Nintendo of America has introduced the first new color in the Western Hemisphere for its popular Nintendo DS portable video game system. "Electric Blue" debuts in June and will become a permanent color in the DS palette, joining the original silver-and-black model, named "Titanium."
According to George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, the release of the new color also marks a sales milestone for the new handheld. Nearly 2 million Nintendo DS owners in North America alone have demonstrated they want something new from a hand-held video game system... he said.
June also will see the release of two new DS games. On June 13, Kirby: Canvas Curse will bring a new touch-screen twist to a popular franchise. Players will draw rainbow paths for Kirby to roll along as he stuns enemies and takes on their abilities. And on June 27, the puzzle game Meteos will have players launching deadly falling meteors back into space with touch-screen precision.