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

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.