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.
Alright. I don't care anymore, though.
@kyuubikid213 Thanks for that.
Didn't think it would go. It's the most popular colour, in the UK at least.
I might buy one soon and leave it sealed. The price for a sealed one will soar one it gets discontinued.
And then I thought I had a rare object in my hands.
As a gamer in NA, I personally say get rid of the aqua blue 3ds, it's ugly looking, and replace it with the colbalt blue japan is getting.
I have aqua blue too but you would wish for it to disappear?so selfish.. I am sure some people save money for it. wouldnt be very happy if they found out its not in stores anymore.
It's not like it would disappear overnight, stores would have plenty of stock left over plus there's online sales.
Interesting, wonder what they will replace it with. The Cobalt blue is much better IMO.
The aqua-blue fails compared to that cobalt anyways
What with the Monster Hunter 3ds out there in Japan, I can see why nobody is buying this color.
ohh thats another thing, we want monster hunter for our 3ds's nintendo!!!
I wish they would discontinue it, so that I could feel like I have something special. All the new colors are so much better in my opinion.
Next week is my birthday, and I only wished that the Cobalt blue 3ds would be released instead.
Lol, my 3DS is pink! XD
All you naysayers wouldn't know a good color if it hit you in the face.
Purple 3DS for EU plz
With the splendiferous Cobalt Blue model out on the Japanese market, I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't had to discontinue all of the other colors too.
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