Nintendo UK has announced today that it plans to bring an entirely new colour variation of the 3DS XL to the British market at the end of May. While we know that Japan and the US have both received a pink and white coordinated XL console, this model displays in a full deep pink; unlike anything seen before. The pink 3DS XL will release in the UK on May 31st but does not release as a bundle.
Leaked pictures hitting the web confirm that the long awaited release of the limited edition Pikachu-themed 3DS XL will be on March 24th. Retailers have the product in-store ahead of its inevitable street date so if you want one be sure to preorder right away. This is not worth missing out on!
Generation VI of the Pokemon series has been officially announced as Pokemon X and Y will be arriving worldwide in October of this year. Unlike previous titles in the series, Pokemon X and Y feature an awesome new graphic design including an amazing 3D world much like the Legend of Zelda except more cartoonish. You can check out the video of the new Pokemon titles, X and Y, below!
Gaming site GenGAME has estimated sales regarding hardware and consoles in North America via video game stats site VGchartz and is predicting that Wii will outsell its successor Wii U by around 4,000 units. 3DS is looking to be the most popular Nintendo console with almost 320,000 units estimated to be under the Christmas tree while Xbox 360 continues to shine late in its life.
Here are GenGAME’s predicted hardware and console sales charts:
- 1: X360: 501,426 (+7%)
- 2: 3DS: 319,757 (+20%)
- 3: PS3: 257,686 (+9%)
- 4: DS: 159,486 (+22%)
- 5: Wii: 159,407 (+8%)
- 6: Wii U: 155,441 (+3%)
- 7: PSV: 85,085 (+16%)
- 8: PSP: 9,732 (+10%)
- 1:(X360)Call of Duty: Black Ops II -462,854
- 2:(Wii)Just Dance 4 -453,957
- 3:(X360)Halo 4 -355,623
- 4:(X360)Kinect Adventures! -350,333
- 5:(PS3)Call of Duty: Black Ops II -280,757
- 6:(PS3)Assassin’s Creed III -214,864
- 7:(X360)Kinect: Disneyland Adventures -198,172
- 8:(3DS)New Super Mario Bros. 2 -195,416
- 9:(X360)Assassin’s Creed III -190,725
- 10:(X360)NBA 2K13 -189,564
Nintendo Europe is offering an unbelievable deal for owners of 3DS XL who register their system. Registering a 3DS XL by January 15th on Club Nintendo will allow gamers the chance to download one of five 3DS games for free! This is no fool’s joke, Nintendo sites have already confirmed this to be true. The five titles to pick from are Super Mario 3D Land, New Style Boutique, New Art Academy, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, and Freakyforms. This deal applies to both those who have already registered a 3DS XL and those who do it by January 15th.
Check out step-by-step instructions below!
Use the Club Nintendo registration card provided with your Nintendo 3DS XL system to register it at http://www.club-nintendo.co.uk.
Complete the registration survey and click the promotional banner that appears at the end.
Check that the email address linked to your Club Nintendo account is correct, then follow the on-screen prompts to choose one of the five free games available.
Once you receive your unique download code by email, go to Nintendo eShop through your Nintendo 3DS XL system between January 1st, 2013 and January 31st, 2013.
Scroll to the far left in the main page of Nintendo eShop and select ‘Settings/Other’, then tap ‘Redeem Download Code’ and enter your code. Then you can download your free game and enjoy it on the bigger screens of Nintendo 3DS XL!
Whether you’re treating yourself or buying one as a gift for someone else, there’s really never been a better time to join the Nintendo 3DS XL family!
The Japanese have been granted some holy gifts this year and this special new Pokemon 3DS XL is no exception. Nintendo Japan has announced that this Charizard-themed 3DS XL will be available to those who will be specially selected from a certain lottery taking place between November 3rd and November 26th. Whoever is selected will have the opportunity to purchase this exclusive Charizard 3DS XL between December 15th and January 14th for 18,900 yen. Would you buy one of these special 3DS XLs if you had the chance?
Nintendo Australia has announced that a white 3DS XL will be releasing on December 6th in Australia and New Zealand. This date means holiday presents are in order especially considering this special white 3DS XL will be released with a pre-installed copy of Mario Kart 7. Japan received the same model back in July. No price has been announced yet but expect it to be same $249.95 retail price as the other XL colours.
Nintendo has revealed the Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro which will be available later on in the near future. The XL Circle Pad Pro looks a little less wide than its predecessor and should come in handy for playing such awesome games as Kid Icarus: Uprising and Resident Evil: Revelations. Will you be picking up a 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for your system?
Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing special 3DS XL Charging Cradles in a special bundle that also includes an AC Adapter starting on August 24th. The 3DS XL does not include a Charging Cradle or an AC Adapter when you purchase it so this bundle should help those who were hoping for each charge method.