Nintendo unveils Ice White 3DS

New color debuts this November in Japan; company also announces new Wii bundle featuring pink Wii Remote Plus.

With Nintendo having a wide color palette for the many versions of the DS, it's only natural to continue that tradition with the system's successor, the 3DS. The company recently announced that it will be releasing a 3DS with a new Ice White color variant in Japan.

Japan stores will experience a 3DS whiteout soon.

The new paint job will be out on November 3 in Japan and will carry a price tag of ¥15,000 ($196). The color coordination will be similar to the styling of the Aqua Blue, Cosmos Black, and Red Flame versions. The Misty Pink 3DS will be out on October 20 in Japan.

Additionally, the company will release a Wii bundle featuring a new pink Wii Remote Plus and a copy of Wii Party. The bundle consists of either a white or black Wii and a matching Wii Remote Plus and nunchuk device in addition to the aforementioned pink controller. The bundle will be available in Japanese stores in late November and will cost gamers ¥20,000 ($261).

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164 comments
RACiEP
RACiEP

A purple 3DS would make my day. Although I really wish these were matte.

JohnnyRamirez
JohnnyRamirez

not sure about white, with white you can see your finger prints

Pinkaila
Pinkaila

Anyone know when the pink one's coming to the UK? o3o Probably never, but yeah X'D

Canadian-Goose
Canadian-Goose

when will a bloody orange/gold 3DS be released? would be sick to get one :O

chazy035
chazy035

Ethiopian kids would rejoice!!

cjetter
cjetter

I guess i'll either live with it or move to japan

cjetter
cjetter

japan seems to have EVERY video game company

Henninger
Henninger

@ cjetter Because its a Japanese company making the product.

cjetter
cjetter

why does japan have to get everything first

penpusher
penpusher

@Raxyman lol is that what you do when someone challenges your opinion with a different one? Feel free to ignore the opposite opinion then. But I just think youre over doing it big time, its just another colour thats designed to draw in new customers and no one else really cares about the damned camera :S. Simple as.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@penpusher ..... I'm done talking to you. At least moviequest14 made an interesting argument, now you simply never add anything good. "How many people other than me care" is exactly what i'm trying to say. Anyway, i'm outta this post....

Triton
Triton

moviequest14 You win. Ya gotta love your passion. Game on brother.

penpusher
penpusher

@Raxyman lol I think youre letting yourself get a bit to into it dude. I didnt say nintendo never screws over its customers, though i havent seen it recently, I said "not everything a buisness does is to screw over its customers" ... sorry but face it you have no idea what youre talking about and youre just ranting. And so what if there are no games using the camera atm? How many people other than you really care?

moviequest14
moviequest14

@Raxyman : I do agree,dsi buyers can't help but feel screwed over about now..they pay around $170 for a molecular upgrade to dslite which was then almost immediately outdated by the dsixl (an even more mildly improved system) and only 2 years of use (with only a handful of games using dsi features) before being replaces by the nextgen that has every single feature the dsi does. That was (imo) a massive slap in the face towards loyal consumers,but I highly doubt (around 85% sure in fact) that this is the same case..at most we might just see the analog stick extension installed onto new 3ds's but that is probably as far as it will go,and for sure not another dsi case.

moviequest14
moviequest14

@Triton : As I said,it is fine with wanting new games (even though there are plenty coming out) ,but it is crazy to think that colors released of systems has anything to do with that.I can dismiss your ignorance when it comes to the actual setup of a company (in production branch) but you are seriously judging my entire opinion based on my avatar? If you spent more time actually reading my posts and listening to facts (and it is fact that there are individual branches for each part of development that aren't even connected) then we probably wouldn't even still be having this conversation.I didn't start this conversation but I quickly realized how your (and many) though processes work.. the ''big ''N'' folks get so sensitive'' proves even more so...you get a viewpoint (often biased to begin with) and label anyone a fanboy that disagrees with your opinion or does anything besides bash Nintendo.Between that and the fact you spend more time examining peoples avatars then their comments (and so what,I have a Nintendo avatar,SHOOT ME! It is honestly my business alone what avatar I choose and to be blunt..I would prefer you butt out of my choice in avatars and pay attention to your own business and what I am saying) but I guess instead I should feel sorry for you,keep on going in blissful ignorance that all people either agree with your opinion or are ''fanboys''.

msfan1289
msfan1289

what? they never made a white 3DS? isnt white like the standard color for most devices, and the other color versions come after?

Raxyman
Raxyman

@penpusher "not everything a buisness does is an attempt to screw over customers" That's my point, if you think Nintendo doens't do that i have only one word for you. DSi. Just like 3DS they promised tons of games using the camera and more games out of the box. Name one, except Foto Showdown (which also was pure crap).

Triton
Triton

moviequest14 Your avatar really says it all. (Big "N" folks get so sensitive.) It's really alright. I'm not really mad, once again, I just said they like to come out with new colors all the time, I would rather see innovative games myself, but that's just me. Life is to short young one, relax a bit and enjoy what you have, keep up the die hard loyalty, I'm sure you shall be rewarded.

SkeithHaseo122
SkeithHaseo122

I guess there cant be a black 3ds without the white one says Nintendo for all there systems since the game boy

moviequest14
moviequest14

@Triton : wow....fan-boy speak...did you seriously just say that? It is STUPID to compare the hardware and software additions because they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BRANCHES.That is like saying the famous Orlando themepark should quit making new attractions and should start making better movies,hardware and software don't effect each other.Even if the 3ds lineup were lacking in games (which by many ISN'T with over 90 future titles with the likes of Monster Hunter,Fire Emblem,Kid Icarus,Mario 3d Land,Resident Evil Revelations,Tekken,Final Fantasy Theatrum,etc.) it would be IDIOTIC to hold the hardware development to blame,it is a completely different group of people doing completely different things...if the hardware branch were to stop making 3ds colored models then that would be all that happened...the game lineup won't ''magically leap'' up in mass games..it will remain the exact same with no more or less games being made. The very fact you think that once one branch stops producing the other will magically start and the fact that despite the 90 titles that will soon be released you are throwing a temper tantrum shows because you don't have any RIGHT NOW your ''argument'' is pretty immature to begin with.

Triton
Triton

@Moviequest14 Thanks for trying to explain to me in fan-boy speak. The bottom line is no games and lots of colors, which is the truth.

penpusher
penpusher

@Raxyman you can talk in a patronising manner if you like but I think its you that is missing the point, just because your mate really needs to get a life doesnt mean the rest of us are tempted by a new colour. And nintendo after more money? Again I must say thats really quite shocking ... Sorry dude but not everything a buisness does is an attempt to screw over customers

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

A lot of people are mentioning how they want the second iteration with the second stick,but let's note a few facts here. 1.Nintendo said don't expect any new iterations in the near future. 2. That ugly second stick add-on is primarily for Monster Hunter,and doesn't seem like it will be a main stream, commonly used device. 3.The announcement of a dopey looking add-on does not supersede the statement not to expect a new revision.You would have to hear an announcement directly dealing with the subject. 4. The add-on is virtually forgotten. No one has peeped about since a few weeks after its confirmation. All told,this second stick thing doesn't seem to be high on Nintendo's list. Super Mario 3D Land,and Mariokart 7 are however. :)

moviequest14
moviequest14

@Raxyman : It isn't quite Nintendo's fault that many people have more money than they have sense.Nintendo released a new color,it is entirely up to the consumers what they do with it,whether it be new buyers buying their favorite color,or gullible chumps purchasing another system simply because it has ''pretty colors''.It honestly doesn't matter much what Nintendo's incentive is for releasing another new color (which you have to admit does have to at least partly factor in new buyers)...it is what consumers do with it. If Nintendo releases a new color that sells well by people who feel they have to have a 3ds collection then I say more power to them for following a successful strategy,they would be stupid to do otherwise.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

This looks sweet too bad it doesnt have that second stick.

eyebrowless
eyebrowless

Still waiting for the revision they'll inevitably release...Also, can we have a 3D Pokemon RPG? Like you should've done years ago?

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

Coming December 21st 2012...the Nintendo 4DSix2 in platiunum orange color.

Warnerator
Warnerator

yeah for real, focus on adding the other control stick instead of different colors

Raxyman
Raxyman

@penpusher *sigh* Another one have completely missed out my point... I'm tired of writing the same thing over and over again, that shocked me indeed! And just so you know, i'm sure more people will buy the second one than you think. Especially Nintendo diehard fans, i know one who had every single color of DSlite. It's not an attempt to generate more customers, it's an attempt of money farming over stupid fans. A Volvo in another color is still a Volvo! If they actually improved something i wouldn't be criticizing. People who didn't bought at first won't buy now because it is white, except of course......

penpusher
penpusher

@Raxyman well done youve figured out that nintendo is a buisness, and buisnesses need to make money ... bet that shocked you! What makes you think a new colour is an attempt to make people buy a second one? :S its an attempt to generate more customers and more colours do draw in a suprising amount

penpusher
penpusher

and they didnt bother to add the new control stick why? :S

moviequest14
moviequest14

@Triton : That is actually incorrect...Nintendo itself has various individual branches..hardware and software being the 2 main branches and even beyond that into smaller branches even with different games in software and hardware going to even more specific branches with console and portable hardware.If you think one room in Nintendo America HQ is responsible for every single decision that is made then you don't have much right to post on here anyway with that warped a ''knowledge'' of business.

jayd02
jayd02

where is the second gen? That's what I want come on I think it's about time they reveal it and get everybody mad.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@gix47, Huh? Where exactly are you located? Because here in the US, the red one has been out for about a month...

SlappyDog
SlappyDog

Make it Link green or Triforce gold and we have a deal.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

I hope the day I buy my 3DS there's a Platinum color, or silver (:

alberto2045
alberto2045

everytime something is white, it only available in Japan... why cant they sell white things in the U.S.!!! oh and yes i remember the white psp released here, except it had a huge face on the back so that doesnt count

gix47
gix47

still waiting for the red, i dont see why they release like 7 different colors in japan and then only 2 in teh us and uk

WllDan7
WllDan7

@Freezezzy That thinking is dead now. We want new things every year. You say no but lots of others say yes. Having something new is always going to be the thing. At least unlike smart phones there are not so many upgrades.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Not white... but Ice White :o Holy Rip Van Winkle Batman!!!

gameking5000
gameking5000

@LAnoirFAN I am pretty sure Nintendo has different departments for the hardware/design and the software. The software developers never make hardware and vice versa. So game production is unaffected.

Triton
Triton

@Viper Yes I do fan-boy. Ever heard of 1st party games??? Chill out.

superbuuman
superbuuman

man!.. Nintendo should have release this color on the first release day.

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

nintendo please STOP MAKING A NEW 3DS COLORS AND MAKE A NEW GAMES pleaaaaase i am getting bored with my 3ds :"(

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

@Freezezzy Solution:wait for a few years until most of the good games are released and for a 3DS hardware that you think is good enough,then you buy it,though I don't recommend it.