Late last year, Nintendo released the Pink / White 3DS XL in North America as a limited edition. The system was clearly something of a hit with consumers, as it has since sold out - and if you missed the chance to pick one up, it looks like your only hope now is to purchase a pre-owned model.

According to GoNintendo, a Nintendo representative provided the following information regarding the availability of the system:

Thank you for taking the time to write to us about the Pink Nintendo 3DS XL. I can confirm that this color was a limited edition, and at this time there have been no announcements regarding its re-release or the release of additional colors. I certainly understand your thoughts on this matter and want you to know how much we appreciate you sending them in.

If additional new colors are announced in the future, we'll be sure to post the news to our website, www.nintendo.com, so be sure to check back from time to time. I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records for Nintendo 3DS XL colors and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit.

Were you hoping to get a pink system, or are you holding out for the North American release of the gorgeous White 3DS XL instead?

[source gonintendo.com]