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Newegg - Nintendo 3DS XL (Pink) $169


#1 jedolley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

Would go well with the "free game offer" if you don't mind Pink.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16868100133

Edited by jedolley, 14 February 2013 - 11:07 PM.


#2 Egos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

I hate Nintendo of America...that is all :)

they've given pikachu+white to Europe, Australia and South Africa :(

recently pikachu to Chile also :| so that might eventually reach us...I don't have much interest in that though.

(Granted I would prefer black over white at this point..I think...but that isn't gonna happen)


edit: I should say NoA or whoever determines it. Since I'm not entirely sure who determines what colors get released here.

#3 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3835 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

I personally love my pink/white 3DS XL. The white looks very nice and the pink is a nice soft pink. I have gotten comments about it (yes i'm a dude), but it looks nice and is well worth it. Get the color while you can it's only available for Valentine's Day by NOA, so grab it while you can.

#4 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

This is tempting even though it's pink. I rarely leave the house with my handhelds so I doubt I would get too much grief over it. :D
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#5 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

Sold!! Thank you for the heads up... I was about to pay $200 at amazon. My first jump into 3ds :-)

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#6 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9253 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:30 AM

I personally love my pink/white 3DS XL. The white looks very nice and the pink is a nice soft pink. I have gotten comments about it (yes i'm a dude), but it looks nice and is well worth it. Get the color while you can it's only available for Valentine's Day by NOA, so grab it while you can.


I'm not quite sure what you mean by that... it was actually released prior to Christmas and advertised as limited quantities. It started with Kmart first, then Target and Best Buy and Toys R Us. In fact I think Gamestop got some too.

It certainly isn't easy to find but it's not "OMG" rare either.

#7 jedolley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that... it was actually released prior to Christmas and advertised as limited quantities. It started with Kmart first, then Target and Best Buy and Toys R Us. In fact I think Gamestop got some too.

It certainly isn't easy to find but it's not "OMG" rare either.


http://www.joystiq.c...valentines-day/

#8 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9253 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

http://www.joystiq.c...valentines-day/


Okay... but there are many stores, like Newegg, where it never sold out in the first place. YMMV but my Kmart and Target but still had units. I believe Best Buy got cleared out when they had the $159.99 sale.

The advertising sounds like the classic Disney "Get it now before it goes back in the vault".

#9 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3835 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

Yeah I guess it's more limited, not crazy rare...but good to go for it now that some places have more stock. I know around me Best Buys were sold out, and gamestop had very few, but it's all good....least there is some more made by Nintendo for now.

#10 yokofox33   House Stark CAGiversary!   1130 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

I just know as soon as I order this either there will be a better sale on a color I want more or a limited edition will be announced. I think I'll hold out until April at the latest.

#11 BackInBlack  

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Is an all white one in the states inevitable? I think this handheld looks great, just don't prefer the pink shell.

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#12 Egos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Is an all white one in the states inevitable? I think this handheld looks great, just don't prefer the pink shell.


Potentially No, sadly.


From IGN.

So I did the only natural thing - I asked Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime for a reason, at least as far as his North American market was concerned. His answer was simple and made perfect sense - yet gave me a bit of hope for the future.

"We have launched silver- and white-colored GBAs, DSes, DSis, and in our [North American] market they don't sell very well," Fils-Aime admitted. "So instead of approaching this lighter-colored product as a mass [product], we're going to look at the opportunity on a much more limited basis. You might see a limited-time offer with a white or silver 3DS XL, or we might colorize it slightly differently. But in terms of an ongoing SKU, the consumer has responded in our marketplace and said that, for a handheld gaming device from Nintendo, that kind of white or silver doesn't sell nearly as well as blue or red or even pink."


Especially since South Africa, Australia and Europe all got White and Pika versions announced last year for the holidays. We were noticeably left out . :cry:

#13 malethief   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   413 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

Looks I as though bought the last system as it's sold out for now

#14 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:33 AM

I just want an all white or all black 3DS XL unit. I want to pick up an XL next month and I'll gladly wait until the end of March. I thought a black unit would debut with Luigi's Mansion for sure. I dont' mind blue all that much I guess.

#15 Vector   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Personally, I wish it was more like the Candy Pink 3DS which was pink all over as opposed to the pink/white color scheme of the XL, but I still love my pink/white XL.

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#16 mrbomb   A Tasty Classic CAGiversary!   639 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

I wish it was pink/black like the normal 3ds, still going to wait for a better color.
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#17 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Out of Stock. Damn.

#18 emperordahc  

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

+1 to everyone. I just want a solid white or black XL. I was using my old white DS Lite yesterday and thought "wow, this is the most awesome color for me."
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#19 Jaysonguy   Mr. Wonderful CAGiversary!   1386 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

+1 to everyone. I just want a solid white or black XL. I was using my old white DS Lite yesterday and thought "wow, this is the most awesome color for me."

White degrades the overall visual experience, so does any other color other than black.

As long as the insides are black the outside is up for grabs, it seems they fixed that problem from their earlier models allowing the body color to be next to the screen.

#20 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   3799 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

+1 to everyone. I just want a solid white or black XL. I was using my old white DS Lite yesterday and thought "wow, this is the most awesome color for me."


Could always go this route if you really want one, and then buy an all-black model in the future if they release one.

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#21 Taren Fox   Poker Fox CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

This is tempting even though it's pink. I rarely leave the house with my handhelds so I doubt I would get too much grief over it. :D

Just say you got it because you wanted to show support for breast cancer awareness. (-: That'd be a pretty cool reason for having pink.

#22 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Still out of stock and now showing $199. Damn.