Earlier this year, there was the Pikachu-themed Nintendo 3DS XL which was introduced on an exclusive basis to the folks in Japan via Pokémon Centers in the Land of the Rising Sun, and this time around, I would presume that success of the Pikachu-themed model has inspired the folks over at Nintendo to introduce a Charizard-themed Nintendo 3DS XL – following the same modus operandi, of course.
However, this time around the Charizard offering will be unlike the Pikachu 3DS offering, where the latter needed to be reserved should you want to pick one up, as the Charizard model will be a whole lot more elusive (quite unlike the common Pokemon that it is in the game). It is all down to lady luck now, as reservations will be decided through a lottery system which will be held from November 3rd to November 26th. Lottery winners will then have the option to pick up the special edition Charizard 3DS XL for 18,900 yen in the time window that is between December 15th this year and January 14th, 2013.
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