Pokémon Center Introduces Limited Edition Eevee Nintendo 3DS XL

By Sato . May 14, 2013 . 10:17pm

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Earlier today, we reported a new Metallic Red Nintendo 3DS that will be released in Japan next month. The official Pokémon Center store answers back with a limited edition Eevee Nintendo 3DS XL.

 

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According to Hachima, who spotted tweets from recent Pokémon Center visitors, visitors were greeted with the above sign at the Pokémon Center. The message is: “What? Nintendo 3DS XL is evolving!”

 

And above the sign that was put up today. The limited edition Eevee 3DS XL will be a Pokémon Center-exclusive, featuring stripes with Eevee colors along with a cute design on the back and a white interior.

 

Similar to the very cool Charizard Edition Nintendo 3DS XL, the Eevee edition 3DS XL will be tough to get, as reservations will be decided via lottery held from May 15th until June 3rd. The system will cost 18,900 yen.


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  • gamerdude

    Looks like a Paul Smith-y-mon!

  • Xmas Lopez

    It’s a little disappointing that it turned out to be striped, kind of boring. But the eevee design on the back is pretty cute.

    • Just Tim

      Even better if the entire Eeveelution gets a 3DS cover as a group. Solo appearances/versions just stretch it.

  • Lazulis

    But will it evolve after I give it lots of love and keep it from running out of battery?

    Hm, this design is okay? The stripes don’t really scream Eevee to me that much? Back Eevee is a cutey though

  • $36598391

    Yet another limited edition 3DS that only Japan will get

  • Herok♞

    Now if they were to make a Chikorita 3DS XL..

    • mirumu

      Oh wow. *throws money at screen*

  • Argama

    EIEVUI… Haha, cool~

  • Crevox

    Nintendo’s new idea: Make many different 3DS colors and designs so people buy multiple

    • http://twitter.com/BadassNoor Noor Mahmoud

      Or just providing choice and customization to consumers…

      • dragoon_slayer12

        But I hate how they do it. One or two colors day one, one or two later, one after that, two later…. I’d prefer if they released 5-10 colors day one, discontinue the weakest selling later, introduce new colors further down the road. Collector’s editions in between is acceptable

        • Suicunesol

          I’m pretty sure retailers wouldn’t want to carry 5-10 different versions of Nintendo 3DS at once. It’s pretty overkill in terms of selection, and you’d have to be really sure the 3DS would sell well enough to justify ordering all of those colors and making shelf space. Two or three colors is enough at launch.

          I’m pretty sure you can cover all of the important colors within 10 iterations, too: White, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Silver, Orange, Transparent.

          • dragoon_slayer12

            I know, but if you think about it, 7-12 months down the road, they end up carrying that amount anyways. Black and aqua, then purple, then pink, then red,then xl pink and white, xl black and red, blue, then limited luigi, limited pikachu, limited animal crossing, limited zelda. That’s 13,with two releasing on the 2nd year, so…. Where am I wrong?

            And in terms of success, the amount they would have sent could be divided evenly among the colors, and throw in a few extra for the reserved colors. Six months down the road, shit green only sold 100 out of the total 120k first 6 month sales (which was pretty much what it was before the price drop), get rid of it. But for those that wanted shit green their happy.

            I know theirs risk in what I said, but in this industry, it’s a gamble from day 1.they could have releasedmMario 3d land, ocarina link to the past 2,metroid 3(d),donkey Kong country 4, mother 3d, all day one, and it still wouldn’t mean they can sell a single unit (although with a lineup like that, I think everybody and their in conceived children would own 1 3ds and all those games)

          • puchinri

            We also have to consider that some of these colors are limited time only though, so they’ll carry them for a while, but they’ll disappear and may not re-appear (or only do so for very small amounts of time).

          • dragoon_slayer12

            Take out the discontinued aqua and the limited editions, they still carry the amount range I suggested, 7. 5 3ds colors, 2 xl colors, and that’s NA alone. When the 3ds was shown off at e3, they displayed a variety of colors, but only released two. Vita had 10 sum odd colors, they only released 1. Plus, as it shows, variety sells, regardless of how many colors they start with and eventually release, so why not release a smorgasbord from the get?

          • puchinri

            Well, I think the point I was responding to was how many they’d have on-shelf at a time. That’s not really bad. I think they could lower the 3DS count and add one or two to the XL and there’d be better variety, but I don’t think there’s any reason to oversaturate the market and have a crapton of colors just sitting out there all the time.

            But, I also don’t know it all very well from a marketing and sales perspective, so I can’t say too much.

        • Mike_Tha_Hero

          Nobody told you to buy day 1.

          • dragoon_slayer12

            Aqua blue was, and still is, my color of choice. But for those not satisfied with the current colors, and from a outsider’s perspective, itjust seems better to have a larger variety from day one. IIt’s just me, but it think rolling out different colors AFTER initial launch is dumb. I doubt anybody holds out on a console they want with a decent library they care for JUST because they done have the “hot pink and baby blue with lime green stripes”modelout

  • Dario Portillo

    How many 3DS LEs are there?

    • dragoon_slayer12

      This, charizard, pikachu, luigi, animal crossing, zelda. Think thats all.

      • Haseyo

        Don’t forget Shin Megami Tensei IV, Kingdom Hearts, Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter (awhile back, white/red one)

  • Risa

    I actually like it’s understated-ness a lot. Unfortunately I just upgraded to an XL a few months ago or I would’ve bought this had it ever come to NA.

    • dragoon_slayer12

      I would’ve gotten then pikachu xl if I didn’t upgrade to the xl 1 month before they announced the US release

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Why is Evee on the back!? That’s plain stupid and the upper design looks like a furniture smaple, it’s atrocious.

    • Shariest

      I know! Its like:
      3ds: IKEA-style!
      *Also has Eevee on back*

  • Shadowman

    Next one gonna be Vulpix XL

  • grevlinghore

    How does having brown stripes make it an Eevee 3DS? D:

    Could just as well be a caramel 3DS. Or a tapestry 3DS.

  • Skye Johnson

    That’s… plainer than I expected, compared to the Pikachu and Charizard 3DSes. It does have a very cute pattern: very plain and understated and not in-your-face at all. Still, this is not something I’d buy unless I didn’t already have a 3DS. Not like we’ll get it, but you know.

  • Bur

    This is the exact 3DSXL that I’d want. I love browns, I love stripes, I love Eevee… why so Japan Only, Nintendo?

    • puchinri

      Same here. ;u;

  • MrRobbyM

    That’s a bit disappointing..

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Nintendo……T_T U sure know how to make this Eevee biggest fan throw his money on u.T_T

  • Ferrick

    LOL will it transform when we give it any type of elemental evolution stones ? XD

  • raitouniverse

    What weak design, disappointing when compared to the previous two.

  • EtherealEarth

    If only the colors can change to those of many Eevee evolution forms, whether from difference in temperature or whatnot…. INSTANT BUY!

  • puchinri

    It is terribly charming and cute looking.

  • CirnoLakes

    I may not personally be in love with the design, but I have to say that 3DS systems are getting VERY stylish.

    With certain outfits, these 3DS are basically a fashion accessory. There are all sorts of shirts and dresses and purses that systems like this would go with.

    I think this may be another part of why the 3DS is doing so well in Japan. They’re version fashionable and being marketed in a very fashionable fashion.

    Fashion.

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