While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores.

At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region will soon have the metallic blue system which has previously been available in PAL territories and Japan.

Metallic Blue New 3 DS XL

This is according to Play-Asia - hat tip to Nintendo Tweet - which is listing an NTSC version to be released in August. The import site is giving the option to save the listing for later once pre-orders go live.

Are any of you in North America tempted by this?

[source twitter.com, via play-asia.com]