New special edition Animal Crossing new 3DS XL model coming to Japan (+ face plate!)

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Was the infamous Animal Crossing Poptart 3DS XL model just not enough for you back in 2013 with the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

Another special edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL model is heading to Japan this summer with the release of Happy Home Designer. Of course, it’s a new Nintendo 3DS this time around giving you integrated amiibo support and enhanced 3D.

If you’re feeling wild enough to put forward an import order for this model, you’ll have to pony up 22,000 yen to grab one (available for import at Play Asia). It’s also a bundle, so that means it comes with a copy of the game and an amiibo card as well.

UPDATE: This Happy Home Designer 3DS XL is available in Europe as well. Pre-order now from the Official Nintendo Store, GAME, or Amazon.

This 3DS XL model is not available in North America, but a Happy Home Designer bundle for the regular sized 3DS is available instead. Pre-order from GameStop in the US, and Amazon or Best Buy in Canada.



Avid collectors will have to wait (and pray) for news of an overseas release of this model later this year when Happy Home Designer releases in the fall outside of Japan. The previous special edition released with New Leaf did make it overseas eventually, so there’s some chance of it happening again.


Finally, a new Nintendo 3DS face plate will be available at 2,000 yen for those already owning a system. You can take a look at it above.

Make sure to read up on the other Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer news out this morning including pricing details in Japan!

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