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Nintendo Announces Metallic Red 3DS, Cobalt Blue And Misty Pink To Be Phased Out

Posted by Orla Madden

Nintendo giveth and Nintendo taketh away

Nintendo has announced yet another new 3DS colour for gamers in Japan: Metallic Red. Announced yesterday — though the Eevee 3DS XL stole a majority of the limelight — the new system is a more vibrant shade of red than the previous Flame Red 3DS. It'll launch on the 13th June for 15,000 yen, along with a 4GB SD Card.

While one colour arrives through the door, two will leave; Nintendo is calling time on the Cobalt Blue and Misty Pink 3DS models. Production of both colours is set to be discontinued.

Does the Metallic Red catch your eye, and are you hoping it'll venture West? What are your thoughts on the two colours being phased out — will you perhaps pick either of them up before they're gone forever? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.


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User Comments (26)



Tico said:

Another Red? I wish for a Silver 3DS, Like the GBA SP one, to be released on NA.



bouncer0304 said:

My personal take is that in the end they will discontinue the original model and only make xl versions available.



DarkCoolEdge said:

If I were rich I would buy every model. Sadly I'm not, so I'll just enjoy my white XL and my black original model



miron_khuzd said:

I'd like to have a lime green or a light blue one. Metallic Red - also good as Mario reference though.
Bought an Ice White for my fiancee several months ago - it's a stunning beauty.



Magikarp3 said:

Cobalt was one of the better looking colours IMO. The metallic red looks good enough, but lately I've been wanting something a little more discreet so that people on the train might think I'm just playing with a tablet or something.



darkfenrir said:

It looks like pink. Although... My Flame Red 3DS is awesome already, so I'm good. ;3



CrazyOtto said:

I hope they phase out the basic version of the Wii U. because it's not much cheaper than the Deluxe version.



Buduski said:

I want to know when do they plan on bringing more color options of the 3DS XL to the U.S! I mean we only have three colors to choose from, red, blue or pink! Still havent bought a 3DS for that reason, hopefully they bring grey or black versions of the handheld.



chiefeagle02 said:

Cool to see Nintendo include a 4GB card instead of the 2GB iteration in their smaller 3DS systems.



DarkNinja9 said:

i still dont get why they hvent hurried to release more colors for US on the XL version o.O



RunningWolf said:

Title should read: "Nintendo Announces Metallic Red 3DS. Cobalt Blue And Misty Pink To Be Phased Out."

Putting the comma in the title makes it appear to the reader that all 3 colors are going to be phased out. By placing a period instead of a comma you separate the two.



DerpSandwich said:

Sigh. Japan is PHASING OUT better colors than we've even got here in the US. I'd love a cobalt one...



ywingboy said:

I have a flame red one and I like the color but in my oppinion the new red one is too bright for me



Yoshis_VGM said:

I already have the red one, and I can't see much of a difference...this red only looks slightly brighter.

Quite personally I think they need a GREEN 3DS. That's the one 3DS color I really want to see. I originally wanted a green one but they never released it (yet they showcased it) so I got the red instead. If they release a green 3DS I would trade my red one for the green one in a heartbeat. I mean, c'mon, it is the Year of Luigi after all, they HAVE to release a green 3DS...



Buduski said:

@b23cdq Sadly no that beautiful bundle is a Europe exclusive, as well as the Fire Emblem 3DS XL bundle
Thats my point, obviously japan gets a lot of exclusive content and I'm glad Europe is getting taken care of but where's the support for the NA Nintendo fans?



anthony999 said:

I live in Ontario Canada (Ottawa)...there are a few stores that are still carrying the 3ds xl pink edition....

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