New Pokémon X and Y-themed 3DS XL systems launch later this month

Above: The Pokémon X and Y 3DS XL systems.

Image Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo knows its fans, which means of course it is planning a pair of Pokémon X and Y-themed 3DS XL consoles.

The publisher announced today that it will release the two devices on Sept. 27 for $200. That’s about two weeks prior to the release of Pokémon X and Y, which goes on sale Oct. 12.

One of the new systems is blue and the other is red. Both feature artwork for Legendary Pokémons Xerneas and Yveltal. Since these are coming out before the newest Pokémon games, the 3DS XLs do not come with the game.

This is obviously the more expensive route for gamers and families who want to get in on the latest Pokémon but haven’t purchased a 3DS yet. Nintendo also introduced the cheaper 2DS system earlier this month for younger kids. That console will debut alongside Pokémon X and Y for $130 on Oct. 12.

Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation. Fill out our 5-minute survey, and we'll share the data with you.

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat