We hardly knew ye...

The DS has been available in more colours than there are fish in the sea, but survival of the fittest dictates that some must be struck from the gene pool, so it's with regret we inform you that the pink DS Lite console will soon no longer be available within the UK.

Okay, so it's probably not the worst news you've had all day, but considering the popularity of the colour - and the fact it was the first truly popular pink console - it's surprising to see Nintendo drop it altogether. UK retailers have been told not to expect any further replenishments of the console once current stocks are sold, so it looks like yet another Christmas without pink DS Lites on shop shelves.

Of course, this probably points the way to an early-2010 launch of a pink DSi, but for now you'll have to live with there being no more pink consoles.