Have fun whipping out this adorbs , Pikachu-branded 3DS XL in public

Pikachu 3DS XL
Pikachu 3DS XL

Look, we know you love Pokemon. Who doesn't (aside from this particular editor in chief)? But, unless you're 13 or younger, please do not present this Pikachu-branded 3DS XL in public, unless you're impervious to strange looks offensive language. Now, we'll never say "please do not buy this Pikachu-branded 3DS XL," because that would be crazy talk.

Nintendo has announced that this bad boy (girl ... it?) will hit U.S. shelves for $199.99 on March 24 alongside the release of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the handheld console. Of course, Pikachu plays a starring role ... yet no bundle has been announced for the console and the game.

However, customers who register a new 3DS XL (with or without Pikachu's cute mug on the lid) and either Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon between March 21 and April 30 will score a free download code for one of the following games:

  • Super Mario 3D Land

  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

  • Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!

  • Star Fox 64 3D

  • Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!

Not really a bundle, but that'll do, Nintendo, that'll do.

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