Nintendo is Releasing a $99 Special Edition New Nintendo 3DS on November 25th

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This was unexpected. Nintendo announced today that on November 25th they will be releasing two color variations of a special edition New Nintendo 3DS for just $99. That’s an absolutely stellar price point considering that you typically had to pay double that price in the past to get the same thing. It’s possible the Nintendo Switch has something to do with that big price drop, but it’s also likely it could just be a special holiday sale. Then again, it only applies to this new edition, so it could be all about those limited quantities.

Here’s what they said in an official press release:

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.

With Pokemon Sun and Moon releasing soon, this is also the perfect time to drop the price and really jump those holiday sales. Here’s a couple extra looks at the new systesm:

 

It will also go on sale in Canada that same day for $139.99.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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  • Wow now THAT’S a discount!

  • ReptileHand

    I wanted to upgrade to this version for the portability and customization 🙂