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Rumor: Australia to get two more DS colors

If those of you in the Land Down Under are tired of the same old DS Lites, some new colors might be on the way to freshen things up a bit. It's true that they aren't "new" in the purest sense of the word, as the two-toned crimson and cobalt colors have been around in the U.S. for a while now, but they'd be new to Australia.

Yet, if you're reading DS Fanboy, there's a pretty high chance you already own a DS, so new colors like this are nothing more than evil temptations. With that said, do any of you in the Australian region want this rumor to be true, or for the safety of your wallets, are you hoping otherwise?

[Via Go Nintendo]

February NPD: Natural order restored

Sales were up across the board in February, which is really the best kind of news (yes, even better than the kind that lets us be jerks to consoles with falling sales). Even bester is that our old friend the DS is back on top of the charts, having sold a remarkable 336,000 more units in February than in January. If pressed, we would guess that this is because there are now DS Lites in stores. Some of those Lites were in a fancy new color, as well, which may have driven some repeat sales.

Software sales were ... not awesome for the DS, unfortunately. Only Mario & Sonic represents the handheld on the charts. At least its sales went up.
  • DS Lite: 587.6K 336K (134%)
  • Wii: 432K 158K (58%)
  • PS2: 351.8K 87.8K (33%)
  • PS3: 280.8K 11.8K (4%)
  • Xbox 360: 254.6K 24.6k (11%)
  • PSP: 243.1K 13.1K (6%)

Continue reading February NPD: Natural order restored

DS Fanswag: And the Cobalt DS Lite goes to ...

Well, you've all been waiting patiently today to see who will be the lucky winner in our Cobalt DS Lite giveaway. And, through the power of random selection, we've finally snagged us a winner. Without further ado, let us reveal who it is:
  • Peter, who must've had a heart attack at the excitement, for his only response to our email was "asdfjlfhlasdjfhlasdfhasldfhasljk*."
Congratulations, Peter! And, to the rest of you, better luck next time! Thanks for entering and thanks for reading DS Fanboy!

*We totally made up his response.

Reminder: Today is your last day to enter for a Cobalt DS Lite

That's right, kiddies. Today is the last and final day at which you can toss your hat into the virtual ring for one free Cobalt DS Lite. We here at DS Fanboy strive each and every day to bring you things you care about. With this contest, we're guaranteed to do that for one person.

If you already entered today, don't do so again. You'll automatically be disqualified. For the rest of you, head on over to the contest post and get to entering! We'll be picking the winner tomorrow.

Reminder: Win a Cobalt DS Lite

Oh man, if you weren't here on Friday to check the site, boy do we have a megaton for you. The latest in the long line of sexy and slim handhelds from Nintendo, the Cobalt DS Lite, is up for grabs. So, if you want to get your grubby little mitts on it, be sure to head on over to our contest post and read up on what you need to do.

Good luck!

DS Fanswag: Win a Cobalt DS Lite

Oh, you read that right. We're giving one lucky reader a brand-spanking-new Cobalt DS Lite (retails for $129.99). As one might imagine after seeing several giveaways on this blog before, entering to win this sweet handheld is a snap.

First of all, you must be 18 years of age or older (kids, ask you big brother or sister or your parents to enter for you!) and currently reside in the United States. So, if you meet those qualifications, all you need to do is tell us why you deserve this Cobalt DS Lite. Have you been reading us for awhile? Do you make your own DS Fanboy t-shirts in your spare time (send us one?) and have one for every day in the week? Whatever the reason is, tell us!

But, you can only comment once per day. So, don't go entering more than one comment each day or else you're disqualified. The contest begins as of right now and ends on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:59pm EST. Finally, give our official rules a read. Once done, get to entering.

Good luck!

DS Daily: Is color enough to justify a second DS?

Would you ever buy a second DS, solely because you like the color? It sounds silly, but time and again this blogger has come close to shelling out for one of those Enamel Blue Lites that appeared exclusively in Japan, only to back down at the last minute. It may sound like a fairly ridiculous reason to purchase a second version of any gaming system, but then gamers aren't always rational people, and DSes are desirable and just about cheap enough to justify impulse purchases.

Of course, some of you might well be purchasing a second DS in the very near future, as the cobalt blue DS Lite hits U.S. stores today. If you are, tell us about it!

Cobalt & Black DS Lite confirmed

That's right folks, it's been confirmed (by Nintendo, not just a Circuit City page) that we're getting a new DS Lite. Much like the "senior edition" DS Lite that initially came bundled with Brain Age 2, this unit has a black base with the clamshell taking on the whole of the cobalt included in the package. Still though, this is one slick-looking unit for those of you who found the red to not be your thing.

For another snapshot of the box for the new unit, then head past the break.

Continue reading Cobalt & Black DS Lite confirmed

New blue DS Lite confirmed [update]

Rumors surfaced earlier this month that a cobalt blue DS Lite might be in the works, and now a page at Circuit City has popped up confirming the new model. It's not quite as we expected, however; the new model is blue and black, much like the crimson and black Lite that got our blood boiling last year.

Thoughts on the new color combo? If you're willing to shell out the cash for a new Lite, we want to know. It's a bit darker than we expected, put part of that is surely the reflection of the black backing. Overall, we're pleased.

[Update: The Circuit City page has been removed.]
[Via GoNintendo]

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