If you needed convincing that this Friday is as good as a second launch for the ailing Nintendo 3DS, look no further: alongside a hefty price cut the handheld will also soon be available in a new colour.
Well, new for the US. The “Flame Red” 3DS has been available in Japan for a while now, but come September ( (the same day Star Fox 3D is released) it’ll be available in the United States as well.
Launched in March this year, the 3DS sold well initially but has since struggled to attract consumers, a lack of quality software and a perception that it’s too similar to the existing DS causing a massive drop-off in demand. It’s hoped that the price cut (from $350 to $250) and big games like the re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will help light a fire under the system.
Republished from Kotaku