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Nintendo releasing two limited edition New 3DS systems in North America and Canada this month

Posted on November 7, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in New Nintendo 3DS, News

Update: Nintendo has confirmed that the two limited edition New 3DS systems will also be available in Canada on November 25, with a $139.99 price point. You can read the full post here.


Original: A pair of limited edition New 3DS systems are launching in North America in time for Black Friday. One is white, and another is black. Each one has a cover plate with a Mushroom Kingdom print. Both are slated for November 25 with a $99.99 price point.

This marks the first time that the New 3DS will be sold for $100 in North America. Additionally, it’s the debut of the black system here in the states.

Head past the break for today’s official announcement.

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New Special-Edition System Comes in Black or White, Features Iconic Mushroom Kingdom Images

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7, 2016 – It’s a deal spelled out in black and white: For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Two special-edition models – one black, one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery – will be available starting Nov. 25. This system, along with great software, will appeal to gift-givers and value shoppers alike.

“Nintendo has some of the best gifts for the holiday season,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking for games for the whole family, or a cool new system at a great value, Nintendo has you covered.”

Once shoppers pick the system, the next step is to load up on great games. Fortunately, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems library is massive, and has options for every type of player. Some of the new and recently released games available during the holiday season include Mario Party Star Rush, which launched Nov. 4; Pokémon Sun* and Pokémon Moon*, which launch Nov. 18; Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS** which launches Dec. 2; and both YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, which are now available. Shoppers can find more holiday game recommendations along with special offers, bundles and discounts by visiting Nintendo’s official Holiday Gift Guide.

Fans who want to build up their Nintendo 3DS game libraries can turn to evergreen classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. At the same time, they can look to the future, knowing that a new Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS, Ever Oasis and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are on the way in 2017.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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  • Felipe M.

    Looks cheap and tacky. The Mario wood case is much better than either of these two.

    • Abra

      your profile pic looks cheap and tacky… looks like one of those notebooks for kids with cute dogs on the cover that you buy at the dollar store..

      • Felipe M.

        Your comment is so desperately damage control, cringeworthy and childish, yet humorous. Thanks, Nintendo fanboy.

        • SolarPonyDjango

          Nah he’s just a troll to everyone. Looking through his comments section shows that.

      • RoadyMike

        That description was on point. Childish yes, but witty enough. Looks like you have your moments too

      • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ^.^

        I’m usually annoyed at your comments because you’re a troll, but that was pretty good.

        • Abra

          I’m not a troll. I’m an Abra :v

          • Addy

            An Abra who trolls.

          • SecretX

            An Abra is a troll for Pokemon Players.

          • RoadyMike

            Don’t encourage him, he’ll never stop

    • SecretX

      Why do u think their selling it cheap?

      • Felipe M.

        Are you serious? You really think they couldn’t have done it also in brown with the original Mario wood New 3DS shell? Wow.

  • Abra

    if i had the money i would buy :V

  • awng781

    Amazing deal. Anyone who wants a ridiculously cheap gaming device this holiday, but is turned off by how ugly the 2DS looks, should pick this up.

  • Jorge Armando Gomez

    Dammit I bought a 2ds two weeks ago 🙁 what to do now…

    • Abra

      Sell it…

      • Addy

        No one wants a 2DS, they are only for kids under 7 who want a 3DS, or poor people.

    • Addy

      Nothing you’re stuck with it, selling it will net you -$20.

    • Roto Prime

      return it!! transfer back and buy this one!

      • Jorge Armando Gomez

        I’ll give the 2ds to my Lil bro and get the new 3ds for me this is an amazing deal

        • Roto Prime

          Even better <3

  • CrazyKoopaKid

    Thats a really good deal! My Nephews have been wanting a 3DS for awhile, so this could be my chance to surprise them with one for Christmas!

    Heck I may even get myself one as well for a back-up incase anything evee happened to my XL. :p

  • ToonAddict1

    This year’s “Black Friday” Nintendo system variation has been confirmed (and one that is actually affordable for those either looking for a new system or a gift for a loved one).

    The big follow-up question after this piece of news: how will those stores that will be open on Thanksgiving night (i.e. Toys R Us) handle the sale of the system: will they be able to hold off until midnight to sell this (given how they handle Black Friday in previous years, I can definitely see Best Buy not offering during the initial Thursday rush and instead save it as a ticketed item when they re-open their doors Friday morning), or will some stores end up selling it hours before its scheduled release date?

  • Roto Prime

    holy crap….99.99 for new 3DS!! what an amazing deal. Nintendo should stop making the 2DS and only have new 3DS for this price, I mean WOW!

  • _17chan

    Such a slap in the face for chumps like me who shelled out 269.99CAD for the stupid animal crossing one just so I could get the non xl new 3ds and that was literally last November..

    • Tlink7

      Do you get a lot of ”up yours” jokes, Joe? 😛

      • Ha! No actually. Maybe the 1-up is too sacred of an item for a gamer to turn it into a joke

        • Tlink7

          Hmm… maybe because ”1 up yours!” isn’t really a bad thing per se? Seeing as you’re getting an extra life from it? xD

  • Radish

    Hmm I firmly decided not to get a 3DS when Nintendo revealed Switch…but this deal has me considering it again.

    • Radish

      The only question is, does this come with an AC adapter?

      • ForeVision

        I know every single system does not come with one in Europe (or at least in Holland). I hope it’s not the case for you in America.

        • Radish

          Apparently it doesn’t. =/

          • ForeVision

            I remember having a huge argument about this when trying to sell my old 3DS to a retailer. He kept saying that it should come with an adapter, so eventually we got his mate to check it out, and he had to admit he was wrong. The *insert rude word here* didn’t buy it nonetheless, though 😛

          • Radish

            Ha, it seems they screw you over when you buy it AND screw you over when you try to sell it to a retailer. That’s why I am having second thoughts on this deal. It’s not really $100, at least for me. It is $100 + AC adapter + game (unless specific retailers decide to bundle games in as well for the same price).

    • ForeVision

      Which makes me wonder: How do you think Nintendo will explain the difference between 3DS and Switch? How Switch won’t overtake 3DS? I’m fairly sure there are a lot more people thinking the way you do about 3DS and Switch. I am really curious how Nintendo is going to explain it away.

      I’ve got a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of comparisons appearing once Switch is fully revealed: “The differences between Switch and 3DS”

      • Tlink7

        I did not expect you to be a fellow cheesehead xD
        I don’t think Nintendo needs to explain the difference between the 3DS and the Switch, the names are different enough. Just like Microsoft doesn’t have to explain the difference between the Xbox360 and Xbone, like Sony doesn’t have to explain the difference between the PSP and the Playstation 4, etc etc. They’re dissimilar products with dissimilar names.

        • ForeVision

          But are they? The 3DS offers a on-the-move gameplay experience, and what does the Switch offer? A on-the-move gameplay experience with the ability to dock to a TV, you see where I’m going with this?

      • nemo37

        I am not convinced that Nintendo will continue development of the DS/3DS line after the Switch is released (despite what they have publicly stated). I expect it will be offered as the cheaper alternative, especially since it still has a solid software lineup for next year, but eventually it will be discontinued (unless the Switch is a huge failure and Nintendo decides to follow up on it). Remember Nintendo kept saying that the DS would be a third-pillar and that the Gameboy line would continue, but obviously that was not what happened. Nintendo made those statements about the DS because they wanted to keep the Gameboy brand and the GBA viable just in case the DS did not catch on. However, once the DS did well, they shifted focus away from GBA and the GB brand in general. Also, remember that Nintendo continued to sell the Wii Mini and DSi for a few years after the 3DS and Wii U came out as a less expensive alternative to both systems.

        As for messaging in the period where they will overlap, I do not think that Nintendo really has try too hard. The systems largely use different branding and the hardware design itself is not similar to either Wii U or 3DS. They will certainly not have to go through the storm of having to tell people that the 3DS is not just a DS that plays DS games in 3D or that the Wii U is not a tablet add-on for the Wii.

        • ForeVision

          True, I cannot see the 3DS not folding into the Switch with it’s follow-up handhelds. Nintendo is using the Switch to take advantage of it’s position of power (handheld) to take a spot and solidify it’s position in a place where it’s been slipping hard (home console).

          A solid plan I’d say, but there are many things that have me draw question signs, especially in regards to 3DS significant install base. I think Nintendo would love to fold them into Switch, as soon as possible, especially if the Switch has trouble getting enough of an install base by itself (which depends on January 2017 more so than anything else.)

          But will the 3DS players be willing to follow suit? Will they be guaranteed the games and franchises they love on 3DS? Will we actually see the Pokemon games that follow Sun/Moon on the Switch instead?

          • nemo37

            I also have a lot of questions. Hopefully Nintendo answers everything in their January conference. I would especially like to know what their plans are with regards to Pokémon because it will tell us how Nintendo views the system internally (considering mainline Pokémon games target handhelds).

        • DeltaPeng

          May be a bit different of a situation as the 3DS still has some gameplay features that the Switch does not (appear) to have (gyroscope, ~touch screen, dual screen, more portable/durable per travel).

          It’s a bit different compared to the DS and the GBA, where the DS could play all GBA games and was essentially better in every way, so once enough players bought a DS, there really was no reason to continue making or porting games back to GBA..

          • nemo37

            While what you say could be true, my guess is that each of those Joy-Con controllers have a gyroscope, accelerometer and potentially even a magnetometer. In addition, I also the Switch itself has a touchscreen. Touch and motion sensors are not really that expensive to implement and they have somewhat become standardized for certain. However, we will see for sure probably in Nintendo’s January conference. I do agree with you on portability though.

          • DeltaPeng

            Ungh, January is far away ;p

  • Tlink7

    140 dollars is sooooo cheap… stupid Euro *mumble grumble*

  • nemo37

    So…is there a reason to keep the 2DS around?

  • キロ

    I’m content with my regular 3DS, it has sentimental value being with me since the original release. xD But this is undeniably a great deal for those interested. : )

  • DeltaPeng

    Good price! Anyone who doesn’t have a 3DS at this point, should insta-buy for this price imo.

    I did buy this last year for ~$200, which is kind of a bummer, but I think overall it’s a good thing for Nintendo (hopefully they make this a trend). Dedicated gaming has been an expensive hobby, but if Nintendo wants to reach the masses and casual audiences they need to be price savvy, and this is a leap in the right direction (after all, you can’t have massive hits and numbers like Pokemon Go unless there are that many people who are able to play/buy the games. Expanding the audience increases potential for the software sales).

    Hoping this also indicates that the Switch will be an affordable / eye-catching price (seeing as how they are making the older hardware cheaper).

  • Radish

    Does anyone know how long this sale will last?