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#151 roger watersmelon

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

If I can't get the MK7 bundle on the cheap, I may get the Pink/White and swap the pink shell for someone's blue or red. Just think how awesome a pink/black 3ds would look. Any takers? :)

I'm not going to take you up on the offer, but I wanted to point out that pink and black would be awesome. The first thought I had when I saw the pink model was "Man, I wish the base was still black"

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#152 guaglio

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Toys R Us will only refund you 169.99 and you have to return the system and the stylus. On your receipt under the listing for 3DS XL Blue Holiday, it should say something like REFUND PRICE 169.99. They will refund that amount and you are stuck with the gift card.

That's the thing, there is no refund price or $169.99 or similar listed anywhere on the receipt. There is only the price of the system plus tax (something like $217) then the other two items with the prices listed and subtracted for each of the non 3DS items.

I can't imagine that TRU would just give me the price of the system back and ignore the other two items, so this is more of a curiosity for me on where or how the policy is detailed now.

#153 Hav0k

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:34 AM

I have emailed Nintendo about the preloaded Mario Kart 7 3ds and they said that if you do a system transfer to that 3ds it will not deleted the game, it will be combined with the games from the older system. It shouldn't be wiped out, and judging from the page they gave me it seems like you can transfer the game to a new 3ds from this 3ds if you need to.

http://www.nintendo....ta_transfer.jsp


I actually just upgraded my 3DS to the 3DS XL.

Basically:

- use a PC to copy everything from the 3DS 2GB SD Card to the 4GB SD Card that comes with the XL.

- Insert 4GB SD Card in 3DS.

- Launch transfer tool on both 3DS and 3DS XL, follow instructions.

- Take 4GB SD Card in 3DS out and put it in 3DS XL.

At this point, your 3DS XL will match what was on your 3DS. You will NOT have Mario Kart 7, it has been wiped.

Go to the eShop and find Mario Kart 7 - it will say "Redownload" rather than purchase, and you just dowload it to your 3DS XL.

#154 Hav0k

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

So do you guys recommend downloading games from the eShop or buying actual carts? I'm trying to help out a co-worker, and just want to point him either to this week's TRU deal for the MK bundle, or next week's BB deal.


I really dislike Digital Downloads on handhelds because if you have several units in the house, you can't just swap cartridges to swap games. Secondly, a digital download has no value once you purchase it. A physical purchase can be sold, traded, etc.

On the other hand, I sold my Mario Kart 7 when I got my new XL Mario Kart bundle, and there is definitely something convenient about quitting whatever physical game I'm playing and jumping into the digital download Mario Kart 7 without getting the game case, swapping cartridges, etc.

Definitely a personal preference.

#155 soonersfan60

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

What do I need to do the transfer? Is it all wireless?

#156 Hav0k

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

What do I need to do the transfer? Is it all wireless?


Both the 3DS and 3DS XL have to be on at the same time, running the transfer tool. It's all done wirelessly, except at the end you take the SD Card out of the 3DS and put it in the 3DS XL (see my post a few posts ago about the specifics for this).

#157 VOLTAN

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

Yeah I know, wish there was a way to transfer those games....

Is there a way to transfer those games? Definitely hit this deal if there was.




Yes. It's a pretty simple process too. And fun to watch as Pikmin haul your data from one system to the next.

#158 VOLTAN

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

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#159 HydroX

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

I'm not going to take you up on the offer, but I wanted to point out that pink and black would be awesome. The first thought I had when I saw the pink model was "Man, I wish the base was still black"

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Hahaha... that's the first thing I thought of, actually.

#160 RenoVatio

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I was under the impression (from other threads) that the game came preloaded on the system (meaning if you system transfer it, the game is wiped out). If that's correct I think you can get both and then system transfer from the blue to the red to move the game. I could be wrong though.


I've done it already. Conider it confirmed. When you system transfer it does indeed transfer mk7 to the other system.

#161 KingBroly

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

It's pre-installed, I think.


It's pre-installed.

If you transfer from another system to the XL, it wipes it along with the Dinosaur Office Trailer, but you can redownload it from the eShop at no extra cost.

This information should be in the OP if the MK7 bundle is part of the deal.
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#162 lifebenders

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

Still not biting, unless they come up with a better library of games.

#163 animemaniac14

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Still not biting, unless they come up with a better library of games.


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#164 silver001

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Still not biting, unless they come up with a better library of games.


Good for you, but you didn't have to come and post that here.

#165 Confucius

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

3DS doesn't have Halo 4 and Blops 2 = No Sale!

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#166 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

you're joking right?

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Mario kart
mario 3d land
etc etc


Any good rpg's that you can reccomend? Of course im getting mario and zelda games, im thinkin about getting a 3ds this year.

#167 elessar123

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Any good rpg's that you can reccomend? Of course im getting mario and zelda games, im thinkin about getting a 3ds this year.


If you like dungeon crawlers, Etrian Odyssey IV is coming out soon.

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#168 RenoVatio

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

If you like dungeon crawlers, Etrian Odyssey IV is coming out soon.


Don't forget fire emblem coming early2013.

#169 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Any good rpg's that you can reccomend? Of course im getting mario and zelda games, im thinkin about getting a 3ds this year.


Paper Mario, Tales of, Kingdom Hearts.

#170 thepain73

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Any good cases out there?

Everything seems bad.

#171 ajh2298

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Any good cases out there?

Everything seems bad.


A lot of people seem to like this one, and its on sale till the end of today for $9.99.

http://www.bestbuy.c...=1312731&loc=01

It does work with the 3DSXL you just to remove the extra ring of foam from the inside.
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#172 litepink

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

A lot of people seem to like this one, and its on sale till the end of today for $9.99.

http://www.bestbuy.c...=1312731&loc=01

It does work with the 3DSXL you just to remove the extra ring of foam from the inside.


Yes, I have it and love it. A real slick hard case.

#173 RenoVatio

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Why is it taking so long to get proper 3ds xl accessories stateside? Japan and even Europe have em what's going on in the us? I would hold out on cases and just use the foam holster it came packed in. The real cases should be around the corner.

#174 momotenshi

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Don't forget fire emblem coming early2013.


Confirmed for release on feb 4th 2013 in US and April for Europe.
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#175 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Paper Mario, Tales of, Kingdom Hearts.


Thanks already had those in mind . Never played paper mario though tales of and kh will be my first buy after gs sells amazon gc's or i get a good deal frOm gs

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

you're joking right?

Theatrhythm
LoZ OoT 3d
Kid Icarus
RE Revelations
Mario kart
mario 3d land
etc etc


none of them are good choices for me. But Fire Emblem is coming out in USA soon. I got the JPN one and I liked it, only complaint i had with it was that the game was easier than before even ont he hardest level.

#177 Confucius

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

Confirmed for release on feb 4th 2013 in US and April for Europe.


Hot damn! That's great news. Earlier than I thought.

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#178 DojimaDragon

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

ahh crap, this is tempting this comes after i dropped some moola on that ACIII liberation vita bundle from amazon on BF. i don't think i need 2 handheld consoles anyways. sigh...

#179 The Punisher

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

you're joking right?

Theatrhythm
LoZ OoT 3d
Kid Icarus
RE Revelations
Mario kart
mario 3d land
etc etc


LOL. I was going to say the same thing. Great list!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:51 AM

Thanks for the advice on the 3DS XL case. I'll give that one for $9.99 a try.

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