Limited Edition New Nintendo 3DS coming out in the US on the November 25th for $99. The New 3DS will come out in Black and White with Mushroom Kingdom cover plates in said colors. The cover plates in question are Number 005 and Number 023.
Even though I already have the white version with that exact same cover plate, I think I'll buy the black version, too, which is the one I originally wanted. I'm not trading in my white version, though.
To think I paid $80 or so for a 2DS for my nephew like two years ago, what a deal this is!
I paid $130 each for my nephews'! (But they came with Mario Kart codes. (But one of them lost the code.))
Anyway, I've always wanted one of these suckers. And I don't think that the black one has been available here, right? I plan to grab one and homebrew it, so that I can play Japanese games on it. It'll be my Japanese/multiplayer system.
Still, is this system really going to be limited? Why doesn't Nintendo just freaking keep one of these on the shelf for a while? WITHOUT Happy Home Designer?
@J.K. Riki A lot of people accuse Nintendo of limiting the supply and creating scarcity to make more money (like with Amiibos), but I dunno... I'm going to have to see the supply/demand graph to verify if the money that they leave on the table from not having enough units on shelves is truly less than what they get from the increased demand.
I think it's more that Nintendo doesn't want to take a bath (financially speaking) by overstocking their products. Especially in an age where they would rather have you buy all of their software digitally (even though we're discussing hardware).