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Blue 3DS XL with Mario Kart 7 Bundle for $199.99 coming soon!


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#1 htz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

The 3DS XL Blue with Mario Kart 7 bundle will be on sale next week. Edit: The bundle will be $199.99

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The regular 3ds will be getting an official price drop to $139.99 about 2 weeks from now.

Edit: After having more time to review the info I got with another person, I have decided to remove the part of my post suggesting this is a MSRP. The $139.99 is legit and will happen in 2 weeks from at least one retailer but the info I have is kind of confusing on if it is a MSRP drop or just a retailer discount.

Edited by htz, 26 November 2012 - 06:36 PM.
Removed msrp part.


#2 Kaiser499

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Good thing I waited before buying an XL.

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#3 boostlag

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

whats the source for the price drop?

#4 htz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

whats the source for the price drop?

I don't want to reveal my source but you can get the regular 3ds next week at target for $129.99 by the way. This msrp drop won't happen till 2 weeks from now.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Wow. I know Sony projected a 2013 Vita pricedrop, but they should do it SOONER rather than LATER. I am a devout Vita nut, but I think they are successfully shooting themselves in the foot. Nintendo clearly has the market figured out.

To stay on topic, I may have to bite on the 3DS XL.
Is the MK7 bundle going to be at 169.99 MSRP?

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#6 htz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

Wow. I know Sony projected a 2013 Vita pricedrop, but they should do it SOONER rather than LATER. I am a devout Vita nut, but I think they are successfully shooting themselves in the foot. Nintendo clearly has the market figured out.

To stay on topic, I may have to bite on the 3DS XL.
Is the MK7 bundle going to be at 169.99 MSRP?

MSRP is $199.99.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

So the ugly 3DS XL gets a boost from having a bundle?

I guess that's the only way they're going to sell it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

So the ugly 3DS XL gets a boost from having a bundle?

I guess that's the only way they're going to sell it.


Seriously Nintendo? When are we going to get nice colors, instead of these two vanilla offerings?


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

MSRP is $199.99.



Not too bad, but definetly more than I am willing to pay.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

I'm waiting until this time next year to buy one.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Click edit and then advanced to edit the title.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

so I shouldn't bite on the Toys'r'us eBay deal for Cyber Monday

$144.95 free shipping on a 3DS??

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Might have to return my Target 3DS XL that I got for $175 plus tax. Saving $25 during Black Friday, might not have been worth it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Can't believe we aren't getting a new design or color... but at least Nintendo should have made the bundle with the RED unit to mirror the original DS Red Hot Red bundle.

I'm assuming this is a pre-load also... I'd much prefer a cart.

#15 Hollywood

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Confirms what I posted about the Target ad. I definitely knew something nutty was going on with that $129.99 pricing.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Finally, a deal on the 3DS XL.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

I'm assuming this is a pre-load also... I'd much prefer a cart.


This. I'll gladly pay the extra $10 that I already paid (but which is also within the return period) to have a physical copy of the game and being able to choose the Red XL.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

hmm 199.99 somehow doesn't feel as impressive..
if it was 179.99 with the game, that would be awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Want a 3DS XL, don't want Mario Kart (Rather, already own it).

EDIT: OH, it's a pre-load? Boo. Oh well. I shouldn't complain about a free game...though how does that work if I want to get a bigger SD Card? (I've a fair bit of DLC, mainly from Theatrhythm.)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Still waiting for a different color. Anything but the Blue & Red !

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Found out the other day that my parents are getting me a 3DS XL for Christmas. Now to find a way to drop hints about this bundle. Unless the pre-load makes for too big a hassle. Anyone have experience with these pre-loaded games? How much space does Mario Kart take up?

Also, OP, any idea when official bundle news will drop? If this thing goes on sale next week, it's got to be soon. Maybe waiting for the Cyber Monday dust to settle before pissing off everyone who picked up an XL over the weekend?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

I imagine all 3DS boxes in the future are going to be super tiny and without the charging cradle and other things. If you've seen the SM3DL Red 3DS bundles at stores over the past week, you'd know they were about 1/4 the size.

Not only is it a cost-cutting measure, but they can ship a lot more units per box now. Maybe like two-three times as much.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

So those BF bundles were effectively non-deals, no wonder there was such a lack of 3DS deals this BF. How many people actually use the charging cradle, I know if I was buying this I probably wouldn't. I think you can get a charging cradle for like $3 used at GS if you really want one, I think I have seen them there for that price.

For me to buy the price has to hit $99 or else I won't buy for the regular model, but I am still wondering which one to get, the XL is bigger and has a better battery but it also looks more pixelated, I won't be using the 3D feature so that is not a concern, the regular is cheaper and more pocketable which would be better for collecting streetpasses, not that I will get any around here anyways but I would probably still carry it 24/7 in the hopes of getting a couple.

#24 theflicker

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

So those BF bundles were effectively non-deals, no wonder there was such a lack of 3DS deals this BF. How many people actually use the charging cradle, I know if I was buying this I probably wouldn't. I think you can get a charging cradle for like $3 used at GS if you really want one, I think I have seen them there for that price.


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#25 htz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

Also, OP, any idea when official bundle news will drop? If this thing goes on sale next week, it's got to be soon. Maybe waiting for the Cyber Monday dust to settle before pissing off everyone who picked up an XL over the weekend?

It's suppose to go on sale this upcoming sunday. Based on the reveal of the red 3ds with super mario 3d land bundle. I would guess Wednesday or Thursday. If they don't reveal it I will post the full ad from a retailer that will be offering it on Sunday. ;)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

I wish we could get the charizard 3ds over here. I'd actually buy that one.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

It's suppose to go on sale this upcoming sunday. Based on the reveal of the red 3ds with super mario 3d land bundle. I would guess Wednesday or Thursday. If they don't reveal it I will post the full ad from a retailer that will be offering it on Sunday. ;)


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

I'm still waiting for the 3DS XL with the inevitable 2nd analog stick. Bet it's going to be Nintendo's biggest announcement at next year's E3.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

I'm assuming this is a pre-load also... I'd much prefer a cart.


See, for a game like this I'm the opposite... I'd much rather have the digital version.

Mario Kart is the kind of game I want to have with me all the time. I almost never carry any extra cards beyond whatever single player game I'm playing that I leave in the system, I usually just shove it in my pocket and go. I'd gladly trade my physical copy for a digital version if they were codes and not pre-loaded.

I support the color argument though. I was fully expecting to by a 3DS XL this year, but instead ended up unexpectedly buying a white Vita on the Amazon bundle because it was an acceptable color and a great price.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Solid "black" color please, Nintendo.

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