Stunning 3DS XL Variations To Make You Reconsider A New 3DS XL
Are you in the market to get a New 3DS XL when they launch, or are you sticking with your old model? There's nothing wrong with that if you decide to, especially if you consider how many awesome-looking handhelds they created as special editions over the years. Here are a few great choices if you're holding off on the latest and greatest equipment.
Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL
This Yoshi green 3DS XL was released in tandem with Yoshi's New Island, with Yoshi himself emblazoned on the cover, as well as an egg. It's a striking green, so it already scores points with an unusual cover that you won't see -- plus, Yoshi's part of the Smash roster, so it all works out. Unfortunately, if you're looking to purchase this model because you also want to play Yoshi's New Island, be advised that this special edition does not include the game.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL
This silver 3DS XL featured a gold outline of everyone's favorite Italian plumbers doing what they do best -- jumping. It comes pre-installed with the role-playing title, and is, like the Yoshi's New Island 3DS, a North American exclusive. It's still quite easy to find in most retail stores, and while its design is rather simple, it's elegant and understated, perfect for anyone who doesn't want to call attention to their handheld.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL
This gorgeous gold-toned The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds special edition system is understated, but that definitely doesn't take away from its appeal. A large Triforce is emblazoned on the lid of the system and the bottom as well, and the system comes preloaded with the game as well, which is a trend many of these special editions tend to follow.
Pokemon X & Y Red and Blue 3DS XLs
With the release of a new generation of Pokemon came two gorgeous systems, red and blue handhelds featuring both legendaries from the games: Xerneas and Yveltal. You can still get both systems if you look in the right places, but you'll have to purchase the games separately. They're subdued and mature, a sight different from many of the other Pokemon-themed systems out there, like the one that follows next on this list.
Pikachu 3DS XL
Perhaps one of the toughest systems to get on this list currently, this vivid yellow Pikachu edition 3DS XL features the familiar electric mouse on the lid. Originally available as a preorder specifically at the Japanese Pokemon Center, it was later put up for purchase as a special edition worldwide, but only for a limited time.