US DS Lite gets pink, onyx makeovers

Two new models set to break the monotone system's color barrier in mid-September as New Super Mario Bros. reaches sales milestone.

While DS Lite consumers in Europe and Japan have had their choice of colors for the system almost since day one, American gamers have only been presented with the polar white version of the hardware so far.

That's set to change next month, as Nintendo today promised to add a little diversity to the marketplace. Starting September 13, the DS Lite will be available in onyx and coral pink. The onyx model (some would call it "black") has been available in the UK since the system's June launch, while a noble pink DS Lite arrived in Japanese stores in July.

Pink is apparently all the rage these days, as Sony has also embraced the color wholeheartedly. On Monday, Sony announced a pink PlayStation 2 to be released in Europe and followed that up with news of a pink PlayStation Portable for the continent yesterday. When it releases later this year, it will include a UMD of music videos, interviews, and music from chart-topping pop star Pink.

Nintendo also took the opportunity to announce that its summer DS hit, New Super Mario Bros., has now sold more than 1 million copies in the US alone.

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180 comments
therandar
therandar

I feel so cheated, this happened with my gb sp also. I went thru three sp's before i saw the retro nes color scheme. now they start with the ds.... its not fair! i mean what color nintindo ds defines me as a person?

ImSwordMan
ImSwordMan

this is just the first wave of colors nintendo plans to release for the ds lite

Lithavalon
Lithavalon

Pink ds lite hella owns makes me want to get one

xatman911
xatman911

Where is the colour RED? Red colour as in blood red colour goes well with violent games. Such as God of War etc. They should go for blood red colour.

MagiTek-
MagiTek-

When it releases later this year, it will include a UMD of music videos, interviews, and music from chart-topping pop star Pink. Is that a joke?

nghtcrwlr821
nghtcrwlr821

I WANT THE NAVY BLUE!!! BLACK AND PINK SUCK!!!!!

Randomd00d
Randomd00d

I CANT WAIT TO GET A PINK DS!!!!!!!!! SOO COOL!!!

GamePro975
GamePro975

Now i'm definitely going to buy one!

KazersFury
KazersFury

Dude.. I'm getting the pink one.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

its just a different color........whats so cool about it?

AnimeFreak93
AnimeFreak93

When the DS lite came out I wanted it but the colour was in wite only,I waited and look what happened new colours came in.Good things happen when you wait.I'm gonna get the black one this winter

coltACP
coltACP

YOU all should know nintendo release more colours and designs later, so it is always fine waiting, also the priceing of the DS won't change much in the next couple of years, so waiting is perfectly fine, people who just HAVE to have one now-well jee you have one now. Also their are artists you can PAY do do designs and repaint your DS if you are THAT bothered about the colour. Manufacturing different colours takes time and Nintendo needs to make sure they choose colours which will be reasonably popular, that is why it isn't too common(although the low production of Micro meant colours were easy to do in the smaller numbers).

Brain_Fart
Brain_Fart

Sounds awesome, perfect timing to pick up one for me and my sister.

DS-man
DS-man

i preffer the white

WeAreVenom
WeAreVenom

I hate how America always gets shafted when it comes to the available colors for a handheld at launch... And why do we always get the crappy colors? White turns yellow, Silver chips off and it becomes a wierd pale yelllow/beige color, and Gloss Black shows fingerprints liek a white shirt shows stains

ert47
ert47

madogmgd you do know that white things tend to go 'yellow' in a matter of time...

BoogerMan6000
BoogerMan6000

of couse the cant get differnt colors at lunch

asdfpo
asdfpo

Whats the difference between the Onyx and the Black release color? edit: oh, thats only america^^ never mind then

h2887
h2887

i hate when this happens, i go out and buy the white ds lite because of a special trade in program with EB. then 4 months later they come out with new colors!! Nintendo!! why do u decide to come out with different colors after the original launch ) :

monkkito
monkkito

I have a regular DS and I've been waiting for the right color Lite to upgrade, but now, i mean is great news we're finally getting some different colors in the US. Thouse 2 new ones are just not 4 me. I want a blue one!!!!! I might get desperate and get a polar white to go with my mac. Darn it Nintendo hurry up and get more colors out in the US

eljeez
eljeez

looks smooth. y cant we get these at launch?!

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Sweet! Onyx FTW! I just may get the DS Lite when I could.

Sasami-chan
Sasami-chan

Pink DS? Yay! :D I wonder what's the difference between Coral Pink and Noble Pink...?

TrueWarlord
TrueWarlord

Damn, I got my DS Lite at launch, but I'd like the Onyx one. I don't think I'll be trading it in, but I'd still like Onyn more.

madogmgd
madogmgd

i dont see whats the big deal its just black it does look cool but white does too anyway if u have a lite be glad cause some kids in the world dont got one and white ds lite stands out better

LProjektST
LProjektST

The black one does look impressive

promano3
promano3

YES! Patience, my son, will lead to great gifts...Primo.

cap_z
cap_z

that black one looks good

Gencoil
Gencoil

Onyx? I thought it was called Jet Black?

maverick_z
maverick_z

sweet im gunna trade in my harldly used polar white and add in alittle xtra 4 a onynx i was just about to order 1 from europe

Rico_06
Rico_06

My old ds wrecked cause of my brother so ill probably wait till the ONYX comes out and get that!!!

chloejv
chloejv

Come on Nintendo, bring us the sky blue DS...oh how i crave you. I already have the pink regular ds, but the pink lite one...why must you torture me!? And yes...yes the Pink PSP looks very yummy.

coolal2000
coolal2000

im getting it fo sho' i've got an old ds but all my friends have ds lites and i want one so im gonna get a black one and one-up those suckas! im gonna sell my normal ds or give it to my bro!

hgadson
hgadson

finally a new color took forever

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

I still only have a regulare ds, but If I would get another one, or trade it in, I would get a black, light ds

e1viento
e1viento

My gf's getting me a pink ds for my b-day.... she knows i'd rather be dead than be caught using it in public....thus giving it to her when we're out so she can play it more than me. woman are evil. very evil.

Razorpunkk
Razorpunkk

HECK YEAH!!!Finally, we are gonna get multiple colored DSes! Now when we go to the store to buy a DS, we wont say: "This sucks, the only color they have is silver...Silver sucks..." WE WONT SAY THAT (unless they're all out of pink, and onyx) you'll say: "Wow, what color should I get? There are so many to choose from!" We will be saying that!!! HAH!

decebal
decebal

"Supersegs 1 million of copies in 12 weeks = 8 copies per minuet" WOW you are right.. Well... I really want the pink one by ti dont' think i'll have patience to wait.

zelda4ds
zelda4ds

i almost got the white do lite yesterday. now im glad i didnt cuz i want the black

Nerissa
Nerissa

About time, I was tired of waiting, now my PSP and DS can live in harmony.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

One lucky nephew got my original DS. Now a 2nd nephew (or maybe niece) will inherit my white DS lite. I gotta have the onyx one.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

About damn time!!! I was like 2 steps away from buying a White DS Lite.