Less than 24 hours ago we reported two fresh 3DS rumours, which involved a standard model price cut and a new XL bundle. It didn't take long for one of them to be confirmed by Nintendo, with Holiday shoppers set to be tempted by a blue 3DS XL that also includes Mario Kart 7.

As previously reported, this bundle will have a recommended price of $199, which means that MK7 will essentially be free. The included game is pre-installed on the system, continuing the trend from the recent Flame Red 3DS and Super Mario 3D Land Black Friday deal, with a snappy box being your other bonus. Nintendo's certainly making a push with its latest handheld in various regions, with Nintendo of Europe offering a free retail game to XL owners — we're yet to see whether a similar deal will be adopted by Nintendo of America.

For those that have been on the fence about picking up a 3DS XL this bundle may be a temptation, though the rumoured price drop on the smaller model could certainly give pause for thought. What do you think of this deal, now that it's moved from rumour-ville into confirmed fact?