Nintendo Launch Limited Edition Suede Pokemon Themed 3DS

To celebrate the launch of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo have designed yet another limited edition version of their 3DS. However, this little handheld has something more to offer than just a facelift, as the device is also, strangely, decked out in suede.

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Available to pre-order now through the Japanese Pokemon Center Store, these limited edition New 3DS designs feature the legendaries from Ruby and Sapphire, Groudon and Kyogre, in both their Primal and normal forms. As well as the external design, the consoles will also include a custom home screen, but they will not ship with the games themselves.

While the designs are nice enough, one has to wonder how durable the suede will be and just how long the artwork will last when subjected to the everyday bumps and scuffs of life. That said, from a collector’s perspective, they sure would make your friends jealous if you stuck them in a shiny glass case and occasionally removed them just to admire the home screen, or presented them beside your gold plated Xbox One or PS4.

Are all these custom and limited edition consoles starting to get out of hand? A little. But hey, variety is the spice of life and I’m sure it keeps the money rolling in for Nintendo, so we’ll just have to wait and see what wacky idea their designers will throw our way next.