Nintendo to launch red, blue DSi devices 'as early as this week'

The company unveiled the new-look device on Twitter today. The new DSi comes in a matte finish.

The red and blue DSis.
The red and blue DSis. Nintendo

Nintendo's DSi has been overshadowed by the company's 3DS, but that doesn't mean the company will leave the DSi in the dark.

The game maker announced today a "color refresh" for its DSi, and will soon launch both red and blue matte-finish DSi devices.

Nintendo's DSi was a predecessor to the company's latest handheld, the 3DS. The DSi comes with the same dual-screen design and offers both front- and rear-facing cameras. Unlike the 3DS, however, it doesn't come with glasses-less 3D support.

Earlier this year, Nintendo dropped the price of the DSi to $99 from the earlier $149 . The DSi XL, which delivers the same device with larger screens, was brought down to $129.

According to Nintendo, the new red and blue DSi handhelds can be found at retailers "as early as this week." Nintendo already sells several other colors, including black, pink, and a much lighter blue.

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