Japan, we envy you

Nintendo has confirmed that it is releasing new 3DS XL hardware bundles in Japan, with Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed consoles expected to hit store shelves in November.

At the start of November Nintendo will push the all-black 3DS XL onto store shelves for 18,900 yen ($240 / £150). That's just the console on its own, without a game. Alongside this will be a Monster Hunter Tri G (AKA Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate) bundle, which carries a retail price of 21,800 yen ($280 / £170) and comes with a copy of the game.

November 8th marks the launch of the Animal Crossing bundle at 22,800 yen ($292 / £180), while the 15th will see a New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS XL hit stores shelves for the same price.

Interestingly, the games bundled with these machines won't be physical copies, but digital versions installed on each machine's 4 GB SDHC card.

There's currently no word on whether or not these limited edition systems will see the light of day outside of Japan, but when we know, you'll know.

The all-black 3DS XL looks mean and moody
Animal Crossing 3DS XL, anyone?
NSMB2 fans will go potty for this limited edition version

[source examiner.com]