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Pokémon Platinum will hopefully be arriving in the States at ... some point later this year, but until then Nintendo needs to get us in the right frame of mind for parting with our monies. To this end, the company is releasing the above limited edition Onyx DS Lite with Dialga and Palkia art, along with a pile of appropriately themed freebies.
Our Pokémon-branded calendar confirms that this is launching tomorrow in the States, so who's picking it up? And has anybody else managed to pick it up early, like jammy DS Fanboy reader Tom?
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 3)
8-16-2008 @ 11:34AM
It comes out 8/19....
"Pokemon DS Bundle includes:
* Onyx Ds Lite with silkscreen of Dialgo and Palkia from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
* Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness, special animated DVD
* Dialgo and Palkia carrying case with collectable poster"
Did any one notice the mess-ups?
8-16-2008 @ 12:08PM
It says "ships," thats not the release date.
8-16-2008 @ 11:59AM
Placed a preorder to decide whether to get it or not only to find out that Amazon shipped it early >_> so pretty much stuck with the thing (or maybe it's a sign who knows) definitely not opening the box.
8-16-2008 @ 12:17PM
I already have a DS, thank you.
8-16-2008 @ 1:15PM
8-16-2008 @ 1:40PM
8-16-2008 @ 2:09PM
One's enough for me!
8-16-2008 @ 2:33PM
Ditto. Besides, mine is already better in a couple ways:
- DPad doesn't suck.
- GBA carts don't stick out.
8-16-2008 @ 3:59PM
I'd rather buy games.
....Now, if my DS happened to break, I'd totally pick one up, but my DS will never break, in all likelihood, given my intense love for said DS, and my intense and all-encompassing OCD that helps me protect it.
8-16-2008 @ 7:52PM
I'm saving all my money for September when a bunch of good games are being released. Also, I hate the black DS, my brother had one before and it's not a slick as the white and pink ones. The extras are nice, but not enough to entice me to buy another DS (especially one with a color I hate).
8-17-2008 @ 1:07PM
Eighth-ed. Even though it looks cool, I think I'll stick with my white until it breaks so I can get red (hopefully...).
Besides, it's not even over in Europe yet. ;)
8-16-2008 @ 1:43PM
I picked mine up at Toys R Us on Wednesday (like a few other readers).
It's honestly really cool. It's kind of a dark silver on all the matte surfaces, and the case it comes with is just what I was looking for. It just fits the DS and 3 games. I love it so far.
8-16-2008 @ 1:56PM
I hope to. But I probably won't. I'm too poor, and by the time I raise enough money for it, it'll be out of stores. Maybe, if it's still in stores when Christmas rolls around, I'll have enough, but then it's going to be sold out anyway.
8-16-2008 @ 2:30PM
My Zelda Gold Ds is good enough for me :)
8-16-2008 @ 3:04PM
Mr Khan said...
Pish. I don't have that kind of disposable income
Now, if it were a limited edition Fire Emblem DS, that might change my mind
8-16-2008 @ 3:11PM
Nah, not too special enough. Now, if it was a white DS with a silhouette of Cynthia, maybe...
8-16-2008 @ 4:02PM
Sorry to be late.
The Wal-Mart in Valencia, CA had about 10 in the case ready for sale as of Friday, August 15th.
I asked to see it just to make sure it was the real deal. They took the box out of the display case and were expecting to ring me up when I had to say I was just looking.
I've still got a sneaking suspicion there will be another special edition around the time of Pokemon: Platinum release so I'm holding off on this purchase.
Especially with DS sales slumping in Japan, a new Pokemon SE with what looks like the best Pokemon game yet would make a lot of sense to me.
8-16-2008 @ 4:16PM
Game Stop in Hpuston, (S.Sheppard/Westheimer) had 3 yesterday, I bought one just becuase I have the gold Zelda and the Gold Advance Sp Pikachu. I am a total Nintendo freak, I'm saving these to maybe sell or donate for charity auction someday.
8-16-2008 @ 4:19PM
Already purchased it, had lots of store credit at GameStop to blow and didn't really see any other DS games that I wanted.
Haven't unboxed it yet. May just stick it along with the other collectibles I have.
GameStop's street date is 8/20/08 hmmm. Saw it at Best Buy today lol.
8-20-2008 @ 9:08PM
Why'd you remove your video from youtube?