Today on the Pokemon website Nintendo announced that the Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL will be available to purchase on March 24 in North America. The Pikachu hand held system will come with the charging cable, the system and a 4 GB SD memory card. It is being released on the same day as the Nintendo 3DS game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity!
One can wonder if this is being done as a marketing strategy to boost sales of the game. Hopefully with this 3DS there will be a better battery life so you do not have to recharge as often as you did on the regular 3 DS. If so it would probably would have been a better idea to bundle the two and price it somewhat higher to increase the quantity of the game in the market place. The Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL will be available to purchase on March 24 in North America at select participants: Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and Gamestop. The Pikachu 3DS suggested retail price is $199.99 but Target will have be having a sale on it for $159.99. So for those looking to save some bucks, this may be your best opportunity to grab one, especially with the regular Nintendo 3DS costing $169.99.