Well, the case doesn't look entirely clear though. The design might be visible if the case is opaque enough, we won't know until it comes out (unless SE put out pics of the different 3DSs in the case, which I haven't seen or hear about if it's happened)
From: Firemaster5 | #005 It's black on black. How much more clearer and blunt can I/do I need to get? Not much more, Fire... but if you really must know, you could post a pic of the case on a black 3DS. :)
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Not entirely clear, see how the case shows through as a little grey instead of white? I know we're looking through the whole case though, so it won't be quite as opaque as it looks in that picture. If it was, the design would be visible, so it'll either be just barely visible or only noticeable if you know it's there, we won't know until we get it and see.
I wonder if I would still be able to sell it in such case. (zing! pun intended)
Cyberman65 showcases his and it seems as though the inner placeholder piece is black so, that should give one an idea. Here is a direct time link for better measure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUUrxTJ6v1Z2UOH-KIHRQ-xw&v=BWEuU7mdZVI#t=271s.
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From: iambasho | #003 Well, the case doesn't look entirely clear though. The design might be visible if the case is opaque enough, we won't know until it comes out (unless SE put out pics of the different 3DSs in the case, which I haven't seen or hear about if it's happened) There's an unboxing of the Japanese bundle which shows off the case on an Aqua Blue, and the case is clearly see through, with the designs on top. So yeah, it's a clear case. Unless SE NA decides to give us a different case.
The Japanese unboxing vid Fire linked too did indeed have a clear case... it looks to me like the NA case is not quite that clear, but hype for MoME for me down about 8% now, it looks like the design will only be noticeable if you're looking for it. On a side note... Japan gets freaking TWO DDD 3DS bundles??? WTF??? We didn't even get one! I did not know this until I saw that vid lol