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SNES-themed 3DS XL is finally coming to the US

by Danny Zepeda | October 23, 2017October 23, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Nintendo has released a number of special edition versions of its handheld 3DS XL system, but its latest one may be the coolest yet. The newest special edition of the 3DS XL will be themed after the famed Super Nintendo.

The SNES-themed Nintendo 3DS XL is now available for pre-order through Amazon, and we can see it carries a lot of quirky characteristics of the ’90s console. The front cover has the classic purple Power and Reset buttons as well as the Eject button. The entire shell of the 3DS XL will be silver, matching the Super Nintendo. Inside, Nintendo even outfitted the same color A, B, X, and Y buttons with the dual-tone purple finishes.

But probably the best detail of this special edition 3DS XL is that Nintendo included Super Mario Kart with system. When you buy this special edition 3DS XL, inside will be a code for Super Mario Kart you can download through the Virtual Console.

It’s great to see the SNES-themed 3DS XL make its way to the US after Nintendo released a similar version in Europe back in August. We feared for a while there it would never arrive in the States, but better late than never.

The SNES-style 3DS XL is an Amazon exclusive and you can pre-order it now. It will start shipping out November 27.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...