Nintendo has confirmed that the 3DS will be getting another new colour: Midnight Purple. This "royal new look" will give players "another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities," apparently. So if you like purple, you can, erm, get a purple 3DS. Groovy.
This new model (identical to previous 3DS units in all respects bar colour) is set to release on April 30th in the US, with a European date TBA.
The 3DS has managed to shrug off its somewhat embarrassing launch with a newfound selection of excellent games and strong sales both in Japan, America and Europe, and Nintendo believe that they'll start to make a profit on the (heavily discounted) system from this Autumn.