If you've been waiting for the right shade of violet to appear before stepping up and grabbing your Nintendo 3DS, consider the wait officially over. Nintendo sent out a press release this morning in order to announce the upcoming availability of the Nintendo 3DS in Midnight Purple.

The royally hued system will launch alongside one of this year's banner handheld titles from Nintendo, Mario Tennis Open. That date is May 20th.

The system sells for its typical $169.99.



April 30, 2012

Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for theNintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day Mario Tennis Open becomes available.

The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the United States, becomes the fifth color in the always-stylish Nintendo 3DS color palette, joining Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. Now fans have another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities.

Nintendo 3DS lets users enjoy games and videos in 3D without the use of special glasses.Mario Tennis Open adds to the strong library of Nintendo 3DS games, which also includesSuper Mario 3D LandKid Icarus: Uprising and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir. Fans also can check out 3D videos on Nintendo Video and access new and classic downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.