Nintendo is slapping Pikachu onto its N64 console in a bid to boost sales. The company is planning a Pokemon
branded console, featuring a relocated cartridge slot and a Pikachu figure whose cheeks light up when the machine is powered up. Nintendo's introduction of N64 consoles in translucent colors provided a tangible boost in sales last year, and the company is expecting similar results with it newest package. The Pikachu 64 will be available in Japan on July 21, and will reach North American shores by the end of the year. Prices will be in line with existing N64 consoles.