Nintendo DS Red & Blue bundles for Black Friday: $150

Nov 25, 2008
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Nintendo have announced two new limited edition DS bundles, that will launch on Black Friday.  The Mario Red Nintendo DS bundle includes a red version of the DS handheld, complete with an 'M' logo, plus a copy of New Super Mario Bros.  Meanwhile the Ice Blue Nintendo DS bundle comes with a custom carrying case and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day.

Sales of the DS have remained strong in the US (and Europe), despite falling numbers in the company's home territory.  As a result, Nintendo are continuing to sell the DS in those markets, while the new DSi has already gone on sale in Japan.

Both bundles will be available on from Friday November 28th, each priced at $149.99.  While Nintendo have described the pair as "limited edition" there's no word on exactly how many sets are available.

Press Release:

NEW NINTENDO DS BUNDLES PUT A COLORFUL SPIN ON 'BLACK FRIDAY'

Limited-Edition Hardware Comes with Top-Selling Games

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 25 – The day after Thanksgiving might be known to holiday shoppers as "Black Friday," but this year Nintendo is rewarding eager consumers with two brilliant splashes of color. On Nov. 28, Nintendo will release a duo of limited-edition Nintendo DS™ bundles, each pairing a Nintendo DS game title with a hand-held system in a bold new color. The Mario™ Red Nintendo DS bundle includes a red system emblazoned with a familiar M for Mario, and a copy of New Super Mario Bros.™ The Ice Blue Nintendo DS comes with a custom carrying case and the popular Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Each bundle sells at an MSRP of $149.99.

Expected to rank high on holiday wish lists among first-time gamers and veteran players alike, the Mario Red and Ice Blue systems are the latest additions to Nintendo's rich palette of distinctive Nintendo DS colors. As people across the nation make their way to malls and retailers for pre-holiday sales and events, shoppers are encouraged to act fast if they want to get their hands on these limited-edition bundles.

"Nintendo DS is both the most affordable and the most popular video game system in this generation," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "These limited-edition bundles make great gifts for first-time Nintendo DS players and collectors alike."

The Mario Red and Ice Blue DS bundles won't be the only stocking stuffers this season. Nintendo also aims to brighten the season for core and new gamers with its growing selection of Nintendo DS games. Pokémon™ Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Kirby Super Star™ Ultra are already in demand among casual gamers and younger players. The new Personal Trainer™: Cooking helps people become masterful chefs. And Mystery Case Files™: MillionHeir™ keeps friends and families enthralled with a series of unique seek-and-solve puzzles.

For more information about Nintendo DS, visit www.NintendoDS.com.


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