Retail Radar: Mario Red, Ice Blue DS freezing Black Friday

Leaker of last year's metallic rose and gold Thanksgiving blow-out bundles sleuths out two new colors for Nintendo's popular portable.

Does the photo to the right look familiar? It may, for those who remember back to last year when GottaDeal.com leaked Nintendo's Thanksgiving plans for its widely popular handheld the DS. Nearly two months before Nintendo officially unveiled the metallic rose and gold-hued handhelds, the aforementioned deal sniffer sleuthed out the new colors in an in-production Sears catalog flyer promoting Black Friday bargains.

It appears as if GottaDeal.com has done it again, and once again, the offending flyer is attributed to Sears. As per the listing, Sears will be offering two new DS bundles as part of a "Doorbuster Friday 5 a.m.-Noon Only." One bundle includes an Ice Blue DS, a similarly colored case, and a copy of the original Brain Age. The other packs a Mario Red DS emblazoned with the Italian plumber's iconic "M" and a copy of New Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo had not responded to requests for comment concerning the bundles as of press time. It should be noted that after the metallic rose DS's special-edition run in November, Nintendo opted to add the hue to its burgeoning rainbow of standard-edition SKUs by the following May.

The Sears flyer lists the bundles as $149.99 each.

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25 comments
Sonic7777777
Sonic7777777

hey a red ds with an m on it!! But its $150. Sorry nintendo.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

I really don't like leaks and wish (arguably) reputable news outlets didn't give leakers satisfaction by talking about their findings. Leakers are a sad breed who lack the ability to keep their gobs shut. It's the same quality found in people who ruin big scenes in movies, tell you the end of mystery stories, and shout out what happened in the last Harry Potter on release day. They also have the unhealthy nosiness, instinctive urge to command attention, and self-justified perception of right and wrong that normally wells in the souls of paparazzi. Leakers are not people we should be admiring, thanking, or tolerating for sucking all concept of surprise from our lives. Only once in a blue moon do they actually yield something revolutionary that WASN'T going to be announced anyway.

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

150 $ is not really that cheap

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

Nintendo tapped a vein when they went the "fashionable" route. Sure, everyone laughed when they first did it with the original GameBoy, but now we all saw the pre-release builds of this generation's consoles in multiple colors. None of it came to pass, and probably won't seriously come to consoles but the handheld market is stuffed with them.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

i still will keep saying that the number of DS sold is irrelevant... a lot of DS owners have more than two units. Each time a new color is released a lot of owners buy it too... sad

Henninger
Henninger

Already got the gold DS (The Legend of Zelda edition 4 those that dont know). I like both of em but im not wasting money 4 either. & also im not gettin the DSi. No point.

XBadNewsX
XBadNewsX

i'll just wait for the DS-i to change out mine.

cat12347
cat12347

I L-O-V-E the Mario Red!!! (P.S. I have the Crimson (red) & Black DS Lite)

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

What they need to do is color the Wii, well actuall all consoles into the color schemes of the N64(remember clear blue, black, green, orange, and more)

ocdog45
ocdog45

i don't even care. its getting ridiculous on how many colors their are. still will sell so congrats nintendo.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

"Meh, I want a DSi now. I'll pass on any DS lite stuff." agreed

Lakrum
Lakrum

I want a green ds :P

yukine
yukine

I want Luigi green.

robx360
robx360

I imported the ice blue ds ages ago. (yawn)

hiphops_savior
hiphops_savior

Finally the Ice Blue comes to America. It's been in Japan for ages.

FelixTheGreat15
FelixTheGreat15

I don't understand why Nintendo would do this. I'm sure anyone who wanted a DS would have one, and you're not going to pay another 150 just to get one with a different color...

aoi23
aoi23

Meh, I want a DSi now. I'll pass on any DS lite stuff.

tennis12master
tennis12master

That Mario DS looks kickass. But agreeing with Binarynova, I doubt many people don't want a DSi.

Binarynova
Binarynova

Good news for those without a DS who for whatever reason (most likely the GBA port) don't want a DSi. Unfortunately for Nintendo I don't imagine that is a large number of people.

wetwilli64
wetwilli64

It looks to me like the Mario Red one is red all over instead of just on the front. ITS SO COOL. i really hated the fact that the red/blue DSs were black inside.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

ice blue? more like "panties blue" :P but mario red is cool :P