Specially branded 3DS XL models coming to Europe

Nintendo may have the Wii U incoming at the end of the month, but that doesn't mean that its world-conquering handheld won't be getting some attention this Christmas.

The Japanese hardware giant has confirmed that we'll be getting some special 3DS bundles to keep us warm over the winter months. First out of the gate will be a special white 3DS XL available from November 16th. This model will come with a copy of Mario Kart 7 pre-installed, absolutely free..

Following that, and a must-have for collectors, is the bright yellow Pikachu branded 3DS XL, with the famous Pokemon mascot beaming up at you from the lid. This model will only be available in Europe in what Nintendo describes as "extremely limited" numbers so you'll have to pounce quickly to catch this one.

The 3DS XL boasts a 90% larger screen than the standard model 3DS, and has over 80% longer battery life.

Published: 12/11/2012

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