Yoshi-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL To Launch In North America This Month

By Ishaan . March 3, 2014 . 5:20am

Nintendo will release a special Yoshi-themed Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, the publisher announced this morning. The system will launch on March 14th, the same day as Yoshi’s New Island, for $199.99.


Note that the 3DS XL will not include the Yoshi’s New Island game. The game will be sold separately for $39.99.


Meanwhile, in the U.K., Nintendo are including a copy of the game with the special 3DS XL system. The bundle is available from Nintendo’s online store in the U.K. for £199.99.


You can read our recent hands-on impressions of Yoshi’s New Island here.

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  • xzeldax3

    That’s a very strange decision, Nintendo >_>

  • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

    Because $200 = £200 apparently.

  • That…that makes no sense.

    Glad the Ol’ Continent is getting the “actual” bundle tho, the one with a copy of the game O.o Since I kinda want to upgrade my 3DS for a XL, I think I might go for this one here.

  • SupaPhly

    I love these themed 3DS systems… but if only I didn’t have two 3DS’s already :|

  • How’d they miss their chance to make it look like an egg shell like the box?

    Darn it.

  • It’s not really a bundle if the game isn’t included, right?
    At any rate, I’m holding out for a Mouser-themed 3DS, so what does it matter

    • ViSyne

      I would do dirty, disgusting things to get my hands on that Airou White 3DS XL.

  • Lavitz
    • J_Joestar

      I don’t know about the coloring of the one shown in that pic, but the concept of the Yoshi-Egg pattern on the 3DS is a lot more appealing than the official one.

    • Lalum

      Definitely a fan of the darker green, not so much the diseased dots.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Although I’m kind of disappointed it doesn’t come with the game, it sames me the hassle of system transferring to a clean slate unit as I am a digital consumer. I was the inured download codes instead of pre-loaded for that reason alone. I want so bad though, I’m not a fan of green, but this is appealing. Reminds me of the lime green ds model (came bundled with a digital cook book).

    • Actually, having transferred to the Mario and Luigi 3DS today, a download code is unnecessary– whatever was registered to the eShop on the target system is merged with your eShop, and the preloaded games are considered to be eShop purchases. I redownloaded Dream Team perfectly fine with no troubles!

      • dragoon_slayer12

        Thats good to know. My fear was that the game would be lost, cuz when transferring, it says the new unit’s content will be deleted.

        • Yeah, don’t worry on that. I think Nintendo sorta realized that, so they made sure that it’s registered to the shop, not the system.

          As a note, make sure you say yes to delete whatever is on the target system SD card (as in the system you’re transferring to). Cause you’ll just be putting in the SD card that’s in your old system into there. That has all of your digital games and saves on there, after all!

  • Shady Shariest

    The year of Yoshi is coming?

  • Oh, wow! This is…egg-cellent news.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Thats kinda….well retarded

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I don’t like the design that much and I think a digital code of the game would have been better. (of course, I would rather have the physical copy)

  • konsama

    I just wish that goa magara 3DS was localized with 4U…

  • Hau To

    I would have preferred all the yoshis on there.

  • phayroent

    So when is “New” Princess Peach being announced? Because the “new” is getting pretty old by now.

  • Prinny Dood

    Wow dude they think every american is rich dood! Why do we have to pay seperate dood! Oh well at least were getting a limited edition, maybe I should move to japan they get limited editions for like almost ever game dood!

    • .:Raphællius:.

      £200 = over $320 So by paying $240 you’ll end up paying less then people in the UK will.. I understand that not all North Americans are rich, but then again, why would you want something you don’t have the money for?

  • Lalum

    I really hate the trend that limited edition 3DS XL colors are just white or black insides with a different design on the outside most of the time. Would it kill them to make the inside green too? I guess it’s just cheaper to repurpose white or black XLs they have laying around.

  • That’s pretty cute. Yoshi and Princess Peach take turns being my fav Mario character, so I always want any merch I see with them on it. Consoles included. *n*

  • SlickRoach

    I really like this one! I’ve been looking for a special edition 3DS XL to upgrade to but I really wasn’t into the minimalist designs a lot of them had other than the black MH4 one but that’s in Japan for now at least. Definitely picking this one up.

  • Funnily, at first, I was sad, cause I had to order a new 3DS (my charging port got screwed up somehow on my current one), and I went with the Mario and Luigi one (classy silver.)

    But then I found out this one doesn’t even come with Yoshi’s New Island! What! Then I was suddenly glad I went with the one I bought.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    I just hope we get the Persona q one :D

    • xanox

      Mmm… now I have to reconsider getting one…. Yoshi or Persona?
      DAMN IT

  • xanox

    Final fantasy X HD and a Yoshi 3ds XL????
    Well wallet its been fun, but im going to have to empty you now. Its nothing personal, I just WANT YOUR INSIDES!!!! (AKA money)

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