Nintendo to launch Midnight Purple 3DS

Tuesday, May 1st 2012
Nintendo announces Midnight Purple 3DS launch
A new 3DS colour variant will launch in the US on May 20th.

Nintendo has confirmed it will release a Midnight Purple version of its 3DS handheld console, which is set to hit the market later this month.

The Japanese videogaming giant revealed that the new 3DS colour variant will be available in the US on May 20th 2012 with a recommended retail price of $169.99 (£105), although details of a UK launch are yet to be confirmed.

It will be the fifth colour in the 3DS series, bolstering a range that already includes Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink models.

"Now fans have another option to customise the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities," the company commented.

Nintendo explained that the launch date will coincide with the release of Mario Tennis Open.

US members-only retailer Sam's Club leaked details of the Midnight Purple 3DS ahead of the launch by listing the console on its website at the end of last month.

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