Back in September, Nintendo released a limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL that was only available in Japan.  The rest of the world was left staring longingly at the pictures of lucky residents of Japan lining up for four hours to purchase the adorable 3DS.

This week, Nintendo announced a new limited edition Charizard 3DS XL.  Unfortunately, just like the limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL, the Charizard version can only be purchased in one of Japan’s seven Pokemon Center retail stores.

However, this time, even those who live in Japan will have a hard time getting their hands on this ultra-exclusive limited-edition 3DS XL because it will only be available to the winners of a lottery drawing.

Those living in Japan can enter the lottery by turning in an entry form via mail or hand deliver one to the nearest Pokemon Center store.

Entry forms will be accepted from November 3 to November 26 and lottery winners will be notified on December 7.  The lucky winners will then be able to purchase their own Charizard 3DS XL from December 15 to January 14 for 18,900 yen (US $237).

Judging from its exclusivity in Japan, there’s very little chance that this awesome 3DS XL will be available abroad.  Looks like we’ll have to settle for gluing a picture of Charizard to our boring normal 3DS.

Source: Esteru