With today’s announcement of the Galaxy Styled New 3DS XL, I wanted to take a look back through what must be more than 75-100 different designs throughout the life of 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS and New 3DS XL and pick out the 5 best designs over the last 5 years. It was tricky, but I think that any gamer would be more than happy to have any of these designs in their console collection.
This incredibly beautiful console launched in NA, Europe, Japan and Australia in December 2011 to celebrate the release of Ocarina Of Time 3D. It was Cosmo Black with a golden Royal Crest. The bundle sold out incredibly fast and fetches a pretty penny. This was the first of many Zelda themed 3DS designs to hit shelves, each just as popular as the one that came before it. This particular design will always hold a place in the hearts of Zelda fans.
Technically three different designs, but all equally stunning in their own respect. There was only 1000 of each created and given away in a competition across both Europe and Australia at the start of 2012. Club Nintendo members had to register two games from a popular list in order to enter the competition that was drawn at random. In my opinion, these are some of the nicest designs, and definitely among the rarest. It’s one of the only times that Toad has been given the spotlight, and it’s super sad to see this not made available in a wider fashion.