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After initially only be made available in Europe, the Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition made its way to the United States by way of Amazon. That retailer is now showcasing the console for just $149.99, which represents a $50 savings over its regular price tag as part of the its Gold Box Deal of the Day promotion. We should mention that the “SNES Edition” is in reference only to the 3DS XL’s color scheme, which no doubt calls to mind the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was introduced in the United States way back in 1991. One added perk, however, is that the console comes with a free download code for Super Mario Kart, which was the original entry in the long-running... Read more...
Nintendo may not be selling as many Wii U consoles as it anticipated, but in the handheld market, the company's 3DS line is doing very well. Since that's where the money trail leads, Nintendo has decided to launch a brand new, limited edition 3DS XL console for the holiday shopping season. The limited edition handheld features Mario and Luigi emblazoned on the silver-colored lid, though that's not the only place you'll find these two plumber brothers. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the fourth game in the Mario & Luigi role playing series, comes pre-installed on the limited edition console. In the game, you're thrust into Luigi's dreams and tasked with saving Pi'illo Island from a mysterious... Read more...
In case you missed it over the weekend, Nintendo on Sunday semi-quietly launched its large size 3DS XL handheld console in the U.S. We say "semi-quietly" because it's long been known that the U.S. launch would take place on August 19th, though the day came and went without much fanfare. Regardless, you can get your hands on the 3DS XL at GameStop, Target, or Toys R Us. The $200 console is $20 more expensive than the regular 3DS, but packs larger displays. The top screen is 90 percent bigger at 4.88 inches, while the bottom display is 4.18 inches, which is also 90 percent bigger than the original. Note that the screen resolutions are the same on both models, so you're not getting more pixels,... Read more...
Nintendo took the wraps off its new, super-sized 3DS XL handheld on Friday, but reactions have been anything but enthusiastic. The new DS offers a larger set of screens (4.88 inches top / 4.18" bottom), better battery life, and will ship with a copy of New Super Marios 2 for $199.99, but it's launching into a very different market than what the original DS XL faced in 2009. The 3DS XL's battery improvements aren't just icing on the cake -- they're seen as remedying a critical problem with the current handheld. It also won't support the second circle pad added by the Circle Pad Pro, which implies Nintendo is ready to kill that peripheral altogether. The other major problem is that a larger screen... Read more...