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J-League x Pokemon 3DS XLs ⊟
If you live in Japan and love Japanese soccer, you might have a shot at one of these. The three Pokemon-themed 3DS LL systems above will be given away at Marinos (white), Urawa Reds (red), and FC Tokyo (blue) games, with the number of systems distributed depending on the score of the home team.
Fans will also get special Pikachu-playing-soccer Pokemon cards, and can even meet Pikachu! A suspiciously human-sized Pikachu, but still. That’s just more Pikachu to hug.
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J-League x Pokemon 3DS XLs ⊟

If you live in Japan and love Japanese soccer, you might have a shot at one of these. The three Pokemon-themed 3DS LL systems above will be given away at Marinos (white), Urawa Reds (red), and FC Tokyo (blue) games, with the number of systems distributed depending on the score of the home team.

Fans will also get special Pikachu-playing-soccer Pokemon cards, and can even meet Pikachu! A suspiciously human-sized Pikachu, but still. That’s just more Pikachu to hug.

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  • Source inside-games.jp
Kirby gets his own Pink + White 2DS in Europe ⊟
It’s like an inverted version of the Peach Pink 2DS North America will receive for Disney Magical World's launch (I prefer the one we're getting in the States). Like that system, this limited edition hardware won't include a pre-installed game copy when it releases alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Europe on May 16. Nintendo, however, will put out a new silver 2DS carrying case on the same day.
Here’s a new Kirby: Triple Deluxe trailer for Europe, too.
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Kirby gets his own Pink + White 2DS in Europe ⊟

It’s like an inverted version of the Peach Pink 2DS North America will receive for Disney Magical World's launch (I prefer the one we're getting in the States). Like that system, this limited edition hardware won't include a pre-installed game copy when it releases alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Europe on May 16. Nintendo, however, will put out a new silver 2DS carrying case on the same day.

Here’s a new Kirby: Triple Deluxe trailer for Europe, too.

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What’s the deal with special edition 3DSes lately? ⊟
It looks like the Mickey 3DS XL that’s coming to Walmart in two weeks, priced at $199, doesn’t include a copy of Disney Magical World, despite releasing on the same day as the game and bearing its name on the lid.
It’s understandable that the GameStop-exclusive Peach Pink 2DS won’t come with the game either, as it’s not explicitly linked to the title even though it comes with a branded Disney Magical World case. But last month’s Yoshi 3DS XL didn’t include Yoshi’s New Island either? Is this the new deal with limited edition hardware releases?
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What’s the deal with special edition 3DSes lately? ⊟

It looks like the Mickey 3DS XL that’s coming to Walmart in two weeks, priced at $199, doesn’t include a copy of Disney Magical World, despite releasing on the same day as the game and bearing its name on the lid.

It’s understandable that the GameStop-exclusive Peach Pink 2DS won’t come with the game either, as it’s not explicitly linked to the title even though it comes with a branded Disney Magical World case. But last month’s Yoshi 3DS XL didn’t include Yoshi’s New Island either? Is this the new deal with limited edition hardware releases?

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Disney Magical World 3DS XL coming to US ⊟

Spotted in press photos Nintendo put out today of Disney Channel star G Hannelius (her first name is just G?) playing Disney Magical World was the special edition white 3DS XL that was released in Japan. It looks like this is also coming to North America, exclusive to Walmart — meanwhile, GameStop has the exclusive on the Peach Pink 2DS that will launch alongside the game on April 11.

Judging by the photos Nintendo put out, the North American ”Mickey Edition 3DS XL” looks just like the Japanese edition posted above, except it will say Disney Magical World instead of Disney Magic Castle.

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Peach Pink 2DS coming to GameStop ⊟
The retailer will exclusively sell this Peach Pink 2DS for $129.99 when Disney Magical World releases on April 11. The hardware will not include a copy of the $29.99 game, but GameStop will throw in the carrying case for free, according to Polygon.
Here are some screens and a trailer for Disney Magical World.
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Peach Pink 2DS coming to GameStop

The retailer will exclusively sell this Peach Pink 2DS for $129.99 when Disney Magical World releases on April 11. The hardware will not include a copy of the $29.99 game, but GameStop will throw in the carrying case for free, according to Polygon.

Here are some screens and a trailer for Disney Magical World.

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  • Source polygon.com
Super limited edition Mega Charixard X 3DS XL ⊟
This was given out as the prize for Japan’s recent Dragon King tournament — only one was produced, and it features the winner’s name on the back, according to a report from Serebii.
[Update: It looks like two were made for two winners?]
Even if you lived in Japan, you probably wouldn’t have been eligible to win this, as the tournament was for grade-school-age students there. Players competed with both the trading card game and Pokemon XY using at least one Dragon-type creature in their party, which is a neat idea. The winner is pretty much the best multi-platform Pokemon Dragon trainer.
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Super limited edition Mega Charixard X 3DS XL ⊟

This was given out as the prize for Japan’s recent Dragon King tournament — only one was produced, and it features the winner’s name on the back, according to a report from Serebii.

[Update: It looks like two were made for two winners?]

Even if you lived in Japan, you probably wouldn’t have been eligible to win this, as the tournament was for grade-school-age students there. Players competed with both the trading card game and Pokemon XY using at least one Dragon-type creature in their party, which is a neat idea. The winner is pretty much the best multi-platform Pokemon Dragon trainer.

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  • Source serebii.net
Two special edition Pokémon Battle Trozei 3DS XLs ⊟
Here’s a pair of very limited edition consoles being given away in Japan to celebrate the release of eShop-only puzzler Pokémon Battle Trozei. They’re serving as prizes for contests held by Japan’s CoroCoro magazine and Pokémon Daisuki Club website, according to Serebii.
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Two special edition Pokémon Battle Trozei 3DS XLs ⊟

Here’s a pair of very limited edition consoles being given away in Japan to celebrate the release of eShop-only puzzler Pokémon Battle Trozei. They’re serving as prizes for contests held by Japan’s CoroCoro magazine and Pokémon Daisuki Club website, according to Serebii.

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  • Source serebii.net

Here’s the back of the Yoshi 3DS XL ⊟

I’m coming around to this limited edition system’s design — the eggs on the white back are cute. Nintendo of America formally announced the hardware this morning, pricing it at $199 for a March 14 release. As we suspected, the system does not include a digital or physical copy of Yoshi’s New Island.

[Update (thanks to @MikeMcWhertor): The URL for this post tho..]

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Looks like Yoshi 3DS XL will head to U.S. too ⊟
The unimaginative special edition Yoshi 3DS XL that’s headed to Europe will likely release in North America on March 13 for $199.99, according to this alleged Toys R Us circular. If our version is like Europe’s, the system won’t include the game, which is :o/
I totally forgot that Yoshi’s New Island is out in less than two weeks. I don’t think I’ve been nearly as pessimistic about the game as Fran others — I’m hoping that what Arzest delivers is more exciting than this 3DS’s design!
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Looks like Yoshi 3DS XL will head to U.S. too ⊟

The unimaginative special edition Yoshi 3DS XL that’s headed to Europe will likely release in North America on March 13 for $199.99, according to this alleged Toys R Us circular. If our version is like Europe’s, the system won’t include the game, which is :o/

I totally forgot that Yoshi’s New Island is out in less than two weeks. I don’t think I’ve been nearly as pessimistic about the game as Fran others — I’m hoping that what Arzest delivers is more exciting than this 3DS’s design!

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  • Source cheapassgamer.com

Ten 3DS things you might have missed from today’s Nintendo Directs ⊟

Especially if you only watched the North American presentation, and you didn’t follow-up on all the stuff announced/revealed after the streams ended.

1. There’s a Yoshi 3DS XL system (no game included) coming out in Europe on March 14. As you can see, they did not go for our idea of making the system look like an egg, and the stylus like Yoshi’s tongue.

2. And Monster Hunter 4 will get yet another special edition Nintendo 3DS XL (based on Rajang) in Japan on March 27.

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Special edition Theatrhythm: Curtain Call 3DS XL ⊟
Oh, that is nice. This is part of a limited edition bundle that will release with the game in Japan on April 24. Still no plans for a Western release announced, though a trademark filing for the game did pop up in Europe.
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Special edition Theatrhythm: Curtain Call 3DS XL ⊟

Oh, that is nice. This is part of a limited edition bundle that will release with the game in Japan on April 24. Still no plans for a Western release announced, though a trademark filing for the game did pop up in Europe.

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  • Source twitter.com
$150 for Mario & Luigi 3DS XL bundle ⊟
This Wal-Mart deal doesn’t quite match the awesomeness of Target’s identically priced Zelda 3DS XL bundle a few weeks ago, but at least this one won’t end with someone stealing your credit card info (maybe).
The online sale includes the limited edition silver 3DS XL, a digital copy of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team installed, a 4GB SD card, and free shipping. Speaking of game deals from the brothers Mario, here are some on Amazon:
Paper Mario: Sticker Star - $21.98
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - $29.99
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon - $30.74
If you want Mario Party: Island Tour, that’s also discounted to $33.61.
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$150 for Mario & Luigi 3DS XL bundle ⊟

This Wal-Mart deal doesn’t quite match the awesomeness of Target’s identically priced Zelda 3DS XL bundle a few weeks ago, but at least this one won’t end with someone stealing your credit card info (maybe).

The online sale includes the limited edition silver 3DS XL, a digital copy of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team installed, a 4GB SD card, and free shipping. Speaking of game deals from the brothers Mario, here are some on Amazon:

If you want Mario Party: Island Tour, that’s also discounted to $33.61.

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