I promise this isn’t really about videogames. I mean, a little, but not much.
Does pink mean something other than ‘feminine’ in Japan? Is it associated with the nobility there, as blue and purple are to the anglosphere? Are Japanese more likely to respond well to concepts of nobility and class structure? Does Nintendo fear we will take up arms against their nobles and overthrow them, establishing ‘Casteless Pink’ and ‘Merit-based Salmon’ DSes?