These are all lower than GameStop, which sells refurbished 3DS and DSi XL systems for $160 and $110, respectively. Gamers can save $30 on a 3DS console and $10 on a DSi XL handheld by buying direct from Nintendo and have a one-year warranty to boot.
Whether or not this creates a rift with GameStop remains to be seen, and Nintendo may not care either way. A report by Kotaku last year shed light on the fact that you can't buy Wii U and 3DS hardware direct from Amazon, which is a much bigger retailer than GameStop. Amazon will fulfill orders by some of its resellers, but doesn't offer Nintendo hardware as a direct sale company, possibly suggesting that the relationship between the two companies soured at some point.
I think I would trust a refurbished 3DS or DSi directly from Nintendo over one from Gamestop. My kids all play DS or 3DS. I could see going that route should one of their DS's stop working.
This is pretty cool. My daughter loves her 3DS. At those prices, I wouldn't mind picking up another one and playing games with her. :-)
Do this in Canada and you have a 3DS sale.
Or just get someone from the US to send it to you if you got one you trust.
My rig - I7-4770K, ASUS Z87-A Mobo, 16 GB Corsair Ram, AMD 7990 GPU, CoolIT AiO Cooler, NZXT H630
No used games,
Always on connection,
no refurbished DS'...
What else is going to come up next that will contribute to the end of places like Gamestop?
At the game stop you can buy a two year warranty for 20.00 and if something goes wrong they will happily replace it with a new or used console, I used the warranty at least 4 times in a two year period. Gamestop lets you renew the warranty when you have to trade in the console because the warranty is only linked to the console that is purchased.
What happens if it is stolen and I have the one year guarantee? Will they still replace it?
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