Nintendo’s 3D portable video game system will be getting three cool new looks for the holiday season. Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL  systems that will be available in limited quantities. The new systems are sure to be scooped up by collectors and anyone who was waiting for an excuse to buy a hand-held Nintendo system. Systems announced today include:
“More than 12 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in North America,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada ’s vice-president and general manager. “These new models give shoppers even more choices during the holiday shopping season. Based on past experience, these special editions likely won’t stay on shelves for very long.” 
- Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: These special edition systems go on sale on September 19 in honour of the October 3 launch of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. The Red Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at EB Games. The Blue Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at Future Shop and Best Buy. 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.)
- NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: This cool-looking hardware exclusive goes on sale October 10 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 at retailers across Canada. The hardware is modeled after Nintendo’s iconic NES controller and the box looks like an NES system.
- Persona Q Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: In honour of the November 25 launch of the ATLUS role-playing game Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, EB Games 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.)