Pikachu 3DS XL finally coming to North America

As previously expected, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo today announced that the Pikachu Edition of the 3DS XL hand-held system — previously available in Japan and Europe — will now be headed to the United States. The Pokémon-themed 3DS will be released on March 24 and carry a retail price for $199.99, which includes a 4GB SD memory card.

Launching alongside the new 3DS is Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. To help promote the launch of the game, Nintendo is offering a special bonus for people who buy both a Nintendo 3DS XL system and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Anyone who registers a Nintendo 3DS XL system and either Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon with Club Nintendo between March 21 and April 30 will receive a code to download one of five Nintendo 3DS games for free: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!

Now you have no excuse not to own a 3DS.