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Confirmed: Black and Pink DS Lites in September

So girly, so manly...
On September the 13th, those hating the simple elegance of the Crystal White DS Lite may finally seek an official alternative in either the Black or Pink DS Lite (officially dubbed Onyx and Coral Pink, respectively). It's about time Nintendo has gone ahead and tossed us poor American gamers a bone.

Check out the official press release after the break.
NINTENDO LAUNCHES NEW DS LITE COLORS AMID RECORD-BREAKING GAME SALES


Onyx and Coral Pink Follow Sale of 1 Millionth New Super Mario Bros.

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 24, 2006 – The only thing more fun than new Nintendo® DS Lite hardware colors is trying to keep up with the breakneck sales of the software to play on the popular little portable! On Sept. 13, two new colors – Onyx and Coral Pink – join Polar White, which is enjoying its own incredible sales peak and getting noticed everywhere.

The new colors also complement numerous DS games, including New Super Mario Bros.®, which has hit the 1 million unit sales mark after just 12 weeks on sale in the United States. That's an average of roughly eight games sold each minute continuously since launch, making it the fastest-selling DS title in the United States for a 12-week period. Overall, DS system and game sales are both up more than 300 percent in July alone.

"Not only are the DS Lite screen and battery life incredible," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "but the new colors just add another element of fun, allowing people to 'personalize' who they are by the color, or colors they pick."

Several other DS games are burning up shopping baskets. Animal Crossing®: Wild World already has sold more than 800,000 units, and two brain games – Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (sold 4 million units worldwide) and Big Brain Academy™ (nearly 2 million sold to date worldwide) – are part of a phenomenon of people wanting to feel as mentally sharp as possible by playing daily.

The best part for Game Boy® Advance owners is Nintendo DS Lite plays their entire library of up to 1,000 Game Boy Advance games in single-player mode.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide for New Super Mario Bros. is now available at retail. For more information about the game, visit mario.nintendo.com.

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems, and upcoming Wii™ console. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.2 billion video games and more than 375 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

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Reader Comments

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1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE(etc)!

Finally! The payoff for the holdouts such as myself!

Yes, I'll still love you, DS Phat . . .

=)

Posted at 12:58PM on Aug 24th 2006 by webbie Bud

2. I'm still quite pleased with my Navy Blue DS.

Posted at 4:05PM on Aug 24th 2006 by randomguy132

3. *drool* finally, maybe I can get it for my birthday now weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (I'm turning 20....)

Posted at 4:20PM on Aug 24th 2006 by graham

4. Coral pink.. noble pink.. any real difference?

Posted at 5:18PM on Aug 24th 2006 by Verge

5. I no longer regret holding out. Now I just have to make sure that if I pick it up on the 13th, my budget will still allow for a Wii on launch day.

Posted at 9:59PM on Aug 24th 2006 by Jay

6. Verge, the Coral White over here is called Crystal White in Japan, so I doubt these two pink DS Lites have any differences, and the same applies to the black DS Lites.

Posted at 12:26AM on Aug 25th 2006 by Josh

7. this is cool and all but, still after I almost had convinced myself I preferred black gadgets over white ones--I still love my polar white DS lite more!

Posted at 12:51AM on Aug 25th 2006 by Bryan

8. Damm it, I just shelled out a ton to get a pink one for my girlfriend!!

Posted at 8:15AM on Aug 25th 2006 by bay

9. Ha ha suckers - I've had my 'Black' ('Onyx'? pah) DS Lite since european release day!

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha

Posted at 4:11PM on Aug 25th 2006 by Adam Williams

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