What’s The Pikachu 3DS XL Doing In A Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Ad? [Update]

By Ishaan . March 11, 2013 . 1:20pm

Update: Nintendo have replied to our query regarding whether there are plans to bring the Pikachu-themed Nintendo 3DS XL over to North America. In an e-mail, they replied: “On this subject, Nintendo has nothing to announce at this time. Thanks for reaching out and please let [us] know if you have any other questions.”


Original story: Nintendo just put out a new commercial for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, which is headed to North America on March 24th. In it, one of the two kids playing the game just so happens to be holding the special Pikachu-themed Nintendo 3DS XL that was released in Japan and Europe last year:



Here’s a screenshot in case you missed it:



Is the Pikachu 3DS XL coming to North America? I suppose we’ll find out soon enough. We’ve contacted The Pokémon Company for comment and will provide an update if we receive a reply.

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  • Guest

    It’s coming to the U.S.

  • That’s a short while away! Oh man… I may have pounce on this opportunity instead of waiting for the AC3DS XL. I just wish the date were a little further back (if it were to come to NA)

  • $29082171


    • What are you talkin abo—Oh lord.

    • Sakurazaki


    • kmantle

      …can’t… unsee…

    • I had to replay it again to see what you were talking about, and I hate you in a good way lol =)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Pikacomranips XL coming stateside?

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    Cobalt Blue was in the ‘The Denpa Men’ commercial. ;~;

  • Shadowman

    Probably brought his own 3DS XL.

  • Surgeon of Death


  • MrRobbyM

    I effing hope so. I’ve been putting off buying a 3DS for it!

    • SpecDotSign

      lol same here. I really hope it does come in time for Pokémon X/Y.

  • nitsura


  • Ricardo C

    I rather have the Charizard themed XL. Pikachu can drop dead….. I cant believe I just said that… what have I become? D:

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