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Will there be an X/Y 3DS?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by scorpic, May 20, 2013.


Will there be an X/Y-themed 3DS?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
  3. Maybe (I don't lean yes or no more)

    7 vote(s)
  1. scorpic

    scorpic New Member

    Since I am not aware of any official news, this is more of a "Do you think there will be..." question.

    I don't have a 3DS, but will be getting one for Pokemon X/Y. I'd love an X/Y themed 3DS, but with the Pikachu 3DS being released recently, I'm doubtful.

    (By "Will there be..." I mean released within a month of X/Y launching.[)
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  2. Volcer

    Volcer Shur'tugal

    There might be, though I think this should go here: http://www.serebiiforums.com/forumdisplay.php?27-Nintendo-Discussion
  3. cantavanda

    cantavanda Blue Rose Princess

    Like panda says, but I rather have a Zelda one :)
  4. Volcer

    Volcer Shur'tugal

    I am Mew, not panda. Also, I don't see why they would release a 3DS after the games have been released. What if people buy a 3DS, only to find out that there's a different, maybe cooler one coming it?
  5. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    As I cannot predict the future like Espeon and Xatu, I voted on "maybe".
  6. Mew The Gato

    Mew The Gato ___________

    This can also go in the Pokepolls Section.

    About the answer to the question, I am voting on maybe, as it is possible, as Pokemon is the second leading franchise in the entire world.
    However, I may be wrong, they might never release it. In my opinion, maybe would be most appropriate if anyone were not sure.
  7. Shymain

    Shymain Shaymin Lover


    This is actually related to Gen 6, so it goes here. And no, I think (and hope) they won't. They haven't done it with any other games...
  8. scorpic

    scorpic New Member

    Sorry about posting in the wrong section! My excuses are as follows: Can't make new topics in X/Y forum, stopped scrolling to see the "Nintendo" forum, using new new monitor resolution caused me not to see the Pokepolls forum as I didn't squint.

    "They haven't done it with any other games" - assuming you mean Pokemon games, I think the transition from 2D-to-3D is such a big step forward that Nintendo might try to capitalize on that. Even the colorless-to-color GB wasn't as big of a step as 2D-to-3D, gameplay-wise. As well, Pokemon was never as comprehensive and as big of a frandchise (in total revenue/sale terms) as it is now, so there's a way bigger market for Pokemon merchandise now than ever before.

    "Also, I don't see why they would release a 3DS after the games have been released. What if people buy a 3DS, only to find out that there's a different, maybe cooler one coming it?" - Obviously, the best practice would be to announce the X/Y 3DS before X/Y is released, and then have it released within a month max after X/Y because any longer and people who are chomping at the bit for X/Y will say screw the special 3DS and buy a regular 3DS and X/Y. I still find the release of this DS puzzling - like who didn't have a DS that was interested in Gen4 already? If they release an X/Y 3DS, they just need to announce it before X/Y and have it released within a month.

    I don't particularly want a Pokemon themed 3DS, I just don't want to buy a plain one. :p The Zelda DS Lite looked cool and I'd even get that despite never playing any Zelda game ever, but I'm not sure how the next Zelda 3DS game will coincide with X/Y.
    Last edited: May 22, 2013
  9. •Cute Pokemon Lover•

    •Cute Pokemon Lover• Just wait for it


    Most likely..

    I mean if it hits popularity which I'm positive of since pokemon is popular ;;>
  10. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Precedent tells us that we'll get this Pokémon-stamped 3DS/XL a few months after the initial release, likely with a copy of one of the games bundled in. Gives people who didn't upgrade to a 3DS at the time more incentive to do so. It's largely what happened with B/W.
  11. scorpic

    scorpic New Member

    Yep! That is what I'm afraid of. Your "incentive" point makes sense, something I never thought of before and was always grumbling at Nintendo for being so stupid with their releases of stuff like this... but it makes total sense. All I know now is the odds are against me, lol.
  12. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Yes. These games will move millions of copies and probably a comparable number of 3DS/XL units alongside them. No reason to throw a special edition hardware in there as well when it can be used to bump sales again a few months down the line.

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