I don't know if I should take this as something pulled from statistical evidence or Reggie being a racist. I am just going to assume it's the former for now. So for awhile now we have been wondering why the Ice White 3DS has not made it over here to the States, well it seems as if white Nintendo handhelds don't sell that well in North America according to Reggie. I don't know I have always wanted my systems in black or white, purple being the Gamecube exception, but Fils-Aime did have this to say;
We have launched silver- and white-colored GBAs, DSes, DSis, and in our [North American] market they don't sell very well," Fils-Aime admitted. "So instead of approaching this lighter-colored product as a mass [product], we're going to look at the opportunity on a much more limited basis. You might see a limited-time offer with a white or silver 3DS XL, or we might colorize it slightly differently. But in terms of an ongoing SKU, the consumer has responded in our marketplace and said that, for a handheld gaming device from Nintendo, that kind of white or silver doesn't sell nearly as well as blue or red or even pink.
Thank you IGN for the info.