In a rather odd move, Nintendo of America has made a point of announcing the removal of a free game from its pink 3DS offerings in US.
Nintendo launched the pink console in US on December 4 as part of 'limited edition' bundles, offering with it a choice of either Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friends or Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends for the same $169.99 price charged for a standalone 3DS - rendering the games essentially free.
As of February 10, Nintendo has now announced, you'll be able to buy the pink 3DS on its own. So will it be cheaper? Nope - still $170. So what it's basically saying is, you'll get less for your money from Feb 10.
Nintendo has also recently announced plans to release standalone Coral Pink and Ice White 3DS consoles in the UK on February 10.