Pikachu-Edition New 3DS XL Announced for North America

Nintendo has announced a “Pikachu Yellow Edition” New 3DS XL for North America.

The new, limited edition version of their handheld will launch on February 24th, and will retail for $199.99. You can peep a glamour shot of the hardware above.

A European release was not confirmed at this time.

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  • catazxy

    Only a madman will buy this now, oh, I meant the Switch.
    But seriously, I wonder how well will the 3ds sell, after the switch comes.

  • AR7777

    $199
    *AC adapter not included.

    No thanks nintendo, I’ll keep my O3DS.

    Also now I’ll wait 4 or 5 years before buying new consoles so I’m not stuck with inferior hardware.

  • AR7777

    I think it’ll keep selling well because it’s much cheaper than $witch and their astronomical peripheral and software prices.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Friendly reminder that the 3DS can be homebrewed on current firmware.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    If you have an old 3DS, I don’t see the problem with no AC adapter. It’s a shitty business decision but it sounds like you have one anyway.

  • dogmentation

    I for one am heartily sick of Pikachu in every conceivable incarnation.
    Give us a Mimikyu version, or a N3DS with 3 different starter pokemon plates, or something, ANYTHING besides that little electric rat.

  • Uncle Slick

    Best thing I’ve ever done.

  • Uncle Slick

    Two different beasts. It’ll still sell as well as it does.

  • DariusQ

    Mimkyu is by far my favorite Pokemon from Sun/Moon. Adorable on the outside but unimaginably horrifying underneath. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  • le master trole

    The 3DS sold 60 million units. Nintendo would be stupid not to continue pumping out games for it.

  • AR7777

    So I keep the AC adapter for N3DS and the O3DS as a nice $170 adornment?

  • Lynn Mooney

    :) I’m happy with my New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition. This limited edition is still cute though. Nice for people who want a New 3DS XL or want to upgrade their older model.

  • Quetzalcoatl

    Playasia had these 2 months ago. US version and all. Cant wait for all the scalpers to get these from amazon b4 any of us though.

  • RetroGamer

    The same adapter works on both.

  • AR7777

    Why would I play O3DS if I had N3DS?