Technology Tell writes, "They sold out too damn fast.
It was a bad sign. If a limited edition item can be pre-ordered and said pre-orders are gone before a day is out, you know it will prove to be near impossible to get one without resorting to scalpers. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL was going to be another Pikachu 3DS XL. I just knew it.
But, if you can survive one limited edition handheld launch with a console, it makes you think that yes, you can indeed do it again."