The white one was always the most tasteful of the colours, closely followed by the soapy blue one if you ask me. The way I read this though, is that they've stemmed supply to retailers. Perhaps they will be redistributed as surplus retail stocks dwindle?
It seems odd that the white one should be discontinued entirely, especially for customers who want a Lite to match their Wii. Nintendo's entire marketing ethos this generation seems to be centred around whites and greys, after all.
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