GameStop will apparently offer a trade-in deal for the Nintendo 3DS XL, which will launch in North America on August 19th. You can get the Nintendo 3DS XL for $100 cheaper from GameStop, if you exchange an original Nintendo 3DS. The deal is being offered only during launch weekend. GameStop should be able to allow costumers to transfer data between the two handhelds.

Thanks, Jacob.

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  1. so $100.00…but you will need YOUR charger to trade in or the deal won’t go down…tell them that SickR……Then you will need to buy a new charger for the XL
    SickR

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  2. Now that is interesting. I do believe the DS/3DS charger will work with this, right? I still have my old DS, so maybe I could use that? I’m interested in the new screen.

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    • Wait, on their website, it says the 3DS XL already comes with the AC adapter in the US. It doesn’t include the charging cradle, but I never used it anyways. Now I’m interested in it. I will have to call gamestop and ask them if they’ll be able to transfer my data (saves and all) to the new system.

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      • my Gamestop doesn’t because they do not have internet there. But yours might have internet, I heard the Gamestops in the malls have internet.

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  3. I think I’d rather buy a 3DSXL, transfer the data to my old 3DS, and then sell my 3DS for like 120 to a friend or on craigslist. That’s just me though.

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  4. lmfao do you think gamestop is going to transfer your files lmfao do you think there going to deal with each customer for 30 min maybe more for a system transfer…. really…imagine that happening during black Friday and Christmas time. a system transfer from gamestop i don’t think its going to happen so if you purchased eshop games and trade your 3ds say goodbye to your purchases and hope you didn’t forget to delete your credit card info and profile before trading

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    • The deal is only on the launch weekend of the 3DS XL and i’m sure they would have you go off to the side to do the transfer so you don’t hold up the line.

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  5. This seems, good and especialy if they will let you transfer data to the XL but… does this deal have a ending date? cause really I just got my 3ds during all the black friday and ect. and its till looks like new. Everything buttons,screems,circle pad,3d slider :U

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  6. so this promotion is only going to be done on Sunday(For the US)..because when I called Gamestop today and they told me about this promotion they didnt mention to me any time frame for this promotion, basically just said it would be done for the week but the sooner I come in the better so that I can guarantee myself a 3ds XL..I probably wouldnt be able to go til sometime next week but if I Have no choice I will go sooner than that

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  7. There’s a deal at san Antonio gamestop which if you preorder the 3dsxl you’ll get new super Mario bros 2 for free. I don’t know if its at different gamestops but its news worthy.

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    • Wait are u serious? The gamestops in LA no one mentioned that to me..which Gamestop in San Antonio I will let them know maybe they can do the same offer

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  8. When I called my Gamestop last night, they have no record of this promotion nor is it in their ads for this week (8/15 – 8/21). They said they only have their standard trade in ($50) and the special extra $25 from the ad. That’s only $75, not $100. Disappointed until I looked at the source for this post, not exactly “rock solid” IMHO.

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  9. Can i do this in canada ontario hamilton. If i cant how much will i get for one 3ds and 2 ds lite. One is broken on the hing of the back of the top screen

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