Electric Blue DS coming to US
First American colored model of Nintendo's popular dual-screen handheld will arrive in June.
In March, Nintendo announced it was releasing its popular DS handheld in
So it came as a pleasant surprise today when Nintendo of America announced the "Western Hemisphere" would be getting a special DS color of its own. In June, the all-new Electric Blue DS will arrive on US shores in June as "a permanent color in the DS palette." Given that the introduction of just two new colors
In a prepared statement, NOA senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications George Harrison thought of the new shade for the handheld as a major event. "Nearly 2 million Nintendo DS owners in North America alone have demonstrated they want something new from a handheld video game system," he said. "Soon, consumers will have two popular choices for the innovative dual-screened Nintendo DS."
Besides the six aforementioned tints, the DS is also available in several different color schemes in (sometimes very) limited quantities. Again, this is only in Japan. Besides a cobranded light-blue Pepsi DS and a metallic-blue Pokemon-themed DS, Nintendo gave away 10 special edition DSes emblazoned with original artwork from the DS game Electroplankton.
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