Nov 25, 2008 2:41 pm PT Hmmm...maybe they should have saved the DSi announcement for AFTER Christmas? I can't imagine many people shelling out the cash for these with an upgrade just around the corner. Oh, and way to choose the two games that everybody already owns to bundle with the system... Dude, bundling the system with one of the best DS games is amazing. Why would you even think of buying this bundle if you already had the game, which in turn needs a DS to play. Come on think.

bluej33
bluej33

Hmmm...maybe they should have saved the DSi announcement for AFTER Christmas? I can't imagine many people shelling out the cash for these with an upgrade just around the corner. Oh, and way to choose the two games that everybody already owns to bundle with the system...

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

THey need a new handheld. Period