Nintendo Announces New Pokémon Black & White Bundles; Details Xtransceiver…

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We are just a bit under two weeks away from the much anticipated release of Pokémon Black & White, and Nintendo have now revealed that along with the release of both titles, two DSi bundles will also be offered featuring etched in art of the two mascots in the games. The Reshiram and Zekrom Edition DSi bundles will be both black and white to fit the release of the new titles and include not only a copy of Black or White (depending on which version you get), but also a nice title specific carrying case. If you remember, this kind of offering is nothing new for Nintendo, as just about every new generation sees a themed console come out with a new set of titles, so it is nice to see the tradition to continue with these awesome bundles.

Nintendo has also shed light on the Xtransceiver device, which will let players utilize the DSi Features to perform a video chat with players they have swapped friend codes with. This is a first of course for the console in general, and up to four players can use the Xtransceiver over local wireless, or two players on a Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. I really didn’t think this feature would stay in, but I am happy it did as it opens a whole new door for future online gaming with portables.

If you are still holding on to a DS original model or a DS Lite, these new bundles will be a great upgrade to host all of the new features Pokémon Black & White have to offer, not to mention that with the extra case and game included, will make an upgrade just a bit easier on your wallet at $179.99.

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of the bundles pictured above as well as what version you plan on getting and if any new Pokémon Black or White news is announced, we will be sure to let you know.

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  • Travis Bruno

    I’m not too sure about this bundle. I mean if you decided to purchase one of the Pokemon games when they release it’d cost about $35 with some tax. Then if you waited until the 3DS came out and bought that for $250 it’d only equal $285. That means for $105 more you could get the 3DS and Pokemon game too. Course it wouldn’t be a special etched edition but its not really cost effective.

    • Dustin Spencer

      Yeah, the timing is a bit off for sure, but considering how rare things tend to be if released so late in a consoles life span like the DS is now, this might be quite a collectors item. The DP bundles still sell for around $150 by itself, unit only so this might fetch an even higher asking price.

      It will be for sure hardcore of the hardcore Pokefans that end up grabbing this bundle in the long run though

      • v8hilux

        seeing as it’s comming out at the end of the handhelds life it will most likely be the best pokemone game thats come out to date on the ds so worth a shout if your a fan.

  • Cellophane Girl

    I still have an Orignal DS, I’m happy with it and I’m not really interested in the 3DS right now. But On that black etched DSI is pretty and I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one.

    • v8hilux

      wait till it gets cheaper. not only will it be cheaper then but also developers will be exploiting the tech a bit more by then. look at games at the start of any console/handheld and then check out the games release at the end of it’s life and you can see they’ve come on leaps n bounds.

      • Cellophane Girl

        I’ve generally been a “late adopter” for consoles and other tech most of my life. I got a PSOne when the PS2 came out, I got an original xbox a few months before the 360 came out. I got a super nintendo when the N64 came out. (of course my sister got a N64 for Christmas when it came out so I still got to play one).

        The early adopters get all the problems but they do help to make the companies make more product and improve upon what they have. So it’s good in a way. I just like to wait. 😀

  • v8hilux

    surprised pokemon is still going. saying that i was never a fan of the cartoon, cards, movie etc but my lil bro use to get all the games on the game boy n they were so adictive. i just had to collect them all :p

    • Cellophane Girl

      I’m a grown woman and I still love to play the pokemon games. I’m not a fanatic about them, but I do pick them up occasionally.
      I played the HECK out of pokemon blue back in the day.
      I kind of like the anime. I used to watch the early episodes when I would get ready for school (high school lol).
      I played the card game with some friends, I never got into collecting the cards but they had tons so we’d all just make decks from their cards and play. It was nice to kick my friends butt after he announced he had made an “undefeatable” deck. I wiped the floor with him.

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