Pikachu-themed 3DS XL coming to North America

Nintendo reveals $200 system with 4GB SD card launching later this month at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and GameStop.

Nintendo today announced a special Pikachu-themed 3DS XL system will launch at North American retailers March 24 for $200.

The bundle includes a 4GB SD card and will be available the same day 3DS-exclusive Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity launches at retail in the United States.

The Pikachu 3DS XL system will be available at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and GameStop. According to Nintendo, quantities are "limited."

Nintendo yesterday lost a 3DS patent infringement lawsuit over the glasses-free technology used in the portable. The Mario maker was forced to pay former Sony inventor Seijiro Tomita $30.2 million in compensatory damages as a result.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

58 comments
Wolflink001
Wolflink001

No thanks Nintendo. I don't like Pikachu that much... >_>

somebody337
somebody337

I just have a feeling everyone's going to laugh at me when they seem me with this.....Worth it!

Zangoosedude
Zangoosedude

Wow. that's a rude article xD what does the loss of a legal dispute have to do with a new 3ds. Its like i can nvr read anythng nintendo related on this site and finish the article on a positive note :/  

this would b like, someone posted a comment on this site about final fantasy and they also include "Nintendo yesterday lost a 3ds patent infringement lawsuit over the glasses-free technology used in the portable. The Mario maker was forced to pay former Sony inventor Seijiro Tomita $30.2 million in compensatory damages as a result." at the end of their comment xD

"OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR FINAL FANTASY 27, THAT SWORD LOOKS AWESOME! oh btw, Nintendo yesterday lost a 3ds patent infringement lawsuit over the glasses-free technology used in the portable. The Mario maker was forced to pay former Sony inventor Seijiro Tomita $30.2 million in compensatory damages as a result." 

on the other hand, i for one am glad to hear there is a pikachu 3ds comin out :D

yerg3
yerg3

Pikachu is cool but I would much rather have a Squirtle 3DS.

THMBZDownGNZUp
THMBZDownGNZUp

Pikachu-themed 3DS XL better than Pikachu-themed Game Boy Color? That's a fallacy.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Is this coming to Australia?

TheZeroPercent
TheZeroPercent

monster hunter4 &pokemon x&y

are gonna seal vitas fate

if sony dosent MAKE ONE DAMN VITA GAME!!!

gix47
gix47

wish this was out when i was looking to buy a new 3DSXL

Heirren
Heirren

When is Nintendo going to stop with the rehashes? First we get a $250 DS with a gimmicky 3D screen, then an extra large fisher price version of that, and now a version with a Pokemon sticker on it.

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Why do we even buy the 3DS and 3DS XL? Why couldn't they have just promote a skin for the Wii U?

MexicanKitty
MexicanKitty

no it limited...CRAP i need to make 200 dollars in 10 days to get it before its gone >.<

NeroHaseo
NeroHaseo

This Pikachu looks so much more like a Pichu or Pikachu's been going under a really strict diet regimen  

FusionRain
FusionRain

The cameras looks like high nipples.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

They can't even be bothered to make the plastic hinge yellow. Cheap as you can possibly get.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

very cool of them... maybe if i decide to switch to the xl ...i'll get this one....but i doubt it... i like my original 3ds..

killa32130
killa32130

I was hoping they were going to bring the Black MH3 bundles to NA but that isn't happening. Picked up a Blue one and its surprisingly nicer then i thought.

SuperDutchy
SuperDutchy

They need to come out with the Monster Hunter 3 or SMT 3DS XL...I don't want a pikachu with nipples.  Thanks Nintendo, but no thanks.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

Still doesn't beat the Mario Kart/XL bundle, imo. Besides, it's just a skin, which are interchangable, despite how cool this white and yellow 3DS is.

michyeosseo
michyeosseo

I'm a Pokemon fan (well, that sounded only a little bit awkward right?) but this looks downright bad. Out of all the possible Pikachu artwork they had to go with the 'circle for a face, arms tacked on'-one?

Patohua1
Patohua1

Too bad there hasn't been a good Pokemon game since Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald for this skin to represent with any pride...

bgna8980
bgna8980

Looks cute but a blue background like the nintendo 64 version would've made it better and stand out more.

NekkedSnake
NekkedSnake

That thing is atrocious looking. They should have made it similar to the Pikachu N64 system.

moncealyo
moncealyo

They would rather come out with this crap instead of a monster hunter 3 bundle?  Nintendo you continue to disappoint 

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

God damn... I... I JUST BOUGHT MY PURPLE ONE >.< Why... I don't wanna have to upgrade now... 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Is this going to be released in Australia too?

zhaffy
zhaffy

was gonna trade in my 3ds for an XL soon, but I guess I'll wait it out for this since i'm in no rush

Shenmue_Jehuty
Shenmue_Jehuty

Thank goodness this one is coming out in NA. I've been waiting to buy a 3DS, but now I'm going to have to pick this one up ;) 

Saketume
Saketume

If I played this on the bus or brought it to work they'd have me institutionalized.

byron0071
byron0071

I mean rely.......this is the best Nintendo can do?

u1tradt
u1tradt

Also, Pikachu has nipples! And they're abnormally high...

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Uh... shouldn't that graphic be the other way around?  Sure, it's right-side up when you take the 3DS out and flip it open but for the rest of the time Pikachu would be upside down to anyone that happens to look at your handheld.

I have an 8-bit Megaman head vinyl on my laptop like that, but it's right-side up when the lappy is open.  I'd feel absolutely silly if it were upside down.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Zangoosedude It's because GS doesn't like Nintendo much. Quite a few of us have noticed that. They were nice to Nintendo yesterday, but I guess that's over now. xD 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

@yerg3 

that would be awesome they should have done a Red Charmander, Blue Squirtle and Green Bulbasaur 3DS XL as well as the Yellow Pikachu 3DS XL

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

@Patohua1  PokemonGames after the GBA and the pokemon  shows after the Advanced series were just downright disgraceful. Seriously Nintendo.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

@Patohua1 Agree. I haven't touched any Pokemon games since Ruby/Sapphire for Gameboy Advance. First season still the best. It just gradually got worse.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

@moncealyo

They do have a Monster Hunter 3DS XL, look it up

Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Limited Edition Pack

the13stuff
the13stuff

@Synthia seems more like lateral purchasing than vertical.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

@Synthia thats Nintendo for ya. 

buy the best color at the time then 1 week later a new color options have come out or limited bundles.