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Nintendo has announced a new colour for its 3DS handheld gaming console, Midnight Purple, set to release with Mario Tennis Open in late May.

Nintendo has announced a new colour for its 3DS handheld gaming console, Midnight Purple, set to release with Mario Tennis Open in late May.

 
The colour of royalty is the latest in Nintendo's 3DS palette, which currently includes Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. While existing players are unlikely to buy a new 3DS for this colour alone, new players will have a wider selection to choose from, setting them apart from fellow portable gamers.
 
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Colour choices might seem like something inconsequential, but many players like to have a variety of choices, particularly if their favourite colour is among those on offer. Some collectors even buy limited edition consoles of certain colours just for that something “unique” to add to their collection.
 
The Midnight Purple edition will launch on 20 May, the same day that Mario Tennis Open hits the stores. There is no word on a special bundle available, but we imagine stores will offer one to encourage sales.
 
The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS will retail for $169.99.