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The limited edition Super Famicom Nintendo 3DS is only for Japan

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo of Japan had an announcement during its version of today's Nintendo Direct that didn't show up during the North American broadcast: The company is releasing a Super Famicom-themed limited edition version of its New Nintendo 3DS overseas.

The Super Famicom New 3DS is priced at ¥21,600 (about $190) and will be released in Japan in April.

Nintendo announced earlier today that the 3DS Virtual Console will support Super Nintendo (and Super Famicom) games, but only on the more powerful New Nintendo 3DS.

Here's another look at the Super Famicom-themed handheld.