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Midnight Blue DSi XL Coming In July

Because they can.

The reveal of the Nintendo 3DS put the hurt on what little buzz surrounded Nintendo's North American DSi XL launch. But that isn't stopping the hardware manufacturer from spitting out new colors of the humungous handheld in the US, as evidenced by this morning's announcement of a midnight blue DSi XL, due out in the states July 11. It will join the copper- and crimson-colored DSi XL's currently on the market in the US at the same $190 retail price. 

    

 Closed.

 ...and open!
Now you may be asking "why do I need another DSi XL?" I wish I had an answer for that. I also wish I had a time machine. Whoever wrote The X-Files episode "War of the Coprophages" needed the pen slapped out of their hand before they even started drafting the thing.   
 
Anyway, who's in for one of these?
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Posted by BradNicholson

The reveal of the Nintendo 3DS put the hurt on what little buzz surrounded Nintendo's North American DSi XL launch. But that isn't stopping the hardware manufacturer from spitting out new colors of the humungous handheld in the US, as evidenced by this morning's announcement of a midnight blue DSi XL, due out in the states July 11. It will join the copper- and crimson-colored DSi XL's currently on the market in the US at the same $190 retail price. 

    

 Closed.

 ...and open!
Now you may be asking "why do I need another DSi XL?" I wish I had an answer for that. I also wish I had a time machine. Whoever wrote The X-Files episode "War of the Coprophages" needed the pen slapped out of their hand before they even started drafting the thing.   
 
Anyway, who's in for one of these?
Posted by The_Laughing_Man

New worthy? Really? 

Edited by Kyreo
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" News worthy? Really?  "

Beat me!
Posted by MeatSim

They will have the 3DS in midnight blue right after they announce the 4DS.

Posted by Milkman

That's certainly blue.

Posted by Landon
@Kyreo said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" News worthy? Really?  "

Beat me! "
The Gameboy Micro needs more coverage..
Posted by Jayross

darn.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

Damn, my bronze one is super lame now. GODDAMMIT, BLUE!

Posted by dvorak

Holy shit, dude. War of the Coprophages is one of my favorite X-Files episodes. It's the fact that they could pull off such schlocky material, with such class, that made the show what it was.

Posted by MikkaQ

Still like the brown one the best. That shit's just classy. 

Posted by RobotHamster
@Kyreo said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" News worthy? Really?  "

Beat me! "
Beat me to beating him!
Posted by Ghostiet

MIDNIGHT BROWN OR NO MIDNIGHT

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo. 
@The_Laughing_Man
said:

" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case.
Posted by Scooper

Next up: "man drops wet fish on World of Warcraft 7-day Free Subscription leaflet".

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@MordeaniisChaos said:
" Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo. 
@The_Laughing_Man
said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "
This is the first time I have even said anything about their reports. So back off. This is a bit much just to report a new color for a DSi. 
Posted by TadThuggish

It's not "Why do I need another DSi XL?", it's "If you have not yet purchased a DSi XL and are thinking about getting one, here is a new color just in case you're interested.  You're welcome."

Posted by Brendan
@MordeaniisChaos said:
"Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo.  
@The_Laughing_Man
said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "

Agreed, there's a few dozen people who should shut the fuck up and start they're own site, it seems from this thread.
Edited by Nintendude
@MordeaniisChaos said:

" Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo.  
@The_Laughing_Man
said:

" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "
True, anything relatively new game related announcement is news worthy here really.
Posted by dvorak
@MordeaniisChaos said:
" Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo. 
@The_Laughing_Man
said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "
He does have some kind of point. The site has to evolve and all, but the thing that drew so many people to the site was that it was a small operation. Before now, they only covered the most important news. That's because that was all they had time for. It was a de facto filter keeping Midnight Blue DSi XL announcements off the front page. If they want to expand, to be able to get more comprehensive, this is a facet of that expansion. 
 
Besides at least one person wanted a DSi XL, but hated all the colors. Maybe they're a fan of blue.
Posted by Tordah

Hmm, I like the dark red/brown one more.

Posted by random_guy23

I saw the Midnight and instantly thought of Midnight Brown. Jeff, get those songs onto the Rock Band Network xD

Posted by bcjohnnie

 War of the Coprophages wasn't that bad... compared to the last two entire seasons of the show and the one where Cancer man killed Kennedy and JFK it's actually pretty freaking good.  I liked when the X-Files went for goofy humor in the early years.

Posted by Blair
@RobotHamster said:
" @Kyreo said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" News worthy? Really?  "

Beat me! "
Beat me to beating him! "
I will end this chain of men beating men, because frankly I like women.  To each his own, I suppose.  Anyways, I agree with the basic premise that this really isn't news worthy, whatever.
Posted by Moridin

Here's hoping the 3DS will be available in this color. I have a DSi currently, and am resisting the urge to upsize it to an XL, but damn is that sleek. 

Posted by Dustpan

Now I think I will totally pick of a DS.

Posted by VoshiNova

A time machine would come in handy.
 
Another Ds? Not so much.

Posted by BradNicholson
@bcjohnnie: I'm still working my way through Netflix, brother. Hopefully, I'll make it to see what you're describing.
Posted by damswedon

Now it comes in blue I must buy it. Damn you Nintendo.

Posted by bcjohnnie
@BradNicholson:  I can totally see why you would hate that ep, and I wouldn't defend it as a great part of the show or anything, but there are plenty of worse things to come.
 
Although if you're at that point in the series, you've still got Jose Chung's From Outer Space coming up, which is still one of my favorites of all time.
Posted by c_rakestraw

I wasn't thinking of ever buying an XL, but now I am upon seeing this. Darn you Nintendo and your ways of manipulation!

Posted by Jasonofindy

I know the screens are larger, and thought I remembered it having an extra stop in the hinge that holds the top screen at an angle that is helpful for tabletop use.  Does anyone know if the XLs use the stock DS d-pad and buttons?  Is the D-pad  a bit bigger (closer to NES/SNES size?  Are the buttons a little better spaced and not so crowded together as on the Lite?   

Posted by FrankTheGank

Still waiting on a Midnight Brown color lol

Posted by ManMadeGod
@MordeaniisChaos said:
" Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo. 
@The_Laughing_Man
said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "
It's become out control at this point. I swear people need to shut up about this. If Jeff posted this article they would all be like "omg Jeff I love you I have a man crush on you best post ever thanxx <3333" but Brad posted it so they hate it. Great. What they would say if Brad posted a news article about a rumor of some has-been rapper appearing in Gears 3? They would be all over that. 
 
Listen, everyone has heard your complaints, now stop spamming every single news story with them. 
 
As for this story: I am not really feeling the DSi XL. My original DS is still going strong and with the 3DS coming out rather soon I can't justify this purchase.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@ManMadeGod said:
" @MordeaniisChaos said:
" Someone should really look at the sky at midnight NOT in Tokyo. 
@The_Laughing_Man
said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
Oh for god's sake. ENOUGH with you idiots thinking you can decide what is news worthy and what isn't. NEW INFORMATION THAT IS INDUSTRY RELATED IS NEWS. Go bitch about your local news network running a scare campaign based on some 6 month old scam case. "
It's become out control at this point. I swear people need to shut up about this. If Jeff posted this article they would all be like "omg Jeff I love you I have a man crush on you best post ever thanxx <3333" but Brad posted it so they hate it. Great. What they would say if Brad posted a news article about a rumor of some has-been rapper appearing in Gears 3? They would be all over that.  Listen, everyone has heard your complaints, now stop spamming every single news story with them.  As for this story: I am not really feeling the DSi XL. My original DS is still going strong and with the 3DS coming out rather soon I can't justify this purchase. "
This is the first time I have said a thing. Even if Jeff posted this I would think it was not news worthy. 
Posted by Metal_Mills

It's 2 paragraphs and 2 pictures. Can you people please shut the fuck up and stop fighting?

Posted by MisterMouse

it looks pretty cool!

Posted by ToadRunner

Why the fuck is this front page news?
 
I cant believe this site has devolved into such garbage.
 
My only hope is that no one was paid for writing this trash

Posted by ToadRunner

Pointless news articles covering up giant bomb's front page Coming in July.

Posted by AlwaysAngry
@Ghostiet said:
" MIDNIGHT BROWN OR NO MIDNIGHT "
Beat me to it!
Posted by Arbie
@MordeaniisChaos: Well said. 
 
I own an ordinary ds lite and I don't use it enough to think about upgrading it to a dsi xl, even if the blue looks pretty cool. In all honesty, this isn't a big deal to me, but it's nice to know what's going on in the industry whatever it is. I'd rather have info posted about stuff like this than articles stop appearing all together. 
 
But hey, back off x-files!

 
Posted by NekuCTR

I'm waiting out for the "3DSI Volcanic Murcury 2000 Power Edition." They havent anounced it yet but it should be coming out in, hm, maybe 3 weeks.

Posted by jos1ah

Just fucking rude to trickle these colors out so slowly. Makes me not want to buy any of them, and I was interested in the bigger screens.
Posted by nail1080
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" New worthy? Really?  "
this thread
Posted by carlthenimrod

My blue Neo Geo Pocket looks way cooler
 

Posted by dvorak
@jos1ah said:
" Just fucking rude to trickle these colors out so slowly. Makes me not want to buy any of them, and I was interested in the bigger screens. "
Coming Soon: Platinum with diamond studded stylus. 
Posted by Emilio

I'll wait for lime green or an orange color.

Posted by Piranesi

Oh to be the marketing manager at Nintendo - what a sweet job.  
 
Monday 9.00 am: Suggest they paint it blue.  
Monday 9.02 am: Bugger off home. 
 
5 million more sales and a nice fat bonus.
Posted by ThomasP

Just release a shitload of colors and call it a day. Lamage.