Nintendo is a very good marketer of their products – otherwise, how else do you think that their games and franchises are able to survive for so long? Of course, quality has something to do with it as well, since people will be able to see through the thin veil of marketing jargon after a while. Having said that, the company that has mastered the art of selling a single console a few times over to the same customer is now offering interchangeable cover plates for its smaller New Nintendo 3DS hardware, letting you jump on board the customization bandwagon.
This move does make sense after all, since everyone likes to be unique in their own way, and it can be rather boring after a while to see that you own the same kind of Nintendo 3DS as your neighbor. No longer do New Nintendo 3DS owners in North America have to import these cover plates from the Land of the Rising Sun, since they are easily available via Nintendo’s very own online store.
These new cover plates range from character-based cover plates such as Kirby, Pikachu and K.K. Slider, in addition to color and pattern options. The selection is rather limited at the moment as opposed to Nintendo of Japan’s buffet spread of over 60 cover plates, but something is better than nothing, right? These cover plates will retail from $9.99 to $16.99, depending on the design.