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#361 JCrichton

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Hmm. Time to go with a newegg purchase on this one. No tax = cheaper than Gamestop.

#362 bojay1997

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

Hmm. Time to go with a newegg purchase on this one. No tax = cheaper than Gamestop.


As long as you don't care about possibly getting a damaged box and/or handheld when they throw it in a padded pouch for shipping. I would never buy anything of a collectible nature from New Egg.

#363 RedFoxCommando

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Biggest push I can think of is to tell you to go to a store and check out the size difference between the two. I have a Zelda 3ds,and am very happy with that, but I can see why people love the XL. Honestly, if I had a plain one I'd have traded it in towards an XL last year, but the fact that it's a freaking Zelda 3ds says it stays forever.


I've played a bit a demo 3DS at Best Buy and thought the screen size and quality were decent. I haven't seen any demo's anywhere for the 3DS XL to compare it to. Anyone know where they have 3DS XL demo's I can try out? I already have a Vita but there are a lot of Nintendo games I want to play too like Fire Emblem and New Super Mario Bros. 2.

#364 YellowGameboyColor

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Do you guys think this will sell out? I mean god damn I want it, but I already have a Zelda 3DS and I really like this design. I am fine with paying $200, just not now. I am thinking of just getting the physical copy + artbook at gamestop day 1 but I just hope that this'll be around and not $300 on ebay by launch date. The way I see it is that not a lot of people really know Fire Emblem unlike Zelda, and I don't see many people fighting for this all that much, so I'm trying to guess if these'll still be in stock by release date.

#365 Elusive

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

There were still Zelda 3DS bundles in stock after release, so I doubt this one will be any different (and remember that there wasn't an XL out back then, either, which might hurt this bundle's popularity).

Then again, maybe there'll be a smaller print run because it's Fire Emblem and not Zelda. I'm not helping too much, am I? Guess we'll find out soon enough!

#366 JCrichton

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

As long as you don't care about possibly getting a damaged box and/or handheld when they throw it in a padded pouch for shipping. I would never buy anything of a collectible nature from New Egg.



I've never had a single problem with anything shipped from newegg. From game consoles to PC video cards to SSDs to expensive Adobe software boxes. They send me something that is damaged, it goes back and they replace it. Pretty simple. They have terrific customer service to boot in my experience.

In short, I'm not worried one bit.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

I've played a bit a demo 3DS at Best Buy and thought the screen size and quality were decent. I haven't seen any demo's anywhere for the 3DS XL to compare it to. Anyone know where they have 3DS XL demo's I can try out? I already have a Vita but there are a lot of Nintendo games I want to play too like Fire Emblem and New Super Mario Bros. 2.


Target has the reg. 3DS and XL units on display side by side, but they don't always have games running in the units.

#368 JCrichton

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

Target has the reg. 3DS and XL units on display side by side, but they don't always have games running in the units.

Best Buy should have demo units as well.

#369 coopscohen

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

Put in a preorder at Gamestop just in case. I'm on the fence as to whether I want this or not.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

Do you guys think this will sell out? I mean god damn I want it, but I already have a Zelda 3DS and I really like this design. I am fine with paying $200, just not now. I am thinking of just getting the physical copy + artbook at gamestop day 1 but I just hope that this'll be around and not $300 on ebay by launch date. The way I see it is that not a lot of people really know Fire Emblem unlike Zelda, and I don't see many people fighting for this all that much, so I'm trying to guess if these'll still be in stock by release date.


It's all about location, in nyc, good luck finding the Zelda bundle 2 weeks later in store. Fire Emblem will probably be easier to find after launch but I wouldn't count on it hanging around inventory a month later.

#371 bojay1997

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

I've never had a single problem with anything shipped from newegg. From game consoles to PC video cards to SSDs to expensive Adobe software boxes. They send me something that is damaged, it goes back and they replace it. Pretty simple. They have terrific customer service to boot in my experience.

In short, I'm not worried one bit.


I notice you didn't list any collectible video game items in your list. Every collector's edition item I have ever ordered from New Egg has come damaged because they rarely pack them properly. Also, they have some of the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. Their on-line returns system is terrible. Unless you call them up and ask for a prepaid return label, they try to make you return damaged items at your expense and it often takes 20-30 minutes on the phone to fix a problem they caused. In short, you must have pretty low standards for customer service if you think that's terrific.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I notice you didn't list any collectible video game items in your list. Every collector's edition item I have ever ordered from New Egg has come damaged because they rarely pack them properly. Also, they have some of the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. Their on-line returns system is terrible. Unless you call them up and ask for a prepaid return label, they try to make you return damaged items at your expense and it often takes 20-30 minutes on the phone to fix a problem they caused. In short, you must have pretty low standards for customer service if you think that's terrific.


I don't order from New Egg much but when I do, they come well packed....they use lots of packaging and make sure it doesn't move inside the box. When I do have problems, their customer service is great and doesn't even ask questions over and over, they get straight to the point.

you must be doing something wrong.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

I don't order from New Egg much but when I do, they come well packed....they use lots of packaging and make sure it doesn't move inside the box. When I do have problems, their customer service is great and doesn't even ask questions over and over, they get straight to the point.

you must be doing something wrong.


You guys got lucky, I think.

When I ordered Code of Princess, they sent it to me twice in bubble mailers. First time was really crushed, second time was slightly crushed.

Ragnarok Mercenaries, they sent to me THREE times in bubble mailers. First two were crushed, third time was creased but maintained its form.

I just got tired of dealing with them both times and kept the 2nd and 3rd copies respectively. Should have kept getting it resent, cause they won't learn.

Even talked to CS about sending Ragnarok in a box twice. Didn't happen.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

You guys got lucky, I think.

When I ordered Code of Princess, they sent it to me twice in bubble mailers. First time was really crushed, second time was slightly crushed.

Ragnarok Mercenaries, they sent to me THREE times in bubble mailers. First two were crushed, third time was creased but maintained its form.

I just got tired of dealing with them both times and kept the 2nd and 3rd copies respectively. Should have kept getting it resent, cause they won't learn.

Even talked to CS about sending Ragnarok in a box twice. Didn't happen.


Yep, that's similar to my experience with them over five or six collector's editions and two of the Sony 3d displays after which I decided I'm only ordering regular games from them. Even those have started to arrive damaged as last time they sent me a 3DS game, it was sent in literally a plastic pouch, not even padded. Their customer service seems to have little authority other than to issue a return label and send out a replacement and they seem to take forever to input information that they should have in front of them from your order. New Egg is often cheaper, but the few bucks saved isn't worth risking having a bad experience, especially on something like this where a replacement may not be available.

#375 djricekcn

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

you guys got it in padded envelopes? i always got mine in a box from them, a bit over sized for the item like Amazon. Hmm...i guess i'll try a test ordering int he near future to see how my 3ds or nds software will come.

#376 FatBoyInside

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Secured my pre-order at GameStop mainly b/c of the artbook bonus. Hopefully, there won't be any shortage. I haven't been so excited for a game in a long time haha. BTW, my area Target yesterday already had Ni No Kuni on the shelf for purchase. Yippee!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

I don't have a problem with battery life on the regular 3ds but that is because 95% of the time I am going to be playing near an outlet.

I do have a problem with how long it takes to charge the 3DS battery, it probably takes just as long as my iPad, which is unacceptable

If I am not playing near an outlet I have one of those portable battery chargers with a battery inside and a USB cable that I got for the DSI but also works with the 3ds.

The screens do smudge easily and they do scratch easily so I would go and buy screen protectors ASAP

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

hope is dwindling on being able to buy this at best buy...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

hope is dwindling on being able to buy this at best buy...

I was really hoping to see this at Best Buy. Especially since it came up for preorder at Newegg. Guess not.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

*sigh* i have STILL not opened my 3DS. I got a couple of the zelda bundles, but now dont want to open them because they've become great collectors items. This is very tempting to buy to actually play since i love fire emblem. It basically has the classy look of the Zelda one but with the Fire Emblem logo. The only problem is i dont really like the 3DS. I was hoping for a 3DS XL to come out that i wanted other than the 2 boring colors that are out =(

Anyone know if they will be releaseing a cool XL bundle or color any time soon or should i just say F it and snag this? It sounds like BBY wont get it so i may have to go for Gamestop I guess
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#381 GBAstar

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

What is the official release date for Fire Emblem? Is it a Sunday or a Tuesday? My gamestop didn't know...

and if you check the amazon site for the game they have it listed as a Monday with the following warning:

Potential Shipping Delay
Delivery of Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-orders may be affected by manufacturer shipping delays . Amazon apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.


#382 dallow

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

There's 3 colors for the XL out.

#383 JCrichton

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

What is the official release date for Fire Emblem? Is it a Sunday or a Tuesday? My gamestop didn't know...

and if you check the amazon site for the game they have it listed as a Monday with the following warning:

Potential Shipping Delay
Delivery of Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-orders may be affected by manufacturer shipping delays . Amazon apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Games/consoles typically ship on Tuesdays for non-holiday/big releases. Hardly ever on Sundays.

#384 GBAstar

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Games/consoles typically ship on Tuesdays for non-holiday/big releases. Hardly ever on Sundays.


Except for nintendo 1st party games and systems

#385 JCrichton

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Except for nintendo 1st party games and systems

Fire Emblem Awakening is being released on a Monday.

And I'd absolutely qualify a brand new console (as opposed to an update of an existing one) and the mega-popular Nintendo games as big releases. ;)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Fire Emblem Awakening is being released on a Monday.

And I'd absolutely qualify a brand new console (as opposed to an update of an existing one) and the mega-popular Nintendo games as big releases. ;)


The problem is, unless it's a Mario game or Pokemon game, it's not a big release. This same thing has happened with other non-Tuesday Nintendo releases. I've already mentioned how bad Nintendo of America's marketing is, and this is one example why.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

I got confirmation from kyle @ BB that best buy won't be carrying the fire emblem 3ds.

Hello again htz,

Doesn't look like we are going to be carrying that Special Edition Blue Fire Emblem 3DS bundle. Sorry :-(.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Dang

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Just got back from pre-odering the bundle, and my GameStop said pick-up had been shifted to the 5th.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

so are these actually going to be rare? I really want to get an XL instead but it will be pretty cool to know that I have one of the few available.