A forum member at GameFAQs made a thread yesterday stating that a “Midnight Purple” 3DS was listed in the EB Games catalogue. Hit the jump for more information!

Here’s what the GameFAQs member said about the purple 3DS:

I was at EB Games this morning, making sure I’ve got my pre-orders all sorted out, and noticed a listing for it under 3DS hardware. I’m placing a question mark in the topic title, since Nintendo hasn’t confirmed it anywhere online, but you know…out of the mouths of retailers. The fact that it launches alongside Mario Tennis Open clinches it for me…that purple 3DS is finally becoming a reality.

Could this possibly mean that a new 3DS color will be available for purchase around May 20 (when Mario Tennis Open launches)? GoNintendo editor said he called GameStop, and they did not find a listing for a purple 3DS in their system. Even though EB Games is a subsidiary of GameStop, and it is likely GameStop would have the listing if it were listed in the EB Games catalogue, it is still possible that EB Games could still have a correct listing. This means it’s possible the purple 3DS originally shown at E3 2010 could finally be available for purchase. 

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: GameFAQs (via GoNintendo)

  • This would be a nice colour addition to the 3DS console library 😀

  • accidentallyacomment

    I wouldn't mind. It is a beautiful shade. I don't plan to buy a 3DS for a while (money, plus a huge backlog of games to slog through), but having a wide selection of colors to choose from is always welcome.

    Has a green one been released yet? Or an orange one?

    • I dont think either have been released. There's Aqua, Black, Cobalt, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Red and probably some others, but not green or orange.
      I would totally buy an orange one to add to my collection =u=

  • RPH1

    I predict Samual L. Jackson will get one.

    If you are a Zelda fan (and if you are reading this site, you might be), you should have a 3DS. I have 5 Zelda games on mine and will soon get Z:LA from the eShop.

    • Banooru

      They could play Samual L. Jackson commercials for the iphone and 3ds back to back!

  • Merq

    Purple is my favourite colour, but I already have a lovely blue 3DS, so I wouldn't be getting one. But it would be nice if they released it.

  • Keimori

    I hope I'm not the only one that thought of certain mask upon seeing that picture.

    • fxykkjgdklgul

      The bunny hood?

      • Banooru

        No, man, Great Fairy's Mask all the way.

        • Zelda&Mario Fan_3607

          i think Keimori means Majora's Mask………………………

          • Banooru


  • Zelda&Mario Fan_3607

    Meh, :/ purple is 1 of those colors i dont like….but who cares. Im absolutely happy with my Flame red 3DS. So I hope that they do announce it for any of the people here who like purple! :3

  • Arctic Wolf (SS82)

    Some say purple is for girls: that is nowhere close to true, simply a stereotype. Plus, metalic purple and black gives almost anything an awesome look. All this to say it would be awesome if it came out!

  • clubchloe1

    I was also hoping for Majora's Mask on the 3DS too ._.

  • glaciesflamma

    Purple would be awesome. I'd have to seriously consider swapping out my current one for it. >_>

  • I've started collecting consoles now that I have time to do so, and a purple 3DS would be a lovely addition :B

  • Ezluke

    Awesome! What I REALLY would have loved would be an indigo one. 😀

  • darkgerudo

    I would love to get a 3DS, even a used one. Unfortunately, my current finances prohibit that right now. But, maybe, someday I’ll have one.

    As for purple: it looks nice, though I’m partial to the blue one. But if no blue ones were available, this color would be my second choice.

    Assuming it turns out to be truth.

  • Pimpshi

    Mario Tennis and a Purple/Black 3DS releasing side-by-side? Sounds like Waluigi is getting his first bundle release after all!

    • Craig

      I hope so, he's so underrated – yet he's better than Wario. The only thing I disliked about Mario Kart 7 (apart from online racers purposely bashing you and being bullies, which is wrong) was that Waluigi wasn't included. Hopefully with Nintendo Network, they can add him to the game 😀

  • Craig

    I'm waiting for a 3DS to be released in Orange… Not Metallic Orange, like the ones at E3 but a solid orange like the Pink one. People may find me weird but it's my favourite colour (as well as Aqua Blue and Hot Pink).