Everyone knows that all girls have one thing in common. Their favourite colour is pink, a condition possibly stemming from overbearing grandmothers knitting a thousand pairs of booties during the nine month baking period, to bestow on the lucky infant from day one.
Nintendo, fully aware of this genetically determined commercial opportunity, has decided to release a Game Boy Advance SP tailored to girls. It's pink, and carries the wondrous title of Game Boy Advance SP Girls Edition (GE).
Nintendo of Europe will also repackage a whole bunch of games to mark the release of the SP-GE:
Hamtaro Ham-Ham Heartbreak
Donkey Kong Country
Pokemon Pinball: Rubi and Zafiro
Pokemon Rubi and Pokemon Zafiro
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga
Super Mario Bros 3: Super Mario Advance 4
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Barbie: Horse Adventures
Disney Lizzie McGuire
As you can probably tell, the game line-up is a Spanish affair at this point in time, as the set has only been confirmed for that country thus far, though a Europe-wide roll-out is predicted.
It would seem that this is not the best time to talk about how Europe is offered the GBA Girls Edition and Japan basks in its Famicom SP glory. In fact, that would certainly be inappropriate.
It is also unclear as to whether this is some kind of premature April fools joke, given the machine is to launch on April 1. Surely not!