Pokémon X And Pokémon Y 3DS XL Systems Announced For The West [Update]

By Ishaan . September 4, 2013 . 4:23am

Nintendo will be releasing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y-themed Nintendo 3DS XL systems in the U.S. and Europe. The special 3DS XL systems will be available in two colours on September 27th, and you can take a look at them below:



Update: Both Nintendo 3DS XL systems will cost $199.99 in North America.


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  • XypherCode

    But it does it come with the digital version of the game?

    • Vaporeon23


      • XypherCode

        Thought so. They didn’t mention anything at the Direct.

        • Vaporeon23

          Yeah, this is coming out 2 weeks before the game releases. Would be awesome to get the game early though. :P

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            Wind Waker bundle anyone?

          • XypherCode

            Seems they’re very serious about the global release of the game.

  • Steven Higgins

    Wantz this.
    But haz 3DS
    What to do?

    • Rytan

      1. Save up or ask for it for a birthday present 2. Transfer everything from your old 3DS over 3. sell your old 3DS 4. ???? 5. profits

      • Steven Higgins

        Thing is, I’ll be keeping my 3DS because i have the special KH 3D hard cover for it and that won’t fit the XL. I can afford it, but IDK what the point would be even though I want it.

        My practical self is battling my Poke-fan self

        • Sergio Briceño

          In light of the new information provided by the poster of the question. Just bear with it, it really has no point. Unless you were a girl, in which case you could 2 things at the same time, so I think you could battle yourself or trade.

  • Margaret Chan

    Where can I preorder this now ;a;

  • Wake

    Of course it had to be red and blue : I

  • Kami nii

    Now this is news!! :)

  • NintendoPSX

    I KNEW THIS WAS COMING! Thank God too. I was going to buy this over the Wii U bundle. (I own a Wii U already too). Welp, time to buy my 3rd 3DS :D

  • Arcana Wiz

    Loved the red version, if this ever coming in my country i’ll buy it.

  • Death Saved

    Hmm now that i think about it the reason we were stuck with Red & Blue 3DS systems for quite some time must have been due to Pokemon X & Y

  • YoshEE

    Hope GameStop have this soon for preorder so I can trade in my 3 old ds with some games into the blue version of 3ds. :D

  • The Watcher

    I would prefer if the Red 3DS only had Yveltal on it and vice versa

  • SirRichard

    I am actually tempted to get one of these despite already having an XL.

    • awat

      Just buy stickers and put them on your XL..

      • SirRichard

        It’s more for getting the game earlier, honestly, though it’s only a fleeting temptation given the price. It’s an interesting use of digital releases, if nothing else.

        • Vesperion

          I don’t think these come with the game

          • SirRichard

            Do they not? Could’ve sworn they mentioned it, or maybe I just assumed so. Oh well, no rush then.

          • Skye Johnson

            They certainly do come with a copy of X or Y in the Japanese version IIRC. But these so far do not.

          • Solomon_Kano

            This releases 2 weeks ahead of the game, so most likely not.

  • Jesse Torres

    I already have a 3ds, and have been against buying an XL,because i just felt attached to the one i have, but with THAT RED 3DS XL, YOU BET YOUR *SS I WILL BUY THAT SYSTEM DAY 1 BABY!!!!!

  • grevlinghore

    I wanted the golden one with the leaves and shit…

    • Jesse

      This one is pleasant, no worries lol

    • Sergio Briceño

      Wasn’t the golden part on the bottom?

    • dragoon_slayer12

      Wouldn’t surprise me it turns out to be a Black Friday edition. I want that gold one as well, but I love that Red one, which I was hoping they release as well since they first revealed the blue one.

  • SlickRoach

    Sweet! I’ve been waiting for a special edition XL I liked to give me incentive to upgrade! But I just preordered Disgaea D2 limited edition last week so I’m broke for now ;_;

  • Raltrios

    Dammit! I want an XL, but I’d rather have the black and gold Monster Hunter one…I have no qualms about playing Pokemon in public, but to be 22 with a Pokemon DS in public, I’m ashamed to say I doubt I could do it >__<

    That said, I'll probably still get one of these if there's no announcement of the MH one…

  • Jesse

    I already have a 3ds, and refused to get an xl, but now that they have a red yveltal 3ds xl, you bet I am getting that game day one baby!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael Martin

    I’m quite happy with my Pikachu 3DS XL. Glad Nintendo is finally releasing more of the limited editions here, though.

  • Reki Honoo

    So is it limited edition?

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m actually rather disappointed by these. They just slapped the design from the blue XL on a red one instead of giving us the completely different gold XL that Japan is getting with it. I was really looking forward to that.

    Guess I’ll just get a plain black XL now.


    • ninjabart122

      My favorite was the gold one qq

    • Pedro Tavares

      Gold one is japan exclusive just like the rest of the world got the Pikachu one but didn’0t the Charizard one, it was also JKapan exclusive.

  • xXDGFXx

    And I’m going to have to wait an hour at gamestop to transfer shit and trade-in my 3DS….

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward to playing Pokemon X on my Blue 3DS XL

  • konsama

    Dammit, why is spetember and october trying to kill my wallet so bad. T_T

    I think i’ll have to miss this one.

  • Lucky Dan

    Hey I might get these systems rather than the Xbox One and PS4 might be a better choice overall

    and a video card so i can play the games in better graphics.

  • CirnoLakes

    3DS gets all of the best colours and themes.
    I wish PC cases had this kind of variation.

    With the 3DS, I got to buy a white and light pink version. Then I get tempted by a Pikachu version being released. And while this one doesn’t personally appeal to me, it’s really nice for those that do and adds even more variety.

    With the PC, I get like, what, a selection of almost all black and red cases they develop? Well, I guess black and blue is the default colour, but red is also common. Do people think that PC gamers don’t want more variety than that? Do people think that PC gamers don’t want pastel colours?

    The same but to a lesser degree with the Sony stuff. They do have alternative colours, but they’re usually limited time stuff and hard to get one’s hands on. I had to settle for a black PS Vita and a black PlayStation 3. I would have liked a pastel pink PlayStation Vita and a pastel pink PlayStation 3. I’m going to be looking into the blue PlayStation 4 this time because I need my colour in my life where most electronic companies don’t want to provide it.

    The 3DS is way ahead of the competitors in terms of the aesthetic design department. And in my opinion, they generally have been. Though the Dreamcast was invariably the best looking console of its generation.

    Thank you Nintendo for really pulling though in terms of variety in aesthetics this generation. I think this is really helping to sell 3DS units.

  • Meily

    So… it’s just a normal 3DS XL with a decal of Yveltal and Xerneas, right? Is there a picture of the inner parts? I find it hard to justify buying a new 3DS XL just for a decorated front lid, to be honest. At least the Pikachu edition was yellow.

    It should be the final nail in the coffin for those who’d been dithering about buying a 3DS XL before, though.

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