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New Pokemon Sun and Moon 3DS XL Coming to Stores October 28, No Games Included

| 14 Sep 2016 17:40

There's a sharp new 3DS XL branded for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon coming October 28.

The launch of Pokemon Sun? and Pokemon Moon are not that far away, and there may be more interest in the franchise than ever before, thanks to Pokemon Go. Despite the retention issues that Pokemon Go is facing, it has catapulted the franchise into the limelight worldwide. Nintendo is looking to offer new fans something awesome to play the upcoming Pokemon games on with a spiffy new 3DS XL.

The new handheld features the newest legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo and Lunala, in white on the cover of the jet black device. Speaking of the device, Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said,

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the beloved Pokemon series and people have never been talking about Pokemon more. Playing Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon on this new Pokemon system is the best way for fans to show their love for this iconic series."

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The new 3DS XL will be available on October 28, and will retail for $199.99. It will not, however, include either of the new Pokemon games. If you want to pick those up, you'll have to wait for their release on Nov. 18, three weeks after the new 3DS hits stores.

They'll be available separately for $39.99 each, or in the Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Dual Pack, which includes two codes redeemable in-game for 100 Poke Balls each, for $79.99. All you're gaining with the Dual Pack is the pair of codes, but if you plan to buy both games anyway, you at least get a little but of a bonus.

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