There is a clean-freak hiding away within everyone, and this includes Nintendo fans. So if you like your game systems to remain in pristine condition, don’t even consider putting your grubby mitts on these New 3DS consoles with suede Pokémon-themed faceplates – if they do somehow wash up on western shores.
As the images above and below illustrate, the two models available feature the star legendaries in the upcoming 3DS titles Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The first is stamped with a Groudon, for the red Groudon Edition, and the second includes a print of Kyogre, for the blue Kyogre Edition. The front of each system will feature the respective Pokémon’s primal version, while the back shows the standard form. Each New 3DS console will also include a custom home screen theme.
As you’ve probably already worked out by now, these New 3DS consoles are currently exclusive to Japan, with pre-orders available from local Pokémon Centres from 20th September onwards for the price of 19,000 yen each (which roughly equates to US$177). The actual release of the systems will coincide with the launch of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on 21st November.