The Nintendo 3DS XL was a top seller at Target on Black Friday, according to a report. All versions of the large handheld – including limited edition models such as the Zelda 3DS XL bundle – were sold for a discounted price on the day after Thanksgiving at the retailer. Other top sellers at Target on Black Friday included the iPad Air, big-screen TVs and Zoomer the Robot Dog.
Square Enix has officially set a date for the release of the new Dragon Quest game in Japan. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 will arrive on February 6th, 2014, but the most notable aspect of its release is the announcement of a brand new 3DS XL bundle to go along with the game. The bundle is priced at 24,390 yen and will include the handsome-looking 3DS XL console pictured above, along with a copy of the game. The game alone will be priced at 5,490 yen.
Dragon Quest has been in the news frequently as of late, with Square Enix also recently revealing that the earlier installments in the series would be appearing on both iOS and Android smartphones. No word yet on a possible release of the new bundle in the US.
The different-colored 3DS XL charging cradles recently offered by Club Nintendo not only sold out in roughly an hour, but a customer service representative has stated that due to the limited quantities of the item, they are unlikely to return. The cradles came in blue, red, yellow, white, and green colors, and sold for a respectable 500 coins. Perhaps the only Club Nintendo item more popular than the cradles has been the elusive golden nunchucks that also sold out in the blink of an eye. If the cradles return, will you be seeking one of them out? Let us know in the comments.
Nintendo will be releasing two new 3DS XL Limited Edition consoles in Japan this November. One console will be orange while the other appears to be light blue/turquoise, and both have a colored D-pad and buttons as well. The Limited Edition XL’s will retail for ¥19,900, which works out to be about $205. No official word on whether the consoles will be released in the West, but Nintendo seems to be debuting a lot of new console packs in Japan before bringing them to Europe and the US lately. The Limited Edition 3DS XLs will be released on November 28th.
A new GameStop ad for this upcoming Black Friday has leaked, and the ad displays the boxes for both the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Bundle, as well as the new Luigi 3DS Bundle, priced at 219.99 and 169.99, respectively. the two bundles had previously been announced for the European market, but no official word had come out about a North American release. A slew of new details about A Link Between Worlds have been revealed recently, increasing gamer interest in the title. Will you be picking up either of these bundles this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.
Today, Nintendo announced the former Japan-only limited edition Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs would make their way overseas. However, there was no word on whether the game would be bundled with the new red and blue versions, possibly issuing them as digital downloads early as per their previous 3DS bundles. Nintendo UK has clarified the issue on their Twitter page, saying that the games will be sold separately. Both versions will retail at $199.99/£179.99 in North America and Europe on September 27.
Nintendo has announced that the Japanese 3DS XL limited edition designs for Pokemon X and Y will be released in the west. The 3DS XL designs will come in red and blue, with X representing legendary Pokemon Xerneas in blue, while Yveltal is presented in red. Both designs were rumoured to be appearing in retail stores, along with the Zelda Wii U Wind Waker Bundle, and will release in North America and Europe on September 27, with a retail price of $199.99.
The Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro launches November 15th in Japan and will cost 1,500 yen, which is roughly $19. For those who don’t know, the Circle Pad Pro adds two shoulder buttons and a second Circle Pad, which makes playing games like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate more comfortable. Nintendo has yet to announce the release date of the add-on in regions outside Japan.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is now available for download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The download costs $39.99, which is the same price as a physical copy of the game. If you purchase the downloadable version by September 20th and your Nintendo 3DS is linked to your Club Nintendo account, you’ll receive 100 coins. Will you download New Super Mario Bros. 2 or purchase the physical copy alongside a new Nintendo 3DS XL?
The Nintendo 3DS XL is being sold in Europe without an AC Adapter or a Charging Cradle; if buyers of Nintendo’s latest handheld don’t have one, they need to purchase an AC Adapter to charge their system. A Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle that is bundled with an AC Adapter will be available for purchase in retailers across Europe starting August 24th. You can pre-order the bundle from Amazon here.