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Newly Single Pink 3DS Woos North America on 10th February

Posted by James Newton

Ahh, young love

The pearl pink Nintendo 3DS is ready to cast off the shackles of its previous relationship and strike out on its own from 10th February.

The console — previously only available with pooch-snuggler Nintendogs + Cats — is ready to drink cheap wine and sing I Will Survive just before Valentine's Day rolls around.

Shoppers in North America will be able to pick up the machine for $169.99.

Nintendo News: Pink Nintendo 3DS System to Make Sweethearts Swoon Starting Feb. 10

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo of America has a perfectly pink new option for consumers looking to win over their loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Starting Feb. 10, a Pearl Pink edition of the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system – previously available only as part of a limited-edition bundle – will be available as a stand-alone item at retailers nationwide, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99.

In addition to free Wi-Fi access at thousands of locations across the nation, fun augmented-reality features and the ability to enjoy games and videos in 3D without the need for special glasses, Nintendo 3DS has a host of built-in social features that can keep users connected to their special someone throughout the year, plus a great lineup of games (sold separately) that lovebirds can enjoy together:

With the system’s built-in camera, sweethearts can each use their system to capture and share 3D photos and videos of romantic outings this Valentine’s Day – and always.

The new Swapnote™ application, which is available for download from the Nintendo eShop at no cost, lets users create and send customized 3D love notes to their sweethearts from their Nintendo 3DS.
The adorable virtual pets in the nintendogs™ + cats game can bring out players’ sweet side and make great portable companions on those lonely days when they’re apart.

Users can share creative passion with their beloved by playing downloadable games such as Pushmo™ and Freakyforms™: Your Creations, Alive!, both available from the Nintendo eShop, and by exchanging QR codes to show off their heartfelt handiwork.

The multiplayer modes in the Mario Kart™ 7 game invite players to get their hearts and their karts racing on a wild array of 3D Mario-themed courses.

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User Comments (15)

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

So, they're removing the $40 game from the package but keeping the same price and this is a good thing? huh!?!

DrDaisy

#5

DrDaisy said:

It looks cute, but even if I want that color, I think I'll wait for a 3DS that has a built-in second slider.
@ rjejr, the other units come with a free game?

Geonjaha

#7

Geonjaha said:

Dont wait for the redesign of the 3DS - especially considering it'll be double the price and is at least 1 year away.

Thwiidscube

#10

Thwiidscube said:

Well, just in time for Valentine's Day, eh Nintendo? Man, the 3DS is getting so more many colors than all the other DS systems!

Drewroxsox

#11

Drewroxsox said:

Perfect now I can get the red 3ds my sister can get blue and my other sister can get pink ( they were arguing over who would get blue because they both wanted that color, but one of my sister's favorite color is pink, so it all works out ) and we can be one big happy family playing Mario kart 7 together :)

LittleIrves

#13

LittleIrves said:

My girlfriend bought me my first DS (lite) a couple years ago. Might be time to return the favor...

Drawdler

#14

Drawdler said:

I just want Purity Purple and Ice White to come out already.

Interesting tidbit: Here in Australia, it's called Lavender Pink. Hope you all see Ninty's mistake there! :D

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