Pearl Pink 3DS Coming on February 10

Pearl Pink 3DS Coming on February 10

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.