black ds 1 Black 3DS XL will be availible August 11

Nintendo has a bit of a history of boosting flagging sales by releasing new colors (the rainbow of translucent N64s should remind anybody of that), so it’s no suprise that Nintendo is now announcing a black 3DS XL.  Honestly, I’m kind of amazed it took them this long–one of the digs I’ve always had against the 3DS was how ugly the two-tone look was.  If you’re wondering why August 11 is the chosen date, Nintendo has an answer for you:

The system is launching on the same day as Nintendo 3DS game Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, so fans that pick up a new black system or already own a Nintendo 3DS can also play the exciting new entry in the much-loved Mario & Luigi role-playing series. Aug. 11 will be a classy day to become a new Nintendo 3DS owner. Just make sure there is room in your tuxedo pocket or fancy purse!

Are you going to pick up the new colors?  Let us know in the comments!