As most of you probably know by now, there is a special edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL/LL console bundle available in Japan at the moment. Much speculation has occurred lately as to whether the bundle will make it overseas to America and Europe. There’s some hope though… Read on to learn why I think so:
Well, if you’re one of the hopefuls looking for the system to make it’s way over to North America… I’ve got some news for you today. On Feburary 4th, Fire Emblem: Awakening
is releasing to the rest of the world after releasing in Japan all the way back in April 2012. Along with the game, a special edition Fire Emblem 3DS bundle was released in Japan.
A few days ago, Nintendo of America announced the release of the special edition bundle in North America. What I’m trying to say here is that there’s hope for the Animal Crossing bundle releasing here if they are releasing the Fire Emblem bundle. It’s not like it’s a Mario bundle either, Fire Emblem is definitely closer to Animal Crossing than Mario on the scale of Nintendo franchise popularity.
UPDATE: Recently, Nintendo released a special edition Pikachu 3DS XL in North America, which was previously only available in Japan. This is another reason to believe that Nintendo is more willing to release these special edition consoles overseas than in the past. Hopefully, news of the Animal Crossing bundle will come soon.
On the other hand, you could also say that the chances of NoA releasing two of these special bundles within a few months of each other is unlikely. Either way, there’s your update on the status of the Animal Crossing 3DS XL/LL bundle releasing overseas. What do you think of the bundle? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!