SNES-Themed 3DS XL Looks Great, Is for Japan Only

This nice-looking special edition system launches in Japan next month

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The Nintendo of Japan version of yesterday's Nintendo Direct briefing contained some news not mentioned in the North American show. One piece of such news was the reveal of a New 3DS XL system modeled after the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, known as the Super Famicom in Japan.

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As you can see, it sports the trademark gray color, while the backside is meant to look like the SNES's top. It even has representations for the Power, Reset, and Eject buttons.

This system goes on sale in Japan next month for ¥21,600, which comes out to around $190. Nintendo has made no announcement about bringing the system to the United States (via Polygon).

In other SNES news, during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that SNES games would be coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. You can see some of the first games to be added here.

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For more on yesterday's Nintendo Direct, check out this roundup of all the news and videos.

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Nintendo doesn't want to sell it to the West, i don't know why.

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Release this in the UK and take my money Nintendo.

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Darn you, Japan! It's like the Dragon Quest PS4 all over again!

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....mmmmm....meh

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Mother of God.........

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Baaaaddddaaaassssssss!!!!

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If only Nintendo had cross buy support. Not interested in paying twice for games I already bought.

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Oh come on, at least make one based on the SNES!

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@JustPlainLucas: If people make enough request for it who knows. There's a slight chance they might actually listen.

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Of couse. More opportunities for nintendo to make money in the states but decide to give us the finger instead. Justnintendothings.

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Now this i would easily pick up.

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Man... and I just got my Fire Emblem new 3DS. I'll trade it for this SFC version anyday :(

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I like it!

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"SNES-themed New 3DS XL"

"For Japan only."

You mean... Super Famicom-themed New 3DS XL?

GameSpot being "great" with the facts as usual.

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WTFRAK! The only Nintendo devise I have kept buying for the last two decades and we still don't get the good stuff here in the States. Bring it over here, I wouldn't mind selling my old one to buy this.

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Want for sure!

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That is SO hot. I would absolutely reconsider buying a 3DS if this was available in Europe.

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It´s unfortunate that Nintendo continues with the region lock, that one would look cool in my 3DS collection.

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I want that.

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I can live without it.

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@RogerioFM: I can live without an 80-man orchestra walking behind me all day, improvising an epic score to my daily life... but it doesn't mean I don't want it.

I do. I want it very much.

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@elheber: Well, since I accepted that Morgan Freeman will never narrate my life I accepted disappointments .

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@RogerioFM: Off topic, one time I conceived of a game (that I'd never make on an indie budget) based around the Butterfly Effect. You play as random people or things being narrated by Morgan Freeman, and if you fail to perfectly recreate what Morgan Freeman says then things start to go very wrong due to Chaos Theory. One extreme example has you pet a dog, but if you failed to do it in time it would bite someone and then Jamiroquai would drop-kick you from the bushes.

As you can imagine by the mention of Jamiroquai, this was a very long time ago. I was working on the tile set before I moved onto something else.

Jamiroquai for scale
Jamiroquai for scale

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@elheber: Holy crap man, why didn't you send an e-mail to David Cage about it. He would hire you in a heartbeat.

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@RogerioFM: A man can dream. It's one of my Finglongers.

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Edited By freedom01  Moderator

looks nice, but I still prefer the Super Smash N3DS LL because its metallic red

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Edited By iandizion713

Yeah, i think i like the old NA one better. Its more modern looking and fits the 3DS XL better.

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