Special editions of 3DS XL planned for Pokemon X and Y launch
Nintendo rarely misses an opportunity to paint a new design on the case of the 3DS, and the upcoming release of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y is no exception. At launch, in Japan at least, there will be two special edition 3DS XL available to purchase alongside the games.As there’s two games, there’s two 3DS XL designs to choose from. The first is in blue, the second gold. I actually prefer the design on the gold, but would like it on the blue background. Saying that though, this isn’t the best special edition 3DS designs I have seen. For example, the Animal Crossing: New Leaf one is much better.As it’s Pokemon related, by default both these 3DS XL will fly off the shelves in Japan. Many of those sales will likely go to gamers who already own a 3DS and will either keep these as collector’s items or use them just to play Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Picking up either handheld sees you not only get the special design, but a copy of X or Y game depending on the color you choose. Nintendo has also included a 4GB SD card and the standard 6 AR cards.Alongside announcing the designs, Nintendo has released a new trailer for the games which you can watch below:Pokemon X and Y will both be available on October 12 worldwide. These special edition 3DS are currently only planned for release in Japan, although we could still see announcements for their availability across the US and Europe. Maybe we’ll even see slightly different designs and colors offered.