Nintendo announces Metallic Red 3DS: “Haven’t we seen this before?”

Nintendo announced plans to introduce a new color variation, Metallic Red, to their successful Nintendo 3DS lineup. Coming out on 6/13, the system includes a 4GB SDHC memory card and has an MSRP of 15,000 yen (~$146.85).

There seems to be some confusion among fans as to what the difference is to the existing (and increasingly rare) Flare Red variant, and a side-by-side comparison reveals that the change is a minor one, though I prefer the predecessor’s sexy gradation:

Flare Red 3DS
Flare Red 3DS, introduced almost two years ago
Metallic Red 3DS
The new Metallic Red 3DS
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