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Clear Famicom case for your 3DS XL ⊟

Catering to our obsessions with making video game systems we play look like another video game we used to play, Datel will produce this neat protective shell for 3DS XLs. It goes well with this case, too.

NintendoTweet points out that this releases in Japan in late June for ¥1,490, or around $14.50.

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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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Price cut on five 3DS staples ⊟
This little dude (a Dr. Who 3DS XL from Nessa, via My Handheld) looks pretty happy about something. Maybe it’s Nintendo of America permanently cutting the price for five of its biggest 3DS releases.
Starting April 22, you’ll be able to buy the following games from the eShop or retailers for $29.99 each:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Mario Kart 7
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario 3D Land
All of those games have hovered around $30 for a while at some point, and a couple even launched at only $35. Still, yay for cheaper games. I haven’t spent enough time with DKCR 3D or NSMB 2 to deliver a verdict on them, but the other three are must-buys if you are the type of person who likes to play games that are fun. Otherwise, they’re alright to skip.
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Price cut on five 3DS staples ⊟

This little dude (a Dr. Who 3DS XL from Nessa, via My Handheld) looks pretty happy about something. Maybe it’s Nintendo of America permanently cutting the price for five of its biggest 3DS releases.

Starting April 22, you’ll be able to buy the following games from the eShop or retailers for $29.99 each:

All of those games have hovered around $30 for a while at some point, and a couple even launched at only $35. Still, yay for cheaper games. I haven’t spent enough time with DKCR 3D or NSMB 2 to deliver a verdict on them, but the other three are must-buys if you are the type of person who likes to play games that are fun. Otherwise, they’re alright to skip.

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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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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

The Special Edition Persona Q 3DS XL ⊟

It’s very different from past limited edition systems — I like it a lot! The text on the lid translates to ”The Grimoire of Hearts: Personality changes the world,” according to Anime News Network.

This will release as part of a $250 bundle alongside Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth in Japan on June 5. The game’s U.S. release is expected this fall (we likely won’t get the system).

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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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Gachapin Accessory Update ⊟

Can you believe it’s been a year since I posted a Gachapin accessory? What have we even been putting on this website? Well anyway, let’s get back to business.

Here’s Cyber Gadget’s Gachapin X Mukku Silicon Cover for 3DS XL and Protection Sheet for Wii U GamePad. One day I’m actually going to watch some of their show so I know something non-accessory related about the characters, but I’ll never stop posting these things.

I’ll never stop.

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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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New Theathrythm's box, 3DS XL bundle preorder ⊟

Not a bad cover for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call! It’s the same design as what’s on the special edition 3DSL XL for Japan, except with more cover. That hardware bundle, by the way, is now available to preorder from Play-Asia for $413.99. Importing a system is really expensive! Still, I know some of you were considering taking the plunge with this kit.

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