I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo changed their motto for the DS to “Gotta Catch ‘Em All.” While it’s always cool to see some of my favorite gadgets in a multitude of colors, I’m beginning to wonder how long Nintendo is going to stretch out the release of all of these colors. The latest rumor is that we’ll be seeing a Cobalt Blue/Black DS Lite sometime in the near future.
If you recall, the DS was originally released in 8 different colors, which eventually gave way to the DS Lite. I’ve actually lost track of the number of colors available in the various regions over time. Then you have to take into account the Limited Edition versions such as those released for Final Fantasy III and Phantom Hourglass. In all, I’d guess there are about four hundred different colors, bundles, special editions and configurations for the DS.
This latest rumor comes from the Circuit City page which showed the Cobalt DS Lite as being available soon. The new blue DS was listed for the regular $130 price. I suspect it will be only a short time before we hear some sort of official announcement on this one.