You've been fooled (...or not) This was one of our three April fools posted on April 1st. Nintendo will not be releasing these colours for 3DS, for now. Were you fooled? Do tell!
In response to reports of lower than expected first week sales of the Nintendo 3DS portable console across Europe since its release on 25th March, 2011, Nintendo has confirmed today that it will be fast-tracking the launch of various new colours. The new range, which launches today, 1st April, 2011, will include the following shades: Mario Fireball Red, Princess Peach Pink, Luigi Green, Waluigi Plum Purple, and Wario Royal Blue, as well as plans for a special golden unit that will launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in June.
An official Nintendo representative had the following to say on the matter:
Whilst there was a lot of pre-release hype for the new Nintendo 3DS unit, and the response from early adopters has indeed been extremely positive, the system has not quite penetrated the European market as well as expected, missing initial sales projections. It is hoped that between the new range of colours arriving on 1st April, 2011, and the special commemorative golden 3DS to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, this year will see 3DS surpass regular Nintendo DS sales. You would be an April Fool to miss out!
A promotional image of the special gold 3DS releasing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, can be seen below.
What are your thoughts on the new colours? Will you be picking up a 3DS now?