Look upon this gorgeous Super Nintendo-inspired 3DS design and weep because it’s Japan-only

Nintendo of Japan had an extra announcement to make during their version of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast that wasn’t included in the US/European version we saw – a limited edition New Nintendo 3DS console with a Super Nintendo theme.

Called the Super Famicom New 3DS, named for the Japanese version of the classic console, it carries a price tag of ¥21,600 (about AU$255) and will release in April.

The design comes alongside Nintendo’s annoucnement that Super Nintendo games would now be appearing on the Nintendo eShop for New Nintendo 3DS consoles.

Isn’t it beautiful? Here, take another look.


Please release this one outside of Japan, Nintendo. Please. I have to have it.