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How GameStop is handling New 3DS XL content transfers and trade-ins

Posted on February 11, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, News

GameStop is running a promotion in which consumers can obtain $100 for their 3DS XL units and $75 for 3DS/2DS units towards the purchase of a New 3DS XL (through February 15). There’s just one issue: transferring data from one 3DS system to another requires both systems, and can take a decent amount of time to complete.

With that in mind, Polygon spoke with a few GameStop locations in Ohio and learned that there’s a plan in place for the situation. Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Go to GameStop. Purchase a $200 New 3DS XL
  2. Take your system home, go through the transfer process
  3. Take your existing system and your new system back to GameStop
  4. Return your new system for a full refund of $200
  5. Trade-in your existing system for $100
  6. Rebuy your New 3DS XL, use the $100 credit to pay for half the purchase

Not the easiest process in the world, but at least it’s something!



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