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#211 panda911

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

The price is 200 clams.

#212 Elusive

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Looks like you're correct. That was my guess for the price, anyway, so I'm not too shocked.

But hey, it comes with a 4GB SD card. I know how much that'll appease everyone who wanted a lower price.

#213 ProudLoz

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hmmm now where to pre-order it?

#214 SgtWiggles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Bleh...and pass....

As much as I want that beautiful blue beast, theres really no incentive for getting it for me anymore. Heres to hoping for the Pikachu or Charizard XL's over here....
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#215 binbinzhou

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

"In addition to having the game pre-installed"... so the actual game cartridge is not included? That sux!!!!
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#216 adriley313

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Just waiting for Gamestop to have it up for pre order.
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#217 Paladinion

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

Ive never played a fire emblem game so this doesnt really pop out to me besides that color blue, I love that blue.

I'm personally holding out and hoping we get the Animal Crossing 3DS XL here in the states.
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#218 nnthomas

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

"In addition to having the game pre-installed"... so the actual game cartridge is not included? That sux!!!!


Better get used to it. Nintendo is pushing their digital goods hard. Anything to save them a pretty penny in the long run.

Also I luv my XL.
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#219 Elusive

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

Just waiting for Gamestop to have it up for pre order.


I hope it's available there, too, as it might be easier for me to do some trade-ins and get some credit towards it instead of paying out of pocket.

If I get this bundle, I'll most likely keep it in the box, for collection purposes, as I'm assuming this won't be widely available, much less available at all for very long. Fire Emblem is the best Nintendo franchise in my eyes, and although I skipped over the OoT bundle, I doubt I can do that for this one.

That being said, I have a physical copy preordered at Gamestop for the artbook, and there's no way I would ever be content with a digital copy of almost any game, much less this one.

On another note, geez, Japan gets a lot of special 3DS/3DS XLs, don't they? I'm in awe.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Double whammies! No XL AND it's pre-installed. Forget it Nintendo.

#221 vince_carter

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

if it was an XL i would've bit

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#222 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

I wish people would stop complaining that it is not a 3DSXL. GUYS IT CAME OUT BEFORE THE 3DS XL WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED IN JAPAN! Nintendo is not going to change the model to an XL just because the 3DSXL is out

#223 elessar123

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Would have considered if it was a hard copy of the game. But $40 for a digital title with Nintendo's archaic digital system is a no go for me.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I wish people would stop complaining that it is not a 3DSXL. GUYS IT CAME OUT BEFORE THE 3DS XL WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED IN JAPAN! Nintendo is not going to change the model to an XL just because the 3DSXL is out


This isn't Japan and the XL is out so yeah its different and yeah they can complain.

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#225 maximumzero

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Did we find out which retailers are select?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

Better get used to it. Nintendo is pushing their digital goods hard. Anything to save them a pretty penny in the long run.


Then why include an SD card at all? Add me to the guys who wanted a physical copy of FE.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Looks like I'm skipping this. It's a shame I really wanted this but it's just priced a higher than I wanted it to be at.
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#228 Rock_Dash3X

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

This isn't Japan and the XL is out so yeah its different and yeah they can complain.


It's Nintendo! They aren't gonna do special treatment. Like most other companies. If it's already done in Japan, they are just going to just port it over. It's easier just to get the same mold that was already done and just transfer it over to the US. I do feel no point in complaining cause I see this as usual practice. That's me though. New trend on how people act over the internet we're just gonna see people complain no matter what.

#229 jimmywolf

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

It's Nintendo! They aren't gonna do special treatment. Like most other companies. If it's already done in Japan, they are just going to just port it over. It's easier just to get the same mold that was already done and just transfer it over to the US. I do feel no point in complaining cause I see this as usual practice. That's me though. New trend on how people act over the internet we're just gonna see people complain no matter what.



have too disagree with you on your opinion, how does one make something change if he does not complain? yes speak with your wallet an don't buy it, will show poor sell. but by saying nothing or not complaining they wont no why it got poor reviews an is not selling. maybe the world is full of jaded people an they except too much for nothing, but Nintendo an other companies are still in a business for are money, an you have a right too say what an how you want too spend it
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#230 Potatoeman

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I'm really glad we're getting this at all, but I agree with some of the others.

I've got a regular 3DS and dropping the $$ for a new regular one just doesn't sound tempting to me, but if it was an XL I'd at least consider selling my old one for this.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

It's Nintendo! They aren't gonna do special treatment. Like most other companies. If it's already done in Japan, they are just going to just port it over. It's easier just to get the same mold that was already done and just transfer it over to the US. I do feel no point in complaining cause I see this as usual practice. That's me though. New trend on how people act over the internet we're just gonna see people complain no matter what.


I agree with you on this. I am not going to get it because I already own a 3DS but hey finally another special colored Nintendo Console we can receive without importing (The Design of the Fire Emblem 3DS looks great).

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

have too disagree with you on your opinion, how does one make something change if he does not complain? yes speak with your wallet an don't buy it, will show poor sell. but by saying nothing or not complaining they wont no why it got poor reviews an is not selling. maybe the world is full of jaded people an they except too much for nothing, but Nintendo an other companies are still in a business for are money, an you have a right too say what an how you want too spend it


Are you writing a letter to Nintendo expressing your discontent or are you just whining on forums? I highly doubt Nintendo reps are on here combing over every page of every Nintendo thread so complaining on here serves no other purpose than to make you feel better.

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#233 nnthomas

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

Then why include an SD card at all? Add me to the guys who wanted a physical copy of FE.


Well, I agree. I'm buying a retail copy. I'm just saying, Nintendo is pushing their digital angle, with the addition of retail titles more often on eShop. Now that they can pull this off, they can just stuff a $2 SD Card with this game.
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#234 prateeko

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

I think $200 is the wrong price. I'm going to get it as a collector but a system like this isn't the same as Zelda. It's not going to be attractive to casual gamers unless it was cheaper so the people it targets are more hardcore gamers but they're also the ones who know the XL is better and would've only gotten this (for a good game and a really cool lookin system) if it were a bargain, but at $200 I cannot say it is.

With that in mind, I don't anticipate it'll be around for too long since Nintendo likely made a few of these last year and whatever they had leftover in Japan (plus the ones they may have made for the US) had their firmware/region set to US and sent here (otherwise why the hell else wouldn't it be an XL?) so quantity wise there shouldn't be many.

If you don't have a 3DS there are higher value bundles out there. If you have a 3DS there isn't a reason to get this when the XL is better. Really, unless you're a collector like myself (who won't actually open the box), this is a missed opportunity for Nintendo and something I'd advise people to pass on.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

I was all for the bundle till I saw the $200 price point. That pretty much killed it for me right there.

Don't get me wrong, I love FE and will buy the game first day, but like a lot of people mentioned, its not even an XL or contain a physical copy of the game.
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#236 Confucius

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

have the retailers been announced yet?

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#237 ProudLoz

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

have the retailers been announced yet?


I don't think so. I just hope that my local Best Buy gets it, that way I can use some of my reward points to lower the price by a lot. :D

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

I don't think so. I just hope that my local Best Buy gets it, that way I can use some of my reward points to lower the price by a lot. :D


same here. but mostly for their pm policy. I figure these will sell out right away but just in case.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

It's a safe bet Amazon won't be carrying them right?

And it's probably a safe bet that Gamestop will get them.

I hope it's limited to just one or two retailers. I think Best Buy would be a good fit and they are more likely to run some sort of a promotion.

I can't believe the game comes out in less then a month and they haven't released the specifics.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

It's a safe bet Amazon won't be carrying them right?

And it's probably a safe bet that Gamestop will get them.

I hope it's limited to just one or two retailers. I think Best Buy would be a good fit and they are more likely to run some sort of a promotion.

I can't believe the game comes out in less then a month and they haven't released the specifics.


Why do you think BB will run a promotion? Regretting cashing in my BB gift cards for Amazon ones right about now.

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