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Limited Edition New Nintendo 3DS coming out in the US on the November 25th for $99
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November 08, 2016, 07:26:17
 
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.

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Posted: 11/08/16, 07:26:17  - Edited by 
 on: 11/08/16, 07:26:01    
 
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$99???

That sounds ridiculously cheap, even with currency variances. Is that right?! Because that sounds like a steal.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 07:37:28
$99 is a really great price for a New 3DS. Like, wow.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 09:55:06
To think I paid $80 or so for a 2DS for my nephew like two years ago, what a deal this is!


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 13:34:34
But this isn't the XL, right?


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 14:32:43
@TriforceBun Nope, it's the smaller one. If it were the XL I'd consider it.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 14:50:54
It is not the XL, it is the far superior smaller version with swappable faceplates.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 16:19:36
Although this is a great deal I can't go back to the smaller version. My over sized gorilla hands can't take the pain.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 16:28:56
This seems like an aggressive move to sell systems. I wonder how long the price will stay and how many units they've produced for it.

@Shadowlink Yup, $99.99 USD, or $139.99 for Canada. No game included though.

@DrFinkelstein Did the 2DS come with a game though? And the sturdier 2DS may still be better for kids.


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 22:09:18
Wow! Will buy a black to use with my Majora's Mask faceplates!


Posted by 
 on: 11/08/16, 22:56:55
Fantastic deal! I hope everyone who gets their first 3DS experience thanks to this will enjoy it as much as I have!


Posted by 
 on: 11/09/16, 03:42:58
DrFinkelstein said:
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?


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/16, 22:40:13  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/16, 22:42:01
Anand said:


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?

I think it'$ pretty ea$y to gue$$ why.

But I wager in 2017 there will end up being a permanent version. After holiday sales boost finishes out.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/16, 22:48:06
@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).


Posted by 
 on: 11/11/16, 00:45:27  - Edited by 
 on: 11/11/16, 00:47:26
Does this version still not include an AC adapter?

@Anand Nintendo have always been conservative, though it does feel like they've done a poor job lately estimating demand for their products, in both directions.


Posted by 
 on: 11/12/16, 20:50:17
I'm upgrading, but to the Galaxy XL version. I can't go back to the small screens.


Posted by 
 on: 11/12/16, 22:39:03
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