Going nowhere

Last week we learnt that Nintendo Japan is discontinuing the Aqua Blue 3DS, and we anxiously wondered what it might mean for us in the West. We've heard back from Nintendo Europe now and it's good news.

The official line is that "this announcement is only for the Japanese market", meaning there should be a steady stream of Aqua Blue 3DS consoles for the foreseeable future. Japanese consumers have the option of the rather nice Cobalt Blue 3DS, so they're not entirely left out of the blue console game.

In fact, North America's colour range is about to expand next week with the launch of the Midnight Purple 3DS. Everybody's happy.