The release date, set so close to Valentine’s Day, is no coincidence. It seems Nintendo has decided to promote gaming with a romantic twist, stating that it “has a host of built-in social features that can keep users connected to their special someone throughout the year, plus a great lineup of games (sold separately) that lovebirds can enjoy together.”
Obviously this is true of all 3DS systems, not just the pink one, which will be sold stand-alone for $169.99. What I don’t understand is why they think a guy is going to specifically choose a pink 3DS, girlfriend or no. Or how he’s going to feel if his girlfriend brings one home. Frankly, I think my Legend of Zelda special edition 3DS (or hey, the Metal Gear snakeskin-patterned one) is more likely to appeal to gamers of both genders. I see a lot of young girls with the pretty pale pink color, though.