Pokémon New 3DS Bundle Announced

After months of wondering, we now know that Nintendo is finally going to release another bundle containing the smaller sized New Nintendo 3DS handheld. The system is white and comes with two cover plates, one with the artwork from Pokémon Blue and the other from Pokémon Red. In addition, both the Blue and Red versions of Pokémon will be pre-installed on the system, as will a special Pokémon HOME menu wallpaper.


We reached out to Nintendo for a price. They replied that one hasn’t been announced yet. Keep in mind the last bundle with this system came with Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and retailed for $219.99, so we don’t expect this one to be higher than that. In fact, although this is just an assumption, we believe it could retail a bit lower since the 2 digital downloads of Pokémon will be $9.99 apiece ($20 total) compared to Home Designer, which was $40. Here’s hoping for a price under $200! Expect the system to launch alongside the digital copies of the game on February 27.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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