3 DS XL Pokemon Hardware


Nintendo of Europe has confirmed what we suspected in the article below — these limited edition systems will not be bundled with copies of Pokémon X & Y.

Original Article:

During today's Pokémon Direct broadcast, Satoru Iwata spilled the beans on a routinely leaked and widely expected reveal of recent weeks — limited edition 3DS XL hardware to celebrate the release of Pokémon X & Y. They'll come in blue and red, as predicted in retailer leaks, and arrive in North America and Europe on 27th September.

What that release date seems to confirm is that the games won't be included on their respective systems, with the packaging visible (above) not mentioning an included game copy. The wording in the broadcast and in subsequent tweets has also made no mention of an included game, so it seems this will just be hardware alone, rather than a bundle.

We'll keep an eye out for more details, but in the meantime you can check out both designs below.

3 DSXL Poke Blue
3 DS XL Poke Red