With its enormous screens and somewhat muted colour palette, the DSi XL is very much aimed at the more distinguished gamer. What about a slightly brighter take on the portable, though? Well, Japan is about to get the first wave of new colours for the XL as these pictures show.
Sticking to simple blue, yellow and green, these new colours put us in mind of the venerable Game Boy Colour and its vibrant palette. They're currently scheduled to brighten up Japanese stores everywhere on June 19th, and importers may be interested to know the console is also in line for a price drop from ¥20,000 ($220) to ¥18,000 ($195), which might sweeten the deal for those of you after a big, bright addition to your console family.
It's not currently known when or if these colours will reach the West, but expect to hear something within the next two weeks.
Bananas, blueberries, and trees.
I kinda like the blue one. Sure beats the two launch colors, at least.
Are the designers at Nintendo colour blind or something!
Here's how you do nice colours Nintendo!
It's so "Lego", haha.
I like the yellow. Says me who has a yellow GameBoy Color.
Nice colours. I have to say I like all three.
Looks somewhat cheap.
The blue and green colors look okay but I'm not interested in the DSi XL. I'm fine with my current DSi at least until the 3DS comes out.
Actually, instead of a food comparison, let me put it this way:
We now have an Electric-type, Water-type, and Grass-type DSi XL.
Nice. The original colors remind me of a nursing home. it's about time they come out with colors that remind me less of geriatric feces
primary colours FTW. Although nothing will ever beat clear as a colour for Nintendo portables. Oh how I remember the day when I got my clear original Gameboy
The Dsi XL is so cool, but I already have a normal dsi, and the 3ds isn't too far away. Can't really justify picking one up....they should make a pink one so at least I could get it for a girlfriend. I've gotten ds's for 2 girlfriends, and they usually give them back at the end of the relationship lol
Man, I need that Green XL...
*Uses Razor Leaf on Mario Party Fan 999.
They all look pretty good, especially the green one. However, I'm waiting for the 3DS before my GBA gets demoted.
That is one sexy green.
The green one is wicked!
But really, with a new handheld being released this winter, do we care about the XL?
The yellow DSi XL reminds me of my old Gameboy Pocket.
Argh, Japan! I thought they were new NA colors until I read the article. I would've totally suggested the yellow one for my sometime in the distant future mother in law.
I like these, and the little Nintefans (ages 3-8) should buy the XLwith these colours I think it will work.
You know this is a great tip for the 3DS. I'll wait for the new colours cause I have a dsi
I prefer my classy dark brown model.
Gotta say though, I'm loving the fact that the sides and back of these new coloured XL's are black. It lessens the cheap look.
I would KILL for a clear DSi XL!
This announcement has annoyed me, considering my XL is only 4 days old. >=3
Maybe they just look cheap standing next to each other.
A tribute to Brazil!?
Hmmm... The World Cup is coming. Yeah! This is a sign!!! XD
They look nice, I'd go for the Blue one.
Well, I should wait for the INSERT NEW NINTENDO HANDHELD NAME HERE to be released, but if I was to get any of these colours, it'd be yellow. I don't have any gaming tool in yellow...yet...
I hope my brother gets one of these. He has a blue DSi, but if he got the blue XL, I know he would love it. He's just hesitant. But with the new DS coming out...
Cool colors. Hopefully they'll have colors like this for 3DS.
If they have cool colors for the 3DS then I'm gonna wait for that. Can't wait!!!
Well, the 3DS should at least have different colors.
I like green, but I prefer a less... Toy-looking color?
Something like this would be great.
ohhh.... i want a green one... im going to trade my xl in for a green one if they come to the americas..
What, no red one? This reminds me of the Gameboy Pocket when it was first released and came in various colors. I still remember wanting a blue or red one and getting stuck with a silver one because it was the only color KB Toys had left. I'm glad they went out of business now. They totally ruined my 10 year old life with that event. XD
Blue looks nice. Green and yellow look like gameboy colors
GREEN ROCKS BABEH
The yellow one looks so damn cool for some reason.
I want a blue one....
But I'm waiting for the 3DS.
Dang im really like these colors i wish i waited to get my dsi and got the XL. But oh well my dsi light blue is plenty for me.
If I was to get one, I would want the green one, even over the launch colors. I love green, but I wish it was more lime and less base.
The blue one really jumps out at me, but I've just purchased the brown DSi XL five days ago. In my opinion I would have loved either a white one or a black one for the simple reason that I'm used to those colors for handhelds. Still, it's the XL and as long as the shoulder buttons don't malfunction then any available color would be fine.
PS2 was popular waaaay after the relase of PS3! Nintendo might be aiming for something similar, with 3DS being totally hardcore in the beginning, and then something anyone can have!
i like the green one
Despite that I am not going to get the XL (mainly because of it's price), I'd get the green one.
I like these simple colours. They also remind me of the old GameBoy systems.
DANG these make me wanna get an XL... id get the yellow one
now i'm glad my mom lost my DSi xl...if these colors come over here, then i'll buy one of these!!!
Nice colors. Yeah, they did remind me of the GBC....
Japan = The luckiest people that like nintendo
America & Europe = the loser pile of junk
Nice. I'd probably grab a green one if I were loaded and had the option. I've never really cared for the painfully dull burgundy and bronze colours that were released here.
The DSi XL is a chump's buy, IMO. The 3DS is more than likely to include the two cameras and the same functionality as the DSi, so really, what's the point? If the current DSiWare library is anything to go by, it's certainly not worth the ridiculous price of admission to access these typically minimalistic titles, particularly if Nintendo disallows customers from transferring their games from the DSi to the 3DS. Flipnote Studio rocks though.
@TLink9 No America and Europe do well. If you don't believe me, ask an Australian user here.
I really like the blue one, and the green one is just ok...but that yellow...it looks god awful.
@skywake RED, yellow and blue are the primary colors. Yellow and blue make green.
I still love my TRON blue DSi! Flipnote Studio still is one of my most valuable tools.
I'm not upgrading til that 3DS hits the states.
Besides will we get said colors? I don't think so.
I am angerly commenting and it's because they don't need new colors if there making the 3ds!!!! Nintendo is hobo!!!!!
if they brought that yellow one to the states, i'd get it >_>
I don't want an XL. Bigger doesn't mmean better. I'll stick with my black DSi.
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