To match the colors of the lilacs and hyacinth — no need to look those up, they’re purple flowers — this spring, Nintendo is launching the new Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS in North America for the usual $169.99 this May 20th. That’s the same day you’ll be able to buy Mario Tennis Open for the first time.
While I don’t normally go for the purple systems (I went with the Jet Black GameCube and Glacier Game Boy Advance), this new 3DS does seem like a nice complement to the existing available options. Who’s picking this baby up?
Nintendo 3DS Gets a Royal New Color on May 20: Midnight Purple
April 30, 2012 — Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for the Nintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day Mario Tennis Open becomes available.
The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the United States, becomes the fifth color in the always-stylish Nintendo 3DS color palette, joining Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. Now fans have another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities.
Nintendo 3DS lets users enjoy games and videos in 3D without the use of special glasses. Mario Tennis Open adds to the strong library of Nintendo 3DS games, which also includes Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir. Fans also can check out 3D videos on Nintendo Video and access new and classic downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.