Aqua Blue 3DS Discontinued
Bad news for anybody hoping to see a localised version of Japan’s ‘Spot TV’, too…
The 3DS is available in many purdy colours. They just keep a-comin’ too, such as the recently announced ‘Midnight Purple’ model (so named because, um, at midnight everything, er… turns purple?). Go on, admit it; you have a favourite 3DS colour, right? If you do and that colour is Aqua Blue, well… if you haven’t already bought one, you’d better hurry and snap one up. Nintendo has announced that it is to stop manufacturing the 3DS in that particular flavour.
Announced on the official Japanese Nintendo site (and clarified by reliable translator Andriasang), 3DS units are no longer to be made coloured with that lovely shiny blue; despite it being one of the launch colours and, of course, being available for just over one year. No reason was given for the decision to discontinue Aqua Blue. Perhaps it’s just not selling very well, or the paint used is poisonous, or that particular shade of blue makes anybody who stares at it for more than seven seconds really angry.
You may know about the so-called ‘Spot TV’ service in Japan. Basically it provides original 3DTV content made especially for the 3DS, which is delivered via SpotPass; and this, too, is being discontinued. Next month, in fact. At least we still get music videos and – in Europe at least – Shaun the Sheep shorts… and, sadly, unfunny Eurosport blooper rolls and (shudder) Sky TV ads.