The themed 3DS XL was originally thought to be an exclusive to Europe, but it looks as though Nintendo changes its mind.
Nintendo is trying incredibly hard to make sure you have at least one Nintendo-branded piece of hardware under the Christmas tree this year. Not content with offering the Switch, the SNES Classic, and the 2DS XL, the Japanese company decided to bring a SNES-themed 3DS XL to the US as well this year.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) October 23, 2017
As the tweet suggests, not only will this be a New 3DS XL with classic Super Nintendo styling, Nintendo also decided to include a free copy of Super Mario Kart. In total, the package will cost $199.99 and looks to be exclusive to Amazon when it launches on November 27.
Depending on your recent history of owning Nintendo handhelds, $199.99 may not be the end of your spending. That’s because the New 3DS XL does not ship with a charger in the box. The official charger costs $22, but you can pick up a third-party charger for as little as $5. Just be aware that whoever you buy this 3DS XL for may need one.
On the question of whether the 3DS is still a good buy, I have to answer that with a resounding yes! There is such a rich selection of games available for the handheld that you’re bound to find something to enjoy. The bigger issue for Nintendo is selling this $200 3DS XL when the 2DS XL only costs $150. Is the SNES styling and 3D output enough to make you spend the extra $50?