Pink Nintendo 3DS bundle coming Dec. 4

Summary:This $169.99 bundle with nintendogs + cats is unabashedly aimed at girl gamers but will they bite?

Now that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimes has confirmed to Time Magazine that, "In sales through this past Saturday [November 26] - 8 months - [the 3DS] has outsold the full 12 months of the original DS," the company is wasting no time to win over more female fans to further boost sales before the end of 2011.

That's no doubt the reason behind the blatant product placement of the 3DS in Justin Bieber's holiday music video released yesterday, and the launch of two uber girly pink 3DS bundles featuring nintendogs + cats this Sunday, December 4.

Priced at just $169.99, this bundle costs the

same as a standalone 3DS but includes a game that normally retails for $40 (it's $20 in some places) -- it's quite a steal. You even get a choice of either the Toy Poodle or the French Bulldog edition, which determines the breed of dog that you start the game with. (This may matter to your recipient so you should probably find out if there is a preference for a particular type of dog before purchasing.)

It's unfortunate that this bundle was not available during Black Friday, as I'm sure some of you bought the system and game separately but would much prefer this box set. Pink may not be my color, but I've played nintendogs + cats and found it fun even if it's not drastically different from the original DS version. You just need a love of dogs and cats to enjoy this starter game, and a high tolerance for pink to handle this 3DS.

[Source: BusinessWire]


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Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.She has written for, Popular Scienc... Full Bio

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