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Pikachu Edition 3DS XL Coming to North America March 24

by Tyler Ohlew - March 14, 2013, 6:51 am PDT
Total comments: 8

Electrical shocks from the device are completely intentional...

It's official, the Pikachu Edition 3DS XL is coming to North America on March 24, releasing alongside Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

The unit has a yellow, Pikachu emblazoned outer-shell, and is white on the inside. It comes with a 4GB SD card, and carries an MSRP of $199.99.

The announcement also confirms our own Neal Ronaghan's 2013 predictions, heard in episode 67 of the Connectivity podcast. Congratulations, Neal! The unit was previously released in Japan and Europe last year.

Talkback

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 14, 2013

I really want this! At the same time I don't... I carried my Special Yellow Pikachu DS Lite through most of last gen. It had a very nice and modest Pikachu stamp on it, so it wasn't all in your face with its Pokemon affiliation. Still I'm actually liking this but I'm not sure if I want to go for it. 


I did my original 3ds transfer and lost Pokedex data. That doesn't matter now since I got the over priced new one with almost all the Pokemon unlocked. I also lost my NSMB2 data. I can only imagine it was because of it being my only download title but now I have Fire Emblem downloaded and don't want to risk that data until I'm done with my first run.


Please everyone tell me what to think!

eggwolioMarch 14, 2013

Just what North America needs: nipple cameras. Woohoo!

CericMarch 14, 2013

NippleChu we can now have you...
Blah...
When are we going to get a good Special Edition?

I would have liked a Purple and Green Lugie Mansion one.

Quote from: Caterkiller

I really want this! At the same time I don't... I carried my Special Yellow Pikachu DS Lite through most of last gen. It had a very nice and modest Pikachu stamp on it, so it wasn't all in your face with its Pokemon affiliation. Still I'm actually liking this but I'm not sure if I want to go for it. 


I did my original 3ds transfer and lost Pokedex data. That doesn't matter now since I got the over priced new one with almost all the Pokemon unlocked. I also lost my NSMB2 data. I can only imagine it was because of it being my only download title but now I have Fire Emblem downloaded and don't want to risk that data until I'm done with my first run.


Please everyone tell me what to think!

Sincerely,
Nipple-Envy in Johto

Dear Nipple-Envy,

This is a clear distinction of your Pokemon Pride.  You can already play 3DS games.  You must determine if your need to be a Poke-Fan Snowflake outweighs the potential cost of Killing Chrom... Again.  Are YOU Manly enough to not care about the Nippliness of your 3DS.  The Happiness of the Yellow Electromouse that will be your ever companion while you try to be the Very Best.  Like no one has Before.  If not then patience is a virtue and you can wait for a different XL if you so chose.

Concerned Ceric

Vrgin XMarch 14, 2013

I still have to get another 3DS before X/Y come out, but this ain't it.

I'd rather have badass Charizard 3DS XL if I wanted a Special Edition Pokémon one.

house3136March 14, 2013

For those interested, apparently Target is selling 3DS XL’s for $160 on the 24th, including the Pikachu model. 
 
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=50137752&postcount=1

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 15, 2013

Ceric actually convinced me not too and now House turns me back around... Back at square one.

CericMarch 15, 2013

Quote from: Caterkiller

Ceric actually convinced me not too and now House turns me back around... Back at square one.

I thought The Arts taught Disciplin and Conviction :P

Leo13March 21, 2013

If this is the "Year of Luigi" shouldn't they be releasing a Luigi 3DS? They did Fire Emblem and now Pokemon why are they not doing Luigi?

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