Metallic rose DSi XL blooming September 18

Nintendo's supersized handheld picking up new hue in time for Kirby Mass Attack debut, maintaining $170 price.

The 3DS may be in the midst of a turnaround, but that isn't keeping Nintendo from continuing to support its DS/DSi line of portables. Today, the Japanese game company announced it will be releasing its DSi XL in a new metallic rose color on September 18.

Nintendo's DS becomes pretty in pink, again.

Nintendo has previously released the DS Lite with the metallic rose shade in 2008. The publisher described the color as "an eye-catching shade of pink with a luminous modern sheen," playing up its fashion-accessory potential with kids and adults. As with the bronze, midnight blue, and burgundy DSi XL models, the metallic rose edition will carry a $170 price tag,

The metallic rose DSi XL release coincides with that for the latest outing of Nintendo's iconic pink puffball in Kirby Mass Attack. Scheduled to arrive on September 19, Kirby Mass Attack has been billed as a side-scrolling real-time strategy game, in which players attempt to guide an amassed army of Kirbys to safety.

For more on Kirby Mass Attack, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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hyperjj3000
hyperjj3000

Its beautiful! Want one, even though i already have 2 ds's.

jasongm
jasongm

um Nintendo, no one cares about the older DS systems now that the 3DS is out?, isn't the 3DS backwards compatible with older DS games?

DrKill09
DrKill09

This is why the 3ds is failing, Nintendo. You need to focus on the new, not the old.

franzito
franzito

Is this is a homage to Kirby? Kirby's real color is a vivid pink.

stuntman_shed
stuntman_shed

So how many DS variants and different colors are there now? Good work Sega......oops, Nintendo

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@Xplode_77 Oh good Lord.If they made a white or green 3DS with that black upper,inner face,I'd die from its gorgeousness and te fact that I bought a blue one.I'd just die. But I'd likely come back to life to play Mario 3D Land and MarioKart 7,and all those other games.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Hmmmm.... $170 for a giant pink DSi that can play Kirby Mass Attack, or $170 for a blue,red,or black,nice and sleek 3DS which can do 3D,gyro controls,has a Circle pad,AR,improved web,etc,....and it's backwards compatible,so it can play Kirby too.Tough choice.... I understand supporting the older system for a little while after the new one comes out,but the price will have to drop noticeably for there to be any value at all for the old DS family.

suprsolider
suprsolider

And Nintendo wonders why they are doing so bad. It's time to focus on the 3DS and let the DS DIE. DS had it's run, it's over.

Frequenxy
Frequenxy

Eh, I think it would be newsworthy if it was a new 3DS color.

Moloch121
Moloch121

Meh I'm sticking out for a possible redesign. That new attachment looks like it could be necessary in the future and don't mind waiting.

Triton
Triton

Gotta love big "N" with their colors. No wonder they are getting left behind.

Daian
Daian

LOL, what's the point, is this really news worthy, a new color? And it's pink too :)), moving on...

Shicezor
Shicezor

OMFG people, it is just a new colour, why bother complaining if you are not going to buy it? IF people don't buy it then it is their own funeral and Nintendos but it doesn't matter! Aslong as you are happy with what you got then STFU! lol...xD

soulless4now
soulless4now

I was excited for the color....until I saw it wasn't a 3DS.

moviequest14
moviequest14

There really is no reason to purchase this....with $10 more you could purchase a 3ds with all the features of dsi (including e-shop with mass amount of dsi-ware titles,camera,etc.) and plays ds games AND includes the playability of next gen games and higher overall tech.So why instead purchase a minutely price-deducted system that only has a small amount of system-life left when you could purchase the next gen for almost the exact price?

grbolivar
grbolivar

@Flint247 Because the DSi is still selling like hot cakes, the'll be fools if they drop the price of the DSi family now.

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

You know, if Sony constantly released the same PSP system over again in new colors and sometimes a slightly larger screen people would get all over them about it; maybe even using cute little nicknames where they replace the "S" in PSP with a clever little $. I wonder why people accent things from Nintendo that they never would from any other company?

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Nintendo, please release the next 3DS with DSi XL sized screens. I can't go back to the smaller screens anymore.

Flint247
Flint247

Yeah, why is Nintendo keeping the 3DS and the XL at the same price? They should be $10 apart.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

Keeping the DSi XL at the same price tag as the 3DS? Why, Nintendo?

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Actually one of the reasons why the 3DS failed is because Nintendo is still focusing on the DS family,take Pokemon B&W for example,if they made that game for the 3DS instead of the DS then the 3DS sales will be crazy and Nintendo wouldn't need to reduce the price.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

And yet theres still no adult friendly color.. Can I get a neutral White or Black here? I need something to play my DS games on since I got a 3DS. Nintendo apparently thinks that washed out colors and pixelization make gaming more fun.

sknight175216
sknight175216

You might as well buy a 3DS for this price! It will play the same games and the 3DS games...

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

Isn't this a bad move from a business perspective? I mean the first thing they should be doing is utilizing every method in the book to get the DS clingers to cross over right?

Art3Zero
Art3Zero

Stickin with my DSi until Nintendo knows what they are gonna do with the 3DS design. Also waiting for greater game selection.

yab19998
yab19998

Really Nintendo needs to ill the ds line. I just have a DS lite. They are confusing alot of casuals with the dsiXl and dsi= dsi with big screen wtf.

Blaskar
Blaskar

I still have my DSi XL and don't plan on replacing it anytime soon, especially with a 3DS. I'll wait a couple years until Nintendo figures out which direction they want to go with the 3DS and maybe by then they'll have a 3DS XL with a right analog stick built-in and not as some bulky add-on. Also maybe the battery life won't suck as much. Until that time I'm a satisfied DSi XL owner.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Y does every1 say it's stupid 2 buy this at least there r games 4 this system

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Oh Nintendo and their silly decisions.

dstv
dstv

They still make this S***? ......its the same price as the 3ds XD

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

odd they are still releasing these things but i guess they still make money for them :P

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

Geese, everyone saying, "But at that price, why not get the 3DS? they are the same price??!? why are they doing this?" you answered your own question. They are doing this so ANY prospective DS buyers will get a 3DS instead. can't believe no one mentioned this. It's blatantly obvious. I personally think that ninty and "the cult of nintendo" needs to wake up and realize they will not re-duplicate the wii's impulse buy/pop trend/gimmickyness again. nintendo needs to get back to doing what its good at, being the best. They were always very good with games, and their hardware was, usually, second to none. I really dont like the way ninty played this gen. I will wait to see how the wii u does, im just glad that the wii does netflix, cause if it didn't, it would have gotten used about 90% less than it has in my house.

dreamgod247
dreamgod247

The best thing about DXL is the sound quality is amazing. I was playing Dragonquest VII and I had to turn down the volume.

Superzone
Superzone

You would have to be pretty damn stupid to buy this instead of a 3DS when they're the same price.

Super-Poke-Bros
Super-Poke-Bros

It's the same price of the 3DS now. There is no reason to buy it over the 3DS

atopp399
atopp399

Seems strange that this is the same price as the 3DS. This will probably be a collectors item since I can't imagine too many of them being sold.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

Keeping the price the same as the 3DS? Has to be one of Nintendo's biggest mistakes of late. How do they expect to sell these when you can get a 3DS for the same price and still play the same games.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Well that's cool and all....but my smexy burgundy/wine colored one is still the best color to me. Especially since burgundy is my favorite shade of red. :P Needs to be more handheld consoles (hell I'll take home consoles too) in that color....

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

Remember the clear see-through colors they had for the gameboy color and the n64? I'd love to buy a modern system with one of those color schemes.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@nintendoboy16 Well PS2s are still selling now the DS won't stop selling for awhile yet since it's cheaper then the 3DS and the selection of 3DS games isn't great atm

bluefox755
bluefox755

Ninty? lol, when did this start? Anyway, hate me if you like, but I think the 3DS is gonna be a flop, I think 3D technology isn't as sought after as the industry would have us believe, it's cool, but so are all novelties, and cool doesn't ensure staying power, that being said, "Ninty" can afford a flop or two with their Apple like following

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Why release a new DSi when the 3DS is released? Heck, Kirby Mass Attack can still be played on a 3DS, so no point there Ninty. Though Kirby Mass Attack looks awesome though. :)

svaubel
svaubel

Why would anyone get an XL now that you can get a 3DS for the same price? Ninty should change their prices to something like DSi- 99$ iXL- 129$ 3DS- 169$ If they want handheld pricing to make any sense.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@StryfeBringer It's the system they have. The reason for the lack of alternate colors of Playstations and XBOXs is that, generally, a console isn't noticed or looked at outside of inserting/ejecting the disk (or cartridge), and the color's not so important, compared to a handheld that is stared at the entire time you use it.

StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

@mariostar0001. My point is that instead of changing the color of the hardware to entice people to purchase the unit, how about doing something that isn't cosmetic. Lower the price, bundle it at a low price point with a game, give some free dl's, etc. The whole idea of changing the color to gain attention and drive sales has been done to death. MS and Sony have both used this tactic before, but it seems as though Nintendo does this way more often (I could be wrong). It just seems as though their marketing department ran out of ideas and just went with "Hey, I know, let's just change the color. Yeah, they'll eat that up."

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@StryfeBringer Price was already cut back during the 3DS' release. Cutting it again wouldn't really benefit much more than it has already.