During the recent Nintendo 3DS themed Nintendo Direct segment, Nintendo Europe head honcho Satoru Shibata pleased Pokémon fans across the continent by announcing that the limited edition Pikachu themed Nintendo 3DS XL console that Japan received earlier this year as a severely limited exclusive will be released later this year (albeit it in limited quantities). We now have confirmation from Nintendo UK that the handheld will be available in stores from 7th December.
If Pokémon isn’t your cup of tea though, Nintendo will also be releasing two different white coloured 3DS XL bundles. The first one, which will be available from this Friday (16th November), comes with a digital copy of Mario Kart 7 pre-installed on the system. The second, which is due out on 30th November (the same day as the Wii U!) will include a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land instead.
So we have almost three weeks of consecutive special 3DS XL launches, which might make it a bit hard to decide which one to get for Christmas! (Personally, I’d love the Pikachu 3DS XL).
Will you be picking up one of these Nintendo 3DS XLs?