The 3DS XL may have arrived in Europe and Japan merely weeks after it was announced, but it's got nothing on the new Matte Red and Matte Blue DSi systems hitting North America. Set to start hitting stores this week, the colours look remarkably similar to the 3DS XL equivalents, suggesting that Nintendo may have had a bulk discount and decided to make use of it: below is the Twitter announcement, released just yesterday.

Time for a color refresh! Check out Matte Red & Matte Blue Nintendo DSi coming to retailers as early as this week!

So there you have it, there's still some life in the old DSi yet. Nintendo of America may be targeting consumers looking for an inexpensive or replacement handheld, but it's still surprising to see new colours released for DSi — along with the costs of producing appropriate packaging and so on — well over a year after its successor's arrival.