Play Pokemon X and Y with Pikachu 3DS XL

By Alan Ng - Mar 26, 2013

If you consider yourself to be the ultimate Pokemon fan and are planning to buy the highly anticipated Pokemon X and Y game on the 3DS this October, you may be interested in preparing yourself with a snazzy piece of Pokemon-themed hardware. A Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL is now available to buy in the US as a limited edition special and is the perfect companion, as we await the release of the game later on this year.

The highly-sought after Pikachu 3DS XL was initially available in Japan only, and then reached buyers in Europe recently. However, now US consumers have their chance to buy the limited edition version as well, as Nintendo has priced the system $199 – the same price as the standard 3DS XL which is great.

A word of warning though for those looking to snap one up, as the official Pokemon website has already said that quantities will be limited. The Pikachu model officially went on sale as of March 24, so you should be able to find it in stores now, at places such as Walmart, GameStop, Toys R Us and Target.

The Pikachu design is very cute indeed and you’ll be pleased to know that a 4GB SD memory card is also bundled with the package, rather than a 2GB card that you would usually get by buying a standard Nintendo 3DS. Just to remind those of you that are not aware, the 3DS XL will come with full backwards compatibility options, allowing you to play Nintendo DS games, as well as old Gameboy and GameBoy Color titles via the Virtual Console.

As for Pokemon X and Y, official news from Nintendo and GameFreak are still incredibly scarce we’re afraid to say. We recently told you about the debunked Pokemon X and Y rumors from the now-fake ‘Mr XY’. Let’s hope that Nintendo will be giving a full preview of the game at E3 2013 in June, as it feels like we have hardly seen anything of the game at the moment.

How much of a Pokemon fan are you – enough to spend $199 on the new Limited Edition Pikachu model or not?

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  • Tim

    Waiting an hour at target to get mines. Love it!

  • Letti

    I caught mines 😀 got it at target with the added bonus of using my red card! None were left when i got mine…feel bad for the 4 guys behind me….!

  • Ray

    I already have a 3DS…BUT NOT A 3DS XL!!😭😭😭😭

  • Altair_420

    I got it for 159.99 right when target opened and they only had one when i left. So far im really liking the bigger screens and longer battery life, plus OoT has never looked better !
    Now to wait for october………….

    • Altair_420

      Add me if you got the new system too……..i dont have many on there yet LOL dont forget to post your code. mine is-
      Gray Fox
      0860 3352 6840

  • Tury

    I got mine already:)