Do you remember when a Pikachu 3DS XL was released in Japan earlier this year, prompting long lines and pandemonium as it arrived? We may see similar scenes in Europe, to a lesser extent, as Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata has confirmed that the cutest 3DS XL around is coming to the region later this year.

There'll only be limited quantities, of course, though if you're unlucky you could console yourself with a white 3DS XL, also on the way and bundled with Mario Kart 7. We may not get all of the most awesome hardware bundles that Nintendo fans enjoy in Japan, but these are better than nothing.

No news yet of an equivalent offer in North America, but we'll keep our eyes peeled. So, who wants one?