Nintendo Portables Getting New Colors, Lower Prices in JapanS

Nintendo plans to drop the price of the DSi and DSi XL in Japan the weekend following E3.

They will also be releasing three new colors for the DSi XL: Yellow, Blue and Green.

That's it! No fancy names like Wine or Cheese Wine or Puce. Just Yellow, Blue and Green. Reminds me both of children's toys and the Super Nintendo control pad. They're all very strong, simple, bold colours. I like. Though they've only been revealed for the Japanese market, hopefully they also get released in the West. Or, better still, they're the launch colours for the upcoming 3DS.

Nintendo Portables Getting New Colors, Lower Prices in JapanS

In conjunction with the new range of consoles, the DSi XL (or DSi LL as it's known there) will have its price cut in Japan from ¥20,000 (USD$220) to ¥18,000 (USD$195). The DSi will also see a drop, from ¥18,900 (USD$200) to ¥15,000 (USD$165). And the DS Lite? It's recommended price goes from ¥16,800 to whatever the hell retailers want to charge, so they can clear out their stock.

Why the cuts? Remember, the 3DS is being shown off at E3, making the XL a tad redundant.

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