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New DSi colours announced for Europe

Will post images as soon as they're available

Nintendo today revealed that the popular Nintendo DSi will be available to buy across Europe in three new colours from 23rd October 2009 - Metallic Blue, Light Blue and Red.

The Nintendo DSi launched in Europe in April 2009 in white and black and is packed with new features that excite fans of, and newcomers to, the Nintendo DS range. The Nintendo DSi enables you to create, customise and share photos with friends & family, listen to and play with your favourite music and sounds, play over 1000 existing Nintendo DS games and download games directly to the console through the Nintendo DSi Shop which is accessible through the console. .

And with the new colours comes a series of new benefits including the new Flipnote Studio and Facebook feature pre-installed. The Facebook feature allows users to post their photographic creations straight to their Facebook profile to get the most out of the fun image manipulation tools in the Nintendo DSi Camera. Flipnote Studio enables users to conveniently make notes on their Nintendo DSi or get creative and animate their own mini-movies! Upload and share your creations online via a special service accessible with the Nintendo DSi: Flipnote Hatena and join the growing community of animators!

Also those that use their Nintendo DSi to access the Nintendo DSi Shop through Nintendo Wi-Fi connection before March 31st, 2010 will receive 1,000 Nintendo DSi Points for free! Users can then use these points to download exclusive games and/or applications called Nintendo DSiWare. Users can also purchase additional Nintendo DSi Points within the Nintendo DSi Shop or redeem Nintendo Points cards that can be bought in stores where available.

Nintendo DSi is the third iteration in the range of Nintendo DS consoles which are currently enjoyed by millions of people around the world. It features the trademark dual screens and the simple-to-use controls that players have come to love. The Nintendo DSi also features improvements. The Touch Screen, that makes playing software and navigating the controls simple and intuitive, is now bigger and brighter then ever before. Users can now purchase and download games directly from the Nintendo DSi Shop onto their Nintendo DSi, as well as play over 1000 existing Nintendo DS games. Picture files can also be stored directly to the Nintendo DSi and using the new SD Card slot, music files can be played from a SD Card; all ensuring true entertainment on the go.

More colour and now more fashion with Nintendo presents: Style Boutique

And to match the stylish and colourful new Nintendo DSi, there’s another great arrival on the same day with Nintendo presents: Style Boutique hitting the shelves across Europe. Nintendo presents: Style Boutique, for both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, challenges you to run your own fashion store as a style consultant, hand pick your own stock from 10,000 items, take part in Fashion Contests to win special items, open a branch of your shop online and even play against other consultants in multiplayer modes. Working your way up from shop assistant in a store, you can offer clothing advice and outfits for customers. With each customer having their own style and personality, you need to choose their clothes carefully to make a successful sale.

Nintendo DSi in Metallic Blue, Light Blue and Red and the new Nintendo presents: Style Boutique are all available across Europe from 23rd October 2009.

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EatChildren

Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
I want a DS that glows in the dark.
 

big_z

Member
those are some pretty ugly shades of color. the dark blue is okay but the red looks like cheap plastic and the light blue reminds me of that lost in blue ds that some kid made on his own.
 

Luigiv

Member
Captain Chaos said:
looks like the red one is glossy!
Indeed, I think they all are. Look closely at the open light blue one, You can see a border around the face plate that's awfully reminiscent of the DSL's two tier plastic casing.

Edit: Actually on second thought maybe it's just the red. Don't own a DSi so I don't know if the black and white ones also have that border.
 
Luigiv said:
Indeed, I think they all are. Look closely at the open light blue one, You can see a border around the face plate that's awfully reminiscent of the DSL's two tier plastic casing.

Edit: Actually on second thought maybe it's just the red. Don't own a DSi so I don't know if the black and white ones also have that border.

Red DSi plastic looks similar to the DS Lite.
 
CTLance said:
Yay for colours, I guess? Dark red and blue look nice, but that light blue somehow looks ugly to me.
Not somehow... it IS! I am not sure I would want to be seen in public with that...it is just way to gaudy and loud. I mean I don't care much if people see me playing my black PSP or my black DSi, but this just makes you look like a 5 year old.
 
Moor-Angol said:
yes, and your new red DSi will look spectacular with your fingerprints on it :lol

On the face of it it seems an odd move from Nintendo, I wonder what the reasoning is behind choosing the gloss finish.

I remember when the silver DS Lite came out and it also had different casing to the rest of the range, but that must of been because they had to spray paint them to get a good finish.
 

vanty

Member
I just preordered a metallic blue DSi today (releases in Aus on Thursday, but a preorder gets me Prof Layton for free) and it really doesn't look like that one at all... It actually looks like what you'd expect from the name, not GameCube purple like goomba said.
 

ShinNL

Member
The heck. Everyone is positive. There's something wack about those colors. It makes the DSi look like a toy. I wasn't fond of the white and black either (both weren't pure). I want the DS lite color variations :(
 

Gravijah

Member
WickedCobra03 said:
Not somehow... it IS! I am not sure I would want to be seen in public with that...it is just way to gaudy and loud. I mean I don't care much if people see me playing my black PSP or my black DSi, but this just makes you look like a 5 year old.

You already look like a 5 year old playing a video game system in public. I doubt the color matters.
 

Shig

Strap on your hooker ...
Metallic Blue looks nice. GBA SP proved that Metallic finishes complement a matte finish very well, they should make that the standard. The flat finishes look kinda cheap on the DSi, imo.
 
Soneet said:
The heck. Everyone is positive. There's something wack about those colors. It makes the DSi look like a toy. I wasn't fond of the white and black either (both weren't pure). I want the DS lite color variations :(

They do look toy-ish, but in good way. They have that classic, quality toy look to them. The dark saturated colours. They don't look like modern fisher price crap, they have this very classic style to them. Looks great, I wish I didn't go a buy a black one back in May.
 

Ramenman

Member
WTF NINTENDO WHERE IS MY FUCKING LIME GREEN !!!

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIMMMMMMMMMOOOOOO GUUUUUUULEEEEEEEENNNNNNN !!! >:mad:
 

Aru

Member
Captain Chaos said:
Yeah, I dont think that image is a precise representation of the machine when its in your hands.




Photoshop ftw -
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The orange one would be okay, the rest is ugly.
 
The red DSi is so... attractive. o_O

Luckily for me it'll never come out in the US, and it's region-locked so importing is pointless! :lol
 

Gospel

Parmesan et Romano
Fuck. I just got a black one like a month ago. There's no good color diversity for North American units...
 
Drkirby said:
How many colors does this bring us up to?

wikipedia says

The DSi is currently available in seven colors; only the matte black and white models are available in all regions. The lime green, metallic blue, and red colors are only available in Japan, and pink is available in both Japan and North America.


Japan - White, Black, Pink, Lime Green, Metalic Blue, Pink
EU - White, Black, Metalic Blue, Turquoise, Red
US - White, Black, Pink, Turquoise
 
big_z said:
those are some pretty ugly shades of color. the dark blue is okay but the red looks like cheap plastic and the light blue reminds me of that lost in blue ds that some kid made on his own.

Hey, that Light blue was released in the US. And it happens to look just fine, I own it obviously. Though if the Metallic Blue was released here instead I would've picked that instead. But I'm not gonna be buying another DSi just for another color =s

mrkgoo said:
Man the DSi is a good looking device.

IF they released it in matte yellow, I'd probably buy another one.
Matter of time until Pikachu DSi is released, they already did a GBA SP and a DS Lite that way.
 
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