NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. Themed Nintendo 3DS XLs Coming Soon

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If you don’t already own a Nintendo 3DS XL, I bet you will be buying one soon enough, as Nintendo has unveiled three irresistibly awesome 3DS XL models due to release over the next couple of months. Unless, of course, you’re holding out for Nintendo’s “New 3DS.” But who knows how long that thing will take to arrive in North America.

Whether you are psyched for the upcoming launch of Super Smash Bros., want to wax nostalgic about the NES, or show your love of niche Atlus RPGs like Persona Q, Nintendo has a new 3DS XL for you. The only catch is that two of the three models are exclusive to GameStop.

Take look at the lineup below. I’m thinking the NES special edition will be the big seller of the three, but which one’s your favorite?

• Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: Red and blue systems go on sale at retailers nationwide on Sept. 19 in honor of the Oct. 3 launch of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. The cover of the new hardware features a dozen of the game’s characters, including Mario, Link, Samus and Little Mac. The systems will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each. (The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is sold separately.)

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• NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: This cool-looking GameStop exclusive goes on sale Oct. 10 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The hardware is modeled after Nintendo’s iconic NES controller and the box looks like an NES system.

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• Persona Q Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: In honor of the Nov. 25 launch of the ATLUS role-playing game Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, GameStop will be the exclusive retailer for the Persona Q Edition of the Nintendo 3DS hardware. The design evokes the essence of Persona Q with the iconic Grimoire styling on the front – the tome used by the attendants of the Velvet Room and containing information on the many Personas – and the new style of character art represented on the back. It will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99. (The Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth game is sold separately.)

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