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Custom Famicom 3DS XL ⊟
WayForward’s James Montagna put together this rad Famicom-color 3DS XL using, it looks like, a Zelda 3DS XL and a red one. It’s pictured here among his other Famicom-style handhelds and some business card cases.
Bold move, taking apart the sought-after Zelda 3DS XL!
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Custom Famicom 3DS XL ⊟

WayForward’s James Montagna put together this rad Famicom-color 3DS XL using, it looks like, a Zelda 3DS XL and a red one. It’s pictured here among his other Famicom-style handhelds and some business card cases.

Bold move, taking apart the sought-after Zelda 3DS XL!

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Apparently it’s Cyber Monday of Luigi ⊟

That’s according to a press release Nintendo sent out for the limited edition Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle, which comes out today ($199.99, though Best Buy has it for $20 cheaper, and Walmart is selling it with two free 3DS games). Images above are via Favocado.

I am told that “Cyber Monday of Luigi” is not what I think it is, so instead of sharing the gigs of salacious Luigi pics I’ve saved over the years, I’ll just list the notable online sales we’re seeing for games today:

Instead of putting up a bunch of sales posts, I’ll try to add new deals to this one. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates on new discounts, or if you want to send us dirty Cyber Monday of Luigi tweets.

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New LovePlus+ boxart and 3DS XL ⊟

I almost forgot that Konami announced another one of these updated games for the dating sim series. I always find the odd text on the packaging for these releases amusing: “We travel 365 days a year. Laughing in the rain, holding your hand under the sun. Our journey has just begun… LOVEPLUS”

No surprise that there will be three limited edition 3DS XLs for each of the game’s love interests, which Konami seems to do with each update. When these hit Japan next spring, each ¥32,000 ($320) set will include “the game, a 40-page visual & creation book, an illustration sheet with drawings of the lady in question, and a binaural CD with ten minutes of her engaging in intimate conversation with you,” according to Crunchyroll.

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Beautiful Dragon Quest Monsters 2 3DS XL ⊟

I’ll limit my grumbles about the lack of any Dragon Quest games releasing in the West to just this sentence here. This is a really nice limited edition system, almost as pretty as the last Dragon Quest Monsters 3DS

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Zelda 3DS XL out in North America Nov. 22 ⊟
It’s official, no longer the domain of leaked GameStop sale circulars. Nintendo of America will release that amazing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle on November 22 for $219.99. It includes a download of the game.
If past 3DS XL bundles are any indication, this thing might become hard to find very quickly!
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Zelda 3DS XL out in North America Nov. 22 ⊟

It’s official, no longer the domain of leaked GameStop sale circulars. Nintendo of America will release that amazing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle on November 22 for $219.99. It includes a download of the game.

If past 3DS XL bundles are any indication, this thing might become hard to find very quickly!

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We might get a Year of Luigi 2DS ⊟
I was going to be way disappointed if all we got was that unexciting Cobalt Blue Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle while Europe and Japan enjoy the wonderful Year of Luigi 3DS XL. But according to these photos posted over at Kotaku, North America could get a Green and White 2DS, with a debossed Luigi silhouette on the back. This is an acceptable Year of Luigi tribute.
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We might get a Year of Luigi 2DS ⊟

I was going to be way disappointed if all we got was that unexciting Cobalt Blue Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle while Europe and Japan enjoy the wonderful Year of Luigi 3DS XL. But according to these photos posted over at Kotaku, North America could get a Green and White 2DS, with a debossed Luigi silhouette on the back. This is an acceptable Year of Luigi tribute.

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Hints of Zelda 3DS XL bundle coming to the U.S. ⊟
That gold, limited edition Zelda 3DS XL bound for Europe could also make its way to the States, if this purported GameStop circular for Black Friday is to be trusted. Apparently there’s also a Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle on the way, too.
The limited edition Zelda DS Lites and 3DSes released around Black Friday, so it’s no surprise if this one does too!
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Hints of Zelda 3DS XL bundle coming to the U.S. ⊟

That gold, limited edition Zelda 3DS XL bound for Europe could also make its way to the States, if this purported GameStop circular for Black Friday is to be trusted. Apparently there’s also a Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle on the way, too.

The limited edition Zelda DS Lites and 3DSes released around Black Friday, so it’s no surprise if this one does too!

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Another Monster Hunter 4 3DS ⊟
Here’s another one of these — these being Monster Hunter bundles, or limited edition handhelds from other countries that will never make it here, or whatever. I ain’t even mad. We’re for sure gonna get the gold Zelda 3DS XL, so it’s all good, right? That announcement is just around the corner, I’m certain of it.. <fidgets>
This system and game bundle comes out in Japan on November 7, priced at ¥19,800 ($200).
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Another Monster Hunter 4 3DS ⊟

Here’s another one of these — these being Monster Hunter bundles, or limited edition handhelds from other countries that will never make it here, or whatever. I ain’t even mad. We’re for sure gonna get the gold Zelda 3DS XL, so it’s all good, right? That announcement is just around the corner, I’m certain of it.. <fidgets>

This system and game bundle comes out in Japan on November 7, priced at ¥19,800 ($200).

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Gold, limited edition The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle releasing in Europe next month ⊟

This releases on November 22 for £199.99 ($319), and comes with a downloadable copy of the game. Retail copies of the game in Europe, by the way, have a reversible cover with the all-gold/U.S. art and a full-color version.

If this isn’t enough proof (along with the Fire Emblem 3DS XL bundle and the Chotto Mario handhelds) that Europe is winning the special edition systems war as far as Western territories go, Nintendo also intends to release the amazing Year of Luigi 3DS XL there on November 1 for £179.99 ($287).

I’m 98 percent sure Nintendo will bring the Zelda 3DS XL at least to the U.S. around Black Friday, just like it did with the Zelda 3DSes and DS Lites.

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Here&#8217;s an easy way to get a Pikachu 3DS XL ⊟
Just play Pokémon XY with a female trainer, and you should wake up with one of these limited edition systems. Sure, it&#8217;s just a virtual handheld, but it&#8217;s cheaper than the $300-$500 you&#8217;d pay for one on eBay or Amazon.
If you missed it over the weekend, we put up a special Pokémon XY episode of the TinyCast &#8212; listen to it here! Credit for the original GIF to @NintenDaan.
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Here’s an easy way to get a Pikachu 3DS XL ⊟

Just play Pokémon XY with a female trainer, and you should wake up with one of these limited edition systems. Sure, it’s just a virtual handheld, but it’s cheaper than the $300-$500 you’d pay for one on eBay or Amazon.

If you missed it over the weekend, we put up a special Pokémon XY episode of the TinyCast — listen to it here! Credit for the original GIF to @NintenDaan.

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Pokémon X/Y 3DS XLs coming to U.S., Europe ⊟

Two weeks before Pokémon X and Y release on October 12 (the same day the Nintendo 2DS models launch), Nintendo will release these rad red and blue limited edition 3DS XLs featuring legendaries Xerneas and Yveltal — that beautiful gold system isn’t making it over here unfortunately. Priced at $200 each, these XLs ship on September 27, and do not include copies of the game, digital or physical. 

Also announced during Nintendo’s Direct presentation this morning, a Pokémon Bank service/app that lets players store up to 3,000 creatures online from X/Y — great for collectors and people who want to pass their Pokémon down to their descendants. There’s a new (presumably DSiWare) app called Poké Transfer, too, that enables players to move creatures from Black/White and Black/White 2 to Pokémon Bank — the catch is that there’s an annual service fee for the Bank service, though there will be an initial free trial period.

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Excellent Doraemon 3DS, and okay One Piece 3DS XLs

Unfortunately, that fantastic Doraemon 3DS is a Taiwan exclusive, and a contest prize at that. Those two 3DS LLs will be sold normally in Japan. The “Chopper Pink” one is pretty cool.

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