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pokemon-new-3dsNintendo will be releasing new colors of its 2DS console alongside the digital re-release of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow for both the 3DS/2DS. The transparent Red and Blue seem to be similar to 2014’s versions which were released with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, although these feature colored buttons similar to the New 3DS (XL/LL) models, while the transparent Yellow is a new color available to Western gamers. So far this bundle has not been confirmed for North America, but they will get the normal-sized New 3DS with Pokémon coverplates.

In Japan this will be the first 2DS to be released; the sales of the 3DS there have remained strong and a budget model was never seen as necessary. Japanese fans will now get a chance to purchase the console and have an additional green model to accompany Pokémon Green, an exclusive title that never made it to other countries.

Although the four 2DS’s don’t feature any physical Pokémon designs, they do come with unique homescreens that correlate to the color. For those who already own a 3DS (most of us, I’d assume), will this prompt you to buy an additional console?

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Personally, I will be laying down the cash to pick up the Pokémon Green bundle. I hadn’t planned to buy a new console, but my original Japanese 3DS is getting a bit worn out and its hard to pass up such an arresting green design. The 2DS also seems like a fun design and part of me regrets not buying a micro GameBoy Advance back in the day. Sometimes novelty hardware can add to the experience.

I want to hear your thoughts down below in the comments! what do you think?

<3 PJ


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Paul studied journalism just to write better articles about Pokémon. He still resides in Tokyo, Japan.